Cottage Elsa, Kunvald, Eagle Mountains (Orlicke Hory), Czech Republic

Cottage Elsa, Kunvald, Eagle Mountains (Orlicke Hory), Czech Republic




Sep 2006

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Cottage Elsa is just 4 year old and it is built for year-round family recreation and gatherings. It is also suitable for accommodation of hiking and biking groups with up to 8-10 people in 3 bedrooms. The main floor (ground level) houses: WC/Shower/Tub/Sink Kitchen area Dining area Living area Bedroom #1 (Large double bed + crib) The 2nd floor: Bedroom #2 (Large double bed + 2 single beds) Bedroom #3 (Large double bed + 2 single beds) Outdoor area: Paved parking area for 3-4 cars Large paved patio Play area for children (grass) Campfire pit The property (4000m2) with very private settings is located in small community of Kunvald, which is perfectly suited to serve as a gateway for your day trips in Orlicke hory (Eagle Mountains). There is a good access to the main hiking/biking path called "Jiraskova stezka" (Jirasek's Trail), which brunches to over 400km of hiking, biking and cross country ski trails. Kunvald (population 1400) offers limited services (2 small grocery stores, postal office, 2 pubs, 1 restaurant). However, Zamberk (population 7,000 / just 7km from Kunvald) offers visitors convenient shopping in 3 supermarkets, restaurants, bakery, banks & banking machines, 2 bike repair shops, gas stations, aquatic center, 2 bowling centers, regional tourist information center, etc.


More about us

  1. We are Czech-Canadian 40+ couple. We were born & educated in Czech Republic and lived in Austria, Quebec and since 1990 we live in British Columbia, Canada. In our spare time we enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and scuba diving. We plan to explore also paragliding, and if the right chance would present itself, also sailing. We love to travel very light with just backpacks, using mainly public transport and eating in places frequented by working class. This allows us to mingle with locals away from beaten tourist path, to closely experience other cultures and to learn from other cultures. Vladka does not mind snow and one of her travel wishes is to see polar bears in the wild. Vladka also wants to take time to travel Europe more and to finally visit some pre-dominantly buddhist country. Den prefers to stay away from snow as far as possible, his best winter vacation was diving at Sipadan in Celebes Sea. Working frequently in Mexico, Den has great admiration for spanish culture and 20+ years old wish to visit Chile. Plus, he wants to visit more muslim countries. We never regretted any trips we made, just those we kept dreaming about but did not have the time, possibility or resources to do (yet). We are open to all offers for the swap with pre-set or flexible dates as well as non-simultaneous exchange. Feel free to surprise us with your proposal.

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Where is it?


Czech Republic (Bohemia & Moravia) is located on the historical North-South and East-West crossroads of continental Europe. It is a treasure chest of history, rich culture and gentle scenery only a few foreigners take the time to explore, learn about and appreciate. Most tourists heading for Czech Republic focus their attention on Prague and UNESCO designated historical sites, paying very little attention to other locations. However, the lack of international recognition does not take away from the humble beauty of Czech villages and towns or the mountain ranges that create the natural boundaries of this country in the heart of Europe. Northeastern part of Czech Republic, Orlicke hory (Eagle Mountains), while well known to all Czech natives, is one of the regions where visitors looking for an alternative to organized tourism can find a relaxing atmosphere, numerous opportunities to enjoy various sport activities, and the freedom to explore this region. We invite active couples, families, as well as groups of up to 10 visitors to make our cottage Elsa their home away from home. Cottage Elsa can be also used as a base for exploring capitols of Central Europe: Prague/Czech Republic (185km) Bratislava/Slovakia (250km) Vienna/Austria (260km)

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