WINTER FAIRY TALE AT HOTEL SNJEŽNA KUĆA, RUJIŠTE, PRENJ MOUNTAIN

If you want to experience a winter fairy tale in Bosnia and Herzegovina, head for the mountains.  Surrounded by a pine forest, and located only a short drive from Mostar city, mountain hotel Snježna kuća (literally translated snow house) is a great option. Climate in Herzegovina is quite warm and the winters are mild (i.e. quite snow-less), but there is always some snow in those really high mountains, so when it comes to a winter vibe, that's the place to go. I felt like seeing snow with my own eyes, so when we drove to Bijelo Polje with an intention of strolling around, I decided to drive forward all the way to this Prenj and to pay this lovely hotel a visit (after all it is only a twenty minute drive). I also wanted to work on my driving skills because I don't drive often (typically I walk to work). The atmosphere we found in this charming hotel was amazing and I enjoyed my mountain visit immensely. There are about a hundred of mountains in this country and visiting them is a brilliant idea. There you will find fresh air, amazing heights and a charming winter atmosphere. 

 First of all, that it's a great place to chill, stroll around and take photographs. This mountain is stunning! The views here are absolutely mesmerizing. Now as you might now I've been to Rujiste before (a couple of times), but once again I was pretty impressed. Despite our getaway being a short one (only a few hours), I enjoyed it so much. Long story short, it was one very successful winter getaway. Let me tell you a bit more about this place. Rujiste is an area located between mountains Prenj and Veles (proper spelling Veleš, pronounciation Velesh). It could be said that it is more a part of Prenj mountain, though. The altitude is around one thousand meters. The peaks of mountain Prenj are significantly higher, over two thousands meters (something you should know if you decide to explore this area a bit more). The high peaks of Prenj are probably why this mountain is sometimes nicknamed the Herzegovian Himalaya. I feel like most people aren't aware of how many amazing mountains there are in Herzegovina, or in Bosnia and Herzegovina for that matter. I can't help wanting to correct that. Yes, there are quite a few mountains here and they are glorious! In fact, I found out that there are 64 mountains with peaks over 1,500 meters in Bosnia and Herzegovina (maybe even more, I know of 64 for sure, I checked and counted with the help of mountain sites). 
HOTEL SNOW HOUSE (SNJEŽNA KUĆA)
I've actually visited this hotel a couple of times. Most of my visits were during the summer months, this is one of my rare winter visits. However, I was also there in autumn, trying out the new hiking track. If you are curious about that, let me tell you that is located right next to this hotel. The length of the track is around one kilometer, the climb is approximately seventy meters so it is perfect for recreational hikers.  Moreover, there are workout tables and instructions throughout the track (for those who really want to get serious about their fitness).  This hotel is the perfect place to stop by for drinks to warm up after the hike in the open. I have never spend night in this hotel, but I dined here a couple of time and I can really recommend the food and the service (not sponsored in any way). Dining with a mountain view is a lovely experience...and what a view this hotel has!


THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT
 Nothing is new about my outfit. This princess sleeve pink dress is years old (you can see how I styled it with dad sneakers here, with biker boots here, with heeled boots here and with heels here). This time I paired it with (leggings a logical choice for winter) and a pair of biker boots (logical again). I layered it by wearing a turtleneck underneath and I was quite cozy. That's an easy way to turn a summer dress into a winter one. Just wear a turtleneck under it! For more layering, I wore a white faux leather jacket that I got from my sister in law, so it is a second hand item (new to me, but not all new). I finished this look with my DIY headband to add some femininity to this outfit. All in all, it was a great cozy styling. How do you like it?

As always I thank you for your comments, feedback and visits. Let me know what you think about this place. Have you any winter getaways plans? What kind of winter getaways do you like? What was the best one you ever had? Isn't this mountain a nice winter getaway idea? I think it's a good choice for the first travel post of the year, do you agree? Have a lovely day!

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  1. You look so beautiful! Happy New Year!
    xx- Nina
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  2. What a picturesque spot! Love that shade of pink on you and those biker boots look great with everything you wear them with.
    Winter is the best time to get away - I've done it since the 1990s - it breaks up my least favourite season. xxx

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    1. Especially when one is heading to India, I imagine. A bit of sun is just what one needs to break down winter.

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  3. You look darling, I love this pink dress, so cute. Happy New Year lovely, I hope it's extra wonderful for you :)) x

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  4. Love the pink. ❤️❤️❤️

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  5. A nice place to getaway! I like the big fireplace, it will be nice to sit around there with a cup of hot chocolate.
    Love your pink dress with the bell sleeves, matching with leggings.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. It is a trully fairy tale hotel. I haven't visited your country yet but I would love to because it looks like a very picturesque place.
    Love your outfit too, love the way you combined textures and colors.
    I like your blog bery much, very interesting post and lovely topics. Would you like to follow and support each other. It would be a great pleasure for me.

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    1. Thank you. I think I was already following you.

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  7. I've always adored alpine-themed cafés and restaurants like this; especially with the red and white gingham table cloth. This reminds me of mountains in Switzerland! You look lovely in this colour burst of fuchsia pink by the way :) Happy 2020!!!!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. The view makes me think of Switzerland too.

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  8. The view is Great and the hotel us fantastic. You look very pretty :)Happy New Year :)

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  9. Che luogo incantevole!
    Adoro la montagna, credo che regali tanta pace e serenità.
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  10. What a great little pink dress on you! You layer it so well for the cooler weather, and I really like pink and grey together! :)

    Hope that the new year and new decade are starting great for you! :)

    Away From Blue

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  11. Nossa que artigo fantástico, por isso que estou quase todos os dias visitando e lendo seus artigos. Porque sempre tem conteúdos interessantes e de qualidade.

    Beijos 😘 !!

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  12. That is one awesome dress - look at those ginormous sleeves! I love the turtleneck under it - I wore a sleeveless mock neck under my dress today - it's such a great way to extend the season of a dress.

    Lovely scenery. Happy New Year, Ivana!

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    1. It is a great way to extend the season of a dress, isn't it?

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  13. The views you captured of the landscape are stunning!! There's something so magical about winter weather--even after Christmas is over & done with xx

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  14. Beautiful look and views! :) Happy New Year.
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  15. The view is totally so magical. I love the snow pure
    Thank you for sharing
    Happy new year.
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  16. Delizioso questo albergo, hai fatto bene a andarci! Guarda che vista!
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  17. What an amazing place!
    It's so good to stay in a hotel. I loved the photos, it seems to have been very nice to be there.

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  18. A winter fairy tale would be a dream come true and this lovely mountain retreat looks so magical and dreamy! I tend to prefer warm weather getaways during the winter but I think a place like this could even help me get over my dislike for the cold LOL ;p And you look like a princess in you cozy pink dress! Happy new year to you and your family Ivana! Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2020!

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    1. Thank you so much Rowena. I wish you all the best in 2020 too!

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  19. What a magical location, Ivana! I can surely imagine spending some time in that hotel, even spending te night and wake up to that view! I'm also loving your pink puff sleeved dress, which you styled perfectly and warmly by adding the grey turtleneck underneath! xxx

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  20. Looks like a wonderful place to spend holidays, charming, homey and cossy <3 Love your pink dress too, such happy vibes!

    LackaDaisy

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  21. The view is absolutely stunning. That's why I love mountains so much. I like your dress, especially the puffy sleeves.

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