An ancient way of life – Mountain village’s of Northern Montenegro

In this world of technology, development and change, we sometimes don’t get the chance to just enjoy the simpler things in life. Thankfully there is a mountain village in Northern Montenegro where you can still experience an ancient way of life.

Cabin in the Mountains

Somewhere outside the Northern Montenegrin town of Berane, you will find this authentic wooden cottage. Hand built in 1918, it still contains the original decor of wooden dishes, old shoes called ‘opanci’, and other traditional artifacts. In addition to its breath-taking mountain vistas, staying in this house provides the guest with a window to an ancient way of life that has sadly, almost vanished in the modern world.

An ancient way of life

What to expect if you stay here? You will be welcomed by Maja and Milan, a young hard-working family with four children, who will do their utmost to make your stay memorable. Beekeeping is a family tradition here that has been passed down through the generations. Milan is a certified top producer of organic honey – they produce high quality organic honey and honey brandy (called rakija-medovina in our language) that you will, of course, be able to try. Milan also produces a variety of fruit brandy using traditional methods.

Organic Produce

All meals are homemade from freshly harvested fruits and vegetables straight from their own garden. You will experience here true Montenegrin warmth and hospitality. You will find yourself being welcomed into this lovely family – joining in with the daily harvesting of raspberries, carrots, potatoes, and juicing fresh fruit. They might even reveal to you their best recipes of juices and salads for a healthy lifestyle!

This family will share with you the joy of living in this village, it is truly a unique place with a pace of life unchanged in generations. What is better than a cozy and warm shelter after a day spent at the mountains?

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An ancient way of life