Summer here and it is a perfect time for trips and spending time outside surrounded by nature. The Czech Republic has more to offer than just Prague, Český Krumlov, and historical fairytale towns. This country in the heart of Europe can also offer also places where time stands still. Places without any mobile phone reception, where you can recharge your energy and eat meals prepared just like Czech great-grandmothers used to, using exclusively locally-produced organic products. Places where your children can try out what it is like to take care of a homestead and learn that eggs and meat do not grow on the shelves in a supermarket. Such places are not just near Prague but also in South Bohemia, Moravia, and elsewhere throughout the country.
Homutův Statek in Central BohemiaIn the picturesque landscape of the Central Bohemian Kokořínsko region north of Prague, there is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Homut family farm has undergone a very sensitive reconstruction since its founding in the 19th century. In the pension, there are nine rooms and apartments, and you can choose to include only breakfast half-board. Here, you can eat delicious traditional Czech meals prepared from high-quality, local products. The pension has a big garden that invites both adults looking for relaxation but also children seeking action – it includes a sandpit and swings. There’s plenty more to do farther afield too: the Kokořínsko region is known for its beautiful footpaths and high-quality cycle paths. One of the most famous cycle paths, leading through the mine in the town of Kokořín, starts near the pension!
Červený Dvůr Apartments near Český KrumlovČervený Dvůr is a stylish apartment-style pension in the heart of the countryside and, at the same time, not far from Český Krumlov. In the apartments, which are named after the nearby chateau, there are traditional tiled stoves, romantic bedrooms, and plenty of spaces for relaxation. The apartments are surrounded by a massive garden and woods all around. It is an ideal place not only for groups of friends but also for families with children who can fully enjoy themselves in the garden. The accommodation’s advantage is its wellness offering in the form of a Finnish sauna and the ability to order massages, wraps, and relaxing baths.
Statek Polžov in Southern BohemiaFar from civilisation, in the middle of the South Bohemian woods near Český Krumlov, there lies yet another gem offering accommodation – a farmhouse in Polžov. Here, you will be surrounded by nature and animals, without any unnecessary modern technology such as mobile phones.
The local mobile reception is very unstable and there is no Wi-Fi, TV, or radio in the farmhouse. . .but don’t worry, your children will be excited about all the animals who live on the farm in Polžov. In addition to the sheep and rabbits, the owners also have small breeds of horses that are available for inexperienced riders. Of course, if you want, you can also take part in the work around the farm. And the Google reviews? Nothing but 5 stars. . .and that says a lot.