We made overnight in the typical village surrounded by the mountains Strážovské Vrchy and Malá Fatra in the southern part of the valley Rajecká Dolina. The unique and characteristic element of log houses in Čičmany are their exteriors ornamented in a geometrical pattern. The authors of ornaments, as rule, were women who originally adorned only the corners of houses first with mud and later with lime. However, since the 19th century, the motifs were added and painted all over exteriors of not plastered log houses. The painting was intended to protect the logs against the effect of sun rays. Geometrical ornamentation was also used in embroidery applied to garments, pictures, or tablecloths. The Reserve counts 136 houses, but buildings that line the little streets today are actually even more modern, although in the traditional folk architecture. There are two restaurants, one for tourists in a traditional house garden (Garlic soup 2,50 EUR, Lemonade 1 l / 1,50 EUR, Pancake with poppy seeds 3 EUR), and another typical socialistic pub for locals (Corgoň beer 0,5 l / 1 EUR).

Parking location – Čičmany: 48.953711N 18.519664E