Oštarija Herbelier

Awaken all of your senses.

Welcome to Oštarija Herbelier! Let yourselves be seduced into an entirely alternative retreat in the sanctuary with a boutique offer. Taste finger-licking food, let yourself sink into a restful sleep and discover unforgettable experiences.

Here, with us, you will awaken all of your senses. Even the sixth one.

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Taste Grand Ideas

We are in love with select simple flavors that we blend into breathtaking dishes. We respect the laws of Mother Nature; that is why Chef Roberto and his team follow the rhythm of seasons. We almost exclusively use local ingredients, grown by neighboring meadows, forests, breeders and growers.

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Discover the secrets of the region

Listen to the whispers of the ancient spruce trees on the Kočevski Rog plateau. Gaze into the deep bends of the Krka River. Slide your fingers along the ferns, covered in early-morning dew. Inhale the fresh air of the primeval forest. Taste the alchemy of native herbs. Surrender to nature and rediscover peace. Return to Self.

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Experience programs - Escape to Kočevje forest

Experience programs “Escape to the Kočevski rog plateau” will leave an impression of untouched nature and create an unforgettable experience. Discover the gifts and secrets of nature, socialize by the fire, learn how to prepare fish as our ancestors did, enjoy a forest bath and many other unknown experiences that will surely remain in your memory.

An unforgettable memory – the hiker’s way

from 160€ per person
The Unforgettable Memory – the hiker’s way is an experience program lead by our skillful team of Oštarija’s tour leaders. The program includes a hiking adventure. We prepared 5 different paths “to unknown” that will let you speechless. With us you will find out the Kočevski rog plateau mysteries and get to know the Dolenjska […]
An unforgettable memory  – the hiker’s way

An unforgettable memory – the e-biker’s way

up from 180€ per person
The Unforgettable Memory - the e-biker's way is an experience program lead by our skillful team of Oštarija’s tour leaders. The program includes a e-bike adventure. We prepared 5 different paths "to unknown" that will let you speechless. With us you will find out the Kočevski rog plateau mysteries and get to know the Dolenjska region!
An unforgettable memory  – the e-biker’s way

An unforgettable memory: the child’s way

from 49€/person
The Unforgettable Memory: the child's way is an animated experience program designed for children, led by our skillful team of Oštarija’s tour leaders. The program includes discovering the secrets of Kočevski rog plateau the child's way. We adopt program's difficulty to the age and competence of your child. 
An unforgettable memory: the child’s way

Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way

from 379€ per one person
The Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way is an experience program lead by our skillful team of Oštarija's tour leaders. The program includes a three-day adventure. With us you will find out the Kočevski rog plateau mysteries and get to know the Dolenjska region!
Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way

Unforgettable Memory

from 199€ per one person
The Unforgettable Memory is an experience program lead by our skillful team of Oštarija's tour leaders. The program includes discovering the secrets of Kočevski rog plateau, electric biking, rest in our herbal hotel, and many other unknown experiences that will surely remain in your memory.
Unforgettable Memory

The Forest Way

from 199€ per one person
The Forest Way is an experience program lead by our skillful team of Oštarija's tour leaders. The program includes an experience of the Kocevski rog plateau. You get to know some survivor technics and finish the day with the best view of the Dolenjska region.
The Forest Way
More about our offer

May it be the heat of the summer sun, the fog of autumn, heavy rain or a thick blanket of snow; it matters not. Here, everyone can find something for themselves.

Are you a traveler of a restless spirit with a penchant for nature adventures? Are you a firm believer in peaceful vacation and wellness? Do you want to do something special with your family or friends, or do you wish to strengthen your team spirit with your colleagues? We have something for everyone: travelers and locals; young people and those who are young especially at heart; families, friends and co-workers; and especially those of you who like finger-licking food, who like to enjoy a homey atmosphere and who love nature.

Get lost in the Kočevje Rog plateau

Turn off your phone for 24 hours, spend the day in unspoiled nature and completely forget about your everyday worries. Get lost in the Kočevje Rog plateau, together with our experienced guides.
Through soothing nature, find a genuine connection with those who embark on the adventure with you. Even with yourselves.

Get lost in the Kočevje Rog plateau

Bring your team for a boutique teambuilding

Do you wish to bring a breath of fresh air into your team’s daily work routine? Build the culture of mutual trust and become an even more coherent unit: in the pristine natural environment, you will strengthen the positive group dynamics and, in a day or two, connect into a team that breaths as one.

Bring your team for a boutique teambuilding

Lick your fingers clean after our homemade lumberjack snack

When the activities in nature awaken your appetite, fill your tummies with our homemade delicacies. At our restaurant, we will prepare a travel bundle for you, with homemade meats, homemade cottage cheese, tiny homemade hard-boiled eggs and a giant loaf of warm, home-baked bread with a crunchy crust or lovely bread buns covered with herb butter. And there will be other snacks to be found in the bundle.

Lick your fingers clean after our homemade lumberjack snack

Taste our sezonal degustation menu

When the great outdoors turn wet and foggy, it is best to spend the day someplace warm – with the ones you love the most. Indulge your taste buds and tummies: in our kitchen, you will discover the secrets of the Dolenjska region, topped with a pinch of cosmopolitan ideas. Come for lunch or dinner, for a bowl of soup or to taste our sezonal degustation menu!

Taste our sezonal degustation menu

Indulge your taste buds and tummies at degustation

Close your eyes and let yourself explore unfamiliar medicinal herbs, the taste of locally produced honey, or quality wine. Do you taste vanilla, tobacco, or something else? All of this you can discover if you choose to be a part of the degustation we organize for our guests. Maybe you find your new favorite smell, taste, or combination you will never forget.

Indulge your taste buds and tummies at degustation

Enjoy the snowy slopes

Enjoy the snowy slopes of a charming ski resort Gače. It is suitable for young children as well as experienced skiers: there are 5 ski lifts with a 550-meter height difference and 2800 meters of ski runs, often covered with a blanket of snow even when other locations lack proper skiing conditions. Those who are in love with cross-country skiing can have a proper field day on two slopes in the vicinity of the Gače ski resort. Revel in beautiful views of the vast forests of the Dolenjska (Lower Carniola) and Bela Krajina (White Carniola) regions and on a sunny day with clear skies, admire the mountain peaks of the Julian Alps on the horizon. Guests staying at Oštarija-Herbelier get discounts on entrance tickets in our hotel-reception.

Enjoy the snowy slopes

Tell the most frightening story or win the board game

Heavy rain or a thick blanket of snow doesn't represent boredom for Oštarija-Herbelier guests. Tell the most frightening story, try your instinct in the truth or dare game or win in the board game!

Tell the most frightening story or win the board game

Visit Escape room, local sights and learn about our history

Do you enjoy solving puzzles, mysteries, or do you prefer visiting local sights and learning about local history? With Oštarija-Herbelier you can learn about the famous "situla" or visit the birthplace of Slovenian olympian Leon Štukelj or discover the mystery of the Escape room.

Visit Escape room, local sights and learn about our history

Calm your mind and strengthen your body at a Wellness Centre

Relax in the soothing thermal waters of Dolenjske Toplice. The largest indoor pool has an area of 324 square meters and is directly connected with the outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a massage and pamper yourselves at the Balnea Wellness Center and its large sauna complex. Take your time; do not rush. Let go of your worries, warm your body up slowly – then cool it down thoroughly. In the Wellness Center complex of Dolenjske Toplice, you will find Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas, a Japanese sweat bath, and a variety of Zen ritual options. Guests staying at Oštarija-Herbelier get discounts.

Calm your mind and strengthen your body at a Wellness Centre

The green thread of Oštarija Herbelier is made of herbs

We pamper you with herbs with our culinary offer, herbal themed rooms and experiences that we prepare for you. We are proud of the story we are writing with our local suppliers: the story of preserving and awakening our heritage, of the creative passion and the love for our green lands. Our herbal hotel is proud to carry a special green cerficates - Slovenia Green Accommodation and Travelife.

Herbs in our hearts

We are a dedicated team, full of heart, that believes in the same goal and breathes as one. We love nature, we love green. Almost all of the ingredients on our plates are local. We also pay our respects to nature with our non-culinary offer.

 Herbs in our hearts

Herbs on our plates

At Oštarija Herbelier, we remain faithful to grand culinary ideas. Almost all of the ingredients on our plates are local, but we also find inspiration in other parts of the world.

Herbs on our plates

Herbal themed rooms

Sink into a restfull sleep with our herbal themed rooms, relax and awaken all of your senses.

Herbal themed rooms
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