Mountain chalet Lusitania

… welcome to the Jizera Mountains!


Getting there

As you drive

As you drive along the main road (Krkonošská), the town of Tanvald blends imperceptibly into Desná. Once you pass the town sign, continue until you pass the bright yellow Penzion Slunečnice, then turn left (direction: Albrechtice and Josefův důl) onto Údolní Street. You will pass the old Hotel Bolson on the left.

Continue until you reach the Church of the Assumption of Mary (ca. 1 km), then immediately turn right onto Zásnubní Street. (Note: the road is steep and narrow, with two-way traffic.) At the four-way intersection, turn left and continue uphill along Sokolská Street. You will pass through a neighborhood of wooden row-houses, followed by small garden allotments. Once the last signs of contiguous settlement have disappeared, you will see the “Sokolská” building at the intersection of Sokolská and Výletní streets. Turn right and continue along the unpaved field road for around 100 meters. Our chalet is in a turn in the road – you can’t miss it: A two-story building with a half wooden, half white-plaster facade and a bright red roof.

The path is not ploughed in the winter, meaning that you will have to leave your car below the Sokolská building.

If you are coming via public transport

If you are coming via public transport, we recommend taking the direct bus from Prague to Desná, which leaves from the Černý Most metro station several times a day. The trip takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes. For more information, visit

You can also take the train, with a transfer in Tanvald or Jablonec nad Nisou. When you exit the Desná train station, head straight across the bridge to Údolní Street, turn right, and then immediately left and straight up Sokolská Street for about 1.5 km, then turn right at the Sokolská building and continue 100 meters to the chalet.

If you are coming by public transport, you may arrange in advance to be picked up and taken to the chalet (and back to the station after your stay).

For the chalet’s precise location, we recommend using, – simply enter “Desná, Výletní 24.”