INTO THE CARPATHIANS
"Daylight brings to the hamlet of Piatra Fântânele a grand prospect of rolling hills mottled by patches of evergreen and
meadow with a backdrop of spectacular snow-capped peaks—the Calimans to the south and the Bargau Range (Munții Bârgăului)
to the north. The view is breathtaking, and it’s natural to conclude that this quiet village is destined to become a resort.
In fact, the process has already begun. At the bottom of a high hill immediately adjacent the village, a chairlift begins
its ascent straight up a steep white slope. A couple of trim pensiunes are popping up along the winding highway on the
outskirts of the village proper, and just down the road looms a large complicated stoney structure at the end of a parking lot, an
establishment designated 'Hotel Castel Dracula.'
— page 91, Into the Carpathians