Chochołów is home to more than 100 well-preserved wooden buildings with ornate carvings; as you walk through the village, be on the lookout for the 19th-century “Cottage from one fir,” whose front wall was built from the trunk of a single fir tree. While most of these cottages are still occupied today, you can see how Tatra highlanders lived in the mid-19th century at the Chochołowski Uprising Museum, which features recreated interiors and information on the 1846 uprising against Austria. Travelers typically end a day of sightseeing with a relaxing soak at the village’s thermal bath complex.
Rather than traveling to Chochołów alone, travelers frequently visit the village as part of a full-day trip from Krakow that also showcases Zakopane’s highlights, the Tatra Mountains, and sometimes Morskie Oko Lake. This can be with a private driver or as part of a group tour.