The SpaceOur apartment is on the third floor of a small four-floor block and consists of 1 large bedroom, bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen, a large lounge and entrance area. Six people can be accomodated here. There is a balcony with views of the High Tatras in one direction, and the Low Tatras in the other.
Guest AccessThe lounge has a twin sofa-bed and there are two comfortable put-you-up beds, for which there is ample room. The lounge has a TV/dvd and a music system. The bathroom has a bath with shower, and there is a separate W.C.
The apartment is fully furnished with all
amenities, including bedlinen and bathroom
towels. Interaction with GuestsOur brilliant managers, Dan and Clare, are
English, and live five minutes away from
the apartment The NeighborhoodLiptovsky Mikulas is a delightful small town, located in the valley which lies between the Low Tatra mountains and the High Tatras. There are restaurants for all tastes, including a splendid Slovakian restaurant, a Pizzeria, and American diner, and great ‘pub’ food. There are also two very good hotels nearby, with excellent restaurants. Eating and drinking out are both very reasonably priced in Slovakia. The town centre is five minutes walk away.
There are two good supermarkets within 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
Whether you are looking for a winter sports vacation or a summer break, the area includes a vast selection of on and off-piste activities that everyone can enjoy.
This area is ideal for a family, group or couples holiday.
There are several ski areas within easy reach of the apartment that suit both skiers and snowboarders. They range in size from the fastest growing resort in Slovakia, Jasna, to the many single lifts scattered here and there.
Liptovsky Mikulas is at the entrance to the Demanovska Dolina – Slovakias most beautiful and premier ski valley. At the head of the valley below Chopok is Jasna – Due to its location it would be possible to ski in both the Low and High Tatras from the apartment making a large number of different resorts available.
Jasna is 15 minutes away by road. If you don’t have a car, there are very cheap public buses to the resort from a stop 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Jasna boasts a vast 34km of snow covered slopes to explore.
Strbske Pleso is 20 minutes away by road. Due to their altitude both Jasna and Strbske Pleso have long ski seasons (December to May). Huge investment is taking place with many new chairlifts,cafes and bars as well as artificial snow machines. Lift passes are approximately ¼ of the price of those in the Alps.
Ski lessons are available with Crystalski.
We are able to arrange private snowboard lessons if you wish, and transport to and from the slopes.
Liptovsky Mikulas is also at the heart of a web of cross country ski trails.
More information about Jasna, including the cost of ski passes can be found on (URL HIDDEN)
This area is wonderful in summer, with many activities to choose from :-
The Low and High Tatras are both a short bus ride away. Although very different, both of these stunning national parks have a long history of tourism and a complex network of waymarked mountain and valley trails of varying difficulty. There are new chair lifts to various viewpoints which can be used for some stunning but straightforward high level walks. Studded by clear mountain tarns and with fabulously diverse flora and fauna the area is a walkers paradise. Our nearest, Chopok, is accessed by a chair lift from Jasna. Take a chair lift to the top of the mountain and walk back down to your car
Rafting and canoeing
White water rafting is available for all the family on the Vah near Besenova. Alternatively further afield it is possible to travel down the Dunajec gorge (the border with Poland) by Gondola!
Canoe hire is also available at Liptovsky Mara. There is an artificial water course at the edge of the lake in Liptovsky Mikulas, just a short walk from the apartment- where you can have a two hour lesson in white water or slalom canoeing! This is an Olympic and world championship venue.
The Liptov region is famous for its thermal pools and very large aqua parks where it is possible to swim outside all year round until 10pm! There are 4 such parks within easy reach of the apartment – the largest Tatralandia is only 2 miles away. Tatralandia has 9 pools and 16 flumes.
Besenova has a 6 thermal pools – much hotter and more relaxing and is a scenic 20 min bus ride away. There are also two beaches on Liptovsky Mara – the lake directly West of Liptovsky Mikulas .
The Low Tatra is a limestone region (the High Tatras are predominantly granite hence their different character). Fifteen minutes drive out of Liptovsky Mikulas in the Demanovska Dolina are two world class show caves – The Freedom Cave (very well decorated) and the Ice Cave. Both were used by the Partisans in WW2.
The quiet country lanes are ideal for cycling but for the more adventurous there is a huge network of mountain biking trails including the truly scary descent from Chopok, a 6,000 ft ascent by chairlift. Cycle hire and maps available from Dan and Clare, our managers.
If you are a beginner, you can opt for a ride in a riding school. Alternatively there are many guided rides, some of which are suitable for beginners as well. Experienced riders can take a day trip which is a wonderful way to enjoy the countryside.
If you not keen to sit in a saddle, there are trips in a terrain carriage. A maximum of 3 people can join the ride. (During winter, you can also try a Nordic specialty – skijoring, where you wear skis, but are pulled along by a horse!) Getting AroundThere is a free ski bus, and plenty of public buses and trains to travel around the area.