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Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin

Located a stone’s throw from the ski slopes, these ‘tree houses’ in Slovakia’s Demanovska Valley strip the traditional mountain cabin back to the extreme.

Architects Michiel De Backer and Martin Mikovčák – who own cabin company Ark-Shelter – designed the huts, wrapping them in dark timber and raising them off the ground on stilts. A stand of spruce trees surrounds the cabins, situated next to Jasna, the largest ski resort in Slovakia. Guests can hop in the cable car to get there.

Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice

The mountain cabins – which are available to rent POA – inhabit a small footprint but have enough space for a family of four (and an extra two on the sofa bed if needed). Two can also be connected to create a ‘twin’ cottage for a group of eight. Sliding glass doors open straight onto a front terrace, which looks over the snowy slopes and trees beyond.

Demänovská dolina 77 Demänovská Dolina, 031 01 Demänovská Dolina, Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice
Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice
Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice
Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice
Hotel Bjornson’s chalets are a beautifully stark take on the mountain cabin
Photography: BoysPlayNice

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