Welcome on our virtual doorstep. Before You pay us a real life visit, please read these words with understanding. You will be aware of where You are heading, and we will be happy when You feel good about it.
The Chalet beyond Smolnik (Schronisko nad Smolnikiem) is a mountain lodge, which is full of conveniences including those unavailable even in many hotels, but it is not a hotel and not even a boarding house. Please respect the nature of this place and do not require us to deliver things that are not available at mountaing lodges. Do not expect TV, too fast internet or easy access along an asphalt road. Do not assume that we will fulfill all your dreams, either.
No marked tourist route passes thought our location, tourist guides hardly visit us, and in general it is not easy to find us, unless from Smolnik, where the route is marked by two road-side sign posts showing the direction of a short but intense walk uphill to the ridge, where at daytime You will easily see the shingled wooden house and at darkness there is always a glowing light.
We will happily share with You our mountain air, our landscape over Bieszczady and Beskid Niski mountains, a log cabin ambience, a friendly word, warm meal and a place to sleep. Wrap up your heart to mountains and people with You and You will certainly feel at home. You will then enjoy opportunities to make good use of kindness and good mood, as You will most likely meet other open hearts, who are also fond of this place and will be willing to meet You.
If You are planning to reach us by car without a 4x4 drive, be prepared to leave your vehicle in the valley in bad weather. You may then need to make a 15-minute walk up to The Chalet. Therefore, it is clever to wrap your things up in backpacks rather than suitcases. Because reservations are reservations - of course we respect them, but - as in mountain lodges - who climbs up and stands on our doorstep carrying a backpack, will always find here a shelter.