About this listing
This mountain cabin was built by my grandfather in 1953 as a summer retreat. My grandparents used to spent whole summers there, often with family & friends. We fully renovated it in 2014, introduced new comforts, but preserved the character.
The cabin is situated on the mountain slope on the edge of the forest, with nice views onto the valley below. It has three small bedrooms with 5 bunk beds total (2+2+1), with new 80x200 cm orthopedic mattresses. The upper beds require climbing up a ladder. A sofa bed in the lounge can sleep additional two. The cabin is most comfortable with up to four people. With more than four people it gets crowded, but can still serve the purpose if you plan to spend your days mostly outside and around.
Parking is 100 meters away below the cabin (the difference in elevation is 20 m). You need to be able to walk up a narrow unimproved forest path. For returns late at night you will need a torch light (there is one in the cabin). Wear sporty shoes.
Interaction with guests
If I am around, I will meet you in person. (I speak English, Russian, Czech, and some German and Polish.) If I am not around, I will be available on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or phone. Someone will meet you, give you the keys, and will show you around and explain how things work. You will have my current phone number. Cell phone network coverage is good.
I am sometimes abroad or in an area without network coverage or internet access. Here are some alternative numbers to reach me: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) of these numbers should always work. If you don't hear from me, information about your booking has not reached me.
Tyra is located in the northeast part of Czech Republic, in Beskydy Mountains. Town of Trinec is 6 km away. Poland and Slovakia is nearby. In summer, there are traditional mountain culture festivals ("gorolskie swieta" in Jablunkov and Lomna). Nearby town of Cieszyn (12 km) has long history. Polish side has holiday resorts like Wisla. Slovakia has fabulous mountains (Orava, Fatra, Tatra). Primeval forest Mionsi is 20 km away. City Ostrava is 50 km away. You can visit a very nice area "Trojmezi" (Hrcava): place where the three countries' borders meet. The region is very nice for hiking, mountain biking, or relaxing in the countryside. In summer there is a small community of local holidaymakers spending vacations in their cabins or coming to spend a day on fresh air from nearby town of Trinec. Some meet in local pubs to enjoy beer and engage in conversations (for example, "U Kotaly").
There is a public bus connecting Tyra with Trinec. Trinec has a dense bus network with places around, and is on a national rail route (there are direct trains to Prague). I would still recommend coming by car, though. You will be more flexible getting around, going shopping etc. (unless you are already decided to spend time in the cabin reading books and collecting mushrooms and berries - this is also an attractive option!).
Other things to note
On very dry summers after weeks without rain (which happens rarely), the water which we source from the forest spring might get low or stop running. You can buy drinking water in a grocery store about 2 km down the valley or in nearby restaurants/pubs ("U Liberdy", "U Kotaly"). If you don't use water during the day, enough water might collect for evening shower. (Dry spells usually correlate with hot weather, so you can also plunge into the river running down the valley - there are several nice spots used by the locals.)
We do not provide internet connection but if you connect through your cell phone, the network coverage is strong. There are several places nearby with free WiFi (for example, "U Kotaly").
Absolute ban on smoking in the cabin as well as around the cabin (cabin is made of wood, surrounded by forest - DANGER OF FIRE!). We look for mature responsible guests. Watch kids. If you are outside in the evening, be quiet (noise spreads down the valley quite well). We prefer no pets but can make exceptions if your pet is well behaved and trained and you bring your pet's litter box with you. Be careful if you make a bonfire in the outside bonfire pit. Have adult person be present all time; extinguish ashes with water. In the spells of dry weather there may be in force a communal ban on bonfires or BBQs - check with the locals.
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