“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
The Valea Verde is an enchanting place in the heart of Transylvania, which brings together joie de vivre and culture, relaxation and rejuvenation, nature and outdoor activities. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend hide-away, the perfect place for your family holiday or a central location to explore the truly breathtaking countryside and its cultural heritage – simply lean back and let yourself be inspired.
Set in a romantic valley not far from the medieval town of Sighişoara, we have established a special place for our guests in the small village of Cund. Our love of nature, our close affinity with the country, our special sense for creating a soothing and relaxed atmosphere and our passion for good food formed the essential principles that guided us in our endeavour. Paired our personal and authentic approach to hosting our guests, we strive to make your stay in Transylvania a very special one!
The Valea Verde Restaurant, run by German chef & owner Jonas Schäfer and his wife Ulrike Schäfer, is focussing on delicious local and seasonal food with much of the produce being grown in the 3ha gardens of the resort. The Valea Verde Restaurant is widely recognised as one of the best county, the winner of numerous awards and a much sought after culinary destination.
With a vast selection of local and international wines (more than 160 labels), Jonas Schäfer´s passion for pairing (especially) Romanian wines with his very thoughtful and creative food creations (often featuring locally foraged truffles) does add a delightful element to our guests dining experiences. Be this in our cosy restaurant or in summer time an Al-Fresco meal in our large courtyards or the 1,5ha carefully landscaped grounds of the resort.
The Schäfer family has spent many years renovating beautiful farmhouses in Transylvania, giving them a new lease of life. Today our guests can enjoy four comfortable apartments in our building next to the restaurant, each of which has its own separate entrance and a spacious patio. Furthermore we have another sixteen apartments in the village in three different, uniquely charming locations.
All apartments are fitted with en-suite bathrooms and cosy armchairs for reading – some of them even feature wood burning stoves, which in addition to the central heating, make for a cozy and romantic setting. The quality interiors have been selected to create tasteful, cultivated and comfortable backdrop for your holiday experience.
Those seeking a little more independence will feel at home in our romantic country houses in the nearby village. The typical Saxon-style farmhouses were restored and furnished with a great love for detail. Each one comes with a full kitchen for self-catering, a fully equipped bathroom, a pretty courtyard with a covered patio and garden space.
We have also curated a wide range of special leisure activities for you. Explore the Transylvanian Wilderness when walking on our marked trails under the canopy of ancient trees, go horse riding in the hills, cycle on quiet trails through field and the forrest, play a game of Pétanque or just enjoy a great read in our garden – we hope you will find yourself inspired by reconnecting with nature and those eternal values that count in life.
For body and soul we offer also special Wellness experiences at the Valea Verde. Feel rejuvenated after a special relaxing or therapeutical massage, work out in our small, but state-of-the-art fitness room featuring the latest TechnoGym line or take special yoga lessons in the refreshing air of the Transylvanian countryside! In summertime our idyllic swimming lake with a natural infinity pool is a great option to cool down in the summer heat or exercise by swimming its 17m length.
For those in search of a venue for a team-building, a corporate meeting or a staff training we can suggest our excellent meeting facilities – fully equipped with the latest technology this is the ideal place to meet, work and learn in a relaxed, yet productive atmosphere!
We invite you to a enjoy a truly special village which we made our home away from home and to truly find some time to unwind and refocus: by immersing in tranquility and nature, through stimulation and relaxation, with family and friends – ….and the ability to celebrate every minute of your Transylvanian experience with all your senses!
With our very best wishes,Jonas & Ulrike Schäfer, Hildegard Helen Brandl und Dragos Anastasiu