When it comes to rustic, traditional Montenegro, the Kljajić family nails it at their farm stay–Kuca Kljajica. Built in 1918, their traditional home’s modern modifications (like a bathroom) have been designed to work brilliantly with the space. The new house offers a modern take on village life. The family practices organic farming of vegetables and raspberries. They are also 1 of 3 certified organic beekeepers in the country. And yes, they have served their honey to royalty including Prince Charles and Camilla.
At the Kljajic family farm, organic foods find their way in abundance to the table where Maja serves up monster family-style helpings of local dishes. They swear that no one has ever left their table hungry and they plan to keep it that way. Milan, Maja, and their children exhibit the beauty that is Montenegrin hospitality.
While Kuca Kljajica immerses you in local culture, it also opens up great hiking and mountain biking on surrounding mountains. One challenging hike in the area is the climb up to the Widowmaker, a village highlight. Lake and fly-fishing in nearby rivers are also accessible to enjoy the peaceful setting and have a chance to catch a grayling or other unique fish species.
Features of the Kuca Kljajica farm stay
- Kuca Kljajica has 3 accommodations available for travelers including the original, private Traditional House with 3 bedrooms for up to 8 people; the New House with 3 bedrooms each available separately for up to 2 people; and the Barrel Hut for 2 adults and a little one
- Traditional house: 1 room with 3 beds, 1 room with 2 single beds, and a master bedroom with an oversized queen bed; a small kitchen, bathroom with shower, and indoor dining area
- New house: 3 bedrooms: 1 with a queen bed and 2 with 2 single beds each, community kitchen, indoor dining, and 2 bathrooms. Heated floors throughout the house.
- Barrel Hut: the Kljajic family has been making their own version of rakija and honey rakija for years (with great success). This barrel has been repurposed for an innovative lodging option that is close enough to the apiary that you can hear the bees working. [Note: this accommodation has bathroom access in the New House.]
- Outdoor covered dining by garden and raspberry field when weather permits
- Traditional decor and wood stove
- Organic national food meals available
- Adventure abounds including village life, hiking, biking, fly fishing, cross-country skiing
- Free parking available on the farm