Founded in late 2014, the Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat is quickly developing from an ambitious shared dream into an exciting new reality! We officially opened our doors in 2016 and have been welcoming a variety of tours this year.

Nestled in the heart of Bulgaria the Stone and Compass Balkan Ecotorism and Cultural Retreat (S&C) offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in education, travel, the environment, or just plain relaxing: we have what you are looking for.


Spread out over 1500+ acres, our retreat center is geared towards bringing together people from around the world to share in all the rich heritage that Bulgaria and Eastern Europe have to offer. We provide tours, lodging, meals, and all the amenities to help make you feel comfortable, relaxed and refreshed.

Whether its learning how to make wine on our very own vineyard or cheese from our very own goats, or hiking through the local mountains on an eco tour, or even taking a much needed break in our yoga studio, our staff and facility are here to make your visit full of memories that will last a lifetime. 

The Stone & Compass Retreat Center also offers the chance for educators and students to come together and learn about the history and culture of this great land. We have week long tours geared specifically towards collaboration and work closely with all the local museums and foundations for a hands on experience like no other. We also offer week long stays specifically focused for artists, couples, families, and even for those individuals who share in a passion for organic farming, local cooking and environmental sustainability.