Srce Prirode Hotel (3*)

Gorica Lipnicka, Ribnik

About Srce Prirode Hotel

The Hotel is located in the "Heart of Nature"; Karlovac, Ozalj and Ribnik are three unique destinations that together make up a beautiful whole. People here breathe deeply, surrounded with greenery and numerous rivers, which is what seems to give life a new meaning. The rich gastronomic flavours and scents will awaken your senses and your desire to explore further. Relax and enjoy nature, an oasis of peace with an excellent restaurant & winery. Enjoy views of rolling hills, woodlands and surrounding villages or perhaps listen to the songs of birds from the terrace of the restaurant.

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

Accommodation: a complex of 4 traditional houses furnished both externally and internally in the traditional country style and furnished according to the standards of a good 3* hotel. The price includes: breakfast, wifi, use of swimming pool, VAT, heating / air-conditioning, bath cosmetics, slippers, own terrace.

  • House Jaglac

The old “cottage” is refurbished keeping its traditional spirit and adapted for today’s needs and comfort. It has three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, for a total space of 26 m2 each. An elegant, traditionally furnished room for two adults with a double or twin bed and a view of nature. 

  •  House Šafran

An old rustic building style comprising three comfortably furnished rooms. Two double bedrooms and one single room. The house also contains a “pimlica” (recreation room) with billiards and a recreational area. The house has its own terrace not far from the pool. An elegant, traditionally furnished room for two adults with a double or twin bed with a view of nature.

  • House Ljubičica

Old rustic building style gives this house a unique look. It has 10 comfortably furnished double bedrooms and 2 triple rooms, each with its own bathroom. What makes the house even more special is a spacious terrace next to the orchard and forest. An ideal place for relaxing.

  • House Narcisa

Apartment with 6 beds, kitchen and dining area. Along the house is an outdoor dining area and the house itself is located close to pool. A tranquil landscape will make your vacation unique.

GLAMPING: prices include use of pool; extra charges for breakfast & dinner.

  • Base Lodge (2 to 6 persons - 25m², terrace 15m², double bed & 2 bunk beds)
  • Desert Lodge XL (with bathroom, 2 to 6 persons - 38 m², extra large terrace 50m², veranda 15m², green area 35m².

Restaurant & Winery

Restaurant "Petrova Klet" offers a rustic ambiance and is an ideal place if you want to forget time and urban bustle. The restaurant serves traditional Croatian food and seats around 75 persons. “Visit us and taste the culinary delicacies from the time of our grandmothers.” Examples include the local fresh cheese, ravioli with forest mushrooms, domestic duck with mlinci, lamb “under the bell” with potatoes and vegetables, poppy cake.

If you are a wine connoisseur, browse the winery and find something for yourself and your friends, and enjoy tastings of ecologically produced products from the surrounding region such as premium quality prosciutto, cheese, sausages and much more.


There are so many things not to be missed: rafting, swimming in the clear rivers, off-road driving, visiting wine routes, horse riding ...

During the summer months the River Korana warms up to 24°C or more. As the old saying goes, “Korana strengthens the power of men and invigorates the beauty of women”. Foginovo baths is the most beautiful river beach in Croatia. Swimming in River Dobra is best near the cascades at Lipa, Jarče polje and Grdunac. River Kupa is refreshingly cool in the Summer, with favorite bathing spots in Vukova Gorica, Prilišće and Ozalj. River Mrežnica is a blue-green beauty; from Primišalj to Karlovac there are dozens of beautiful bathing areas, mostly nearby cascades or ancient mills. A specialty of the Karlovac municipality are the Lešće thermal baths, one of the most therapeutic thermal springs in Croatia, with an open swimming pool (28-30°C) located next to the banks of River Dobra.  

Daily Excursions

  • Vivodina wine road - includes ticket to visit the old town of Ozalj; wine tasting with family Joze Vrbanek; wine tasting with family Zdenka Vrbanek; tasting of local products (snacks).
  • Horse riding - BEGINNERS: 2 hour mini riding school; EXPERIENCED: 2 hours of riding in beautiful forest landscape.
  • Bicycle tour of the Zrinski and Frankopan - includes bike & GPS rental, selection of routes, energy package, lunch.
  • Nordic walking adventure - includes rental of Nordic walking poles, Nordic walking map, sweet surprise package.
  • Rafting Mrežnica - includes transfers, lunch package with local products, rafting lower part of the Mrežnica river, Neoprene protective clothing, Insurance.
  • "Zora" river boat - includes 2 hours cruise on a historic boat from the 18th century, welcome drink on the boat, lunch at hotel Korana, entertaining cultural program.
  • Aquarium "Aquatika" - includes bicycle rental up to 4 hours, booklet with all the tracks in the area, ticket for aquarium.

Alternatively, relax at the hotel and enjoy the natural surroundings, perhaps enjoy wine tasting at the Konoba, a choice of tea and local bio honey or indulge yourself with a medical massage.


  • badminton
  • volleyball on the grass
  • mini football
  • table tennis and table football
  • basketball
  • Small & Friendly
  • 21-50 rooms
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for walking
  • Ideal for fly drives



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