Winiec Family Houses

Attractions

Bursztyn - a ship on grass

Cruises by ship "Bursztyn" on the Ostróda-Elbląg Canal and nearby lakes. From the deck of the ship you will admire the beautiful nature of the Canal and the inclined planes system, considered one of the most outstanding hydrotechnical solutions in the world. During the cruise, passengers are accompanied by comments of the ship's captain, who talks about the history and principles of hydrotechnical constructions.

Sailing, kayaks, boats, wakepark

Our guests are welcome to use for free 2 kayaks, a stable rowing boat and a Topper Taz recreational sailing boat. Along the promenade of the Drwęckie Lake in Ostróda, there is a city beach and several marinas where you can rent water equipment (kayaks, water bikes, yachts, sailboats, etc.). Sailboats can be rented at little cost in the Club of the National Defense League (LOK). Rental of kayaks and water bikes is also located close to the Willa Port Hotel. In Wakepark Ostróda, conveniently located in the center of the city, you will find a four-tower cable system with a track length of 800 m. At one moment, there may be between 7 and 9 people on the water. There is equipment rental on site.

Hot tub with jacuzzi & sauna

The wood-fired Akka Comfort set, inspired by traditional Finnish designs, consists of a modern sauna and garden tub with jacuzzi, which each can seat up to 6 people at a time. Regular sessions in the tub and sauna have a relaxing and health-promoting effect. The temperature inside the sauna has a positive effect on the body's self-cleaning. Perfect for people who are struggling with respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.

Organized kayaking tours

Kayaking on the picturesque and clean river of Marózka, lasting about 2-3 hours. The current is quite fast, but it is suitable for families with children. The route passes through a forest, so it is ideal for hot days. At the end of the route you can take a bath in a very clear lake. Another kataking routes are on Drwęca, Szelążnica, Łyna, Krutynia rivers, Ostróda-Elbląg Canal, and the beaver reserve of Pasłęka river.

The Vistula Spit

Often called the Amber Coast, it is one of the most popular holiday regions not only in Pomerania, but also throughout the country. In summer, places like Krynica Morska or Stegna attract tourists craving for sun, sea baths and amber. An interesting fact is that Krynica and its surroundings are among the sunniest places in our country. From Masuria to the Amber Coast - a journey of only ca. 1h.

Snail garden (minifarm & bistro)

Unique attractions for the little ones: snail racing, farm visiting, fishing and cute animals: mini sheep (the smallest in the world!), miniature goats and Shetland ponies, parrots, guinea fowls, small quails and bunnies, while in the bistro you'll find unique flavors.

Cycling

Our cottages are located in the heart of a large beech-pine forest, where you can find a number of paved roads, forest ducts and paths suitable for cycling. The cottages are equipped with 3 mountain bikes, a 16-inch bicycle for a child, a push bike, 2 bicycle seats and a 1 child bike trailer. We suggest several short routes in the immediate area, several medium-length routes of about 20-30 km, off-road and long-distance routes.

For kids

For our little guests we have prepared a playground with sandpit and sand toys, a water track, a trampoline, soccer goals, a badminton net and an archery bow. In case of bad weather the kids will still have fun in our special cabin with a playroom, featuring a ball pit, soft building blocks, handyman's workshop, toy kitchen, doll house, cars, train set, games, puzzles, books and many more.

Sightseeing & Nature

In the surrounding area you'll find many interesting places to visit, such as the Summer Capital of Warmia and Mazury - Ostróda, the Heritage Park in Olsztynek, the Battlefield of Grunwald, the historical cities of Olsztyn and Frombork, the Teutonic Castle in Malbork, the Sanctuary in Gietrzwałd, the Stutthof Museum, the Taborska Pine Reserve, Sources of the Łyna River Nature Reserve, the Dylewskie Hills Landscape Park and the Forest Arboretum in Kudypy.

Angling

Picturesque lakes around Winiec attract anglers: the nearest Lake Bartężek - with a developed shoreline with many bays and peninsulas and a dozen islands, the nearby Lake Ilińsk (Jelonek) separated by an embankment of a disused railway route, Lake Ruda Woda - with many deep holes, underwater hills and several small islands and Drwęckie Lake - a large reservoir through which the Drwęca River flows. These lakes are famous for pike and zander.

Horse riding

We recommend the Orkiro stable - an extremely friendly, family-run place, located among picturesque hills, fields and groves. Horse riding lessons on the square and in the field. Children will enjoy walks on lovely ponies and interesting "Pony Games" classes - fun and performing various tasks on ponies, so that they get used to riding on back of the animal and practice coordination. If you prefer a place closer to Winiec, instructor Anna Woźniak (tel. 504 089 469) also gives riding lessons in Majdany Małe.

Winter fun in Masuria

During winter we provide free access to 8 sets of cross-country skis (shoe sizes 32, 33, 37, 40, 42, 2x43 and 44). In the immediate vicinity of the houses there are plenty of forest roads that are ideal for exploring. On the spot there are also sledges, snow shovel sledges and mini skis for the little ones. An hour away from us is the "Kurza Góra" ski resort with the longest downhill route in northern Poland (900 m), three different ski runs (a total of 2.5 km of slopes), a winter amusement park for children and a ski school. Other slopes in the area: Kartasiówka, slope in Lubstynek and Wygoda.

Grzybobranie

Mimo, że lasy w najbliższej okolicy domków to lasy mieszane bukowo-sosnowe, które nie sprawiają wrażenia zbyt „grzybodajnych”, można się w nich natknąć na kilka różnych gatunków grzybów - majestatyczne kanie, ukryte we mchu kurki oraz dorodne prawdziwki, które na pierwszy rzut oka trudno dojrzeć wśród kolorowych liści. Na większe "łowy" warto się wybrać do borów sosnowych, rosnących przy drodze nr 530 w kierunku Dobrego Miasta. Szczególnie polecamy tereny w połowie drogi między zjazdem z trasy nr 7, a miejscowością Szeląg - oznaczony na mapie parking leśny.

Lokalny Slowfood

A może świeże, domowe i regionalne produkty od regionalnych wytwórców? Większość z nich należy do elitarnej sieci „Dziedzictwa Kulinarnego Warmia-Mazury-Powiśle”. W naszej okolicy mogą się Państwo zaopatrzyć w domowe przetwory i wyroby, takie jak konfitury, marynaty owocowe i warzywne, świeże jajka, domowe okrasy z gęsi, dzika czy wieprzowe, domowe wypieki i chleb żytnio-orkiszowy, wędliny, kiełbasa z dziczyzny, domowa kaszanka z dzika, półgęski, wędliny dojrzewające sery, miody itp.

Golf na Mazurach

18-dołkowe pole golfowe Mazury Golf & Country Club w Naterkach to pole klasy mistrzowskiej. Projekt pola został wykonany przez najstarszą na świecie firmę architektów pól golfowych - Hawtree Ltd. z Wielkiej Brytanii z Martinem Hawtree na czele. Podstawowym założeniem projektanta było wykorzystanie nadzwyczajnej urody warmińskiego krajobrazu bez zbytniej ingerencji w przyrodę. Sand Valley Golf Resort w Pasłęku - to kolejne mistrzowskie pole golfowe w okolicy, które rozciąga się na ponad 80 hektarach malowniczego krajobrazu. Sklasyfikowane przez Golf World w TOP 100 jako jedno z najlepszych pól golfowych w Europie.