The Highlander House in Zakopane is a wonderful place to spend your free time with family, and friends. There is a parking lot for 2 cars in front of the cottage. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room. The attic bedroom has a double bed and a single bed, which can sleep two children. The second bedroom has 2 beds that can be joined together and a sofa bed. In addition, there is a fold-out corner in the living room.
The wood cabin is beautifully finished inside and out, with wood used throughout. The log house can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably. The bathroom has a bathtub, towels. The kitchen is equipped with a kettle, electric cooker. From the house, there is a beautiful view of the Gubałowskie Foothills, where you can see Polana Szymaszkowa and Gubałowka. There is so much to see and do in Zakopane. While most Polish travel itineraries start in Warsaw and end in Krakow, venturing two hours further south brings you to one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, to that of Zakopane, which borders the Tatra National Park. The following are some of the things to do in and around this city.
Venture Around the Tatras. Zakopane is an excellent 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, during your vacation stay you might try a full day hike up to a peak, then a return to town to relax with a mulled wine in hand.
Take a hike in the Tatras. Lake Morskie Oko, or the Eye of the Sea, is the largest in the Tatras at 2,800 feet 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. The payoff is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Try some Smoked Cheese. Oscypek is a delicious smoked sheep’s milk cheese. It is a local staple and you will find stands selling the stuff all over the town of Zakopane and various other mountain lodges throughout the region. The recipe is strictly followed and dates back to the 14th century.
View the Zakopane-Style Architectural Design. Zakopane has its very own style of architectural design. The buildings are known to embrace the spirit of Podhale. Stanislaw Witkiewicz is known as the creator of the style, having transformed the town in the late 1800s. Wood rounded windows, and detailed embellishments can be seen on the homes throughout the city center.
Test Your Hiking Skills. The Rysy Mountain is the highest peak in Poland, sitting right on the border of Slovakia. The trail up the mountain is difficult and can be steep at points, but it does not require any technical climbing and can be done by most outdoor enthusiasts. On a clear day, the peak offers some of the best views encompassing the Tatras.
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