ISSUE 93  |  Eastern Europe

Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge

October 10, 2013 1:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Named for the water ferns that grow along the Vistula River, Salvinia Lodge is located on the Vistula Spit in Poland, a Baltic coast resort area 30 kilometers from Gdansk. Built in 1789, the timber-framed lodge is one of the oldest surviving arcaded houses in the region. The interior has been modernized and features a mix of new and old furniture, with modern baths and kitchen. Three guest suites await. Visit Salvinia Lodge for more information.

Above: The house is located in the flats of the Weichsel river delta, between Gdansk, the Malbork Castle, and Masuria‚Äďand not far from the white beaches of the Baltic.

Above: A preserved 18th century door.

Above: The three guest suites or apartments are set up with living areas for group lounging.

Above: One of the apartments has a contemporary fireplace.

Above: Preserved woodwork is integrated with new wood floors and furniture. There’s a fruit grove outside and surrounding grounds boast an abundance of plantlife.

Above: Salvinia Lodge is ideal for large families with small children and for groups of friends.

Above: Coverlets for two. 

Above: Artemide Tolomeo clip lights and old-fashioned bed curtains.

Above: A wood-topped stainless steel island and hanging utensils in the plaster-walled kitchen.

Above: A bath under the rafters.

Above: The fixtures are fully modern.

Above: The house was artfully restored and updated from 2005 to 2007.

Above: Felted wool clogs for indoors.

Above: The classic half-timbered facade. 

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 11, 2010.

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