Gela Villa Gela Rhodopes

Gela Villa Gela Rhodopes

The white beauty of the Rhodope Mountains cannot be described – it must be seen! The fabulous new Villa Gela is set in the Rhodope Mountains in the little hamlet of Gela – birthplace of the legendary musician Orpheus in Smolyan district and offers a rural or active retreat. The Villa Gela has been built at elevation of more than 1,600 m above sea level, and stands out from all the other tourist facilities in Bulgaria, and even in the Balkans, dragging the Bulgaria’s tourist industry into the 21st century. Gela village is perched high in the tiny village of the Rhodope mountain range of the Perelik Mountains, and is home to the last 30 inhabitants of the average age of 70. Young people long ago abandoned working in the fields, which are still cultivated by horse and plough, for cities such as the capital, Sofia, in search of better-paid jobs and careers. The Gela village is surrounded with wonderful mountain peaks of Mount Malak Perelik (2147 m), Mt Shilestata Chuka (2180 m), Orpheus peak (2188 m) and Mt Chaeva Chuka (1922 m) which probably contribute to inexhaustible source of myths and legends.

Villa Gela is located in the dramatic Rhodope Mountains in an intensely private location at the end of a winding no-through road. The Gela chalet spans over 1000 square meters of sophisticated living space over four floors and unquestionably provides the most luxurious mountain rental conditions in Eastern Europe. The villa Gela is located approximately 17 km away from Pamporovo ski resort, the second largest ski facility in Bulgaria.

The Villa Gela features six luxuriously arranged double bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, fireplace and fabulous views of the mountains or garden, five with the sitting space. Every room of the Gela Villa features a fireplace and panoramic views of the magic pine-forested valleys below and provides maximum of comfort to suit various profiles of customers. Two of the bedrooms can be configured as family rooms. One of the bedrooms have baths next to the windows for taking in the views and three bedrooms have separate shower cubicles.

The main living area of the Villa Gela in Rhodopes is open-plan with a sitting area composed around a large wood burning fireplace and a large dining table that can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Light pours into the living room through eight large French windows that open out onto a spacious terrace with an outdoor dining area with 280 degree views over the surrounding mountains and stunning countryside where many guests choose to spend long afternoons enjoying wines and local cuisine. There is also an outdoor seating area around a fire-pit for evening drinks and colder days. The terrace also features a Jacuzzi which can comfortably seat eight.

In the Gela Villa in Rhodopes there is a professionally equipped kitchen from which the in-house chefs prepares food. Villa Gela also has a wood-paneled library with a selection of books, a workstation and poker table, located on the ground level near to the living room. Villa Gela has an exceptional spa with a 10-meter indoor jet swimming pool, a steam room, a gym with free-weights and two showers. There is also a massage area for relaxing therapies and treatments which can be organized in-house. A combination of the fresh mountain air and aching limbs from hiking through the foothills of Mount Orpheus through meadows of wild orchids and astonishingly pretty butterflies guarantees a good night’s sleep.

At the Villa Gella in Rhodope Mountains the service is delivered by a highly skilled team with a passion for hospitality. The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that guests sample finest locally sourced produce paired with award winning wines from their winery, Terra Tangra. In the summer, guests go horse riding, cycling, potholing, and cave-exploring, exploration of well-preserved traditions and tourist sites as amazing cultural and historical places like Perperikon and others. In winter, skiing in Pamporovo is less than 20 km away and Chepelure a few km further on.

The villa Gela in Rhodopes also has an indoor pool and steam room, while badminton courts are just being completed. Amenities of the Villa Gela : Open-plan living and dining room, terrace with AL-fresco dining area and outdoor fireplace, Jacuzzi for eight, Spa with ten meter indoor swimming pool and steam room, Concierge service, Breakfast and afternoon tea daily with juice and tea upon arrival, Gourmet dinners each night with a selection of house wines from the Terra Tangra winery, Toiletries infused with Bulgarian rose and local herbs, Use of the indoor swimming pool, steam room and spa, Professional staff and chef, Driver service can be arranged by request. Villa Gela invites you to join the Kukeri defile to chase away the winter spirits and bring in the fertility of spring.