The Old House in Miljanov Valley – Montenegro
Situated in the Miljanov Valley, the Babovic Old House looks out toward mountains on all sides. It is a special place. The house and hosts provide a cozy atmosphere to take in the village life and Montenegrin wild beauty everywhere you look.
In the midst of the demands of village life, Ivana Babovic puts an extra splash of style both into her decor and cooking. She contrasts the traditional natural-wood walls and floors with vivid colors in her bed coverings and wall hangings.
For the national dishes, she pulls out all the stops going old school. Ivana prepares a wide range of local mountain fare, some more obscure and dating back hundreds of years like zatop or kavurma. In addition she brings to table the standards like nettle and cheese pita as well as kacamak. The Old House on the Babovic Farm offers a single digit of meters farm to table experience that is wholly organic, delicious, and beautiful.
In addition to enjoying the farm and village, travelers stopping here can explore the surrounding mountains including Komovi. In addition to hiking and mountain biking in the summer with Nordic skiing and snow shoeing in the winter, there is an unexplored cave nearby. Serious spelunking exploration here will require extensive gear and technical expertise.
Features of the old house in Miljanov Valley
- Located in the Andrijevica Opstina near some of the most scenic roads in Montenegro (BT-AN05 & BT-TT3; E65; M9)
- Babovic Old House in Miljanov Do (Valley) in Konjuhe Selo or Village – 40 euros per night
- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds
- Kitchen with dining area
- Linens and towels provided
- Organic, national food meals are available
- Full access to the Babovic Farm, gardens, and livestock
- Terrace with mountain views
- Free parking on property
- Hiking, mountain biking, spelunking, Nordic skiing all around
The real Montenegrin way of life
For those who want to experience the real Montenegrin way of life, farm stay in Konjuhe with the Babovic family offers all that. They take their time for morning coffee and good meals.
Grinding corn in the local water mill and then watching Ivana preparing kacamak with that corn flour, makes the taste of this local dish unforgettable. The old house was a dream for a nostalgic person like me, I loved every detail! The Babovics are such a nice family, always in a good mood and willing to help. I had a lot of fun with the three daughters, who are learning English very well. They took me on hikes along Mojan river and to Stavna, both extremely beautiful places. I really felt like a part of the family and I hope to come back one day!
The Old House In Miljanov Valley was a pleasant experience all around. The Babovic family were down to Earth even in these high mountains. They were truly one of the most kindhearted families you will meet. The natural old house comforted me around the beautiful mountains which were literally in every direction. The natural dishes were prepared by hand, and you could tell the hard work they put into the food from the tasty results. The house is also a great starting point for a hike to the mountain Komovi. It was the most beautiful hike I’d ever experienced, because everywhere you looked was as if it were a picture in a postcard. After the hike I came back to my comfy bed, and to some delicious homemade food!
Set in Miljan’s Valley, this house doesn’t have much, and that is what makes it so sweet. The simplicity of the layout inside the house gives it a warm, old time feel one my need for a reboot. The view from the window is enough in itself a reason to fall in love with this house. The mountains look like huge green waves just waiting to crash into the village. The beauty is incredible.
The service you receive while at this house is genuinely great. The family offer you an incredible amount of food at every meal. This gives you the chance to try all kinds of food grown or made in this rural mountain town. All in all this house is worth the drive all the way out here for because it gives you a sense of thankfulness for all the small things this world has to offer.
A trip into the real Montenegro
We spent three excellent nights with the Babović family in the gorgeous valley of Miljan. When you stay in Nebojse’s house, you feel like you have been brought into the family home with photos of past generations and hand-stitched walls hangings. Immediately, we were warmly welcomed by the entire family with smiles and generous helpings of amazingly delicious homemade food.
Ivana is a wonderful cook, offering variety, special traditional dishes, and vegetables and meat all produced on the farm. One day Ivana taught me how to make the delicate and tasty pita with homemade cheese, and on the second day Nebojse took me up in his tractor into the Komovi mountain to visit the family camp where they move the herds of sheep and cows for the summer months near the beautiful snow-capped mountain.
I can’t say enough about the three sweet daughters, the much-loved new son, and the generous and sincere great-aunt Donica. The oldest daughter Milena served as the main interpreter and guide to the area, and she was so friendly and eager to help and learn. She took us on several walks in the village and surrounding areas, always willing to answer questions and ask some of her own. In addition, we were invited into two other homes for food and drink while walking around the village. We feel we had a trip into the real Montenegro.
We had a very relaxing 4 day stay in the very cozy cabin of the super friendly Babovic family. It is a great place to experience the what we consider “authentic” Montenegro. The food was excellent and the hospitality made the stay a very special experience for us. Thanks again!
peaceful serene idyllic place
We stayed for three nights at the Old House in Miljanov. Just 20 minutes after arrival and a very warm welcome, we were already enjoying the peaceful serene atmosphere from the veranda with views over the valley. The traditional house is beautifully decorated and has a very special nostalgic atmosphere. All the family was extremely warm, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed their delicious traditional Montenegrin food from local produce too. An outstanding idyllic place for holiday. We also enjoyed the beautiful area. Meadows with lots of beautiful flowers. We saw fire-flies too.
When not staying near the house it is a great hike to Komovi mountain (starting from the Old House and back), and we also drove to Vusanje for a beautiful hike in the Ropojana valley.
I wished we could have stayed many more day’s at this peaceful beautiful quiet place with such nice warm family around!
Thank you all Babovic family, for the wonderfull time we had!!!
Best wishes from Joanna and Jeffrey