The household receives guests from 15.05. to 15.10.
Hut 1 (Crna Glava): 6 (six) beds
Hut 2 (Biogradska Gora): 2 (two) beds
Hut 3: (Šiško Lake): 4 (four) beds
Total: 12 (twelve) beds
Bathroom: Shared bathroom for all the rooms, with hot water and an outdoor toilet.
The food for guests is prepared in a traditional way on the katun, on the wood-burning stove from the ingredients that are mainly produced by the hosts or bought from the neighboring households. There is no menu, traditional, homemade food is prepared and offered. It is necessary to emphasize if vegan or vegetarian food is needed and if a guest is allergic to some ingredients.
May, June, July, August, September, October: hiking, mountaineering, biking, horse riding, boating, mushroom collecting, picking forest herbs and fruit, mowing, hay gathering.
Tasting of products: Yes
Culinary classes – participation in preparation of meals: Yes
Horse riding: Yes
Boat rides: Yes
Organization of field trips: Yes
Bed sheets and towels: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes
Washing machine: No
Foreign languages in use in household: English
Raković family lives in Lužac, close to Berane. During summer months, from May to October, they spend most of their time up in their katun on the Bjelasica mountain, known as Katun Raković. The family is made up of five members, Sanja and Stefan and their children Maša, Vasilije and Đorđe. Stefan works as a supervisor, more precisely as a ranger in the Biogradska Gora Park, he is in charge of the area where Katun Raković is located while Sanja works as a librarian in a primary school and they spend their free time, during summer months holiday, up in the mountain.
This family is primarily into fruit growing, i.e. plum growing. They own an orchard in Lužac and produce jam and plum brandy, for their needs as well as for their guests, but they sell it, too. Also, they have a garden where they grow different types of vegetables. During summer months, they collect tea herbs, mushrooms and blueberries and use these for their needs and they also offer them to their guests in the household.
Katun Raković is situated on the territory of the national park Biogradska Gora. Five glacial lakes (small and large Šiško Lake, small and large Ursulovačko Lake and Pešića Lake) are located close to it and they are a real attraction for the tourists. In the close proximity of the katun, a national biking transversal CT1 can be found. Beside these, Via Dinarica, hiking and biking trail built not so long ago, passes by its huts. Katun Raković offers an unforgettable experience and the possibility to enjoy the pristine nature of one of the last three European virgin forests. It is an ideal place for nature lovers, for mountaineering and hiking, for bikers and for camping and picnics.
An exceptional place. It is located on hiking and biking trail. Perfect homemade food, from the mountains. Friendly host.
The Rakovic Katun is ideal as part of a hut-to-hut hike or for a family get-away in the middle of nature inside Biogradska Gora National Park. This is a great place to disconnect from the busyness of life and enjoy nature and the real Montenegro. Stefan and Sonja are great hosts that go out of their way to help guests have an unforgettable experience. The Rakovic Katun is a key member of the Meanderbug hut-to-hut and farm stay network.