About this listing
Rustic log cabin in the Krivoklat Forest just 45 minutes drive west of Prague (50km). Tucked into the woods, but not far from a village pub (2km) or a beautiful swimming pond (200m). Great base for biking, hiking & sightseeing.
Log cabin in the Krivoklat Forest about 30 minutes drive west of Prague (50km). Tucked into the woods, but not far from a village pub either (2km up the hill) or a beautiful swimming pond (1/2km down the hill). Great mountain biking, hiking and mushroom hunting. Near Krivoklat and other notable castles. Halfway between Prague and Plzen (if you really need to get back to a city). A great vacation in the summer and a cozy getaway in the winter.
While there is no running water, there is electricity. Very weak mobile/GSM signal.
Heat: Wood stove, fireplace, 1 electric space (website hidden): Fire pit outside, simple covered bar-b-que (outside), hot plate & electric kettle (inside)
Terrain: The cabin is on a steep, wooded hill. It is pretty and secluded, but not recommended for children under 8 years old.
The cabin has a simple, rustic and well-planned interior - like a sailboat where every nook has a function (sunken food cupboard and beer cellar under the stair case, meat-smoking chamber in the fireplace, washing bowl hidden in a drawer, etc.)
All spaces are wood paneled, floors and ceilings (some stone around fireplace and between kitchen and living room).
1. entry hall (1m2) 2 closets and a small space to throw your shoes.
2. Living room/dining room (5m x 6m) Big fireplace, 2m long dining/working table, folding couch, carpet, 2 windows.
3. kitchen (2m x 2m), wood stove (main heat source), counter space, hot plate and kettle, sink (but no water :).
4. Main bedroom (3m x 3m): 2 twin beds stuck together, old TV (no reception, only SCART connection (I have not figured out how to hook up my computer to it yet).
5. 2nd bedroom (4m x 5m): 2 separate twin beds, small refrigerator (1m tall), 2 small storage spaces (1m x2m, sloped ceilings)
6. Attic: (7m x 6m) accessible by ladder, sloped ceiling/roof)
Bedding (sheets & pillows)
All cooking & cleaning equipment (pots, pans, plates, glasses, broom, vacuum).
Guitar (Spanish acoustic)
Axe (for splitting wood)
Interaction with Guests
I will give you a 30m orientation around the house and local area (how to get water, how to deal with electricity, where to find key equipment). Available for any other questions by phone/SMS.
Great forested nature preserve close to Prague. Very close to Krivoklat Castle, Zbiroh Chateau and natural attractions like Skryje Waterfall.
Very limited bus access. Highly recommended to have a car.
Don't burn it down, please :).
Edward met us as planned and showed us around. In a this forest cabin this meant how to find the secret trail to the cabin, where to get water from and how get your music playing through the local speakers, amongst many other obscure and essential items. Most lovely surprises were the CD collection (folk music) and a hidden forest pub that served Nescafe ... This place is special - on the last night we stayed late, begging the light not to go. At midnight it won.
Strávili jsme tu krásně zatažený a upršený listopadový týden. Stačí si zatopit, zabalit se do deky a koukat ve z okna jak prší. Nezvoní tu telefony, není tu internet. Ideální místo na klidný týden v kteroukoliv roční dobu.
It was really really nice to stay at Edward's log cabin. The view is fantastic and we had the best and cosiest evenings at the fire place. If you want a calm and at the same time adventurous place to stay I would definetely recommend it. Edward is really nice and he takes time to show you everything around.
The pictures don't justify this cabin! Reallity was far nicer. It was a perfect getaway in the middle of the woods. No disturbances from outside so it is a great escape from reality! As city people we needed to get used to the absence of running water but it turned out to be a great adventure. I especially loved the fireplace, cutting wood and just enjoying the fire display as nightfall starts. Really cosy! Prague was only a very small hour drive. So if you miss the city, it is perfectly possible to go and have a piece of the hustle. Edward gave us some tips where to have a taste of some local dishes as well. Perfect combination of nature and city activities.
Great place to stay. Cosy cabin, beautifull surroundings. Our favorite place was at the outside fireplace en in the hammock . Edward came to pick us up in the toen nearby en took time to show us around, where to het water etc. Very nice
Dit is zo'n huisje dat je het liefst zelf zou bezitten en als dat niet kan, hoop je dat het een goedbewaard geheim blijft, zodat je er altijd naar terug kunt keren. Het is een plek om te koesteren. Prachtige ligging waar een heilzame werking van uit gaat: midden in de natuur zonder auto's, zonder internet/tv, zonder andere mensen. Terwijl alles toch in de buurt is; fijne buurtkroeg, leuke dorpjes, aardige inwoners, prachtige steden, etc. Edward is bovendien een vriendelijke gastheer die de tijd neemt om alles uit leggen, afspraken nakomt en die altijd bereid is vragen te beantwoorden. Kortom, een aanrader.
About the Host, Edward
I'm an American living in the Czech Republic since 1994. When I get some free time between managing our small farm (6 sheep and various crumbling buildings) and hairless apes (2 kids), I like to run, cycle, read and play a bit of guitar with the guys at the local pub.