The ORNAK Museum House
Welcome to Zakopane, the highest city in Poland. You are welcome to our family’s wooden villa where you will have an unforgettable time. The villa is a perfect example, in all its glory, of the so-called Zakopane style - an unusual, artistically excellent, and refined in every detail style that was presented and awarded at European salons in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 19th century and early 20th century was the era in which Zakopane was formed - as a singular phenomenon, this once tiny piedmont village would later become the intellectual, artistic, and even political (in 1918 - the Republic of Zakopane) capital of Poland.
While staying here you will experience extraordinary impressions - an encounter with the past - a time of outstanding people, extraordinary thoughts, and beautiful objects - and an era that faded away a hundred years ago.
A visit to our villa is a great opportunity to learn and understand the complicated history of Poland from the second half of the 19th century and into the 20th century. This is the story of Zakopane, established over the years by outstanding creators of culture, literature, art, and science, as well as newcomers from Krakow, Warsaw, Vilnius, Lviv, and other cities and estates (although Poland was not formally on the maps at the time), who were well aware of choosing this new place in which to spend their lives. Their fascination with the landscape harmoniously and creatively merged with the local mountaineer tradition, and the vivid folklore of the Podhale region. Zakopane as a separate entity - the only such one in Europe - was created in this extraordinary cultural melting pot.
During your stay, you will be immersed in a completely historic setting. The owners' intention is to invite their clients to experience a form of "time travel", as they are surrounded by original - and contemporary to the era - architecture, as well as beautifully carved furniture made by the most outstanding artists of that time: Witkiewicz, Brzeg and others. One room is an Art Nouveau bedroom (also original).
The rooms are illuminated by kerosene lamps (electrically assisted), in the corners you will find old tiled stoves (occasionally used on special request). You will be accompanied by paintings, tools, family photos and other objects from the past. The sound of a real ringtone will notify you of an incoming phone call, and you will hear your friend's voice, as if from a distance - through a cord connected, to an old pre-war telephone receiver.
ORNAK offers four large bedrooms, a hall and a summer veranda, glazed with colored glass, made in the Zakopane style. The kitchen and living room are furnished with authentic art deco furniture (from the 1920s and 1930s). We have also installed modern, comfortable, high-standard bathrooms and saunas so as not to spoil the original arrangement of rooms and walls, in a specially prepared basement. The house is centrally heated via hidden trench heaters. It is surrounded by a large garden (2000 sq m).
Only a 15-minute walk is a beautiful Tatra valley - the Białego Valley, within the strict Professor Stanisław Sokołowski nature reserve. Professor Stanisław Sokołowski, for whom ORNAK was built, was a scientist, conservationist and activist who established the scientific and organizational foundations of the Tatra National Park. Approx. 30 minutes from the house is the entrance to the Strążyska Valley at the end of which is a waterfall called Siklawa. From here, the trail leads to the legendary mountain dominating over Zakopane – Giewont.
Invite Tadeusz Klimczak - owner
|Address: Grunwaldzka 20|
|Zip/Postal Code: 34-500|
|Latitude/Longitude: 49.28 / 19.95|
|Nearest airport||Kraków Balice||105 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Rusałka||100 meters|
|Nearest train station||Zakopane||3 km|
The largest city with an airport near Zakopane is Slovak Poprad. Access from Krakow via the S7 expressway or train.
The facility is located in Zakopane - the winter capital of Poland at the foot of the Tatry rocky mountains. Zakopane has about 27,000 inhabitants, a large part of the population is "Górale" / Highlanders, who still retain their separate traditions and their unique folklore. Our house surrounded by a huge and beautiful garden has a great localization. You can reach the center of the town in ten minutes as well as the forest leading to Dolina Białego - the closest part of The National Park. However our house is so close to the town center the neighborhood is nice and quiet. We have a very good delicatessen just opposite our house and a little bit further a supermarket for bigger shopping.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||€255 - €380||€1,595 - €2,415||-||2 Nights||-|
|01-Mar-2021 - 30-Jun-2021 medium season||€305||-||€1,875||-||2 Nights||-|