Amidst the hustle and bustle of our hectic weekdays, the constant noise, and the burn-out, people rarely have time to slow the pace and get away from the daily treadmill, finding refuge in nature. Luckily, there are many destinations for those who want to get back to nature and its treasures, even if only for a weekend. In today’s article, we’ve gathered some of the most unique places to relax and unwind in Eastern Europe!
Dom Tatanka | Poland
Dom Tatanka is a modern, barn-style house that blends perfectly into the surrounding countryside. Thanks to the panoramic windows and the floor-to-ceiling glazing, guests can enjoy a beautiful, unobstructed view and admire the surrounding nature all day long. If you’re lucky, you can also catch a glimpse of the buffalo grazing in the more than 1.5 hectares of meadows, another special feature of the landscape. From the cottage, you can set off on beautiful walking trails that offer charming walks all year round. Birch groves, spruce forests, meadows, and beautiful landscapes to explore on foot, by bike, or even by cross-country skiing in winter.
Tölgy Kabin | Hungary
Tölgy Kabin is a modern-style forest rest house where guests can relax in the soothing embrace of nature. The designers aimed to provide as much of the forest panorama as possible, thus they opened up the space with high ceilings and large glass surfaces in the living room and bedroom areas so that guests can enjoy the scenery day and night. The owners sought to capture that woodland charm, where the mornings start with the sound of birdsong, where there is quiet, tranquility, and only the forest dwellers are around as you enjoy a complete retreat from the noise of the city. A fully equipped kitchen is available, but you can also request an Italian gourmet breakfast and dinner package delivered to your door. And for complete relaxation, guests can also enjoy a massage in addition to the outdoor pool.
House In Krkonoše | Czechia
The house is built on sloping terrain, with one floor completely underground on the northeast side. The main entrance is on the first floor on the northeast side of the building. This is where the living room with a kitchen, a bedroom, and a study are located. In the attic, there is a library and a meditation room. The building is made of brick and the roof is lined with larch paneling. The interior is almost entirely white, giving the house a clean, uncluttered feel. A greenhouse is planned to be added in the future, which will also be serving as a vegetable cellar.
Vertical Chalets | Austria
Austrian peaks, plenty of snow, a charming forest, and a seven-star hotel—could there be a more ideal place for a winter holiday? Kitzbühel, Austria, may be familiar not only from the hit Netflix series The Secrets of Kitz but also thanks to the nearby Vertical Chalets. One building unit houses the hotel’s public facilities, lobby, restaurant, and spa. The Vertical Chalets are set on an artificial elevation built in a nearby forest, so guests can practically spend the night in the canopy. The design of the hotel has been inspired by vernacular architecture, reinterpreted in a contemporary way using local materials.
Sziklák | Hungary
The Treehouses project in Noszvaj has been featured in a previous article on Hype＆Hyper, but it is not to be left out of this selection. The venture was launched in 2017 and became so popular that only a few years later, in 2021, cabin houses were opened in the Kapolcs area near Noszvaj. This latter, named Sziklák (meaning ‘boulders’—the Transl.) was designed in collaboration with the Hello Wood team. The structures designed specifically for couples have a panoramic view of the Northern Balaton region in the heart of the Káli Basin. Sziklák is different from the accommodations in Noszvaj in that it is situated in an even more ‘secluded’ location so that couples focus on nothing but each other. Each unit contains a double room, is equipped with a private jacuzzi and panoramic sauna, and breakfast is delivered to the door each morning.
Dom Tatanka | Web | Instagram
Tölgy Kabin | Web | Facebook | Instagram
House In Krkonoše | Web | Instagram
Treehouses Kapolcs | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Vertical Chalets | Web | Facebook | Instagram