Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

NP High Tatras, Slovakia is open for tourists. That is why there are 13 chalets and huts for you from west to east. All of them are open all year round except one below peak Rysy. Chalets serve for perfect break during hiking in High Tatras. They offer meals, drinks and some souvenirs. In case of bad weather or longer hikes they provide sleeping facilities. You can use several beds or bring your own sleeping bags. All chalets have very friendly, helpful and hospitable staff. They will answer anything concerning the park. In Slovak language, chalet is chata [khata].

Chata pod Soliskom (1840 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

This chalet is the newest one. People built it in 1944 as a refuge for skiers. These slopes still operate in winter.

Access and hiking possibilities

You can reach this chalet by chairlift from Štrbské pleso or from the same starting point by blue marked trail up the skiing slopes. From the chalet, there is also possibility to hike to peak Predné Solisko following red mark or by blue mark to Furkotská dolina.

Service

You can buy meals, drinks and souvenirs in the chalet. There are also 12 beds which you can book in advance or stay during bad weather.

Majláthova chata (1494 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

History

This is the original chalet on the banks of Popradské pleso. It was built in 1879 and it has name after Vojtech Majláth who initiated its construction. However, it burnt down several times. One legend says that once herbalists set the fire to get rid of numbers of tourists who start to visit the tarn.

Access and hiking possibilities

Chalet lies on the banks of Popradské pleso in Mengusovská dolina, next to the Chata pri Popradskom plese. You can reach it by red mark on trail Tatranská magistrála – from the west you can start in Štrbské pleso and from the east in Sliezsky dom. Nearby, by yellow trail, there is a symbolic cemetery which serves as a memory for victims of High Tatras. If you prefer better terrain, you can start in Popradské pleso (station of tatra electric railway) and follow blue mark. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

Service

Chalet provides several rooms with own TV and bathrooms. There is also a restaurant.

Chata pri Popradskom plese (1494 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

History

This chalet burnt down several times. Originally there was just Majláthova chata. In 1961 Slovaks built touristic hotel.

Access and hiking possibilities

Chalet lies on the banks of Popradské pleso in Mengusovská dolina. You can reach it by red trail Tatranská magistrála – from the west you can start in Štrbské pleso and from the east in Sliezsky dom. Nearby, by yellow trail, there is a symbolic cemetery which serves as a memory for victims of High Tatras. If you prefer better terrain, you can start in Popradské pleso (station of tatra electric railway) and follow blue mark. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

service

This chalet is quite big and looks like a hotel. It has around 160 sleeping places. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also small buffet from the outside and shop with souvenirs and useful sport and hiking equipments.

 

Chata pod Rysmi (2250 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Although the idea for construction of this chalet came from the 19th century, it was not realised until 1932. That was for bad weather and terrain. Since then, chalet has suffered from avalanches and people reconctructed it and moved several times. They finished in 2013 and opened it on the place with the smallest risk of danger.

access and hiking possibilities

This chalet is accessible from Popradské pleso following blue and later red trail. For the more experienced tourists, there is also red trail from Morské oko in Poland to the chalet. You can book this hiking tour here.

service

This is the only chalet in High Tatras that is not open all year round. They close it from the 31st October to 15th June for bad snowy conditions. However, they offer meals, drinks and sleeping facilities – 20 beds in one common room and 20 emergency places in dining room.

 

Sliezsky dom (1670 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Original chalet was built in 1871 but avalanche destroyed it two years later. Another attempt was ruined by fire. Today’s version of hotel dates back to 1968. It is after complete reconstruction. In 1995, Pope John Paul II visited Sliezsky dom and consecrated wooden cross and rope with pickaxe – symbols of Tatra mountain guides and rescuers.

access and hiking possibilities

Sliezsky dom is a mountainous hotel built in Velická dolina below Gerlachovský štít. It is the hotel with the highest altitude in Slovakia. There are several hiking trails. Green one starts in Tatranská Polianka and from Sliezsky dom continues to Velické pleso and Velický vodopád, and saddle Poľský hrebeň. Red one goes either to east to Hrebienok or to west to Popradské pleso. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

service

This four star hotel offers great service. It has 36 rooms, 8 suites, hotel restaurant and summer terrace with great views on Gerlachovský štít.  In summer, you can park your car next to hotel after booking a room and having permission from the NP. In winter, hotel is accessible also by snowmobiles ensured by hotel.

 

Bilíkova chata (1255 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Original chalet from 1875 burnt down several times. It served as a hut, spa and nowadays it is a touristic hostel. It has been opened since the 40s. Its name changed to Bilíkova in honour of Pavol Bilík, skier who was captured and executed by Germans during Slovak National Uprising.

access and hiking possibilities

This chalet is probably one with the easiest access. It lies 5 minutes from Hrebienok following green marked trail. Nearby chalet there are Vodopády Studeného potoka where you can hike following green mark. You can also follow yellow mark and head to Tatranská Lesná. Moreover, from the chalet, you can continue by green and later blue mark to Rainerova chata. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

service

Bilíkova chata is a big chalet. Except food, drinks and great exterior terrace with nice view, it offers up to 33 beds. When you book accommodation and get permission from the State forests of TANAP you can also park your car in Hrebienok, nearby the chalet.

Rainerova chata (1301 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

This chalet was originally a stone hut with fireplace. It served for spa clients for emergency overnight stay and protection in bad weather. It was Ján Juraj Rainer who came up with this idea and constructed the trail from Hrebienok and the chalet in 1863. Since then, it has been reconstructed several times but still stayed faithful to the original design. It hence serves as a memory to Tatra chalet history. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

access and hiking possibilities

Chalet is accessible by red marked trail from Hrebienok. This trail continues to Zamkovského chata. Also blue marked trail from Tatranská Lomnica heads to the chalet and later continues to Zbojnícka chata.

service

As this chalet is very small there is just a buffet inside that offers drinks and soft meals. In winter and spring several events are organized there, e.g. snow crèche and snow Easter egg. No accommodation is possible in the chalet.

Zamkovského chata (1475 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

This chalet was built in the 40s by the climber and mountain guide Štefan Zamkovský. With his wife, they managed the chalet. During Slovak Nation Uprising it served as a refuge for partisans, Jews and political prisoners. Later as chalet got bigger, small hydroelectric power station was built on Malý Studený potok. Nowadays it is a beautiful and favourite chalet for tourists. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

access and hiking possibilities

Zamkovského chata lies in Malá Studená dolina.You will reach this chalet by red marked trail from Hrebienok. After a break you can continue following red mark to Skalnaté pleso. Moreover, this chalet is a starting point to Téryho chata which you will reach following green marked trail.

service

You can book accommodation in the chalet. There are 23 beds available. Moreover, there is a restaurant and a small buffet during summer. You can enjoy your break on its lovely terrace.

 

Téryho chata (2015 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Chalet was built in 1899. The idea came from Edmund Téry, representative of Hungarian touristic society. He was also a doctor and developed Tatra tourism. Hence, the chalet is named after him. In the 40s, the chalet was managed by Slovak students who hid refuges there during Slovak National Uprising. It was reconstructed several times, but the original design has been preserved.

access and hiking possibilities

Chalet is situated next to Päť Spišských plies in Malá Studená dolina. You can reach it by green marked trail from Zamkovského chata. Still by this green mark you can continue to saddle Sedielko to Pod Muráňom though Javorová dolina. However, this is quite long hiking trail. You can use also yellow marked trail and go to Zbojnícka chata through saddle Priečne sedlo.You can book an advanced hiking tour here.

service

This is the chalet with the highest altitude in High Tatras that is open all year round. Its buffet offers meals and drinks. Capacity of accommodation is 24 beds.

 

Zbojnícka chata (1960 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Veľká Studená dolina was highly visited by gold-diggers and hunters. Hence a hunting hut was built in 1907 and later transformed into a touristic hostel. Probably the chalet got its name after the hunters – it is called after zbojník which means a bandit. Latest look was given to the chalet in 1983. Later fire burnt it down and in 2001 it was again successfully opened after reconstruction. You can book an advanced hiking tour here.

access and hiking possibilities

This chalet is situated in Veľká Studená dolina. You can reach it by blue marked trail from Rainerova chata. By this blue mark you can continue to saddle Prielom and hike to peaks Východná Vysoká or Poľský hrebeň. By yellow marked trail you can hike to Téryho chata through saddle Priečne sedlo.

service

The chalet offers meals and drinks. Capacity of sleeping facilities is 16 in one common room. Chalet terrace is a great place for enjoying views on mountains and valley.

Skalnatá chata (1725 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Place where the chalet lies was favourite for tourists and climbers as they rested under the rocky bank. In 1841, this rock was enclosed with a wall and transformed into a hut and later chalet. Chalet suffered from several problems including water deficiency and disinterest. Finally, it succeeded, got reconstructed and is open for public.

access and hiking possibilities

This chalet lies in Skalnatá dolina nearby Skalnaté pleso. It is directly situated on the red marked trail which goes from Hrebienok and Zamkoského chata to Chata pri Zelenom plese through Veľká Svišťovka. Except this, you can reach it by cable car from Tatranská Lomnica or by green marked trail from the same starting point up the skiing slopes. Near the chalet, there is a cable car station where you can buy tickets and go up by cable car to Lomnický štít. You can book an easy hiking tour here.

service

As the chalet is very small, no accommodation is available. However, there is a small buffet inside.

Chata pri Zelenom plese (1550 metres above sea level)

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Zelené pleso and Dolina Zeleného plesa were highly visited by people from Kežmarok among whom were students from Kežmarok lycée and castle noble lady Beata Laska. This was in the 16th century. For this touristic excitement, chalet has been built. Several versions of it burnt down in history. Final version was called Brnčalova chata in honour of Albert Brnčal, the teacher of physical education who died in Malá Zmrzlá valley in 1950.

access and hiking possibilities

The chalet lies on the banks of Zelené pleso. It is reachable by yellow marked trail from Kežmarské Žľaby, Biela voda and red marked trail called Tatranská magistrála from Skalnaté pleso and Veľká Svišťovka. By the red trail you can continue to Veľké Biele pleso. By the yellow trail you can go up to Jahňací štít. You can book an advanced hiking tour here.

service

Chalet restaurant offers meals and drinks. There are up to 60 beds in the chalet you can book in advance.

Chata Plesnivec (1290 metres above sea level)     

Tatra chalets in NP High Tatras, Slovakia – visit them all

history

Chalet Plesnivec has name after Tatra symbol – plant edelweiss. Originally it was just a hut of a gold-digger and then shepherd’s hut. Part of today’s chalet was built in the 30s and later in 1997 it was reconstructed.

access and hiking possibilities

It lies in Dolina Siedmich prameňov. You can hike to the chalet from Tatranská Kotlina following blue and later green touristic mountain stripe. You can continue to Veľké Biele pleso. This chalet is the only chalet in Belianske Tatras.

service

Except sleeping facilities, there is a buffet in the chalet which offers meals and drinks. Capacity of the chalet is app. 20 people.

 

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