A little trip to the fairytale Kostroma depths is magic in the terems and manors of the early 20th century. Carved, patterned and majestic, they keep a huge history and different destinies. You will find out who the cabinetmakers are, and you will discover the beautiful secret of love for a woman in that distant era. [Accommodation, sightseeing and catering arrangements](https://getinrussia.ru)
You will reach the abandoned villages of the Kostroma region. You'll see carved terems, created in the best traditions of Russian architecture. You'll learn an amazing history of their appearance, destruction and revival.
**Kostroma** - a city in Russia on the Volga river, founded by Yury Dolgoruky in 1152, administrative center of Kostroma region, river port. Its population is 276 929 people. It is situated in 370 km from Moscow. The area of the city is 144,5 km². It is the smallest regional centre in the Central Federal District by population. [Car hire](http://kostroma.avtoprokat.org)
**There's in Pogorelovo**, now preserved, thanks to its overseer. It is in the depths and is hidden from the human eye on the place of once big and rich village. Until now, the buildings and yards of the village are practically not preserved. The inhabitants are long gone. There is no electricity and no water supply. There are no roads or bridges. There's a teremok hidden away from the villages. It's a hard way to get there and walking. And only with the help of off-road and tractor equipment there is a unique opportunity to see the inexpressible beauty of decoration of an ancient architectural structure. The road to the tower runs through the cleanest and wildest places. Dear of course in the modern sense it is hard to call it. In some places the way goes through a narrow and dark forest tunnel, in some places along the bog gate, not without water and mud tracks, as well as deep ditches. Closer to lunchtime, there will be an overgrowing glade and it is not immediately possible to see the remains of houses among the grass and shrubs. Arrival in the village of Pogorelovo. ** Outdoor picnic lunch is organized after the sightseeing program **
The old house of a wealthy peasant with a tragic history and happy outcome until recently was hopelessly destroyed under the wrath of nature and weather. Tree shoots literally survived it every year. Thanks to people who are not indifferent, the temple is transformed and restored in its decoration. Nowadays it is a complex with an art hotel, its museum and Russian spirit. The museum is here in every corner.
The strongest impression of our guests is the opportunity to live "in a museum" while enjoying all the benefits of civilization. The interiors of the historical house reproduce the atmosphere of the end of XIX century. Not only the bedrooms (rooms), but also the front living room, summer verandahs, children's room, study, winter garden in a bay window - all of them are at the disposal of our guests. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in a spacious human room, near the Russian stove. **Was waiting for an evening dinner at the Russian stove with local treats **
You will go to the north of the Kostroma region. After a walk around the manor of Vengino, visit the Avraami-Gorodetsky monastery in Chukhloma, which offers a great view of Lake Chukhloma. Then return to Kostroma.
The main bar house and several small buildings (outbuilding and barn, peasant houses) have survived to this day. Almost all buildings are made of wood. The manor house was built just before our terems in 1897 and is a striking example of rural merchant life. There are no inhabitants in the tree, and the wooden buildings are subject to destruction without proper care. And who knows how much more they have! ** After watching the manor, we'll have a coffee break **
Chukhloma, the capital of wooden Russia.
Abrahamiev Pokrovo Gorodetsky Monastery, a monastery of the Kostroma Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Nozhkino, Kostroma region, on the shore of Lake Chukhloma. The architectural ensemble of the monastery is an object of Russian cultural heritage of regional importance. The monastery was founded in the XIV century by St. Abraham of Chukhloma, a disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (already after he founded the Dormition Monastery on Lake Galich). Already during the lifetime of the Monk Abraham a wooden church of the Intercession was erected, and the number of inhabitants exceeded a hundred. Shortly before his death (1375) Saint Abraham3 withdrew from the monastery to a secluded hermitage near the monastery.