Farm stays in Slovenia that we think are the best and worth staying at

Styled after traditional B&Bs, farm stays in Slovenia are an increasingly popular vacation option, especially for young families with children who just love having friendly animals on tap and lots of space to run around and play. Also known as agritourism, farmstays can encompass a range of accommodations from rural bed and breakfasts to working farms. Some farmstays are quite luxurious, with spacious rooms and homemade breakfasts each morning; in this sort of accommodation, your closest contact with the farm itself may be a leisurely stroll across a rolling pasture. Other farmstays offer more hands-on activities, which could include learning about the workings of a vineyard or even pitching in to help with milking cows, collecting eggs and feeding livestock.

Below is a list of farmstays in Slovenia that we think are the best and worth staying at!

Farm stays in Slovenia that we recommend
SMREKARJEVA DOMACIJA
Grobisce (5 km from Postojna)
Exterior of Smrekarjeva Domacija in Grobisce in the Postojna area of Slovenia

Smrekarjeva Domacija or Smrekar Farmstead as it is called in English is a beautiful and charming converted farm located in a lovely small village of Grobisce, only a 7 minute drive from Postojna, 10 minutes from the Postojna Caves and 20 minutes from the Predjama Castle. Lush green surroundings and beautifully renovated farm buildings. A variety of rooms and sizes for couples and for families. The rooms are very well designed, impeccably clean, very spacious with modern bathroom and good finishes. The beds are comfortable and shower water pressure strong. The buffet style breakfast being offered is all home made, organic, fresh. It is wonderful having fresh local produce, like fresh peach and pear juice, homemade pâté, jams, apple strudel, sausages, yoghurt, eggs prepared fresh to order. Plentiful and tasty! The evening meal menu is not big but there is enough variety to cater for all tastes and the food is superb. Excellent quality, very tasty, and well presented and also great value for money! Melita and her husband Bostjan run this absolutely great place. They are always friendly and helpful. The free WiFi works excellent all over the building. The parking lot has room for several cars. In summary, spacious and very clean rooms, wonderful ambience and design, great breakfast, calm location with good access to local attractions. Family run, very friendly and helpful hosts! We just cannot say enough good things about this place.

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FARM STAY DOLINAR KRAINER
Kupljenik (7 km from Bled)
Farm Stay Dolinar Krainer Bled

Farm Stay Dolinar Krainer is set on a working goat farm in a small and quiet village of Kupljenik that consists of around 10 houses, with beautiful meadows of wildflowers, vegetable gardens and the traditional Slovenian hayracks all around. It's approximately a 10 minute drive to Lake Bled and the centre of town. If you are looking for an accommodation that is close to everything but not in the hustle and bustle of Bled, this is a fantastic escape and a great base to explore the region. There are two apartments and two double rooms available. The host Iza is very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfasts prepared by her are fantastic, with a great selection of breads, meats, eggs, and homemade cheeses. Every evening you can help to feed the goats and sheep on the farm.

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TOURIST FARM HUDICEVEC
Hrusevje (8 km from Postojna)
Exterior of Tourist Farm Hudicevec in Hrusevje in the Postojna area of Slovenia

Tourist Farm Hudicevec is a lovely farmstead with modern accommodation tastefully added. The property is located in the Hrusevje village, about a 12 minute drive from Postojna, 14 minutes from the Postojna Caves and 20 minutes from the Predjama Castle. The location is very convenient, but the close proximity of the motorway does detract a little from the beautiful setting. The whole farm is owned by a large family whose service is impeccable and they make you feel right at home no matter the culture differences. Three generations of family all work hard on this homestead. They have sheep, cows, horses, donkeys, and a large vegetable garden. The property offers a variety of rooms and sizes to accommodate most needs. The rooms are comfortable, simply but nicely furnished (good quality) and spotlessly clean. If possible, ask if you can have a room that doesn't face the highway. The bathrooms are good sized and well equipped and the towels provided are large and of very good quality. The breakfast is fantastic and very diverse, something for every palate. All of the food (meats, cheese, cereal, jams, yogurt, eggs) is local or grown on the farm. The owner bakes her own bread and you could taste the freshness. Dinner, served in the evening, is not included in the price, but is highly recommended. The menu is set every day - local and homemade options and the food is quite delicious. You can tour the garden where the produce is grown for all the meals, and they butcher their own cattle for the meat. There is a games room, small football pitch and play area, two secure trampolines, and a pleasant track through some woods for a stroll. The parking lot is large and easy to park. The free Wi-Fi is fast and works well throughout the building and even outside. If you want a lovely experience on a farm, stay here!

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FARM STAY JARC VINEYARD
Svecina (14 km from Maribor)
Farm Stay Jarc Vineyard Svecina Slovenia

Farm Stay Jarc Vineyard is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing break in the Slovenian vineyards, The place is fairly easily accessible and it's about 20 minutes drive to the centre of Maribor and not too far from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. It's situated right on top of a hill, with fantastic views of the extensive vineyards all around. The whole farm is gorgeous and extremely well maintained. It's designed and decorated in such a way as to give you a homely feel. The rooms are bright, spotlessly clean and homely with everything one could need. The bathrooms are modern and of good quality. The breakfast is very genuine and better than you would get in any hotel with local produce and so much to eat that it sets you up for the day ahead. The dinners are really tasty and reasonably priced - Mrs. Jarc cooks fantastic and the wines are superior. The owners are lovely down to earth people who truly care about their farm. The free WiFi works surprisingly well for a rural location. Plentiful free parking is a bonus as well.

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WINE & TOURISAM VALDHUBER
APARTMENTS 4 stars
Zgornja Kungota (14 km from Maribor)
Wine & Tourisam Valdhuber Apartments Zgornja Kungota Slovenia

Wine & Tourisam Valdhuber Apartments is a simply fantastic place for a self-catering farm stay break in immaculate accommodation. Located on the grounds of a winery, the area is peaceful and extraordinary beautiful - we cannot say enough about how beautiful this location is. And it's not far from the nearest highway exit, only about 250 meters from the Austrian border and also close to Maribor (15-20 minutes drive). The apartments are spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. Every apartment also has a balcony with beautiful views of the hilly vineyards. The owners, Dijana and her husband, are some of the kindest and most welcoming people you will ever meet. The breakfast is self serve in the apartment - a basket with delicious goodies is provided every morning. It is a wine farm so wine is available for tasting and purchase. The free WiFi works excellent all around the place. Free parking is also available.

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PRI LAZARJU FARM STAY 4 stars
Podgrad (11 km from Ljubljana)
Pri Lazarju Farm Stay Podgrad Slovenia

Pri Lazarju Farm Stay is a charming small farm with chickens, cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits and sheep that has an amazing view of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana and surrounding countryside. The location is spectacular, on the top of a hill but only 15 minutes drive to the centre of Ljubljana. It's a beautiful, quiet place with farm animals for the kids to see and pat, A car is definitely a must to get you up and down the hill. Everything on the farm is well maintained and it is obvious that hosts Milan and Mateja take a great deal of care in how their farm is presented. They are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome. The rooms are nice and simple with comfy beds and a modern private bathroom. The breakfast is delicious and rich and most of the food is produced right there - eggs, cheeses, sausages and more. There is a nice playground for the kids to enjoy and a nice forest behind the house with great walks and beautiful views. The free parking is available but the free WiFi is awful.

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TOURIST FARM LJUBICA
Gorenja Dobrava (25 km from Ljubljana)
Tourist Farm Ljubica Gorenja Dobrava Slovenia

Tourist Farm Ljubica is a lovely farm surrounded by green woods and meadows, very peaceful, idyllic place. When you first arrive the image of the farm is breathtaking, like a fairytale. In terms of location is great placed between Ljubljana and Lake Bled. It is remote and you definitely need a car to reach the farm, but for many this adds to the appeal of the place. The farm is very well maintained and the animals are in good shape which adds to the experience. There are horses, cows, hens and sheep and to be able to feed, hold and pat the animals is such a joyous experience. The rooms are spacious, clean and very lovely and the bathroom is modern and clean. The breakfast is amazing with very local high quality food, produced on the farm. Everything is fresh and there is plenty of choice. Ljubica and her husband are very kind hosts and will do everything to make sure you are comfortable. The ample free parking is available. Sure there is no Wi-Fi access but you go there to appreciate nature and it is a fantastic break from city life and the view of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking. You will just love the the serenity, peace, fresh air, animals, and friendly people at the farm.

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FARMHOUSE SOKLIC 2 stars
Bohinj, Slovenia
Farmhouse Soklic Bohinj Slovenia

Farmhouse Soklic is a working dairy farm with attached accommodation for families and couples. The location is beautiful and relaxing with gorgeous views of the mountains. Lake Bohinj is a 5 minute drive (30 minutes walk) away. The nearest restaurants, bars/cafes and shops are about 10-20 minutes walk away. There are three apartments available, all simply furnished but modern, clean and equipped with everything you'll need for a nice self catering stay in Bohinj. Don't expect anything fancy, but everything is well-kept and very good value for money with fully equipped kitchens, functional bathrooms, comfortable beds and a large shared balcony. The place is especially great for families with children as they have a large garden with children's playground, swings, trampoline, lots of toys, and of course farm animals. Every morning you receive fresh milk, plus occasionally some other goodies from the farm like homemade apple juice. The owners are very genuine people and make you feel welcome and they also speak fairly good English. The free WiFi only works in some places inside, and even then the signal is weak or sometimes completely absent. Free private parking is available.

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GUESTHOUSE TURISTICNA KMETIJA SIREC
Krcevina Pri Vurbergu (8 km from Ptuj)
Exterior of Guesthouse Turisticna Kmetija Sirec in Krcevina Pri Vurbergu in the Ptuj area of Slovenia

Guesthouse Turisticna Kmetija Sirec is a charming tourist farm located in the small village of Krcevina Pri Vurbergu, less than a 10 minute drive from Ptuj. The location is gorgeous and quiet, a perfect place to relax. Besides producing their own wines, they offer friendly bed and breakfast style accommodation in a variety of delightful rooms/suites, all nicely decorated and with lovely bathrooms. The farm has some of the best views in the area and it is so delightful sitting outside on veranda with stunning views of the vineyards and hills around, The farm is very clean and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. The breakfast is complimentary and good! Continental style with a nice selection of cheeses, meats, breads, juices, cereals, fruit and more. Dinner is not included in the price of the accommodation but is worth the money. The owners are so welcoming and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and more whilst staying at the farm. There's a large parking lot for several cars. The WiFi could be better in the rooms but equally the less time you spend on WiFi, the more time you get to spend getting your money's worth in this lovely farmstay. All in all, it's a perfect place to find peace. It's also in a great location to base yourself and there are lots of day trips around Slovenia you can do.

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TOURIST FARM PRI BISCU
Zasip (3 km from Bled)
Tourist Farm Pri Biscu Bled

Tourist Farm Pri Biscu is located in a small village of Zasip, just 5 minutes east of Lake Bled by car. This is the perfect place for car travelers who want to escape touristy, hotel laden Bled, and settle down in Alpine meadows. If you are travelling to Slovenia for the wonderful scenery look no further for accommodations, this tourist farm is just perfect and it also has beautiful views of the Slovenian Alps and the Bled castle. There are three apartments and two double rooms available, all very clean and spacious. The ample car parking is available on the property, but the free wifi connection is fairly poor.

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TURISTICNA KMETIJA PRI MALNARJEVIH2 stars
Slavina (8 km from Postojna)
Exterior of Turisticna kmetija Pri Malnarjevih in Prestranek in the Postojna area of Slovenia

Turisticna Kmetija Pri Malnarjevih or Tourist Farm At Malner's as it is called in English is a wonderful place to stay located in Slavina, a very traditional, rural and quiet farming village surrounded by fields. The location is beautiful and quiet and all the important sights in the region like Postonja Cave, Predjama Castle, Skocjan Cave, Pivka Cave and Black Cave, and Rakov Skocjan Regional Park are all within a 20 minute drive. The farm is run by mother and daughter. Natasa, the host, is amazing and so very kind and helpful with everything including sightseeing advice. The rooms are of different sizes but all very comfortable and with lovely bathrooms. The buffet-style breakfast is incredible and offers a great variety of tasty food including breads, cured meats, cheeses, jams, yogurt, eggs etc. You can also ask Natasa for a traditional Slovenian cooked dinner at a small extra cost. There's a lovely garden with various seating areas, and loads of toys for kids, as well as goats, chickens, a cat and a dog. The free WiFi signal is nice and strong and the parking is ample. All in all a great farm-stay with gracious hosts and wonderful food.

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KMETIJA NASRAJ
Gorenja Trebusa (22 km from Idrija)
Kmetija Nasraj in the Idrija area in western Slovenia

Kmetija Nasraj is a charming tourist farm beautifully located amidst nature at an altitude of 920 meters in western Slovenia. It's a 30 minute drive to the town of Idrija and a 45 minute drive to the town of Tolmin. The rooms are all simply furnished but clean and homely. While the shared bathrooms are used by other guests staying at the property, they are single occupancy bathrooms with sink, toilet, and shower. The food is all produced at the farm and very tasty. The entire region is spectacularly beautiful, and the owners are very genuine people and make you feel welcome and they also speak some basic English. The free WiFi works well throughout the property. Free private parking is available.

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Places to stay in Slovenia that we recommend (by type)
The accommodation options in Slovenia can be divided into six main types: hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, self catering apartments, hostels and farm stays.
HOTELS IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia hotels

Slovenia has a range of hotels for all tastes and budgets, from major chains to stylish, small, family-run boutique hotels in Slovenia's holiday hot spots. Some hotels are housed in ancient castles or romantic historic buildings, others are modern and offer all the latest facilities one could wish for (business services, room service, spa and wellness facilities, swimming pool, gym, childcare, games room, Wi-Fi, etc). Major hotel chains found in Slovenia include Kempinski, Best Western, Design Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Austria Trend Hotels, Liburnia Riviera Hotels, Minotel, and Apollo.
GUEST HOUSES IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia guest houses

A guesthouse is usually a privately owned residence, which in part or whole, has been converted into living quarters for guests. Guest houses are a very popular form of lodging in Slovenia and have been in use for many decades. That popularity demonstrates the convenience and affordability of this type of lodging - Slovenia guesthouses are always a great, safe option as they are both comfortable and homely, with proprietors who really take an interest in their guests. Many owners live on-site, so they are immediately available to answer your questions about the local area and address any concerns you have.
APARTMENTS IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia apartments

Many local residents in Slovenia offer apartments for rent in their houses. It's like home away from home - you can live as you usually do, but in your new surroundings. Generally, all apartments in Slovenia are fully furnished and supplied with household equipment such as linen, towels, cutlery and crockery so you can cook your own meals, do your own laundry and enjoy the privacy of having your own space while on vacation. The kitchen facilities allow you to cook with ingredients picked up from local markets and help you travel for longer on your budget.
BED AND BREAKFASTS IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia bed and breakfasts

Bed And Breakfasts are a popular option for spending your holiday in Slovenia. In essence you get a room in someone's house, with breakfast included in the price. The arrangements at a B&B can vary, although the majority of the time they are bedrooms in someone’s private home and include at least one meal (usually breakfast). In some cases, the proprietors of a bed & breakfast will include two meals with the price of the room – usually breakfast and dinner – and it is often a real treat to have dinner with the homeowners. In Slovenia bed and breakfasts are generally on the small side and owned and operated by your hosts so you can expect personal service.
HOSTELS IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia hostels

Hostels (also known as backpackers) are a popular form of cheap accommodation for the budget conscious traveler. They are ideal for groups, youths and single travelers as they are designed to help you meet and interact with other travelers. Slovenia hostels are almost always in great locations - in cities they are generally very well located close to public transport lines and tourist attractions and in coastal areas they are usually within walking distance to a beach and with great views. Most spaces (like bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and lounges) and amenities are usually shared. While you might not get as much privacy, hostels are usually cheap and of great value.
CAMPING AND GLAMPING SITES IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of camping and glamping sites in Slovenia

The beautiful nature in Slovenia is a perfect setting for camping or glamping. Around the country, sites offer great accommodation with all the modern amenities a guest needs to be comfortable. Next time you visit Slovenia, instead of a hotel or guesthouse, stay at one of the wonderful camping and glamping sites.
FARM STAYS IN SLOVENIA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Slovenia farm stays

Vacation usually means relaxation, time for yourself, and perhaps a little adventuring. While researching your next vacation destination, a farm may not immediately come to mind. Farm stays, are gaining popularity across Slovenia and may just be the perfect balance for your family’s next vacation. Take a break from your everyday routine and recharge with an authentic farm experience in one of the many farm stays scattered across Slovenia. Farm stays are ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways or solo travelers wanting to experience the great outdoors among stunning rural scenery.

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