Ranch Jelov Klanac

An eco-friendly accommodation near Plitvice Lakes

Eco-friendly wood cabins, just 10 min from Plitvice Lakes. House Fir & House Pine, each with 3 cosy apartments, surrounded by forest and green hills.

The lovely Ranch Jelov Klanac offers comfortable private accommodation in six apartments equipped with handmade wooden furniture. Each of them has own terrace or balcony overlooking the Croatian countryside. The National Park Plitvice Lakes is only a 10 min drive away (Park entrance 1 is 12 km down the main road).

The location in a gorgeous peaceful setting with stunning views and sounds of nature is a perfect starting point for exploring Plitvice Lakes.

On the eco-friendly estate Ranch Jelov Klanac, you can rent bicycles and ride horses, or have a riding lesson, which is great fun for the whole family.

In the summertime when the sun slips down behind the hill, fireflies and the smell of herbs spread around the ranch and you can just listen to the silence. In the wintertime, you can feel the beauty of winter by hearing the crackling sound from the fireplace while looking outside the window at the snowy hills that offer an authentic experience. In the evenings there is no better place for romantic nights with moonlight and stargazing.

On request, we can organize guided excursions to discover the most enchanting routes of the Plitvice Lakes area. Contact us for your green holidays in the Croatian countryside.

Natural attractions:

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - main Park entrance 1 is 12 km away from Jelov Klanac. Plitvice is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. It is formed between mountains Mala Kapela and Plješevica, located at the national route D1 Zagreb–Split. The national park was founded in 1949. In 1979 Plitvice lakes were listed on UNESCO's list of world natural heritage sites. It is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe.
  • Barac's caves  (village Nova Kršlja) are located about 6 km east of Rakovica and 13 km from Ranch Jelov Klanac. There are three linked systems of caves: Lower, Upper and New Barac's caves. For the visitors are only open Upper Barac’s caves with its length of 520 metres. The limestone rocks hide numerous stalactites and stalagmites. Various archaeological items were found here: stone axes, bracelets from the 7th century B.C. etc. The guided tours into the caves are offered in Croatian, English, German or Italian. The duration of the tour is about 45-60 minutes.
  • Ethno village Rastoke  (about 22 km from Jelov Klanac towards Zagreb) – this picturesque watermills village, nicknamed „Little Plitvice“, are an introduction to the Plitvice rhapsody. It was built more than 300 years ago on the Slunjcica river which runs over a series of travertine barriers, thus creating many small lakes and waterfalls. The village represents an ideal symbiosis between nature's fantastic creations and centuries-old human technical achievements. Due to this architectural, historical and natural harmony and ethnographic heritage, Rastoke was declared a national cultural monument in 1969.
  • Canyon of the River Korana -  the unique wild river landscape. The river Korana arises as a prolongation of National park Plitvice Lakes, and its total length is 134,2 km. In the canyon of the upper flow, the river Korana hides an abundance of waterfalls. On many parts, the river flows through impressive, calcareous canyons of 100 m high. These canyons are overgrown with beech forest and on some parts are barren rocks. In the upper flow, many caves can be found. The most distinct is the system of Matešićeva cave-Popovačka cave with a length of 1.246 metres.
  • Ethno Village Korana - the peaceful and romantic village Korana is situated at the doorstep of Plitvice Lakes, 1 km from the main park entrance No. 1. The traditional houses built on both sides of Korana that flows through the village making small charming waterfalls. The historical heritage of Korana offers a mill, sawmills powered by water and a promenade along the river for short sightseeing tour. In the summer is possible to swim in the clear waters of the river.

Service: self catering

Accommodation - 4x apartments for 4 persons; 2x apartments for 5 persons:

A)     House FIR:

  • Apartment 1 „Brown“ - one-bedroom apartment for 2 - 4 persons, 45 m2 , type A2+2, terrace, ground floor.
  • Apartment 2 „Green“ - one-bedroom apartment for 2 - 4 persons, 45 m2 , type A2+2, terrace, yard table, ground floor.
  • Apartment 3 „Red“ - one-bedroom apartment for 2 - 5 persons, 80 m2 , type A3+2, 2 balconies, air conditioning, first floor.

B)      House PINE:

  • Apartment 4 „Blue“ - studio apartment for 2 - 4 persons, 45 m2  , terrace , ground floor.
  • Apartment 5 „Green“ - one-bedroom apartment for 2 - 4 persons, 45 m2 , type A2+2, terrace, ground floor.
  • Apartment 6 „Orange“ - one-bedroom apartment for 2 - 5 persons, 80 m2 , type A3+2, 2 balconies, air conditioning, first floor.
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms.
  • Non-smoking throughout.
  • Standard equipment: living room with dining table and fully equipped kitchen (stovetop, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave oven, electric kettle, dishes); wood-burning stove and sitting area, 2 extra beds; 1 bedroom (French bed; 2 or 3 single beds); bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer (big apartments with bathtub); SAT-TV; own terrace /balconies with sitting furniture; Wi-Fi Internet (free of charge).
  • Extra long beds (more then 2 metres)
  • Cot on request
  • Luggage storage available at check-in/check-out and is free of charge.
  • NOTE: Tap water is not for drinking, just for cooking and having a shower.
  • Child-friendly estate
  • Parking place
  • Outdoor barbecue
  • Pet-friendly accommodation

Price information & additional costs:

 House FIR:

1.1. – 30.6.

1.9. – 31.12.

1.7. – 31.8.

 Apartment 1 "Brown"

110,00 €

140,00 €

 Apartment 2 „Green“

110,00 €

140,00 €

 Apartment 3 "Red"

90,00 €

120,00 €


 House PINE:

1.1. – 30.6.

1.9. – 31.12.

1.7. – 31.8.

 Apartment 4 "Blue"

110,00 €

140,00 €

 Apartment 5 „Green“

110,00 €

140,00 €

 Apartment 6 "Orange"

90,00 €

120,00 €

  • Prices are per apartment per day.
  • Minimum occupancy 2 persons.
  • Included in apartment price: 13 % VAT, bed linen, towels and final cleaning.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on spot): tourist tax adults 5,00 kn (0,80€) person/night; children 12-18 years 2,50 kn (0,40€) person / night. Children till 12 free of charge.

DISCOUNTS: children till 6  years: 100%

Additional costs:

  • Transfer from airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Pets

Check-in: from 14.00                                   Languages spoken by the host: 

Check-out:  until 11.00                                 Croatian, English, German

Excellent place for activities in nature

Besides the must-see highlights, we recommend to experience some of these outdoor activities:

Horse-riding tours in the region of Plitvice (start point Ranch Jelov Klanac).

Cycling tours in the Plitvice region – about 60 km well-maintained and marked bike trails for exploring the region. There are 8 easy and more demanding routes, depending on your wishes and physical fitness. A map with a description of trails and terrain slope can be taken in the Tourist office of Rakovica. Bike rental is available on the Ranch Jelov Klanac.

Walking – educational trail Mlinica“ is 2.2. km long and starts from the campsite in the village Čatrnja (6 km before Plitvice entrance No. 1) along the canyon of the river Korana to the Old town Drežnik (historical fort placed on a cliff overlooking a steep canyon of the river Korana). The trail is on flat terrain and therefore ideal for a leisurely walk in the beautiful scenery. It will take you to the watermill where you can see an exhibition of tools and items which were used in the area of Rakovica in the past. The watermill is open to tourists daily from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Rafting down the canyon of the River Korana – passing through the fast sections of the Korana River, in length of 10-15 km,  with over thirty waterfalls. For the true adventurers, who need more adrenalin, we can organize the more extreme route: Rastoke – where each year takes place the international rafting competition for professionals: EURO CUP race "RASTRAFT". Feel the forces of nature in a truly adrenaline-pumping rafting experience.

Driving a Quad - Driving off-road is an adventure and great fun for a whole family.

Fishing in the rivers: Korana, Slunjčica (it springs 5 km south of Slunj), Mrežnica (springs 10 km west from Slunj). Daily fishing permits, which can be obtained on the spot, is for all rivers necessary.

Climbing up on the rocks - climbing spot Gajina pećina (cave). It is an attractive location next to Plitvice lakes, 12 km from Jelov Klanac. By way of the easy to intermediate level via-Ferrata climbing route, you get right to the top and can enjoy a breathtaking view on the summit.

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.

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