If you want to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the heart of the Alps, far away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded tourist areas, you are on the right page! Come to this fairy-tale land at the foothills of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where one of the oldest and prettiest homesteads in Slovenija awaits you. This is a little piece of heaven for families, hikers, cyclists, and everyone who loves nature, tradition, and good home-made food. The Virnik-Karnicar family has renovated a stunning 500-year old house and their 'Preužitkarica', offering unique accommodation in the alpine paradise.
The amazing Šenk homestead consists of eight buildings and the main house was built in 1521! It is one of the oldest farmhouses in Slovenia, also protected as a cultural monument of national importance. The lovely owners, Virnik-Karničar family, have put a lot of effort and love into its conservation and renovation and will be delighted to share their stories and history.
The rooms and apartments are arranged in the old house and in the 'Preužitkarica'.
I can hear you saying: 'What is this Preužitkarica...?' In the old days, this was the house where grandpa and grandma used to live once they handed over the farm to the 'young ones'. Formally speaking, they ensured themselves 'preužitek': the right to have a place to stay and food when the farm was passed to the younger generation. Inheritance has always been a tricky thing. :) Preužitkarica got a complete makeover in 2014. The house was renovated in the original style, with the use of many old wooden beams for the interior. Guests can choose between two wonderful apartments for 4 people and 2 double rooms. There is a spacious dining room on the ground floor, ideal for social gatherings, and a Finnish and Infra-red sauna in the basement.
In 2015 the family started the renovation works in the old house. It took them four years to finish it and the beautifully furnished rooms received their first guests in 2019. There are 5 rooms, 2 apartments, and a conference room. It is truly wonderful and unique!
The spacious yard offers plenty of space for play and different events with a breathtaking view! Apart from rooms and apartments, you can also stay at their campsite or their camper stop.
Šenk homestead is the right place for a memorable family holiday in nature or an active holiday for hikers, mountaineers, or cyclists. In winter, the nearby peaks offer a great 'playground' for ski touring, there is a small sledding area in front of the house and great cross-country trails. You can rent bicycles, via-ferrata sets, and cross-country skiing equipment.
It's unbelievably beautiful. All year round!
Here's the report from our stay at Šenk Homestead.
Address: Zgornje Jezersko 140, 4206 Zgornje Jezersko, Slovenia
Phone: +386 41 467 008