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.
Graduation Tower and Spa Park
Graduation tower in Miłomłyn on Lake Ilińsk (Jelonek) with a picturesque forest spa path that you can make a loop or walk along the lake. There are benches, sheds, exercise equipment and wooden elements for balance exercises along the route. The facility is open to the public, open from April 1 to October 31 at hours set by the manager.
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 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.
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.
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.
Although the forests in the immediate vicinity of the cottages are mixed beech and pine forests, which do not seem too "mushroom-producing", you can come across several different species of mushrooms - majestic kites, chanterelles hidden in the moss and handsome boletus, which at first glance hard to see among the colorful leaves. For larger "hunts" it is worth going to the pine forests growing along the road No. 530 in the direction of Dobre Miasto. We especially recommend the area halfway between the exit from route no. 7 and the town of Szeląg - forest parking lot marked on the map.
maybe fresh, homemade and regional products from regional producers? Most of them belong to the elite network of "Warmia-Mazury-Powiśle Culinary Heritage". In our neighborhood you can buy home-made preserves and products, such as jams, fruit and vegetable pickles, fresh eggs, home-made goose, wild boar or pork lard, home-made pastries and rye-spelt bread, cold cuts, venison sausage, home-made black pudding wild boar, half-goose, cured meats, cheeses, honeys, etc.
Golf in Masuria
18-hole golf course Mazury Golf & The Country Club in Naterki is a championship course. The course design was made by the world's oldest company of golf course architects - Hawtree Ltd. from Great Britain with Martin Hawtree at the helm. The basic assumption of the designer was to use the extraordinary beauty of the Warmian landscape without too much interference in nature. Sand Valley Golf Resort in Pasłęk - is another championship golf course in the area, which stretches over 80 hectares of picturesque landscape.
There are many intimate beaches with small piers in the area We recommend; 400 m - forest beach with a pier at Słoneczna Polana - our rowing boat available, 1100 m - a large sandy beach with a large pier in the village of Winiec (meadows, shed, shallow entrance), 4 km or by boat 1000 m - Bartężek beach with a pier (recommended ), 5 km - the Miłomłyn city bathing beach (large jetty, sheds, playgrounds, etc.), 3 km - the Ruda Woda beach, 12 km - the beach in Sarpa, 20 km - large city swimming pools with a lifeguard in Ostróda or Kajkowo.
Summer garden pool
he summer garden swimming pool is available to guests of all 4 Winiec Family Houses during the holiday season from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00. The pool is located next to a one-story house with one bedroom - Słoneczna Polana No. 8. It is a frame pool from the PREMIUM series 300 x 175 x 80 cm
Table tennis table
A table tennis table is available to guests of all 4 Winiec Family Houses during the holiday season at the 3-bedroom one-story house - Słoneczna Polana No. 15. The Pongori PPT 900.2 Outdoor table with the cover is very easy to unfold and has 4 brakes ensuring stability and comfort of the game. There is also a table tennis set - rackets and balls