You'll fall in love with this stunning log cabin vacation rental located in Zakopane, Poland. The log cabin is beautifully finished inside and out with details such as an upper covered balcony, a lower covered porch with plenty of seating, and at this particular cabin a gazebo to enjoy throughout your vacation stay. Inside you'll find wood throughout with a fireplace to keep you cozy and warm in the colder months. The log cabin has plenty of windows to let in the natural light and surrounding views, and the vacation property has a playground for the kids to enjoy.
Any stay in a log home is sure to leave you feeling both relaxed and energized at the same time. One of the reasons for this is the energy efficiency of log homes. One of the best features of a log home is that when you heat the logs they radiate warmth back into the room which increases energy efficiency. In warmer climates, this works in reverse, so when the sun is beating down on the exterior of the log home it doesn't transfer that heat to the interior and keeps you cooler in the warm summer months. While during the colder months the log home keeps you cozy and warm due to the thermal mass of the logs.
Thermal Mass is the ability of the logs to absorb and store energy. In the case of a log wall, the stored energy is radiated back into the room when the interior temperature falls. The thicker the log wall, the greater your thermal mass and the more energy efficient your log home will be.
Most Polish travel itineraries start in Warsaw and end in Krakow. However, venturing just two hours further south brings you to one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, and that is Zakopane, which borders the Tatra National Park. The following are just a few of the best things to do in and around this city.
Venture Around the Tatras. Zakopane is a great base for hiking in the area. The town is nestled right next to the Tatra National Park and hiking trails are abundant. Most trails are day-long hikes, you might try a full day hike up to a peak, then a return to town to relax with a mulled wine in hand.
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. There you will find one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Try the Smoked Cheese. Oscypek is a delicious smoked sheep’s milk cheese. It is a local staple and you will find stands that are selling the cheese all over the town of Zakopane and various other mountain lodges throughout the region. The Oscypek cheese recipe is strictly followed and dates back to the 14th century.
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