Mountain Lodge Jankovac

A perfect hideaway nearby waterfall

In the heart of UNESCO Geopark Papuk, hidden in a hundred-year-old beech forest, you will discover the Jankovac Mountain Lodge, one of the best mountain lodges in Croatia. You will find this Slavonia's hidden gem in the western part of the Slavonia region, situated 475 m above sea level and surrounded by a protected park–forest, lakes and waterfalls. It has a long-standing reputation as a hot spot for many hikers, bikers, and families with children who visit Inland Croatia. The nearby magnificent 28 metres high waterfall Skakavac (the highest in the Slavonia region) is a unique tourist attraction. It falls over a rock into the canyon of the stream Kovačica. 

The Slavonia's favourite places, Mountain Lodge Jankovac and the Skakavac waterfall, are parts of the protected park–forest Jankovac, a popular excursion point and the pearl of the Slavonian mountains. A perfect hideaway in the unspoiled natural setting of Slavonia for time off in any season. The plateau on the northern slope of mountain Papuk is situated only 100 km west of Osijek.

Book a stay at a beautifully located Mountain Lodge Jankovac 3*. It offers a unique holiday experience and traditional local mountain cuisine. The restaurant has a covered terrace overlooking the lakes and the stream Kovačica with the lovely gazebo. After lunch, you can have a refreshment under the great Skakavac waterfall, relax by walking along educational trails, doing sports, or just watching numerous trouts in clean water.

Location, nature park, attractions, events …

  • Location in the heart of UNESCO Global Geopark Papuk. The excursion spot with natural, cultural and historical attractions, educational, bicycle and mountaineering paths, several lookouts.
  • Waterfall Skakavac with its 28 metres - the highest waterfall in Slavonia. Location: next to the Mountain Lodge Jankovac.
  • Tomb of Count Josip Jankovic - the count was the holderof park-forest Jankovac and the first one who started in the 19th century to make Jankovac in the well-kept forest park and excursion-mountain resort for its inhabitants and nature lovers. He moved from the Viennese court to this area in 1860 to enjoy the untouched nature of Papuk. Because he wanted to stay in his park-forest Jankovac after his death, surrounded by a centuries-old forest, he built for himself a tomb in a cave above the lake where he was buried. The visitors can visit his grave.
  • The 2,260-meter-long Count’s Educational Trail, named after Count Josip Janković is suitable for families with children.
  • Every summer in July, there is a traditional annual gathering of Slavonian hikers to celebrate the long tradition of mountaineering in Slavonia.
  • Every year in September, the Jankovac Medieval Knights Tournament takes place in the protected park forest Jankovac. All visitors can enjoy the fair of old crafts, numerous workshops, archery tournament, sword fighting, the daily siege of the fortress Klak, as well as a rich program for the youngest.
  • Ružica fortress (town fortification) near the city of Orahovica is the largest fortification complex in Inland Croatia and the best-preserved medieval fortresses in the Slavonia region. It was built from the 14th to 16th century after it was conquered by Turks. Many rich archaeological findings confirm the high standard of living inside the fortress.
  • Unique Geological Monument of Nature 'Rupnica', a rare morphological feature of volcanic rock proclaimed as a protected part of nature in 1948. It is also the first proclaimed geological natural monument in Croatia.
  • Lookouts Nevoljaš and Mališćak, located at 740 metres above sea level.
  • Walking paths on Jankovac for people with disabilities are a great added value for the Papuk Nature Park. Guided educational tours can be arranged through Inlandia.com.

Services:

  • overnight in rooms/self-catering apartment
  • breakfast, half board and full board

Accommodation units - 6x double rooms; 3x triple rooms; 3x multi-bed rooms and 1x chalet:

  • 2x double rooms with own bathroom, 16m2
  • 4x double rooms without own bathroom (shower/WC in a corridor next to the rooms), double beds, 12m2
  • 3x triple rooms with own bathroom, double bed + single bed, 20m2
  • 1x six-bedded room with own bathroom, double bed + 4 single beds, 25m2
  • 1x ten-bedded room without own bathroom, 35m2
  • 1x fourteen-bedded room without own bathroom, all single beds, up in the attic, 50m2
  • 1x apartment in a separate cottage for 4 persons; type chalet K2+2, 60m2 , living room, equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Possibility of preparing food in the apartment.
    • All rooms are non-smoking rooms.
    • Standard equipment: bathroom with shower and toilet, Wi-Fi Internet, central heating.
    • TV is available in a sitting room.
    • Free WiFi  internet access is available in the entire estate.

Other facilities

  • in-house á la carte restaurant (it offers a great variety of game dishes and fresh trout from the region)
  • children’s playground
  • conference room
  • gazebo next to the small stream Kovačica
  • souvenir shop

 

Services:

  • overnight in rooms/self-catering apartment
  • breakfast, half board and full board

 

Accommodation units - 6x double rooms; 3x triple rooms; 3x multi-bed rooms and 1x chalet:

·         2x double rooms with own bathroom, 16m2

·         4x double rooms without own bathroom (shower/WC in a corridor next to the rooms), double beds, 12m2

·         3x triple rooms with own bathroom, double bed + single bed, 20m2

·         1x six-beddedroom with own bathroom, double bed + 4 single beds, 25m2

·         1x ten-bedded room without own bathroom, 35m2

·         1x fourteen-bedded room without own bathroom, all single beds, up in the attic, 50m2

·         1x apartment in a separate cottage for 4 persons; type chalet K2+2, 60m2 , living room, equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Possibility of preparing food in the apartment.

 

-          All rooms are non-smoking rooms.

-          Standard equipment: bathroom with shower and toilet, Wi-Fi Internet, central heating.

-          TV is available in a sitting room.

-          Free WiFi internet access is available in the entire estate.

Other facilities

  • in-house á la carte restaurant (it offers a great variety of game dishes and fresh trout from the region)
  • children’s playground
  • conference room
  • gazebo next to the small stream Kovačica
  • souvenir shop

 

Price information & additional costs:

Chalet  (self catering)

84,00 € per day

Services per person

Double room with own bathroom &  Triple room

Double rooms without own bathroom & Multi-bed rooms

 
 

Overnight

37,00 €

29,00 €

 

Bed & Breakfast 

42,00 €

34,00 €

 

Half board

51,00 €

43,00 €

 

Full board

60,00 €

52,00 €

 
  • Room prices are per person / day.
  • Min. stay 1 night.
  • Included in room price: VAT, bed linen, towels and final cleaning.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on the spot): tourist tax adults 10,00 kuna per person / night; children (12-18) 5,00 kn per person / night.

Services per person

Double room with own bathroom &  Triple room

Double rooms without own bathroom & Multi-bed rooms

 
 

Overnight

37,00 €

29,00 €

 

Bed & Breakfast 

42,00 €

34,00 €

 

Half board

51,00 €

43,00 €

 

Full board

60,00 €

52,00 €

 

 

Nature Park Papuk - UNESCO Global Geopark

Geocaching - an outdoor recreational activity and a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) devices or smartphones. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, so-called 'Geocaches' or 'Caches' outdoors and then share your experiences online. Individuals who participate in this activity, place a cache in an outdoor location and post the Cache's latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates on the Internet. Other geocachers then use their GPS devices to download the coordinates and cache descriptions from the Internet to find the caches. Once the participant has found the Cache, they may log their findings on the Internet.

Hiking – there are 7 educational trails (e.g. Count's Trail, Turjak, Lapjak, Rupnica, etc.)and 6 hiking trails from 3 km to 9 km long. For everyone something. There are a total of 200 kilometres of well-groomed and marked hiking trails.

Mountain biking - a bicycle ride through numerous forest paths which pass through the most beautiful parts of Papuk is a perfect way of recreation and getting to know the beauties of Papuk. Up to now, there are 7 cycling roads, reaching 105 kilometres in length.

Paragliding - take-off point Pliš is located on the southern slopes of Papuk mountain near the City of Velika, towering at 559 m and offering panoramic views of the valley below. The landing site is at the foot of the Pliš mountain. It is the first registered paragliding take-off point in this part of Croatia. A fantastic way to experience Papuk massif from the air.

Sport climbing - the southwest faces of Papuk massif offer magnificent climbing routes. The first climbing route in Slavonia has been offered at the Sokolina location near the city of Velika. Ten other climbing routes have been placed there at heights of up to 12 meters. The total rock height, made of very solid quartzite, is over 50 meters and is divided into several ledges.

Horseback riding – there are two horse ranches in the area and 33 km horse trails.

Visiting the Maksim's cave - the underground world of the Papuk Geopark is rich and fragile to human impact. The only speleological object open for the public is the Maksim's cave, as part of the educational "Count's Trail" on Jankovac. The entrance to other caves and abysses is granted only with special permission by the administration in terms of scientific research.

Swimming in the Lake Orah (near Ružica fortress) - an artificial lake located at the foot of the Papuk mountain. Around the lake, there is a deciduous forest and promenade, a popular summer destination for swimming and sunbathing.


Recommended activities can be booked through Inlandia.com. Just give us a call or drop us an e-mail at info@inlandia.com . Our local experts will design for you a tailor-made itinerary.

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