It is assumed the name Ank is derived from the German word for anchor (anker). This might seem strange today, but there used to be a big lake in the Jezersko valley that disappeared due to an earthquake, which also explains how the town got its name ('jezero' being Slovene for lake). Ank's homestead was part of one of the oldest settlements in this area and is located near what was once the harbour.
Currently the site is a bit run down, but the direct surroundings hold some nice surprises, such as the ruins of an old building that was once part of the settlement near the thriving harbour. There is also a little chapel, which has seen better days but adds to the aura of the area's former glory. At Ank's farm you can find one of the typical old rural granaries decorated with wood and iron, one of only a few that still remain in the area.