Ethno Houses

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo are located in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a stone’s throw away from the Great Waterfall and Entrance 3 or the harbour at Lake Kozjak. This luxury resort is a perfect combination of tradition and contemporaneity. From the outside, it is presented as an old village, full of old times’ spirit, reflected in the elements of traditional architecture of Lika and an interior that exudes modern luxury to satisfy every guest.


Our resort has been built in harmony with the unspoilt nature in which it is located, which is why the main building materials are stone and wood, providing an exquisite charm and a feeling of comfort to every guest. Each room has been refined with handmade traditional furniture and charming, rich fabrics. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, also providing additional opportunities to enjoy this unique environment in bathrooms masterfully made of wood, with large whirlpool baths and/or hot tubs.


Along with top-quality traditional food and quality sleep, our guests can find a host of recreational, entertaining and relaxing activities. From the exclusive Ethno Wellness (Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, salt room), the children’s playroom, to numerous outdoor activities (pony riding, bicycle rental, walking sticks rental, table tennis, badminton, darts, “hanging” bowling, mini golf, archery, air rifle shooting) and the Wine Bar.


The comfort and satisfaction of each guest is our mission, which is why our professional and friendly staff will strive to meet all your requests to help you have a unique and unparalleled experience of this piece of heaven on Earth – the Plitvice Lakes.


We look forward to your visit.

Tradicionalna Lička kuća

 Izgradnja drvenih kuća u Plitvica selu, pod zajedničkim imenom „Ethno Houses Plitvica selo“, započela je u jesen 2011. godine. Taj „ethno“ u nazivu nije pomodan niti slučajan, već je u potpunosti zaslužen i temeljen na ozbiljnim pripremama i poštovanju tradicijskih elemenata gradnje ovog podneblja.

Naime, koristeći smjernice konzervatora u izradi projektne dokumentacije, te uz upotrebu jednostavnih, prirodnih materijala drvene građe i kamena, golemim trudom naših djelatnika, spojena je starinska gradnja kuća i vrhunska udobnost življenja i korištenja prostora.

Drvena nosiva konstrukcija izvedena je od greda i stupova, preko 600 komada pozicija po pojedinoj kući, koji su isključivo tesarskim spojevima sastavljeni u jednu čvrstu i kompaktnu cjelinu ličke kuće.

Tradicijsku gradnju, osim izvedbe drvene nosive konstrukcije, odlikuju strmi krovovi pokriveni drvenim pokrovom – šimlom, drvene fasade, ganak – tradicionalni arhitektonski element ( nadsvođeni ulaz) i slobodan razmještaj po terenu uz korištenje prirodnih oblina prostora za smještaj građevina i ostalih sadržaja.

Prilikom izgradnje naročita pažnja bila je posvećena vanjskom uređenju i zaštiti okoliša, jer je Plitvica selo locirano u srcu najljepšeg i najstarijeg hrvatskog nacionalnog parka – Plitvičkih jezera. Stoga su korišteni isključivo prirodni materijali pri izvedbi stazica od drvenih oblica, s mostićima i klupama, uz prigušenu rasvjetu, što daje poseban ugođaj minulih vremena.

Interijer je opremljen rustikalnim namještajem, koji je ručno rađen, po narudžbi, uzorom na prototipove kakvi se danas mogu pronaći u muzeju Lika Gospić. Odabir posteljina i zavjesa također govori o opredijeljenosti i brzi za autohtono i tradicionalno čime se želi stvoriti domaći ugođaj i atmosfera.

Traditional Lika house

The construction of wooden houses in Plitvica Selo, under the joint name “Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo”, began in the autumn of 2011. The word “ethno” in its name is neither fashionable nor accidental; it is fully deserved and based on serious preparations and respect for the traditional elements of construction in this area.


Namely, using the conservators’ guidelines when preparing the design documentation and by using simple, natural materials – wood and stone – combined with a giant effort on the part of our employees, traditional construction of houses was merged with the ultimate comfort of living and using the space.


The wooden load-bearing structure is made of beams and columns – more than 600 pieces per house – assembled exclusively using woodworking joints to form a solid and compact unit of a Lika house. Traditional construction is, along with the wooden load-bearing structure, characterised by steep roofs covered with a wooden cover (Croatian: šimla), wooden façades, the traditional architectural element ganak (vaulted entrance), and a free layout on the terrain, using the natural shape of the space to accommodate buildings and other objects.


During construction, special attention was paid to outdoor design and environmental protection, since Plitvica Selo is situated in the heart of Croatia’s oldest, most beautiful national park, the Plitvice Lakes. Therefore, only natural materials were used in the construction of wooden paths, with little bridges and benches, as well as dimmed lighting, creating a special atmosphere of old times.


The interior is equipped with custom handmade rustic furniture, modelled after prototypes that can nowadays be seen at the Museum of Lika in Gospić. The choice of linens and curtains also speaks volumes about the commitment and care for the autochthonous and traditional, creating a local feeling and atmosphere.

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s oldest, largest and most famous national parks, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979. This specific complex, comprising 16 lakes arranged in cascades on the Korana River, interconnected with cascades and waterfalls, represents a unique hydrogeological phenomenon in the world. A fundamental feature of the park are travertine barriers, thousands of years old, deposited by the action of travertine-forming algae, moss and plants. As an addition to karstic rock and combined with water, they form a whole that represents one of the most impressive places in the world. More detailed research on the flora of lower plants (Pevaleka, 1924 and 1935) proved that aquatic algae and moss formatively participate in the creation of travertine, and that travertine and travertine-forming plants are the most important factor that influences the morphology of the Plitvice Lakes. Systematic research on the flora of higher plants (Šegulja and Krga, 1984) confirmed that the Park was also a phenomenon of sorts in terms of richness and variety of the flora of higher plants. On the relatively small area of the Park, 1267 plant species from 112 families have been recorded. When it comes to the animal world of Plitvice Lakes National Park, what springs to mind is its trademark – the bear. However, the richness of this national park’s fauna is significantly greater and more valuable than the “glory” of its most attractive representative. Therefore, we invite you to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park as soon as possible and enjoy the treasures of one of the world’s most famous national parks.

Plitvica Selo 66/1 53231 Plitvice Lakes Croatia
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