Ethno Village Stara Lonja

Authentic guest house amidst nature park

Situated in the Nature Park Lonjsko Polje, in the small old village of Lonja where it seems as if the time has stood still.

The Ethno Village Stara Lonja is the place where you can relax in the intact nature, silence of oak woods, clean air, croaking of frogs and singing of birds.

Authentic wooden guest house is built in 1935, renovated in 2011. Everything has been carefully planned and carried out with the greatest of respect for the rich cultural heritage of the houses. All accommodation units have a possibility of preparing food. Guests can use the covered terrace with seating and barbecue facilities. The rural property amidst impressive scenery of the Nature Park Lonjsko Polje covers an area of 20.000 m2. Free WiFi  internet access is available in the entire estate.

The owners offer traditional local cuisine of Croatian Posavina region: the breakfast with homemade products or the dinner with fish specialties prepared from fresh fish and in a traditional way.

In the garden you will find plenty of ancient fruit varieties that are not sprayed with any chemicals.

Some outdoor activities

If you are interested in birds, especially storches, or fishing, you are on the right place because the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park is a paradise. In the Ethno Village Stara Lonja you can rent a bike or a boat. The river beach is only 500 metres away.

You can also take a ride in a horse drawn carriage or visit nearby ethnographic collection with tools and instruments that were once used at farm work (over 700 objects).

A rare and authentic experience with the excellent traditional cuisine and friendly hospitality. Ethno Village Stara Lonja is definitely worth a visit!

Lonjsko Polje was proclaimed a nature park in 1990. It covers an area of 50.650 hectares. There are about 250 species of birds and it is the largest hatching ground in Europe.

Price information & additional costs

Service: self catering

Accommodation:  

  • 3x two-bed studio apartments for 2
  • 1x one-bedroom apartment for 2 (44 m2, furniture made in 1892)
  • 2x two-bedroom wooden cottages for 4, type A4

Accommodation equipment: authentic wooden furniture, oak floors, double beds or twin beds, wood-burning stove, sitting area with table and chairs, LCD TV, well-equipped kitchenette, WiFi Internet (free of charge), balcony, bathroom with shower and toilet. The smoking is not allowed.

Prices:

 Ethno Village Stara Lonja

 Dates: 1.1. – 31.12.

 Studio apartment

 45 € per day

 One-bedroom apartment

 70 € per day

 Two-bedroom cottage for 4 persons

 80 € per day

 Two-bedroom cottage for 3 persons

 70 € per day

 Two-bedroom cottage for 2 persons

 60 € per day

  • Included in room price: 13 % VAT, bed linen, towels and final cleaning.
  • No additional charge for one night.
  • Minimum occupancy per apartment: 2 persons.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on spot): tourist tax adults 0,55 € per person/day; children 12-18 years 0,30 € per person/day, children till 12 free of charge.

Additional costs (upon request):

  • Breakfast: 6 € / Lunch: 7 € – 13 € / Dinner: 7 € – 13 €
  • Cot
  • Pets
  • Transfer

Discount: 10% booking discount for a seven days or longer.

Payment on the spot is only possible in cash.

Check-in: from 12:00                Check-out:  until 10:00

Additional services:

  • renting a boat: 3 €/h; 20 €/day
  • renting a bicycle: 2,50 €/h; 15 €/day
  • hiring a fishing guide: 70 €/day; 35 €/ half a day
  • guided fishing tour with a motor boat: 100 €/day; 50 €/half a day
  • photo safari: 100 €/day; 50 €/half a day
  • fishing school (learn to catch catfish in a traditional way): 3 days 100 € / per person (4h/day)
  • guided motor boat trip: 18 €/h per boat; 100 €/day
  • 2- , 4- and 6-days tour packages

Traditional cooking:

  • fresh and tasty continental breakfast with home-made local and organic products
  • traditional Posavina cuisine; home-style cooking founded on ancient traditions of the region
  • freshly caught fish grilled over an open fire in the tradional way
  • vegetarian meals & packed lunches: on request

Other facilities:

  • Pet-friendly accommodation (extra fee).
  • Souvenir shop and tasting room.
  • Child-friendly estate.
  • Sports activities in a meadow: football, volleyball, badminton, traditional bowling.
  • Covered outdoor sitting area anda spacious courtyard with orchard.
  • Parking place available free of charge.

Some other interesting activities:

  • Boat trips on the nearby rivers
  • Cycling tours of the surrounding area
  • Trips by horse-driven carriages
  • Observation of the traditional livestock
  • Sandy river beach only 600 meters away from the center of the village Lonja

  • Recommended day-trip: Canoe Safari in Lonjsko polje

  • Lonjsko polje Nature Park with more then 250 bird species, over 550 plant species, a number of  autochtonous breeds like Turopolje hog, the Posavina horse, the Posavina hound, and the Posavina goose. It is also a fishing paradise and the largest protected wetland area in the entire Danube River basin. There are a number of well laid-out and marked educational walking trails.
  • Visiting the first European Stork Village Čigoč - the picturesque village was proclaimed the first European stork village by the European foundation Euronatur. Due to its exceptionally favorable natural conditions, there are stork nests on nearly every house or barn, and in the storks' season there are more storks than people.
  • Private ethnographic collection of family Sučić in the Village Čigoč - more than 700 tools and instruments that were once used at farm work. For a really low price you can enjoy in a interesting presentation of the owner about the past times.
  • Sightseeing the village of architectural heritage Krapje - a pearl of architectural heritage in the Sava River basin. Located on the left bank of the River Sava, not far from Jasenovac (12 km), it offers fullenjoinment in a traditional architecture typical for this part of Posavina region to enthusiasts of historical heritage.
  • Bird-watching in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park – it is one of the most important areas for birds in the world. In 1989 was officiallydesignated an IBA – Important Bird Area. Such a large concentration of birds on a relatively small area of 506 square kilometres gives a good picture how rich the avian fauna is: 79 species are threatened at the European level and 133 species are protected by international conventions (those of Berne and Bonn and the Wild Birds Directive).
  • Photo-safari - the attractive river landscape with its swamp meadows, forests of ash, willow and poplar, interesting traditional Posavina rural structures, a wealth of flora and fauna, meanders and sandbanks are ideal for an exclusive Posavina photo-safari. It would be great to take a picture of some of rare European animals: white-tailed eagle and short-toed eagle, gray and white heron, black stork and others.
  • Fishing trips and traditional fishing lessons – the hosts of the property “Stara Lonja” are experienced fishermen who will share with you their extensive experience fishing in the rivers of Lonjsko polje which are rich in fish species. Some of the most basic are: carp, pike, perch, catfish, bream, crucian carp. Lonjsko polje is one of the largest spawning grounds of carp in Europe.


    Any of the recommended trips can be booked through Inlandia.com. Just give us a call or drop us an e-mail at info@inlandia.com . Our local experts will design for you a tailor-made itinerary.

 

Tour packages Stara Lonja

Tour 4 days / 3 overnights:

  1. Day - arrival in the Ethno Village Stara Lonja, welcome drink, free activities, dinner.
  2. Day -  breakfast, packed lunch, visits to: village Čigoč - European Stork Village, Ethnographic collection of Family Sučić; village  Mužilovčica – the most beautiful entrance in Lonjsko field), dinner.
  3. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to village Krapje (the only village of architectural heritage in Croatia – traditional Posavina wooden houses), visit to Info Center of Nature Park, visit to „Krapje djol“ - ornithological reserve for birds - birdwatching or canoe safari  for whole group (till 12 adults), bathing on sandy beaches of the River Sava (summer season), dinner.
  4. Day – breakfast, departure.

Price per person: 250 €


Tour 6 Days / 5 overnights:

1. Day - arrival in the Ethno Village Stara Lonja, welcome drink, free activities, dinner.
2. Day - breakfast - packed lunch, visit to the village Krapje (the only village of architectural heritage in Croatia – traditional Posavina wooden houses), visit to Info Center of Nature Park, visit to „Krapje djol“ - ornithological reserve for birds - birdwatching, dinner.
3. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, canoe safari (till 12 adults), bathing on sandy beaches of the River Sava (summer season), dinner.
4. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to the village Čigoč - European Stork Village, Ethnographic collection of Family Sučić; village  Mužilovčica – the most beautiful entrance in Lonjsko field), dinner.
5. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to the old town Sisak, cycling tour of significant destinations in Sisak with a voice guide in headphones – several foreign languages, dinner.

6. Day – breakfast, departure.

Price per person: 400 €


Tour 8 Days / 7 overnights:

1. Day - arrival in the Ethno Village Stara Lonja, welcome drink, free activities, dinner.
2. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to the village Krapje (the only village of architectural heritage in Croatia – traditional Posavina wooden houses), visit to Info Center of Nature Park, visit to „Krapje djol“ - ornithological reserve for birds - birdwatching, dinner.
3. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, canoe safari (till 12 adults), bathing on sandy beaches of the River Sava (summer season), dinner.
4. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, Moslavina wine roads (visit to the Moslavina vineyards), dinner.
5. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to the village Čigoč - European Stork Village, Ethnographic collection of Family Sučić; village  Mužilovčica – the most beautiful entrance in Lonjsko field), dinner.

6. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, photo safari (finding tour locations in the field suitable for taking picture).
7. Day - breakfast, packed lunch, visit to the old town Sisak, cycling tour of significant destinations in Sisak with a voice guide in headphones – several foreign languages, dinner.

8. Day - breakfast, departure.

Price per person: 500 €


The prices include:

  • full board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)
  • dinner upon arrival
  • breakfast on departure day
  • welcome drink
  • tickets for all days of stay in the Nature Park Lonjsko polje
  • map of the Lonjsko fields
  • tourist tax
  • English speaking tour guide

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