Cabana Genţiana (1670 m) is situated in the Retezat National Park and surrounded by some of the most beautiful flora only seen in the Carpathians.
Please see my Retezat Mountain blog for information on this beautiful terrain,
“The tree roots, granite stones, moss, mushrooms, flowing rivers and flowers are towered over by the pine forests for the next hour or so until you reach this little “happy place” The Cabana Gentiana. I call it the happy place, for the name is soothing (depicting the species of flower surrounding it) and the chap who runs the cabana smiles beautifully in Romanian. If travelling solo, which I was on the descent, he is a friendly and calming man to come across. Additionally, I can relate to anyone who has a “wolf” that adores him.”
In the Pietrele Valley, between Bucura Lake and Cabana Pietrele. If you’re coming from Nucşoara, you can make a shortcut – omitting Cabana Pietrele. More peaceful than the hut complex of Pietrele. This shelter is owned by the tourist club Montan Club Floarea Reginei. It provides accomodation for 40 people, and is open year-around. A speciality tea is available, as well as beer and chocolate, but normal food you must take and cook yourself using your own stove. The heated basement has beds for 18 people, the rest of the sleeping area is on the unheated upper level. The price of accommodation is 30 RON or 25 RON per person per night (basement or upper level, respectively). Pre-booking with the owners is required, although thier is a language barrier. You can read a detailed review about this hut on the www.mountainhuts.info website.
For bookings and reservations tel: +40/(0)733/963292 (direct number of the hut)