I am planning a 7 days trip to Romania with my husband. We would like to travel in the Butchach mountains. We are looking for a village in which we can stay for 4-5 days, and from which we can go to short trips in the mountains (1/2 days, 1 day or 2 days every time) and then go back to the same place.We know that Brasov and Sinaia are good options, but we would really like a small village, with not alot of turists. and, ofcourse, a place that is close to a train/bus.
By butchach .. probably u mean BUCEGI! well if Bucegi is a must ... then you should try Timis. It depends if you whant to use the tent sometimes, etc. Another village could be Moeciu.
If you really whant to stay in a peacefull montain area you shoul try Piatra Craiului mountains. It`s almoast near Bucegi, and it is much more beautyfull. There you could find acommodation in "Zarnesti" village or at a place called "Plaiu Foii". From there you could easely go to Brasov, Sinaia, or Bran (the dracula`s castle).
I also assume you mean Bucegi Mountains, which are indeed superb. In terms of villages, you can certainly find nice acomodations in Zarnesti, while the other villages/cities mentiones give you less of the rural life. If you would like something completely remote and rural, and pretty close to the mountains, and are not price sensitive (a room for two costs 90 EUR) I would suggest tryint Count Kalnoly's guesthouses in Miclosoara, about 50 KM North of Brasov. The guesthouses are located in an time-frozen village and are all 100+ years old traditionally refurbished to modern day standards. Food is also incredible, all locally grown and cooked in a traditional style.
If this sounds interesting, you should check out their website at www.transylvaniancastle.com.
Some recent press on the area: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/27/MNG6MKNQ2G1.DTL
Hope it helps. If you need more specific help (where to rent cars, hotels in cities, airplane tickets etc. I would be happy to help)