The ways are many, the truth is one

Beloved friends, dear guests,

Welcome to the Heart of the forest! Sklenarka is a 100plus year old romantic villa situated in the middle of a forest in the Orlice river basin, 130 km east of Prague, the Czech capital. The harmonic combination of an ancient woodland, flowering meadows, pond and adjoining buildings provide a rare background to refresh your body and soul.

Since 2013, the villa Sklenarka has been revitalized as a center of meditation and natural healing which holds a space for holistic life approach and freedom to live life as nature intended.
We are opening the villa and its grounds to individuals, families, groups, teachers and social groups for retreats, seminars, weekend visits as well as short and long term accommodation.


We can currently offer the following:


  • accommodation for up to 50 people in the villa, mostly in shared rooms
  • accommodation for 16 persons in 2 cabins
  • 3 halls of 54m2, 66m2 and 105m2 respectively, equipped with mats, cushions, curtains and sound system
  • a data projector, projection screen and flip-chart for rent
  • a kitchen with using to natural and local ingredients, a dining room with a fire place and a terrace overlooking the garden
  • a tee- pee holding 25 people and a camp-fire as well as separated sweat-lodge
  • 7 hectares of extensive private gardens, meadows and woods
  • a circular natural swimming pool with clean flowing water
  • our own courses and therapies, including massage, yoga, detoxification, cookery and meditation, sweat-lodge, moon-lodge, fire-walk, men and women circles, way of council
  • free wi-fi and parking
  • experimental ground for community life
  • open for families with children
  • as a large family of peafowl and other animals live on the grounds, we cannot accommodate dogs and pets
  • the grounds are non- smoking (there is one place reserved for smoking) and we do not support consumption of alcohol and abuse of any addictive substances
  • cycling and hiking tracks and many cultural and natural sights in nearby surroundings.

 The essence of Sklenarka is cultivated by respect to the nature, loving care and balanced co-creation that replace rival and competing attitudes of nowadays‘ society. Sklenarka flourishes in harmony with all those who honor the path of cooperation with nature, its resources and proper Being. We trust that this place will be an inspiration for others on the path. We are here for you, with love and joy for all we do. We invite you to an encounter, discovery and rest.


Sklenarka Team