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Woodbox Istebna

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Location Poland, Silesian Beskid Mountains, Istebna
In the vicinity of the border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, on the slopes of the Złoty Groń mountain, Istebna is sometimes green, sometimes covered with snow, and always undulating. It was asking for a nice idea and one that's favourable for us too. We found two shipping containers that have sailed around the world several times. We transported them to the mountains and gave them a new life. Adapting a rectangular metal eco house box was a challenge. Along the way, everything was uphill, which is normal in the Beskids. But it was worth it! We put our whole heart into the creation of Woodboxes to be able to share with you good energy, brilliant skiing conditions, beautiful walking routes, a forest full of mushrooms, a gurgling stream nearby, coffee on the terrace and sledging down the hill. See what we managed to create when we boldly combined unconventional design and ecology.

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Hi, I'm Ania and I manage and take care of Woodboxes. I'm a manual therapist by education, a mother of two children by vocation and the wife of a wonderful, supportive husband. I love healthy ecological food and I keep everything I can in jars. I have a lot of ideas in my head that I don't hide in my closet, but I implement them step by step. Until now, neither of us has dealt with the hotel industry and everything related to creating a new place from scratch. Building Woodboxes was a challenge worthy of a master. Each day brought new experiences and valuable lessons, and this is still the case today. We are glad that we can give our little works into your hands. We do all of this for people who are looking for innovation just like us. People who value peace, respect nature, and appreciate the little things. We are waiting for you.

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We speak these languages: Polish, English

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Eco Alert

We have treated tap water
We mainly use eco-friendly detergents
We have cosmetics and cleaning products in reusable packaging
We do not change towels every day (only if you ask)
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Our charms

Mosquitos on warm days
Weak GSM coverage

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We care about you

Private houses / apartments with separate entrance
We disinfect the rooms between reservations
We ozonise rooms between reservations
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2 ski slopes in the immediate vicinity
2 ski slopes in the immediate vicinity
Well-equipped kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Starting point for exploring the Beskids and Trójwieś
Starting point for exploring the Beskids and Trójwieś
Large cottages have a lockable ski and bicycle room
Large cottages have a lockable ski and bicycle room
Family-friendly place for children
Family-friendly place for children
Hiking trails nearby
Hiking trails nearby

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There are 5 original air-conditioned houses at your disposal. 3 of them are for 6 people, and two MINI are designed for 2 people, these are two apartments in the shape of one container. Bearing in mind the good of the environment, we have created them from recycled sea containers. They are minimalistic, compact, and at the same time functional and modern. In line with our beliefs and out of concern for the planet, we have used nature-friendly technologies. Large woodboxes can accommodate 6 people, and mini 2 people who will be able to sleep comfortably in fragrant bedding. We assure you that you will not have to pack the entire trunk of equipment and gadgets - everything you need to be happy is there. In large Woodboxes you will find: - a large bed in the form of a capsule with a huge window to the world, - a sofa that, when unfolded, can accommodate two people, - a large bed that is magically hidden in the wardrobe, which also creates a table, - a kitchenette where you will find everything you need to prepare a tasty breakfast, afternoon tea or a romantic candlelight dinner, - a terrace where every coffee tastes better and the book is more captivating, - a minimalist bathroom that has been designed to make comfort a priority. There are also soft towels, colorful soaps and a dryer. Each cottage has a lockable ski room and a bicycle room with a separate entrance. There will also be: - Wi-Fi - parking lot, - tv, - board games. To meet the expectations of our dear guests, we decided to create a two-person MINI Woodbox. The concept was already difficult and complicated, as it turned out and this time, it could not be otherwise. MINI apartments, which were created, are housed in the shape of one container, which has been perfectly divided in half. They are exact mirror images, they differ only in color additions. In one pattern, he adds gold, and in the other, bottle green favors relaxation. You will find a minimalist bathroom, a compact kitchenette, a sofa and a table, and a comfortable capsule with a large window to the world. From a crazy idea, two cozy apartments were created, each with its own entrance and a set of furniture on the terrace. Dogs are welcome after prior arrangement and additional payment.

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Common space

Terrace (12 m2)

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Medium speed Internet / WiFi
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For your comfort

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Dear friends, in the Beskids you have to forget about counting calories and throw yourself into a whirlwind of oscypek cheese, highlander pancakes, sauerkraut soup, red cabbage, dumplings and roulades. In Woodboxes, there are compact kitchens at your disposal, where you will find everything you need to prepare breakfast, snacks, lunches and warming dinners. Cocoa, mulled wine, tea with electricity and coffee with cinnamon are must-haves in winter Istebna. In the cupboards there are cutlery, ladles, corkscrews, plates, bowls, pots, cups, glasses, wine glasses and more, containers full of aromatic spices, various types of teas, and something sweet for gourmands. There are several interesting culinary addresses in the area, and we know how to find them and we will be happy to advise you. Złoty Groń in Istebna is a place worth visiting. At the top of the hill there is a hotel and restaurant of the same name. Right next to the ski lift, so two birds with one stone are guaranteed. Everything here is brand new, fresh and tidy. Kukuczka Manor is located on the main road that connects Istebna with Koniaków and Jaworzynka. The local cuisine is based on natural and regional Beskid ingredients. The restaurant's menu includes, among others, sauerkraut soup on smoked lamb, lamb roast, lamb saddle, wild boar stew, traditional sheet pancakes or bone-in pork loin fried in lard. Lick your fingers .. Bacówka in Koniaków, where you can buy original sheep cheese from March to June. They are excellent, fresh and prima sort! You can choose from more and less smoked. In Bukova Restauracja z klimatem, Italian dishes are served, based on original products from the Apennine Peninsula. Maybe it is not a regional product, but pizza is always and everywhere :)

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Food on-site

Free coffee

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We recommend nearby restaurants

Złoty Groń (1,5 km)
Zajazd nad Olzą (0,7 km)
Dwór Kukuczka (2 km)
Bukova Restauracja z klimatem (5 km)
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You can buy eco products nearby

Serosfera Jaworzynka (7 km)

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Grocery stores nearby

Biedronka (2,5 km)
Lewiatan (2,5 km)

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Will I not be bored?

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In summer, you can sit on the terrace sipping fragrant coffee, and then go for a trip to the mountains along the nearby trail. Autumn in these surroundings is breathtaking, the variety and abundance of mushrooms, the variety and availability of herbs and the intensity of colors encourage hiking in the forest. In winter, the nearest ski lift can be reached on foot and there are two more ski resorts nearby. Be careful on the road to Istebna as it is winding and dangerously otherworldly views are everywhere. It's easy to stare. There are few viewpoints, but get to know the most interesting ones. Ochodzita in Koniaków is a place where, in good weather, you can even see the Tatra Mountains. The second one is Złoty Groń in Istebna, at the top of which a magnificent hotel was built. From here, you can admire the hills surrounding the entire Beskidzka Trójwieś, while sipping a delicious coffee on the hotel terrace. Other viewpoints: - Koczy Castle - Kubalonka Pass - Stecówka Tourist attractions to see: - Regional Product Center - Lace Museum in Koniaków - Maria Gwarek Memorial Room - Regional Museum on Grapa - Jan Kawulok's cottage in Istebna - The Jerzy Kukuczka Memorial Chamber in Istebna Hiking trails - Yellow - from the Rupienka Pass through Koniaków Centrum - Zaolzie - Istebna stop Las - Połom - Szarcula Pass - Red - from the Kubalonka Pass through the Szarculę Pass - to Stecówka - Green - from Istebna the Tartak stop via Prądowiec - Wilcze - Młodą Góra to Kiczory - Green - from Istebna the Tartak stop through Zaolzie - Łączyna - Pietraszonka to Przysłop - Green - from Jaworzynka Trzycatek to the Tripoint - Green - from Jaworzynka Trzycatek through Głębokie - Reserves to Jaworzynka Wyrchczadeczka - Blue - from the Koczy Castle through the Koniaków Pass - Karolówka to Przysłop - Blue - from the Koczego Castle through the Rupienka Pass to Sołowy Wierch - Black - from Jaworzynka Głębokie to the border crossing Jaworzynka - Hrčava A new tourist attraction in Istebna is the Nordic walking park. There are already three routes for lovers of this sport. All trails start at the "Kempaland" center in Bukowiec, where you can also rent the necessary equipment and find an instructor. You can choose from: - GÓRALSKA route (15.2 km) - BUKOWIECKA route (11.5 km) - ISTEBNIAŃSKA route (9.7 km) Be sure to take skis and boards with you, because the slopes are waiting: - Chuckle 350m - Złoty Groń 1.1 km - Zagroń 1.3 km - Kempaland (CZ) 9km - Wisła 18km - Ustroń 24km - Szczyrk 37km We also have walking routes for hikers: - Blue - the route of Jerzy Kukuczka (Istebna Centrum - Wilcze - Olecki - Kubalonka) - Red - Beskidzka Planetary Path (Kubalonka - Olecki - Wilcze - Prądowiec - Jasnowice - Museum on the Grapa - 12 km

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For those who want relaxation

Forest paths (0,5 km)
Mountain trail (0,1 km)
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For hedonists

Outdoor hot tub
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For sports enthusiasts

Ski lift (1 km)
Cross-country ski trail (4 km)
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For those craving art

Muzeum Regionalne na Grapie (4 km)
Chata Kawuloka (1,3 km)
Centrum Koronki Koniakowskiej- Izba Pamięci Marii Gwarek (3,2 km)
Izba Pamięci Jerzego Kukuczki w Istebnej (5 km)

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What’s there for children?

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Woodbox Istebna - What’s there for children?
Woodbox Istebna - What’s there for children?

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The kids have a large clearing for having fun, huts to build, and a stream for their feet. Nature does the work herself and chases boredom from children's heads. As soon as snow falls in Woodboxes, there is no question of boredom. There are wet gloves, cold noses, happiness on the faces and snowmen in front of the houses. In winter, during the day, it is worth taking advantage of the "snow bath" by building an igloo or walking on cross-country skis, and in the evening play board games and read books. Don't forget to involve your children in all the activities in which you will participate. Skiing, mushroom picking, mountain walks and hot chocolate in mountain huts. In summer, you can organize many activities in the meadow around the houses, play football, fly kites, organize a picnic and catching butterflies.

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Attractions for children

Children's playground

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Attractions for children in the area

Park linowy Base Camp Istebna (4 km)
Trasa nartorolkowa Istebna Zaolzie (Rolkostrada) (0,8 km)

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Medium speed Internet / WiFi

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Our address: Zaolzie 1853, Istebna, Silesian Beskid Mountains, Poland

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The prices are for each added person, however, children under 8 stay free of charge. The standard fee for the entire stay of the pet is PLN 200. If the pet weighs up to 5 kg, the price for the entire stay is PLN 100. Please provide information regarding children and pets when submitting an inquiry so that we can adjust the offer for you. Possibility of negotiating prices for a longer rental period. During the winter holidays and holidays, the minimum rental period for Woodbox Standard is 5 days, and for Woodbox Mini it is 3 days. The minimum rental period out of season is 2 days. Pets for an additional fee by prior arrangement.

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The deposit payable by the Slowhop system is 50%. 100% of the value of the deposit in the case of resignation submitted 14 days or more before the start of the stay. In the event of a cancellation made 7 days or more before the start of the stay, the advance payment is not refundable, but can be used at a different time. The down payment is not refundable in the event of resignation within a period shorter than the above-mentioned period. In the case of summer holidays, winter holidays, public holidays and long weekends, the down payment is not refundable.

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Bardzo polecam to miejsce! Przepiękny domek, w którym wszystko co potrzeba jest umieszczone. Piękne ozdoby świąteczne bardzo umilały pobyt. Kuchnia posiadała wszystko co potrzeba, przyprawy, garnki talerze i szklanki, duże kieliszki i wiele więcej. Wszystko estetycznie wyglądało. Ogrzewanie podłogowe zapewniało ciepło w mieszkaniu( i grzało stópki :) ). Byliśmy w domku mini nr 4 w dwie osoby. Jedyny szkopuł to widok z okna na sąsiadów ale i to nie przeszkadzało, żeby pić pyszne kawy i herbaty(które też były dla nas naszykowane) przy oknie. Właścicielka bardzo miła, wytłumaczyła w wiadomości sposób zakwaterowania. Nie potrzebowaliśmy się więcej kontaktować więcej gdyż nie mieliśmy żadnych problemów- wszystko mieliśmy zapewnione. Bardzo dziękujemy za pobyt!


Domki bardzo czyste i świetnie urządzone - wszystko czego potrzeba dostępne. Woodbox Mini doskonały na krótki wypad dla dwóch osób. Okno w sypialni świetne, można spać z widokiem na gwiazdy! ( najlepsza lokalizacja - domek nr.3 i mini nr.5 ) Obejście czyste, zadbane i pięknie urządzone. Bardzo dobry kontakt z gospodarzem.


Świetne miejsce na wypoczynek - ten aktywny jak również ten slow... Domek wyposażony niemal we wszystko. Jak dla nas, większe domki - choć przeznaczone na max 6 osób, komfortowo pomieszczą 3 osoby 🙃. Każdy domek ma własny taras z możliwością grillowania, a na końcu działki znajduje się wspólna przestrzeń z paleniskiem oraz sucha sauna. Za sąsiadów mieliśmy drzewa i konie, które mogliśmy podziwiać przez okno i z tarasu. Nasz kilkudniowy pobyt uważamy za bardzo udany. Polecamy Woodbox Istebna z całego serducha!

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