addressRila View Lodge, Madjare, Bulgaria, 2022
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Owned and run by British hosts, Rila View Lodge sits on the edge of the village of Madjare, in the Iskar valley, surrounded by the stunning Rila Mountains. 15 minutes from the ski resort of Borovets. The Lodge offers great value, high-quality ski & summer holidays with hearty delicious food. It also has a spacious light yoga studio and is available for hire as a fantastic retreat venue.

Surrounded by the Rila Mountains, the lodge is a real home from home. Designed and built-in 2006, it has a cosy comfortable living room with a log fire at its heart and a large wooden dining table to share your stories around. Gordon is also the Lodge’s chef and his amazing food flavours brings guests back year after year.

The single and twin rooms are spacious and light-filled with beds that have comfortable mattresses, feather pillows and upholstered headboards that you ll want to sink into at the end of the day

The ensuite spacious family room ( available in ski season only ) is located in the loft space and access is via a spiral staircase. It has windows on 3 sides with spectacular mountain views. It’s a beautiful and magical space, perfect for a family of 4 .

There is a large south-facing wooden deck at the front of the house with tables for sitting outside enjoying the winter sun with a hot drink wrapped in a cosy throw or sunbathing in the summer months.

A heated boot room at the front door allows you to leave your walking or skiing gear at the door ready for the next day .

The lodge caters for up to 14 people in:

  • 4 twin rooms , ensuite with a private balcony
  • 2 single rooms, ensuite with a private balcony
  • 1 family room , ensuite with 1 a double and 2 single beds (available in ski season only)

Yoga Retreats & Wellness Weeks

Rila View Lodge is a tranquil haven , a perfect place to relax and reconnect with yourself and nature . Join us on a yoga retreat , one of our wellness weeks or immerse yourself in nature exploring the amazing walks in the Rila mountains


     ‘The Lodge is available to hire throughout the year. You can book by room or for that special event you can hire the whole lodge. So if you are looking for a spa break, a family get together or just walking in the mountains, this is the place to be.’


     ‘Rila View Lodge is situated only 15 mins from Borovets, Bulgaria’s most established Ski Resort.Throughout the winter season we operate ski packages including airport transfers, meals  and daily transfers to and from the resort. Borovets is perfect for families, groups and for beginner and intermediate skiers! ’


prices for April – October
Please note:
The Prices are based on 2 people sharing.


Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Guests say


“What a hidden gem. This place is beautiful and a home away from home. The hosts Gordon and Eileen are so welcoming and friendly. I love it here and will definitely be returning. Thank you for such a wonderful holiday.”


“ What an extraordinary week I’ve had here for a yoga retreat. Gordon and Eileen have been perfect hosts in every way….a professional and caring outlook with pure hearts! Their knowledge of the local area is exemplary and Gordon’s vegetarian meals outstanding. I will be back. Much love to you both with many thanks ”


“  This is my first Yoga retreat abroad. Words cannot describe this place, it really is like a hidden paradise. Gordon and Eileen have been the most perfect hosts in every way. Gordon’s food has been second to none, day after day delicious, wholesome and cooked with love. The trip to the Rila mountains is not be missed- the most beautiful sights I have ever experienced. Thank you so much. ”

Karen (Yoga teacher )

“We stayed here for 4 nights in May. The whole experience was amazing! The lodge is stunning with the most beautiful views. Not something I’ve ever done before staying in a traditional village but I would highly recommend it.”

Kelly & Graham

“Rila View is the hidden gem of Bulgaria. Gordon and Eileen are amazing people who really care about their guests. It’s been a home from home only better. The food was so amazing and so is Gordon as a chef.”



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