Kostroma is the birthplace of the Snow Maiden, the jewelry capital of Russia and the pearl of the excursion tour “Golden Ring”. Here the spirit of provincial Russia, its unspoiled purity and naivety have been preserved. Each recreation center of the region is a kind of immersion in a winter fairy tale. For guests, exciting adventures are prepared on a magical night of the year, conditions are created for an exciting holiday with the possibility of visiting interesting local attractions. The best country clubs and hotels are presented in this review.
It is not necessary to go far from Kostroma to relax in the lap of nature in comfortable conditions. An example of this is the ECO hotel “Romanov Les”. Guests can stay in cottages with and without a sauna, as well as hotel rooms. The recreation center is famous for its SPA complex. It includes: 4 swimming pools, two of which are indoor and open in winter, a Russian bath, treatment rooms, a gym, a beauty salon. The territory is served by three restaurants and a phyto-bar, their caring staff is always ready to bring food and drinks to the rooms, as well as collect hot cakes on the road. For recreation there is a nightclub, karaoke, a children’s room, laser tag, excursions, a campfire glade, a ski track, an ice rink, active games in the fresh air. Starting from November 19 (the birthday of Santa Claus), a set of entertainment events is held. On New Year’s Eve, guests will find many surprises.
“The hotel is in the tarussky Nature Reserve area. There is organized high-quality service for tourists, excellent living conditions. Meals are complex, four meals a day. The range of dishes is wide, but without frills. In your free time there is always something to do” Yuri, Russia
The country club 20 km from Kostroma is a real Russian village. Guests can be accommodated in log cabins with a bath or sauna. Near each cottage there is a brazier for cooking kebabs and meat on the grill. A common Russian bathhouse has been built on the territory, there is karaoke, areas for active pastime in the open air. Fishing and hunting arrangements are available. On New Year’s Eve, Santa Claus and snow maiden will come to every home. They will bring gifts, congratulate all guests. Then everyone is waiting for a truly royal treat in the banquet hall, active games in the fresh air and fireworks.
“Real connoisseurs of festive events work here. The territory itself has a fun holiday, and when you are entertained, it becomes doubly pleasant. There are no questions about the amenities of the accommodation. Everything that is declared is being implemented” Dmitry, Russia
The country estate guarantees a quiet and peaceful holiday away from the city. Guests are accommodated in comfortable wooden houses. On the territory there is a sauna, barbecue areas, sports grounds, a rental of sports equipment. The highlight of the complex is the organization of excursions to local attractions and intellectual games. Here they play “Equivoki”, “Activity”, “Stir on the Farm”, chess, backgammon, “Crocodile” and others. In the morning, everyone is gathered for a ski trip. Sledges and wags will be given away free of charge. A family program is being prepared for the New Year.
“It’s a dream to spend time with your family in nature in such an atmospheric place. You can go to the bathhouse, cook food on coals, play board games or snowballs. It is good here both in summer and in winter. There are often promotions and discounts” Yana, Russia
The hotel complex is located in the natural area at the entrance to Kostroma. Guests can stay in the rooms of the main building and detached cottages. There are two restaurants on site. “Birstadt” offers beer and meat/fish dishes, “Russian cuisine” treats traditional dishes from natural products according to old recipes. In the morning, a hearty breakfast is served for all guests. Both restaurants and the lobby bar are open around the clock. Reservation of places for the New Year begins in October. The program of the holiday includes: a banquet with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden, an interactive program in the fresh air, fireworks, a festive performance for younger guests of the hotel, a traditional Russian bath, a trip to the historical center of the city. Skate and ski rental is located in the main building.
“Very good location, no traffic jams, there is a parking lot. The staff is polite and well-mannered. The room is cozy, the bed is comfortable. The restaurants prepare a wonderful breakfast. Everything is fine, I will come again” Vasily, Russia
Comfortable recreation center “Vetluga” is located in the second largest city of the Kostroma region – Sharye. For guests’ accommodation are provided two-storey cottages-log houses with balconies and a comfortable barbecue area near the porch. It offers a sauna, a Russian bath, a children’s club in the building with an outdoor playground, an indoor swimming pool, a gym, SPA procedures. Staff can arrange fishing and horse riding trips on request. The restaurant offers three meals a day, which is included in the payment for accommodation. There is a cozy bar with a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
“Rest without intrusive service is guaranteed here. The food is monotonous, the staff will help to solve the issues, if you urgently ask for it. The house is clean, warm, the sauna is super! You can ride horses, walk through the forest, fry barbecue. The pool is large, three lanes, my wife liked it in the SPA” Lev, Russia
Four-star hotel “Cruise” is located within the boundaries of Kostroma. It is located in a park area on the banks of the river. Near the hotel building there is a road that provides a good access from both sides at once. The spacious rooms are decorated in a simple, classic style. Their windows overlook the park or the Volga. The restaurant with panoramic windows offers basic, children’s, banquet menu and business lunches. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate. The New Year’s Tour consists of four packages. There are a choice of: “New Year in Kostroma”, “New Year Holidays”, “Fabulous Christmas Eve”, “Magic Christmas”. The programs involve guest presenters, DJs, artists. Games, fun, fireworks are planned. The hotel specialises in organising excursions to historical sites.
“Beautiful location, kind of in the city and at the same time in nature. I want to note the cleanliness, order and impeccable cuisine of the restaurant. I recommend the hotel for those who are not used to spending time in the hotel, but want to learn more about the history of ancient Russia. Excursions must be booked in advance” Dina, Russia
The recreation center with a sanatorium-resort slope “Silver Ples” is located on the banks of the Volga, 25 km from Kostroma. Guests are provided with accommodation in spacious rooms of categories from economy class to suite, medical center services, three meals a day in the restaurant, children’s leisure, gym, swimming pool. A spa centre is available on site. Its structure includes a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi. In winter, an ice rink is flooded in the yard, sports equipment can be borrowed from the rental office. On New Year’s Day, guests will enjoy a banquet from the chef, a meeting with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden, a Christmas tree with gifts for younger guests of the sanatorium, a master class in aqua makeup, fireworks and a disco with an incendiary presenter. During the Christmas holidays, daily entertainment programs, street festivities with treats, excursions to the Ipatiev Monastery, Loseferma and visit the Snow Maiden are planned. A children’s room will work, a ski track will be laid in the forest, a large ice slide will be erected.
Children’s activities in nature are planned for the holidays. They are called “Christmas Tree Sticks”. The program includes: fascinating quests through the snow-covered forest, interactive games-performances for the smallest, riding down the slide on vatrushki, stunning children’s menu from the chef (juicy burgers, potato crispy sticks, cocoa with marshmallow, cupcakes “Christmas tree), a hot disco with your favorite cartoon characters.
“Loved the free access to the pool and sauna. The restaurant cooks deliciously, the buffet always has something to choose from. In the first building, the rooms have panoramic windows. Everyone who strives for picturesque views in the morning, you need to book places here. A lot of entertainment is offered, the day can be painted by the minute” Lyudmila, Russia
Luxury Grand Hotel is located 15 km from Kostroma in the village of Molodezhny. To the services of the residents: a luxurious SPA area, a banquet hall, accommodation on the “All inclusive” system. The rooms are decorated in a classic style with elements of antiquity, Baroque and Empire. This is a chic design with exquisite decoration. The all-inclusive package includes: Buffet, swimming pool, Finnish sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, gym, games room, children’s club, disco. In your free time, you can rent a gazebo with a barbecue area, rent modern equipment or sports equipment, visit mass events. On New Year’s Eve and vacations, guests are waiting for show performances, treats, gifts, cheerful animators.
“This is the most comfortable and luxurious hotel in the area. I liked the SPA with its thermal area and large hydromassage jacuzzi. The child was delighted with the children’s room with a maze and PS and Xbox game consoles. Clockwork animators held parties for children and adults. If you want to celebrate the holiday cheerfully and beautifully, then you need to go only here” Inna, Russia
Wooden cottage,decorated in Russian style, is located in Kostroma on the banks of the Volga. The living area of 100 sq. m is divided into three bedrooms and two living rooms. For guests there is a shared kitchen, dining area, balcony overlooking the river. In the morning, a continental breakfast is served at the guest house. The hosts welcome guests with pets. On request, they will flood the sauna, organize SPA treatments. In the sauna there is a covered plunge pool. Guest house “Emelya” is highly appreciated by lovers of recreation in the company. Guests give the highest scores for the quality of Internet connection, comfort, cleanliness of rooms and the value for money of services.
“Very nice house for vacation or vacation. Conveniently, the sauna with swimming pool is located right in the building. You don’t have to go outside to visit it or rinse in the pool. For animals you need to pay extra, but not much. A couple of steps from the house there is a café with a good menu» Daria, Russia