Pomona Tourist Farm: A Relaxing Weekend Getaway in Rogaška Slatina
Rogaška Slatina is Slovenia’s famous SPA town, especially known for its healing mineral water. While many visitors choose to stay in one of the major luxury wellness resorts in the area, the Pomona Tourist Farm is the perfect alternative for those looking for an authentic countryside stay in the midsts of nature. I headed over for Easter weekend, and enjoyed every second!
Located only a couple of minutes from the centre of Rogaška Slatina, Pomona Tourist Farm has everything you need for a relaxing weekend getaway. Its own SPA with three different saunas (Finnish, Turkish, infrared), a jacuzzi, a fitness and an option to book a massage.
I had a very much needed back massage and the lady really knew what she was doing. Not to mention she was beyond lovely, making me feel completely comfortable – I had a horrendous first massage experience in Bali and have been avoiding them ever since, so I’m extra appreciative when I stumble upon someone like her.
In warmer months of the year, you can also swim in their natural outdoor pool, soak up the sun in the beehive-looking sun beds (genius), or take a treetop walk! Their private treetop walk has just opened, and is only one of the activities they currently have in the works. Soon there will also be a new greenhouse with gardening workshops for kids, a 25-metre high lookout tower and piglets running around! The property is huge and feels like a world of its own, providing all the peace and quiet you need.
Being a foodie, what impressed me as well is their farm to table approach. There’s no shortage of locally sourced food at Pomona. You can see the produce they use in their dishes grow in every corner of the property, and all the meals I’ve had there were proper homey.
There’s buffet breakfasts, where everyone can find something for themselves. Cheese, salami, jams, honey… I’d like to give a special shoutout to their cottage cheese, pâté and fried eggs prepared with bacon and pork cracklings – the proper Slovene way.
Dinners are served, and they surprise you with something new every evening. Desserts were right up my alley every night, with just the right amount of sweetness, and I still dream about their sautéed potatoes (pražen krompir in Slovene). Genuinely the best I’ve ever eaten! I’ve grilled Janko, the owner of Pomona, about their secret ingredient, but he didn’t budge, so I guess you’ll just have to go over and try it for yourself.
Speaking of Janko, his hospitality was outstanding and his happy-go-lucky energy contagious. He made me feel at home the second I arrived. I don’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed in someone else’s “house”!
There’s 8 rooms in total at Pomona, each being named after a fruit. All of them have a modernised but traditional farm stay look and their own modern bathroom. I stayed in the plum room with a super comfy double bed, which also came with a closet, a dining table and a balcony overlooking pine trees. You can book your stay HERE.
I’d suggest Pomona Tourist Farm mainly to couples and families (there’s a nice playground for kids as well), but I stayed there with my best friend Helene and we didn’t feel out of place either. We’re quite adventurous, so we spent our days exploring the surroundings, and afternoons relaxing at Pomona. Since everything in the area is so close by, you can easily go back and forth too.