Number of beds: 16
Number of seats - dining area: 35
Bookings: Prior bookings required.
Breathtaking intricacies of nature
Young Lintver, the evil dragon, is trying to persuade Krištof that his sheep must have gone to get water far away through Matkov kot at the foot of the Mrzla gora mountain in the huge Matkov škaf, a snow pit carved by a waterfall. Were the pit full of water and not the shivering fear that accumulated in it when Matkov kot was still a lake and the old Lintver its gruesome landlord, a thousand sheep could drink from it.
On the Matk farm
The homestead lies at an elevation of 1,165 m amidst a tiny hidden valley at Matkov kot. The estate stretches from the valley bottom until Matkov kot, nestled amidst the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karawanks. Here, visitors will enjoy the spectacular colour palette of endless forests, be it spring or autumn. The Matk family has been primarily cultivating livestock endemic to Slovenia, which are considered indigenous. For decades, they have been the holders of the organic farm certificate. In the immediate vicinity of the farm there are numerous exciting hiking trails. What is more, the area is more than suitable for every lover of mountaineering, traditional farming or family life on an alpine farm.
What to eat
- At the Matk farm, guests are offered home-made delicacies made from home-grown ingredients, based on the lavish local gastronomic heritage.
- Due to their experience in herbalism, various herbs are used in each and every culinary creation and tea, suitable especially in the colder winter months as well as when returning from nearby peaks.
- Reccommended: lamb.
What to see
- The view extends from Olševa and Raduha over Ojstrica all the way to Mt. Mrzla gora.
- Four endemic livestock breeds: Cika cattle, Jezersko-Solčava sheep, Carniolan honey bee and the black belted pig.
What to do
- Listen to traditional zither music in the evenings.
- The hiking trail to the natural landmark of Matkov kot (recommended use of crampons and ice axes, even in the summer).
- Hikers may also take to the forest footpaths and trails throughout the Matk homestead all the way to the border between Austria and Slovenia, towards Strma planina, as well as hunting tracks towards the lookout point at Matkov Grintavec, while more experienced mountaineers and hikers often take the blazed trail to Mt. Mrzla gora.
- On the way towards the valley, you can purchase bakery products and homemade confectionery at the Kočnar farm, phone: +386 (0)31 871 386.