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Enjoy a truly unique getaway in the heart of the Rodopa Mountains. The Gates are nestled in the old village of Dolen, southwest Bulgaria. The village is an architectural and historic reserve with more than 400 years of history.
The Gates feature 2 newly renovated authentic houses and a vast garden that gives breathtaking views of the village and its enchanting old houses.
The Gates feature 8 guest rooms within 3 separate spaces with a bathroom in each space. The houses are furnished with renovated vintage furniture and modern appliances. The traditional design is coupled with contemporary art decor, created by your host Nir Vena.
The Gates can accommodate up to 18 people.
The ground floor features a gallery-bistro where you can enjoy a cup of local handpicked herbal tea or a turkish coffee, while contemplating old photographs of the village. The tranquil garden is the perfect retreat if you want to Zen out.
The hosts can provide you with valuable information about the area. Guided tours to nearby sites and hiking trails are also available, upon request.
The Gates are the perfect retreat if you want to unwind and relax, to explore and recharge. You can embark on a serene hike in the mountain and pick fragrant herbs; you can explore ancient sanctuaries; you can take a rejuvenating swim in the mineral pools in Ognianovo; you can bathe on the sunny Kavala beaches or you can just relax in the shade of the old walnut tree in The Gates enchanted garden.
Smoking is forbidden inside The Gates.
Dogs, cats and any animals with good behaviour are always welcome.
Please respect the principles of Reuse Reduce Recycle at any case.
Please respect the other guests.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
Nevena (Nir Vena) and Mihail (Misho) are one of the very first couples to buy and renovate an old house in the village of Dolen. They discovered the village in the summer of 1994 during a mountain hike. Nir Vena and Misho fall in love with Dolen and purchased an old house of their own soon after. They exchanged vows in Dolen’s old church St. Nicholas in the summer of 1999, dressed in authentic folk attire. In the summer of 2015, Nir Vena and Misho opened the doors of The Gates, bringing together their many talents and endeavors. Nir Vena is a renowned visual artist and an avid herbalist; Misho is an archeologist, a photographer and a passionate cook.