Conacul Grigorescu is one of the most beautiful private mansions in Buzau county – mentioned in the tourism guide “The most beautiful villages of Romania”. It is located in Ratesti, 25 km from Buzau, near to Ratesti Monastery and the access road to the muddy volcanoes.
The neo-brancovanesc style mansion was built in 1930 by the great land owner C.C. Grigorescu. For many years the house and the surrounding land were used for a local wine and brandy production. During world war II Conacul Grigorescu was used as hospital for wounded soldiers and shelter for the local inhabitants. The mansion has been abonded more than 20 years ago and stayed empty until 2011, when – after a complete renovation – it became the head office of Terra Carpatica.
Located at the entrance of the Buzau river valley and surrounded by the abundant fauna and flora of the Subcarpathian forests and mountains, this place offers perfect conditions to develop new artisanal food ideas from the Carpathian garden.