Situated in North Western Slovenia and in the heart of some of the best areas for fishing, our accommodation boasts a blend of warm hospitality, creature comforts and excellent home-cooked cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in a picturesque rural location The Retreat is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with a variety of wildlife and birds in our garden, meadows and woodland. The spacious guest rooms are individually designed and furnished with relaxation in mind  and each have a private bathroom. 

Our comfortable lounge has tea and coffee making facilities and a quiet corner for reading and relaxing. There is also satelite T.V. free Wi-Fi, writing and fly-tying desks.

There are wonderful walks; literally right from the doorstep, with a further selection in the area, and beyond, with or without a guide. Bird watching, butterfly, wild flower, and orchid observing, and many other sporting and outdoor countryside pusuits are also available. With various activities, and specialists often in residence please get in touch for further information, and details of our calendar of events.

Baca Retreat Walking Dinner

Holiday Information for Guests Travelling from the UK

By Air

With daily flights departing  from most local airports  in the UK to either - Trieste, Venice Marco Polo, or Treviso, in Italy. Transfer to our accommodation in Slovenia is by car or private taxi. There is also an option for self drive with car hire from the airport, -  the choice is yours.  For all self-drive guests we  supply routes from the airport, and with a drive time of just over two hours from Venice, and less from Trieste, this is a great option for those of you who like to be independent, and have more flexibility.   Flights also operate from some airports in the UK and Eire to Ljubljana, from where we would be happy to arrange a private taxi transfer, or car-hire. You also have an option to travel by train to  Most na Soči from Ljubljana.

By Train

There are daily trains from London St Pancras (Eurostar) via Paris to Venice (TrenItalia) with connections to Trieste or Gorizia.

By Car

Self drive from Britain via Calais through Belgium, Germany, Austria, to Slovenia. The route is fairly straight-forward travelling on some excellent motorways through some very interesting landscapes. Details of our self drive route are available, with distances, approximate timings, and suggestions for some recommended overnight stops en-route.


7 Night Trips Run Throughout the Season and Include

  • Shared Airport Transfers (usually Sundays)
  • Accommodation in a twin or single room with bathroom
  • Breakfast - Evening meals with complimentary wine, or soft drinks
  • Fishing guidance (6 days) inclusive of transport to the rivers

We also offer a selection of different duration breaks, with or without guiding.

Tailor Made Trips

Being flexible enables us to offer a personalised service, and we pride ourselves on our ability to respond to individual needs. Please feel free to call or email to discuss your requirements, and let us tailor make your holiday.

Kevin Smith & Guests


Useful Information

We provide an information pack for guidance, including a short-list of tackle and kit requirements, suggested clothing and details of local fly patterns. This has been honed down over the years.


Boxed selections of flies of expertly tied local patterns are available to purchase for your trip.


Petitjean Marc Slovenia Fly Tying magic tool
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