Bunea Wilderness Cabin


Set above Pecineagu Lake, surrounded by the majestic Făgăraș and Iezer-Păpușa Mountains, this eco-friendly cabin offers a serene escape into pristine wilderness. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, it provides a peaceful and comfortable sanctuary from which to observe the diverse wildlife of the Carpathians.

20th April – 18th October

Wildlife watching

Itinerary details

Wilderness Cabin

Located above Pecineagu Lake with a spectacular view over the Făgăraș and Iezer-Păpușa Mountains, Bunea is the perfect blend of comfort and pristine nature.

Come and experience the Carpathian’s extraordinary and abundant wildlife by staying at the eco-friendly, remote and cosy Bunea wilderness cabin in the Făgăraș Mountains.

Welcome to Bunea Wilderness Cabin

The tour is a once in a lifetime experience (at least) and will take you to places where Europe’s most extensive unfragmented forest lies, home of the continent’s largest population of wolves, bears and lynx.

Built by Foundation Conservation Carpathia, this eco-friendly cabin is part of the largest private conservation project in Europe and is a green business example that has a positive impact on the environment.

Surrounded by forests, far away from civilisation and overlooking Pecineagu Lake, Bunea wilderness cabin is located on the southernmost ridge of the Făgăraș Mountains. More than wildlife watching, a few days at the hide are an opportunity to explore and reconnect with the wilderness of the Carpathian Mountains. Sit back, relax and once the sun starts setting, look out for wildlife such as bears, lynx, wolves, red deer, roe deer or the newly reintroduced European bison from the safety of the hide.

This is an all-inclusive experience

With off-road transportation through the Dâmbovița Valley, specialised guide, organic food and beverages so that you will gain the most of your wildlife experience.

Bunea wilderness cabin can accommodate up to six guests. It features two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other one with four bunk beds).


Meet your guide in Rucăr village, Argeș county, at a designated address. You can safely leave your car here. After a short briefing, you will embark on a 4WD car drive and venture deep into the Dâmbovița River valley. Weather permitting, we will embark, for the last 3 km, aboard an electric raft along the Pecineagu Lake and quietly enter into the wilderness.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and a light snack by your guide.

Once the sun starts setting, look out for bears, wild boar, foxes, red deer or roe deer from the comfort of the hide.

In the evening, enjoy a candle-lit gourmet dinner made from local, organic ingredients and premium Romanian organic wines. There are a lot of opportunities for telling stories in the evening.

At the crack of dawn, sit with a mug of fresh tea or coffee to spot any wildlife roaming around the area.

After a hearty breakfast, choose a hiking trail with the length and level of difficulty that suits you best (for a minimum stay of two nights; your guide will advise you about this). During our trip, we may check our camera traps for wildlife monitoring.

At lunchtime, we choose a scenic place with breathtaking views over the Făgăraș and Iezer-Păpușa Mountains to relax and enjoy a well-deserved picnic (this applies for minimum stay of two nights; for a one-night stay, you will receive a packaged lunch).


Maximum group size: 6

253 EUR / person / first night (full board)

190 EUR / person (any additional night)

Children up to 12 years old benefit from a 40% discount (accommodation, food and tours)

Exclusivity for you and your group (extra fees may apply)


Accommodation at the Bunea wilderness cabin

Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner): organic gourmet food, organic beverages

Off-road transportation in the Dâmbovița Valley and electric raft transfer (weather depending)

Licensed & specialised guide

Guided day hikes

Required euipment

Hiking boots

Day backpack*

Warm clothes (it may be chilly in the morning and late evening)

Rain jacket (weather in the mountains can be unpredictable)

Sun hat and / or sunglasses

Head torch (optional)

*you can leave your main luggage in the car

Fine print

70% of all revenues end up within local communities, all profits go towards the conservation work of Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

What you will find at Bunea wilderness cabin

Eco-friendly, wooden building with rustic design

Cosy beds (a double bed and four bunk beds), bed sheets, pillows and warm blankets

Basic kitchen

Rustic fireplace

Dining room

Restroom with toilet, warm-water shower (solar powered – weather-permitting), sink with running water and towels

Large windows for wildlife watching (additional windows for professional cameras / wildlife photography facilities)


Rain ponchos

Wildlife and birdwatching equipment – binoculars and telescope

Field guides: birds, mammals, plants and other relevant brochures

Wildlife observation book (by noting down what animals you see, you take part in our conservation activities, while also helping our wildlife monitoring team)

Fresh air, tranquillity and great company

What you will not find at Bunea wilderness cabin


GSM service


Complete wildlife watching experience

Would you prefer the comfort of Bunea hide? Or the scenic location of Comisu hide?

Then why not try both?

Spend a night in each of our wildlife observation hides deep in the wilderness of the Făgăraș Mountains. We have carefully chosen the perfect locations to build our Bunea and Comisu hides, after years of studying wild animal tracks and their behaviour throughout this area of the Făgăraș Mountains.

Strategically placed in natural clearings, but hidden enough to not impact wildlife movements, our hides offer wildlife enthusiasts the possibility of seeing bears, as well as other wild animals, from inside the safety of these cabins.

We offer a complete package to both of these fantastic locations. This includes overnight stay, expert guide, transfer from Rucăr village, and delicious local and organic meals and drinks. Our hides are an ideal destination for individuals or small groups who want to experience true wilderness and amazing wildlife.

Fine print

70% of all revenues end up within local communities, all profits go towards the conservation work of Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

Bunea & Comisu wildlife watching

  • € 368 / person
  • Children up to 12 years old benefit from a 40% discount (accommodation, food and tours)
  • maximum group size: 6
  • Exclusivity for you and your group (extra fees may apply)
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