Village Stebnícka Huta is roughly 17 km north of Bardejov. The village is situated in beautiful sceneries of Nízke Beskydy mountain range in a valley with a small stream called Stebníček not far from the Polish borders. It is 505 metres above the sea level. All the houses have been built in the rows along the stream. Now there are about 258 inhabitants. The village has its own gas and water supply.
There is thick forest around where beech and fir tree prevail with a lot of wild animals like deer, bear, wolf, fox, catamount and a lot of birds of prey.
The first written mention dates back to 1600, but it is believed that the settlement must have been founded much earlier. Its first known name was Volia Huta, then Sklenna Huta, Stebnická Huť, Hutiská and finally in 1927 Stebnícka Huta.
In 1641 besides some water technical devices like a mill, a saw mill and a press for oil producing, there was a glass house which worked till 1856 and produced crystal glass.
Roman Catholic church was built in 1853 and elementary school a bit later in 1909.
Life between the world wars was very hard and people lived on agriculture, timber harvesting and sheep or beef farming.
The village and it’s surrounding offers a lot of possibilities for relax, tourism and sport not only in summer but also in winter due to two ski lifts either for beginners or advanced skiers / There is a recreational facility called Slnečný majer / with 68 beds and possibilities of horseback riding and the foothpaths around can take you to visit Poland.

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