Mecavnik Hotel Drvengrad

Mecavnik Hotel Drvengrad

Within the Mokra Gora Nature Reservation, actually the region with special features and the Mokra Gora Nature Park and the “Sargan Eight” railway on the Sargan Mountain, there is a wonderful Mećavnik Hill where the famous Film Director Emir Kusturica had built his magic and absolutely exceptional traditional/ethno-village and the Film Academy “DRVENGRAD” – “WOODENTOWN” – KUSTENDORF.

The Mecavnik Drvengrad Kustendorf Wooden Town is 4 stars luxurious tourist and artistic facility, as Kusturica said his “life project”, inspired by the best known Ivo Andric’s Nobel-winning novel, “The Bridge on the Drina River”. Decision to establish the Mecavnik Drvengrad – Wooden Town as the unique touristic and artistic settlement-Film Academy in the middle of the wonderful intact nature of the breathtaking Tara National Park-Mokra Gora Nature Reserve, professor Kusturica made during the shooting of his ingenious film “Life is miracle“, with a result of “a medieval fortress defending itself from all the forms of poison that attack society“.

The construction of Drvengrad tourist settlement, comfortable 4 stars tourist complex set in outstanding eco environment, followed the idea of a perfect life beyond everyday routine, abandoned into the magic of nature and the call of tradition, keeping in the same time the links with the current moment. Kusturica has worked with the likes of Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis and Iggy Pop and numerous famous artists and personalities. Film Director Emir Kusturica has won countless film awards and is one of the best-known film directors in Europe and the world.

Within the uniquely attractive and original Wooden Town Drvengrad tourist settlement there are numerous archaic and hand-painted authentic Old Vlach comfortable chalets and various wooden structures featuring different luxurious amenities and facilities that enable variety of imaginative artistic, relaxing and tourist services : unique luxuriously furnished lodging houses imitating the traditional style of the Zlatibor architecture from the 19th century, but with full comfort, “Lotika” and “Prokleta avlija” superb traditional restaurants /serving finest and amazing local meals/, the Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Sava, “Ivo Andric” Library, souvenir shops, “Kod Ćorkana” pastry and tea-shop, Underground Cinema, Congress halls and meeting facilities, swimming pool, gym, sauna, fully equipped convention hall, sport hall, tennis courts etc.

Part of the wall in one corner of the Konak cafe is a shrine to the most famous guests to have visited Mećavnik or personal friends of Emir Kusturica like Jarmusch, Depp, Tyson, Putin, and Mikhalkov. Thanks to its comfortable accommodation and premium catering amenities and convenient congress facilities and other amenities, numerous international and national events are successfully held in the Drvengrad Mecavnik Wooden Town Hotel throughout the year.

Drvengrad “Wooden-town” is rightfully awarded with the prestigious “Tourist Flower” prize by the National Tourist Organization, due to the brilliant services provided by young, devoted and educated team following Professor Kusturica.

The “Iver” Ski Center is positioned at elevation of 1343-1501 meters and include ski runs which feature FIS international homologation suitable for large international Slalom and Giant competitions, but also ski runs with ski lift for ski beginners. There on the ski run there is the facility “Mladost”, while on the other part of the ski run is the “Čarobni breg” Hotel. At the foot of the Iver Ski Center there is the “Mećavnik Iver” complex which feature comfortable amenities /pool, sport hall, gym, and other amenities…/ The Iver Hotel is positioned 10 km away from the center of the village and 8 km from the “Mećavnik – Drvengrad” tourist settlement. For the ski lovers who would prefer to sleep on the ski run if they could, the Mecavnik complex erected this comfortable mountainous style hotel set on the ski run, actually between the two ski runs on the eastern portion of the Iver Ski Center, in its lower zone. Designed to fully respond to demands of true skiers who expect equipment and amenities of the original mountain home with the fire burning always in the fire place, the Iver Hotel provides comfortable stay in its 32 warm and tucked in wood bedrooms with total of 50 beds and panorama spreading right to skiers and ski runs! Guests of the “Iver” Hotel have at their disposal indoor pool, a sauna, Turkish steam bath, a Salt room, a bowling room and a gym. Rooms of the Iver Hotel are spacious and perfectly suitable for families with children, being eqipped with comfortable amenities: air conditioning, comfortable single or king size beds, work desk, own bathroom with shower, wardrobe, machine for coffee-tea preparation, view to the ski runs. Guests who stay at the “Iver” Hotel are served with rich buffet breakfast or “a la carte” breakfast. In the winter season at the Iver Hotel is available organization of Ski school for beginners along with ski equipment rental.


The “Shargan Eight” Rail is section of the Serbian railway that connects Western Serbia and Eastern Bosnia and West Morava and Drina Valleys. Sargan railway was built in 1925. In 13.5 kilometers away from Sargan to Mokra Gora station this retro railway climbs the altitude difference of 450 meters. The Sargan train route of the rail-track is remarkable and has shape of digit “eight”. To pass distance from Sargan to Mokra Gora station, the Sargan train goes over 5 bridges and through 20 tunnels, as this railway is famous for extraordinary technical features that enabled overcoming large ascents on small distances. The Sargan railway track Mokra Gora is the narrowest in Europe /only 0.76 meters!/. In 1974 the traffic of the Sargan railway was suspended and after reconstruction works in 1999 trains started to operate again. This unique landmark attract more and more visitors from all over the world every year. “Wooden-town” combined with the “Sargain train” is the premium or even the best tourist attraction of Serbia.