Glamping At BIG BERRY Lifestyle Resort

Glamping Kayak

What is Glamping?

If you’ve never heard of glamping it’s quite literally “glamorous camping.”

According to, you’re still surrounded by nature like you would be camping but you’re in a lot more luxury than standard camping in a tent. On this occasion we stayed in a luxurious cabin with a comfy bed and relaxing jacuzzi.

Glamping Spa

We spent 5 days glamping at Big Berry Lifestyle Resort located in the South-East part of Slovenia, near a small town called Primostek. We were right on the River Kolpa that is the border between Slovenia and Croatia so we could literally swim to Croatia from our cabin, without a passport! 😉


Glamping Big Berry

There are 7 luxurious mobile homes at Big Berry, designed by Slovenian producer Hosekra – the smallest sleeping two and the largest up to seven people. We were lucky enough to have a modern family cabin all to ourselves.

Glamping Mobile Home

Each home has a fully equiped kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living area and a terrace with a jacuzzi so we really felt like we finally got the space we were looking for after months of living in hostels.

Glamping Cows

What we loved most about staying here was being completely surrounded by nature…waking up to cows mooing outside our window on one side, and eating breakfast with a view of the Kolpa River on the other.

Glamping View

Besides sleeping in luxury there are a range of outdoor activities you can do at Big Berry resort such as working out on the playground, beach volleyball or swimming in the river, to name a few.

Glamping Big Berry Lifestyle Resort

We also took a Big Berry kayak for a journey along the Kolpa River, which is actually the cleanest river in Slovenia!

Glamping Kayaking
(Kayaking on the River Kolpa, border of Slovenia & Croatia)

On Sundays the Big Berry team do a free for all BBQ, and when we were there the American interns also did an American potato salad for us all to try. If you’re the social type, the Sunday BBQ is a great way to mingle with everyone who’s staying at the resort.

Glamping BBQ

If not, just sit back and relax on the butterfly chairs or beds…

Glamping Big Berry Resort

Big Berry is the perfect place to just chill out, and some nights they even do a group gong meditation, which we were lucky enough to experience and felt very relaxed afterwards.


On arrival we were greeted with a welcome basket with the tastiest apple juice made in the area, local ghee butter (so yum!), local honey, beryshka chocolates, beryshka shots, hemp shots and a bottle of chardonnay from the local winery to enjoy in the jacuzzi on our first night.

Glamping Welcome Basket

Every morning we’d hear a knock on the door at 8am to let us know our breakfast hamper had arrived. It contained a bunch of different locally sourced goodies each time and always included apple juice, typical Slovenian pogača bread, local milk/yogurts and fresh fruits.

Glamping Breakfast

Tip: You can drink tap water in Slovenia as their water is very clean.

We usually went out for lunch at Big Berry’s partner restaurants Gostilna Muller and Gostišče Vešelič where Andrea served us up 3 course meals with delicious vegetarian options too.

Glamping Restaurant

For dinner we would generally get a take away at our favourite restaurant Pri Starem Pildu.

Tip: The creamy salmon gnocchi and vegetarian lasagne at Pri Starem Pildu are mouth watering!

Activities in the Bela Krajina Region

Big berry partners with many local businesses in the Bela Krajina region so there are many day trips that can be taken from the resort. There are so many things to see and do, here are a few…

Try the many different heart healthy oils at Oljarna Perčarič. The hazelnut and walnut oils are made with nuts grown in the area.

Glamping Oils

If you’re into visiting churches check out the ‘Tri Fare’ – 3 churches in one spot.

Glamping Church

Visiting the Spring of River Krupa is a must. You can’t swim here because it’s really cold and you can’t drink the water because it’s polluted, but it is such a stunning picturesque place to see.

Glamping Love

Try all the local beers at Brewery Vizir.

Glamping Beer Tasting

Check out Mojca’s cake art at the Domače Dobrote Mojca Bakery. She literally creates art out of cake and makes it look like a piece of cake 😉

Glamping Behind the Scenes

Do the Bistra Buča School experience where you literally get to rewind back to 1957 and experience a class as a second grader back in those times. The teacher, who’s obviously acting, is hilarious.

Glamping School

Take an evening wine tour at the Malnarič-Nampel winery and get merry trying all the local wines. Sandy was so excited to finally have found somewhere in Europe that sells her favourite sweet wine, Moscato.

Glamping Wine Tour

Visit the capital of Bela Krajina, Metlika. This town has a population of 3,000 and is known for having Slovenia’s first ever fire brigade. While you’re there check out the museum and learn about the history of Slovenia.

Glamping Metlika

Glamping Museum

Learn how to make typical Slovenian belokranjska pogača bread at the Gostišče Vešelič restaurant and don’t forget to put the egg, salt and cumin on top. Will’s bread turned out pretty good!

Glamping Bread

Attend the Archery Workshop organised by Big Berry Resort. It was Sandy’s first (and last) time at archery – it’s harder than it looks!

Glamping Archery

Have a picnic at Kozice viewpoint on tanča gora.

Tip: Bears live here so make enough noise when passing through to keep them away.

Glamping Picnic

At 640m high it’s the best viewpoint in Bela Krajina. You can see Slovenia on the left side of the Kolpa River and Croatia on the right.

We are so grateful to have been invited to experience glamping at Big Berry Lifestyle Resort before the it officially opens to the public in 2017. A big thanks to the Big Berry Team for taking us out on day trips to explore the area and making our first glamping experience (and first time in Slovenia) memorable!

Glamping Big Berry Team

Our opinions are our own, and from our experience Big Berry Lifestyle Resort really does represent the ‘luxury of freedom.

For more information on glamping check out the Big Berry website. It’s also worth following Big Berry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube for daily lifestyle inspiration.

Have been glamping before? Tell us about your experience in a comment below…

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