Cold Mountain Golf and Spa Resort is being built in Romania, Dracula's own part of Transylvania. It is within walking distance of Bran, home of the famous castle on which Bran Stoker's Dracula mythology was born. The name Cold Mountain is taken from the nearby area where the new golf and spa development is based. The epic movie, 'Cold Mountain', starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, was also filmed here, and the location was chosen for its natural beauty.
Alastair Norman, director of Arc Property, says: "Tranyslvania is an area of considerable charm with stunning scenery and is a genuine location for rapid real estate growth. Cold Mountain is being developed as a luxury countryside retreat that takes full advantage of this setting. It is ideally located close to the scenic city of Brasov, excellent skiing in Poiana Brasov and, of course, the historic town of Bran."
Transylvania and Cold Mountain look set to achieve a further boost in terms of real estate and tourism over the coming years. The new Brasov airport, situated 30mins from Cold Mountain - a $100m project scheduled for completion in 2009 – will bring low-cost airlines to the area, making it more accessible.