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Family hotels in Gostilitsa, guest houses. Accommodation near the Draynovo Monastery.
Gostilitsa is located at the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains, 12 km from Dryanovo, 25 km from Gabrovo and about 30 km from Veliko Tarnovo. In the vicinity of the village there are traces found of the first people who settled in Europe, but its emerging is dated sometime in the second century. South of Gostilitsa in Kaleto Area, there are some ruins of an ancient Roman market, called Diskoduratera. It was created at the time of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and it was an important road junction and commercial centre in the Middle Ages and Ancient Times. During the Second Bulgarian Kingdom the place became a convenient station for overnight stay of guests, hence the present name - Gostilnitsa from the Bulgarian word "gost", meaning guest. There is an eco-trail "From Diskoduratera to Nowadays" that combines beautiful scenery and historic sites. Its length is 3 km and it runs along an old Roman road, a ceremonial mound, a Roman bridge and an old mill. There are spots with fountains there for relaxation of the tourists. The Yantra River goes through the area of Gostilitsa and it creates conditions for hiking and fishing. There is a hunting lodge near the village, located on the lake and suitable for fishing and hunting. There is wild boar, deer, pheasant, quail, wolf, jackal, wild cat, etc. in the area and fishing enthusiasts may catch European and American catfish, carp, chub, white fish and bleak. Here horseback riding for experienced riders and beginners is also offered and one-day or multi-day group tours may be organized to the Dryanovo Monastery, Kapinovski Monastery and other sites and locations. For lovers of adrenaline the region offers opportunities for off-road adventures. There many guest houses and family hotels in Gostilitsa for the peaceful holiday of the village visitors and nearby there are numerous holiday villas. The locals are welcoming and open and will happily feast their guests with homemade delicacies. In their free time the visitors may organize day trips to Etara, Bozhentsi, Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo.
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