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.

Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way

from 162€ per one person
Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way program is part of the program with Oštarija-Herbelier's team where you can experience Kočevski rog plateau. It lasts for three days (two nights). The first day is dedicated to culinary, second is for rog plateau, on the third day you get to know survivor technics. We finish our third day by the fire with the best view on the Dolenjska region.
Unforgettable Memory The Forest Way

Unforgettable Memory

from 103€ per one person
Program Unforgettable memory is part of the program with Ostarija-Herbelier's team. It lasts two days (one night). Relay all your senses - even the sixth one. 
Unforgettable Memory

The Forest Way

from 110€ per one person
Program on The forest way in part of the program with Ostarija - Herbelier's team where you can experience Kocevski rog plateau. It lasts two days (one night). You get to know some survivor technics and finish the day with the best view on the Dolenjska region.
The Forest Way
All Experiences

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

Treat yourselves to a culinary feast

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!

Treat yourselves to a culinary feast

Enjoy a day by the pools

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. Relax your muscles with water massages, indulge in the bubbling thermal waters of the whirlpool bath and – above all – have fun! On Fridays and Saturdays, you can even enjoy a night bath with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand. Guests staying at Oštarija Herbelier can buy tickets and get discounts in our hotel-reception.

Enjoy a day by the pools

Calm your mind and strengthen your body at a Wellness Centre

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 can buy tickets and get discounts in our hotel-reception.

Calm your mind and strengthen your body at a Wellness Centre

Enjoy the snowy slopes

Close to Dolenjske Toplice, you can find 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. 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 can buy tickets and get discounts in our hotel-reception.

Enjoy the snowy slopes

Discover nature while cross-country skiing

Lovers of cross-country skiing can have a proper field day at Boričevo, in Velike Brusnice and in the vicinity of the Gače ski resort. Cross-country skiing has the reputation of being the most optimal type of exercise and the Dolenjska (Lower Carniola) region with its rolling hills makes for the perfect location! Strengthen your body through gentle ascents and descents; breathe in the fresh air of the unspoiled nature as you follow the rhythmic movements.

Discover nature while cross-country skiing

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