A Quiet Cottage, Ideal for a Couple or a Family Holiday

There is so much to love about this Poronin, Poland log cabin that features a garden, barbecue facilities, and a terrace, Domek Folkowa Chata offers accommodation in Poronin with free WiFi and city views. The log cabin features free private parking, the log chalet is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, skiing, and cycling. The cabin chalet is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views. There is a ski storage space that is available on-site. Railway Station Zakopane is 10 km from the cabin chalet, while Zakopane Aqua Park is 11 km from the vacation property. The nearest airport is Poprad-Tatry Airport, 64 km from Domek Folkowa Chata.

Zakopane is a center of Goral culture and is often referred to as the winter capital of Poland. It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and tourism. Zakopane lies near Poland's border with Slovakia, in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubalowka Hill. Taken from the Polish word for mountains, gory, the Gorale are an ethnically diverse group of mountain people that inhabit an area stretching west to east from the Ostrawica Valley in today's Czech Republic to Poland's Bialy Czeremosz Valley. They are also known as Polish highlanders, in total there are an estimated to be 600,000 Gorale, whose origins can be traced back to wandering 15th-century Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Vlach shepherds, and who in Poland is divided into two main ethnic groups living in the Malopolska and Silesia regions.

Zakopane is a great base for hiking in the area. The town is nestled right next to the Tatra National Park and trails are abundant. Most trails are day-long hikes, you can try a full day hike up to a peak, then a return to town to relax with a mulled wine in hand. While in the area you might also see one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Morskie Oko, or the Eye of the Sea, which is the largest in the Tatra mountains at 862 meters in length, and it will require a bus ride to the base of the trail. From there, it’s about a two-hour walk through the area’s impressive permaculture where you will find one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

After your hike or day spent skiing you can come back and enjoy a hot mulled wine, or grzaniec galicyjski, which is prevalent throughout the mountains. Locals will eat and drink late into the evening after a long day in the mountains. By far the most well-known Gorale is the so-called Podhale Gorale, which inhabits the highland area south of Krakow between the Western Beskid Mountains in the north and the Tatra Mountains in the south. The two principal towns in this region are Nowy Targ and Zakopane, of which the latter is considered to be the unofficial Podhale Gorale capital.

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