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Meceanu Lodge is managed by Volker, the owner.
70 - 120/night
Suitable for 2-4 people

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Meceanu Lodge exterior - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
— Volker: “There are five houses in total and we got them from different villages in the area several years ago, deconstructed them and rebuilt them on this piece of land.”
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— How would you describe Maramures Lodges including Meceanu Lodge?

Volker: “Maramures Lodges are traditional wooden houses in Romania that have been restored with all comforts and turned into unique holiday homes on a large 100ha property facing a monastery.

They are highlights of Maramures architecture. There are five houses in total and we got them from different villages in the area several years ago, deconstructed them and rebuilt them on this piece of land.

They are absolutely traditional and we love them because they are masterpieces of Maramures woodworking crafts. They are also unique because of their size and one of them is very special because it is L-shaped and this type of house is very rare. They are between 150 and 300 years old.”
Meceanu Lodge exterior - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
— Meceanu Lodge exterior

— What was your inspiration to acquire these country lodges, deconstruct them and and turn them into holiday rentals?

Volker: “When we started, we had no plan. It was only passion. Nowadays, old houses are demolished or burned down in order to make room for modern houses. The traditional village centres are disappearing, so we wanted to help to protect this traditional type of building.

Later on, we devised the plan to provide nice holiday accommodation for guests. We did this for two reasons. One was to share the houses with others, and the second was to have some help with reducing our costs.”
Meceanu Lodge dining area - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
— Meceanu Lodge dining area

— Please describe the layout and the rooms of Meceanu Lodge.

Volker: “300 years old, Meceanu Lodge is the oldest cottage which we completely restored and adapted to today’s standards. It sits not far from Palaga Lodge and from its position on the hill, it offers beautiful views of the local abbey.

The cottage has 140 sqm and is furnished with many antiques and paintings pf Romanian artists, it has two bedrooms for up to 4 people and offers plenty of space for for a relaxing and cozy stay.”
 - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania

— Please tell us a little bit about the interior of the holiday homes.

Volker: “My wife is an architect and a carpenter, so she is in charge of the design of the buildings. We discussed for a long time what to do, wondering whether to be more traditional or modern. My wife and I both love French antique furniture and paintings, so we purchased things in the northwest of France and Paris and combined them with traditional furniture from our village Botiza.

For example, in Maris Lodge we also have an original desk from Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, the famous British travel writer. I was always inspired by his many travels and when there was an auction of some of his belongings, I bought his desk and some original books.”
Maramures - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
— Maramures

— What about the facilities at the lodges?

Volker: “The holiday rentals are equipped with full kitchens and bathrooms, traditional heating on the upper floor and a wood stove on the first floor. However, there’s no television or music because we wanted to create a calm and quiet place.”
Local beekeepers - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
— Local beekeepers

— To you personally, what is so special about these traditional Romanian country lodges?

Volker: “Maramures Lodges have a special atmosphere that immediately draws you in. It’s like lifting off to another time. When I’m here for three or four days, it’s a bit like time travel, with a simpler, slower pace. It’s like living 50 years in the past.”
 - Meceanu Lodge, in Maramures, Romania
 
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