Etno Garden (4*)

Plitvice National Park

About Etno Garden

The Etno Garden is a unique resort located in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park, only 400 meters from the largest lake and park entrance number 3, away from the noise of the main road in a small village called Plitvice Selo. Etno Garden is a vacation oasis offering the perfect combination of relaxation and facilities with a respect for nature and old Croatian customs.

Each season brings something different and exceptional. For example during the autumn you can see palette of different colours everywhere; in fallen leafs, nuts, vegetables and fruits which mellow in this period. The courtyard is a perfect place for children to play, they can pick apples from a tree and eat it or they can see how jam is made; this is a place of unspoiled nature.

This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.


  • 3* Apartments - Etno Garden is located near the largest lake and very close to the entrance number 3, there is a restaurant where you can try local dishes, wine and brandy from the area. After your exploration of the park you can relax in the garden and enjoy nature.
  • 4* Exclusive - Perfect location near the lake in a quiet part of the National Park. Modern, new and spacious rooms with furniture made of wood . You can choose deluxe rooms or some romantic attic rooms with a beautiful view of the National park. On the ground floor there is a restaurant where you can try local specialties food, wine and brandy. You can also enjoy the garden from which you can see the biggest Lake.

Amenities for all rooms: Mountain views, saftey deposit box, lounge, sofa, minibar, kettle, wardrobe, bathroom with bath or shower, free wifi, air-conditioning / heating, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, hairdryer, towels, toiletries.

  • Green Garden - an excellent choice for families who want to combine a relaxed mountain lifestyle with a variety of sport’s fun activities that can be found in the vicinity. Surrounded by beautiful nature, the villa offers the experience of being in a untouched part of the area nature, where you can stay in the garden and have a unique view of the nature. It features an outdoor garden restaurant with tasty food & drinks and playground for children.
  • Green Garden House - superior rooms, a few minutes from the entrance to the National Park, 400 m from the lake Kozjak and the biggest waterfall. It features an outdoor garden restaurant with interesting, tasty food and drinks and green playground for children.

Facilities: On site restaurant - if you decide to try some of traditional foods from this area, you can enjoy fresh organic dishes, prepared to traditional recipes, made from fresh ingredients, with some of the best Croatian wine. A delightful ambiance in the restaurant or the wooden summer terrace in the garden is the perfect place for romantic or family lunches and dinners.

Start your day with rich continental breakfast, a cup of hot coffee and warm homemade donuts. After a long walk through the Park you can relax in the lounge bar, refresh yourself with a glass of fresh lemonade with local honey or maybe take a sip of homemade liquor, prepared with fresh fruit and nuts. You can also try various kinds of prosciutto, ham and cheese - all of it is made the traditional way, organic and fresh. The best way to end your day is to try the best local dishes from this mountain area; indulge all your senses with a 3 course dinner served under the stars. Traditionally, due to the long winters and very low temperatures this area is known for brandy, and we strongly recommend you not to go home without trying at least one. For those with a sweet tooth there is always some delicious dessert from the kitchen.

Also on site is a sauna.

Activities available in the area:

  • Nordic walking

Develop strength and endurance with this increasingly popular form of walking where you activate the entire body. Combined with nature and fresh air are particularly suitable to health. It was originally designed as a summer training for skiers, actively involves 90 percent of body muscles and increases calorie consumption 20-45 percent. Nordic walking is suitable for any age, and all you need is a pair of sports shoes, comfortable sportswear, matching pair of Nordic walking sticks and good will.

  • Group sports

In the lush, green garden of the resort you can play football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis or try archery. If you like bicycling, Plitvice Lakes have one of the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe. If you prefer to rest on a deck chair with a good book, you can also enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the garden.

  • Near Etno Garden they can arrange - rafting, kayaking and horse riding.

Contact us now to book this recommended hotel for any dates.

  • Boutique
  • 21-50 rooms
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for walking
  • Ideal for fly drives


"lovely and friendly hotel in Plitvice right in the countryside and very close to the Par."

M Prunier, Canada, September, 2019

"We loved Plitvice National Park and were able to conduct all our visit on foot leaving the car at the Etno apartments."

R Hazeldine, UK, July, 2019



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