KOSMATSKA PYSANKA Lodge (The Kosmach Easter Egg)

Location:
In Kosmach village, 500 m far from the village centre, 8 km far from Sheshory village (there are waterfalls and a ski lift), about 35 km far from such towns as Kosiv and Kolomyia, 637 m above sea level.
Asphalted road makes a convenient approach.
Accommodation:
Two-storey cottage with 6 rooms
On the ground floor there is a sitting room (sofa, TV set), 2 triple rooms (3 single beds, clothes hanger) and a bathroom (bath, WC).
On the first floor there are 2 twin rooms and 2 triple rooms (single beds which can be moved together, bedsides, clothes hanger) and a bathroom (shower, WC).


Three-storey house with 13 rooms
On the ground floor there is a sitting room (dining tables);
a banquet room (table with chairs, TV set);
a separate bathroom (4 showers, 2 WCs).
On the first floor there are 2 single rooms (each one has a single bed, clothes hanger);
9 double rooms (each one has 2 single beds, clothes hanger);
2 bathrooms (each one has a WC).
On the second floor there is a double room (2 single beds);
a room for 4 persons (4 single beds, clothes hanger).





Heating: hot-water.
Water supply: cold is available 24 hours, hot water — a 120 l boiler.

There is a well, barbecue facilities, a gazebo and a "dendro-garden" (the garden with many species of trees).
Meals:
Meals are available on request. Ukrainian cuisine, Hutsul meals.
Homemade produce (dairy and meat produce, honey, wine) and locally grown vegetables and mushrooms are available. Herbal tea, mutton brynza (cheese) — free of charge.
Sheep products for sale (meat, brynza (cheese), butter, mutton fat).
The nearest shop is 200 m far, café — 250 m far.
Treatment:
Ovitherapy courses are available (prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of different diseases by means of sheep and sheep products).
The course consists of 3 steps: food, woolen stuff and bioenergetics (communication with the animals). Consumption of sheep products and even just watching these animals brings many benefits and people become more peaceful and positive.
Consumption of brynza (sheep milk cheese) reduces blood cholesterol levels; zhentytsya (the product which is received during the process of brynza making) treats different stomach problems; sheep butter helps to deal with bruises, bone fractures and headaches; mutton fat helps to cope with asthma and bronchitis; lamb meat helps your digestion.
The course lasts 11-21 days.
There are mineral water sources nearby (Naftusya, Zalizna Voda (Iron Water) and saline water).
Service includes:
Parking, taxi call.
Satellite TV.
Laundry and ironing facilities.
Pets are allowed by appointment.
Rooms are cleaned and towels (2 per person) are changed on request, bed linen is changed every 5 days or on request.
Extra charge service:
Souvenirs and wool products for sale (lizhnyks (Hutsul wool blankets), belts, socks, pillows, bedspreads).
Herbal blends for sale.
Babysitting.
Transport service, including transfers to ski lifts and from the station to the lodge, service for tourist groups.
Sports and leisure facilities:
Sightseeing tours are available (there are developed tourist routes): Oleksa Dovbush's paths with visiting the places of interest, the tour to Kosmach ancient pagan stone monuments, the land of crafts and artists, UPA paths (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), in summer — trips to the mountain valley to shepherds; "Summer in the Mountain Valley" (masterclass of dairy produce processing, the dinner in mountain valley, visiting spring with hydrogen water, O.Dovbush caves, swimming in waterfalls, picking up mushrooms and berries).
Workshops are available:
  • weaving — the whole process from shearing to the finished product is available;
  • Easter eggs making;
  • processing milk into cheese and other dairy produce, cheese products making.
Sightseeing tours around spiritual and historic places of Kosiv:
  • the oldest church in Hutsul land (1600 y);
  • curative spring called Ivanova krynytsya (Ivan's well);
  • St. Nicholas church — one of the best examples of sacral Hutsul architecture.
Polonyna complex — sheep breeding museum.
Holding annual folk ethnographic festival called Vidhomin Kosmatskykh Polonyn (Echo of Kosmach Mountain Valleys).
There is a sheep farm, an open-air cage with pheasants and a pond for fishing.
Horseback riding, brychka (horse-drawn vehicle) rides, in winter — sleigh rides.
Hiking to such mountains as Hoverla, Hrehit, etc.
Picking up mushrooms, berries and herbs.
Ski equipment and sledges for hire.
Ball, chess, draughts.
Сhildren's playground.
Theatrical performance "Kosmach Wedding" (traditional Hutsul wedding ceremony, folk music, singing (kolomyjkas — traditional Hutsul songs), festive dinner).
Photoshooting in traditional Hutsul costumes.
Mobile connection:
Kyivstar
MTS
Lifecell
Foreign languages:
PL, RU
Rates per person per night:
Season Preis
spring, summer 100-150 UAH
winter 200-250 UAH
  New Year period 300 UAH
 
Discounts for groups and for a durable stay are available (the manager and the driver of a group of 15-25 persons stay free of charge).
50% deposit is required.
Contacts:
Ivano-Frankivsk region
Kosiv district
Kosmach village
Klyfa hamlet

Tel.: +38 (03478) 5-77-41
+38 (067) 999-21-15
+38 (097) 761-88-53
How to get there:
By public transport
Go by train to Kolomyja town, then go by bus to Kosmach village.

By car
Go along the road Н-10 from Ivano-Frankivsk town to Kolomyja town, then go via Yabluniv village to Kosmach village. The lodge is located in the village centre. It is better to arrange a meeting with the hosts.
GPS:
48.32647  24.82704  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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