Escape to Bohinj

Building for the Future

house renovation bohinj

It was great to see all the progress that has been made at Pr Méžnarjo on our visit just before Christmas. The main, open-plan living space has been plastered and painted in limewash white, and the floor tiles are all laid. Antique oak transforms the windowsills, and the tabernacles have been beautifully renovated. I wonder what used to be kept in those?

After taking delivery of the kitchen, we set to work fitting it into the new space. After watching months of progress from afar, it was great to actually be doing some work on our house ourselves. The old stone walls, reassuringly wonky as they are, definitely provided a challenge, but we were really pleased to complete all of the cabinetry ready for the granite worktop to be fitted in January.


Up in the master suite on the third floor, we now have a stunning restored wooden gable wall, and roof windows flood the room with natural light and offer views up to the mountains. We can’t wait to be able to sleep and relax in this gorgeous space.

house renovation stara fuzina
tosc snow julian alps
vogar julian alps hike

You cannot visit Bohinj without taking a walk somewhere. One of the things we love about our house is the location; from Pr Méžnarjo you can walk to Lake Bohinj in 10 minutes, or choose a longer hike among the surrounding mountains. We decided to go up Vogar, the well-known launch site for paragliders in summer. Heading up the path, we quickly reached the snowline, passing charming mountain huts for the reward of a great view of the lake. A quick cuppa in the Kosijev dom na Vogarju refuge at 1054m refuelled us for the walk back down.

mountain hut vogar bohinj snow

Our visit to Bohinj felt so short, but it is not be long before we will be back, next time sleeping at Pr Méžnarjo for the very first time. It is so exciting to be able to restore this house to its former glory, and we can’t wait to get started on the interior in earnest.

Autumn Break in Bohinj

studor viewpoint lake bohinj autumn

We’re just back from a super visit to Lake Bohinj. We enjoyed some family hiking and relaxation and the chance to catch up on progress on the house. Stara Fužina sits in the middle of a glaciated U-shaped valley formed by two mountains, Rudnica and Studor. We’ve been up Rudnica before, so this time we walked up Studor. We were rewarded with amazing views of the village and lake bathed in the beautiful autumn colours.


Canoeing on the Lake Bohinj, swimming in the (cold!) water, and hiking up Prševic offered enough activity that we slept soundly at night, after the obligatory pizza at Pr Košnik of course.

kayak lake bohinj
jump into lake bohinj

It was great to see such progress on our holiday house, Pr Méžnarjo. The underfloor heating pipes are fully installed on all three floors and the roof is now ready for tiling. The wood burning stove has been ordered to keep us cosy in the winter months and appliances chosen for the new kitchen. We really want to make Pr Méžnarjo a home from home, a place to rest and recharge. We hope our guests will feel like that too.