Our campsite can accommodate up to 50 campers. Each tent includes an inflatable mattress, pillows, bedding, a flashlight and a mosquito net. The site is supplied with electricity and hot water. At your convenience are a washing machine, a stove, a small kitchen, tented dining tables, a barbecue. If requested, we can arrange for catering.
Our farm is surrounded by the forest full of mushrooms and berries. There is a small village with a church in the neighbourhood. Our campsite is located not far from F. Tyutchev’s Muranovo estate, Abramtsevo estate, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl Zalessky. If you need transfers to Moscow, airports, tourist attractions, we are here to get you wherever you might want to go.
About Abramtsevo museum
The Abramtsevo Museum is located near the town of Sergiev Posad 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the north-east of Moscow.
The estate was laid out on the bank of the River Vorya in the middle of the 18th century and soon became famous due to its owners. The writer Sergey Aksakov purchased Abramtsevo in 1843. He created here his best works: notes on angling, hunting and autobiographical stories. In the days of Aksakov, writers Nikolay Gogol and Ivan Turgenev, historian Mikhail Pogodin, actor Mikhail Schepkin and other celebrated contemporaries were his guests in Abramtsevo.
The railroad magnate and patron of arts Savva Mamontov bought Abramtsevo in 1870. The new owner played host to artists Vasily Polenov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Ilya Repin, Ilya Ostroukhov, Valentin Serov, Konstantin Korovin, Mikhail Nesterov, Mikhail Vrubel and other creative personalities who united to an informal community known as the Abramtsevo Colony. Participants of the Colony created paintings, drawings, sculptures, architectural projects, decorative and applied art articles.
They collected peasant handicrafts and staged amateur performances. The foundation of Abramtsevo joinery and pottery started the revival and development of traditional Russian crafts – woodcarving and majolica. Abramtsevo was nationalized and turned into a museum after the October revolution, 1917. Within the 20th century Abramtsevo gave inspiration to the painters Igor Grabar, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Ilya Mashkov, the sculptors Vera Mukhina, Boris Korolev and many other prominent artists. Nowadays the Museum occupies about 50 hectares (0,2 square miles) along with a park and picturesque outskirts of the Vorya River and comprises architectural monuments created in the 18–19th centuries. The Museum`s collection accounts for more than 25 000 items: pictures, drawings, sculptures, arts and crafts, photographs and archives of previous owners..
Muranovo State Museum
The Teodor Tyutchev State Museum “Muranovo” is both a unique memorial of Russian culture of the 19th and the early 20th century and a perfect example of outstanding museum work of the 1920-30s.
In the past Muranovo was an average country estate which consisted of the main house, a church, different residential and household buildings, a garden and a park. The estate and the surrounding landscape make up an inseparable harmony.
The most important place of interest in the estate is the main house which was built in 1842 by Yevgeny Boratynsky. Today it is a complex of literary and everyday life memorials of two great Russian poets, Yevgeny Boratynsky and Feodor Tyutchev. In the main house are also kept the archives of I.S. Aksakov (a poet and Tyutchev’s first biographer), N.V. Putyata (a literary critic and a friend of Boratynsky) and L.N. Engelgardt (the author of historical memoirs).
The history of Muranovo as a “literary estate” lasted for a century. In 1816 this small estate in vicinity of Moscow was purchased by E.P. Engelgardt, the wife of a resigned general L.N. Engelgardt. Having took part in different wars he became well-known as the author of memoirs of the reign of Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander I.
In 1826 the poet Y.A. Boratynsky married the elder daughter of Engelgardt, Anastasia, and in 1837 his friend N.V. Putyata married the younger one, Sophia. In the first time Boratynsky visited Muranovo in 1826. Since 1828 he spent in almost every summer in Muranovo with his family. In the poem “There is a beautiful land, there is a place on Earth” written in the early 1830s Boratynsky described the landscape of Muranovo with all of its unique features. Since 1841 Boratynsky was busy with various problems of house management. In 1842 he was arranging the construction of a lumber mill, the collecting, selling and seeding of wood. He also drew a blueprint of a new two-storey house. In 1842 a book of his philosophical poems, “The Twilight”, was published. In autumn of 1843 he set off on a journey abroad that turned to be his last journey. On June 29,1844 Boratynsky suddenly died in Naples.
In 1850 Boratynsky’s property was shared between his wife and her sister. As a result the estate passed into the hands of the Putyata family.
The Putyata carefully stored Boratynsky’s heritage: the portraits, the bureau, and different items connected with his literary works and his last journey. Muranovo still remained “the poet’s land”.
In 1859 N.V. Putyata published “The Memoirs” of his father-in-law L.N. Engelgardt and in 1867 he published Boratynsky’s letters with detailed comments. Putyata’s relationships in the Russian literary world defined the circle of his guests in Muranovo. Among them were N.V. Gogol, S.I Aksakov, K.S. Aksakov, prince V.F. Odoevsky, princess E.P. Rostopchina, S.A. Sobolevsky, S.D. Poltoratsky and others.
In 1869 Putyata’s daughter Olga married Teodor Tyutchev’s son Ivan. They continued collection, storage and publication cultural valuables that could be found in Muranovo. A family legend says that Feodor Tyutchev once visited his son in Muranovo, but only after the poet’s death the estate became a depository of his heritage. From time to time Tyutchev’s autographs, portraits books and personal belongings were brought there from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ovstug, the poet’s country estate in the Orel province.
In 1879 I.T. Tyutchev built a wing in the main house for his mother Ernestina, who by that time became a widow. There she was preparing the publication of her husband’s works. I.S. Aksakov who was the husband of Tyutchev’s elder daughter Anne, also repeatedly visited Muranovo. In 1874 he published the first biography of Tyutchev. His work included both family legends and documented evidence kept in the estate. After Aksakov’s death his widow donated to Muranovo a part of her husband’s autographs, books and portraits and the setting of his Moscow cabinet. To Muranovo also passed the heritage of N.V. Sushkov who married Tyutchev’s sister Daria. In the 1850s he published Tyutchev’s poems in his almanac “The rout”. In Sushkov’s house in Moscow lived Catherine, the poet’s daughter who was also involved in Russian literary life. Her sister D.F. Tyutcheva and her brother Ivan published the second, more complete collection of their father’s works. After the death of both sisters a lot of portraits, documents and books from their estate Varvarino were brought to Muranovo. So Ivan and Olga Tyutchev became the keepers of the heritage of Boratynsky , Tyutchev, and their contemporaries and relatives.
Muranovo is a rare example of an unravaged family estate where cultural traditions were kept for such a long period of time.
Sergiev Posad (Russian: Сергиев Посад) is a city in North Moscow Oblast, which is famous for its Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, the spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is often visited as a part of the Golden Ring around Moscow.
The reason why one should see the city is the world heritage listed monastery. The monastery of Sergiev Posad is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia and one of the principal spiritual centers of the Russian Church. It is a combination of a fortress and a monastery. The seminary of the Russian Orthodox Church is located in the buildings of the complex. There are several churches to see, a holy source and in general the whole complex with its massive walls and gates is very picturesque. There are no admission price to pay except for the museum, which shows old religious objects and woven pictures of saints. At the weekend the monastery can get very crowded, as it hosts some very important icons (at least copies of them). In return it can be very interesting to observe the believers kissing the icons and praying for hours.
The grave of Boris Godunov (of Pushkin’s play and Russian history) and some family members is also located here.
The city was founded in 1152 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky 5 years later than Moscow. In medieval times its fort was besieged and the city was ransacked by Mongols and later on by Polish-Lithuanian armies. Next to the city is Plescheyevo lake, the cradle of Russian Fleet, where young tsar Peter I did his marine military excersises. Besides, the site is a birthplace of Alexander Nevsky.
- Pereslavl History and Art Preserve, The preserve operates from May to September from 10:00 to 18:00 except Mondays. There is an original small boat botik of tsar Peter who was to become Peter the Great located inside the museum in the area. You can also order excursions around the city.
- Pereslavl Kremlin surrounded by the rampart hill.
- Museum of Narrow-gauge Railways Kukushka, a wide open-air area showing steam-engines, cariages, hand cars, trucks, automobiles and a tank. Museum is situated about 25km to the west of the town, if you don’t have a car, you’ll most probably have to hitchhike there, as the only transport to get there is 2 buses to Kupanskoe in the morning. Detailed route with pictures is on the russian version of the site with pictures. Working hours: 10.00–18.00, except Mo, Tu.
- Museum of irons, an exhibition of old irons.
- Museum of kettles, a private collection of copper, porcelain and nickel silver kettles. On the route to Kukushka museum, but only 3km from town, so it’s possible to walk. Across the street from the museum of kettles – museum of history of money.
- Plescheyevo lake National Park with a dendrological garden.
- Goritsky Monstery
- Nikitsky Monastery (on the northern shore of the lake in some distance of the city)
- Saint Trinity Danilovsky Monastery
- Sretensky Novodevichy Monastery
- Fedorovsky Monastery
- Nikolsky Monastery