Big Berry Luxury Lifestyle Resort is a designer glamping company which creates unique places to stay in natural settings. The concept of the company is to combine the “need to live in harmony with nature and the comfort of the modern home.” My husband and I recently stayed for four days at their Kolpa River, Slovenia site in a lovely two bedroom cabin with a porch overlooking the Kolpa River.
Glamping in Eastern Europe
Big Berry currently has five locations, all in Austria, Slovenia, and Romania. They are located along rivers or lakes and take advantage of their natural setting. Each location partners with local tour companies, local farmers, and local businesses to strengthen not just their brand but that of the community. At the Kolpa River location, the experience includes fresh, modern design, access to local tours and activities, genuine staff, and personalized attention to detail.
Big Berry Kolpa River lies near Primostek, a small town in southeastern Slovenia on the border with Croatia. The resort lies an hour and a half by car from Ljubljana Airport and an hour and fifteen minutes from Zagreb Airport, making it easy to get to from across Europe.
Big Berry Kolpa River Cabins
The cabins at Big Berry Kolpa River, which is the first site of this expanding enterprise, are all fabricated mobile homes with fantastic contemporary design. They might look small from the outside, but the cabins feel spacious once you’re inside. With a wide, full length porch and floor to ceiling windows, the cabins are open and inviting. There are eight cabins at Kolpa River, all with river views, terrace, hot tubs, and free wifi. Complimentary parking is available for all guests as well.
Inside, the cabins are bright and airy. There is plenty of storage for clothes, muddy shoes, jackets, and suitcases. The light-coloured wood, crisp white linen, fluffy duvets, and pastel coloured accent furniture don’t detract from the natural setting, either. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a hidden television, designer furniture, a spacious, modern bathroom, and cozy beds. Each cabin can sleep two, four, or six people.
Our cabin could sleep six people. There was one bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with bunk beds. It had a full kitchen and dining area inside and also one on the terrace. We had the use of the outdoor fireplace to cook as well as cooking utensils to use out here. Bed linens could be replaced as needed. The staff replaced our towels daily.
Dining at Big Berry
Breakfast is included in the room rate, but other meals – with some exceptions – are not. Each cabin receives a breakfast basket in the morning, filled with local pastries, breads, jams, honeys, fruit, milk, yogurt, and more. On the weekends, there are barbecues or specially prepared chef meals that guests are invited to. Because every cabin has a full kitchen, guests can also prepare their own meals.
Activities at Big Berry Kolpa River
Guests at Big Berry Kolpa River have access to a variety of activities. There are canoes and bicycles to take and explore the river and region, swimming holes along the river in safe places, lounge chairs along the river to sunbathe at, and Big Berry Mastermind lectures on weekends. Guests can also borrow volleyballs to play at the volleyball court or playground. The staff can also arrange a couple of activities around the area; from kayaking, and visiting local producers to wine and oil tasting.
Big Berry Glamping
My husband and I really liked our stay at the Big Berry Lifestyle Resort! It is easy to get to from Ljubljana and has plenty of activities around. Active guests will love the proximity to the river for canoeing and hiking or bicycle trails in the area while there’s also the relaxation offered by the jacuzzi hot tubs, lounge chairs, and river swimming. We would definitely recommend this lifestyle resort for anyone looking to explore southern Slovenia and northern Croatia!
I was a guest at BIG BERRY but as always opinions are my own.