Weekend Escape in Drabsko
Sometimes you just need a place to escape from your routine, even for a weekend. To have a change of air, to recharge your batteries, and why not? Get in touch with nature.
That’s exactly what we were thinking when we booked one room for three days in a tiny village called Sedmak in Drabsko area. Hoping that we would find snow at last, since we wanted to go for skiing while we were there.
It was already dark when I took the road from Brezno to Cierny Balog and after that into the forest towards Drabsko (beautiful route). After exiting the woods, in less than 500m I saw the small bridge with the red railing on my left that goes to Sedmak.
It was around 9 o’clock at night when I turned left to the bridge amidst heavy snow fall. Anna, the lady that owns the place warned us to put 2nd gear and step on it all the way to the cottage otherwise we would get stuck on the uphill. And that I did, driving through the small village until eventually I came to a full stop 3 meters from the cottage’s entrance. Anna came with her snow shovel to rescue us while I caught a glimpse of the place. Even in the dark winter night, It looked amazing.
We got a room on the guesthouse which is attached to the main building. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, each with it’s own bathroom. The kitchen is on the ground floor and right next to it is a living room with a fireplace and a big glass partition wall overlooking the front yard and the stunning landscape across the small valley with the snow covered hills and a few horses! Typical Slovakian landscape.
There are another three bedrooms in the main house which of course has a much bigger kitchen and living room. Everything is made out of wood and this gives the place a warmth that contrasts the white landscape outside.
There is nothing better than sitting on the sofa next to the fireplace and watch the snow falling on the hills. It’s striking for a Mediterranean like me.
Don’t take me wrong though. The place is not only suitable for resting. You can go for long walks around the area which is lovely. You may even encounter some wildlife if you are lucky. There are deer, lynxes, wolves and bears in the area.
You can try horse riding. And of course you can go for skiing, but for that you will have to use a car.
We visited Krpacovo which is 40mins away, has only two lifts and is a very nice ski resort for beginners. It also had very reasonable prices. It cost less than 15€ for a day pass!
Overall hospitality was flawless, the place is cozy, clean and Anna a superb hostess.
The prices are very reasonable costing 15€ per person in the main house and 13€ in the guesthouse.
I would definitely visit again but this time during spring to see the hills turn green and blossom.
For bookings :
Tel: +421 903 466 453
E-mail : [email protected]