The spot

The Great Yonder unfolds in Bedepuszta, a quaint and secluded village nestled on a dead-end road in a concealed valley, enveloped by nature. Bedepuszta, completely transformed into a unique holiday retreat and event location known as Village Retreat, serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it operates as a versatile venue for events and holidays, and secondly, it functions as a collaborative workspace for artists and professionals. The infusion of creative energy and the captivating surroundings contribute to the retreat’s distinct character.

Situated in a sea of greenery, the village is bordered by two small villages in the valleys to the east of Bedepuszta. In all other directions, you can traverse through forests and fields for hours without encountering any buildings or people. Bedepuszta offers a splendid view of the Matra mountains. Despite its secluded location, the capital, Budapest, is easily accessible via well-maintained roads within just one hour (95 km).

The village

Bedepuszta was in serious decline 10 years ago, but since then it has been converted into a location for special events and projects. The cottages have all been renovated with preservation of authenticity. The road that runs through the valley to Bedepuszta ends in the village. From Bedepuszta dirt roads run in all directions into the forests and hills.
The south side of the village is set up as a recreation zone. Walking up from the creek you pass the beach volleyball court and the hammock camp, crossing the road you arrive in the bar garden with the Yonderbar, the fireplace and the stage. Further up the hill you will pass the large pavilion, the summer kitchen, the swimming pool, the folk fair, the club house, the school, the wine cellar and finally the wellness. The campsite is centrally located in the village, the houses are mostly around the campsite.


Bedepuszta is embedded in a hilly landscape with alternating forests, flower meadows and traces of disappeared villages. South of Bedepuszta the old volcanoes of the Eastern Cserhát are rising. This wooded low mountain range is a protected nature reservation. In the forest, a one and a half kilometer walk towards the village of Kisbárkány, there is a source with fresh water from the valley. The picturesque village of Hollókö, with its famous castle and craft shops, is an eight-kilometer walk the other way. The Buddhist temple of Tar and the monastery of Szent Kút are approximately 12 kilometers away.

As paths often follow hill ridges, so you will experience a wonderful view to both sides. Most hills are around 300 meters high and follow each other quickly, you usually cross a valley in half an hour. There is plenty of game, you regularly come across deer, hares, foxes and red deer. Wild boars, mouflons and badgers withdraw deeper into the woods during the day.

The region around Bedepuszta is part of a Geopark. There are several geological sites in the area that are part of a 2 to 3-hour walk.

Hungarian Highlands

The Hungarian Highlands are still virtually undiscovered by international tourism and consist of a number of forest-rich mountain ranges. The most interesting city is Eger, a baroque castle town 80 km from Bedepuszta amidst vineyards and hot springs. The drive through the Mátra Mountains alone is worth the trip. Further east lies the famous wine region of Tokaj where the best white wines of the country come from. Tokaj is world famous for its sweet aszu wines, but that it produces fantastic dry white wines is hardly known outside of Hungary. The hilly country of the Cserhát west of Bedepuszta is also called “Bending land” because of the winding paths and the rolling landscape. You drive here on quiet back roads to the towns of Vác and Visegrad, where the Danube cuts through the mountains. The artists’ town of Szentendre, north of Budapest, with its small streets and the Skanzen open-air museum, are certainly worth a day trip as a destination.

Airport transfer

Time schedule will be made in June 2021. After a survey in June 2021 we will make a time schedule based on arrival times of the airplanes. There will be one or two transfers in the evening of 10 August and one or two transfers in the morning and early afternoon of 11 August.