We could choose exactly where to put Lipizzaner Lodge.. so we did! Our location could not be more perfect for you to use as a base to explore all Green Slovenia in short hops..
We are so close to hundreds of Slovenia's best places to visit and just 45 mins from 2 international airports. Too many people are missing out by either driving straight through Slovenia or just overnighting and not actually finding out what this "Little Switzerland with a Little Coast" has to offer..
If you don't believe it, then see for yourself on the googlemap in our LOCATION page.. we also have a new "Secret Places Treasure Map" that shows you where some of the amazing secret places are around here too and can help you plan your route and daytrip adventures!
We spent plenty of time visiting and researching all around Slovenia to locate the very best position to build Lipizzaner Lodge so that our guests can quickly settle in and start exploring the whole of this beautiful country from one comfy base..
Every year we are constantly surprised to find even more new secret places to visit close by and realise how lucky we were to find such a great spot for the Lodge!
We are just 10 mins drive from one of the most beautiful and unique castles in the world, the fairytale Predjama castle.. but most Lodge guests walk there just 40 mins along a secret forest path direct from the hotel!
It's also just a 12 min drive to the Postojna caves, the most visited cave in Europe and you can also hike there, or even better E Bike from the Lodge. There are many other fantastic and much less busy show caves very close by too..
We are just 20 minutes from the even more spectacular Skocjan caves or Lipica, the home of the world famous Lipizzaner white horses.
We are only 30 minutes to the Mediterranean seaside, the Slovenian or Italian Adriatic coast , (just 70 mins to the Croatian seaside as well)..
It is just half an hour to the smallest, cutest capital city in Europe, Ljubljana and if you go in the opposite direction, it is just 25 mins to the now Italian city that became the main port of the Austro Hungarian empire.. Trieste !
The Lodge is surrounded by smaller, pretty Dinaric mountains, perfect for hiking and we are just one hour from the beautiful lake Bled and the 3 other Slovenian Alps.
Our position is also perfect to visit Slovenia's biggest secret place, the wine growing Vipava Valley just 20 mins away.. rather handily, there is a fab motorway through the valley to whisk our guests up to the uberbeautiful Soca river and a huge choice of unimaginably beautiful gorges, lakes, little Alpine towns and waterfalls..
ALL these Green wonders are located within multiple easy & spectacular day return drives from here.. have a meal on the way or eat back at the Lodge!
Maybe you have already heard about how fantastic Slovenian cuisine and wines are? There is no magic trick to it, everything is just produced very simply and very locally, but Lipizzaner Lodge stands at a crossroads in Central Europe, where so many different food influences blend into each other and we are proud to recommend 19 fantastic and completely different local restaurants to our guests within a 5 - 20 min drive from the Lodge AND a further 5 more really excellent eateries in the nearby Vipava valley, all less than 25 mins away.. Read more in our Eating Out section
Lipizzaner Lodge could really not be positioned better! We are less than 10 minutes from 4 junctions of the ultra modern Slovenian motorway network going all directions north, south, east and west, but still in the heart of the countryside, (that's little Landol, below a bit in the last photo)!
We are also just 10 minutes from the local town of Postojna with all the facilities you could need on holiday, (6 supermarkets, a train station and a world famous cave!) but we sit in a peaceful little village surrounded by green paradise in every direction with Slovenia's last mountain before Italy, (Nanos, 1,313m) pretty much in our back garden.. there are plenty of terraces to sit and relax on to watch the sun set..
Put simply, we aim to be your home from home to zoom off on your own little half day & full day trip adventures, chill out and relax or explore the Green nature on our doorstep.. We will assist you as much or as little as you please, so you can make the most of your visit to Slovenia, north Italy and Istria, (north west Croatia).
Now you can visit Green Slovenia!