Slow life in practice
There are places where nature plays the first violin. Away from roads, noise and crowded buildings. They are ideal for slowing down, resting, eating healthily, and giving in to deep relaxation. There are places in Warmia and Masuria that are simply a manifesto of good life. Get to know them.
Jabłoń Lake Resort
In the heart of the Pisz Forest, on the crystal clear Brzozolasek Lake, there is a perfect place to calm down and relax. As the hosts emphasize, here you live in harmony with Mother Nature. In the summer, the omnipresent greenery and smells carried away by gentle gusts of wind arouse admiration. You can explore the area from a canoe or boat, or you can get on a bike or grab nordic walking poles and go deep into the wilderness to commune with wildlife alone.
In autumn you will leave the forest with baskets full of mushrooms, and in winter you will ski on cross-country skis on specially prepared ski tracks, which are nearly 30 km long. When the lake freezes, you can also skate pirouettes and then warm up by the fireplace and taste the local warming liquors.
Lefevre Sheepfold in Kiersztanowo
Everything tastes better in Warmia, even French cheese. Lefevre Sheepfold is a place that will delight not only seekers of respite, but also amateurs of forest walks and cheese gourmets. Here you can watch everyday life in the sheepfold – get to know the secrets of sheep’s cheese production, stroke the sheep and even help with their shearing. There are more animals here, so children will certainly have fun.
You can just drop in here for a chat and get some cheese, or you can spend more time and stay in La Maison du Jardinier, the Gardener’s House, and taste life in slow motion, where the joy of living here and now counts. And food so good as to lick your fingers – prepared from eco-products from their own farm.
Siedlisko Blanki in Blanki
Paradise on earth. These three words are enough to describe Siedlisko Blanki. The most important thing here is the contact with oneself and the Warmian nature. A clatter of storks, a clangor of cranes and the smell of juicy greenery that greets us every morning. It is worth taking part in the yoga, meditation and mindfulness workshops organized here and experience a conscious journey into yourself.
Included in your stay you will receive a reset and battery charge for the next months. One should also mention the food, because it is delicious! There is a 60 hectare certified organic farm, which makes the dishes healthy, varied and a unique experience for the taste buds.
You will find a unique place of Masurian hygge just behind the village of Stręgiel, near Węgorzewo. Macrobiotic cuisine and 5 elements cooking, whose principles are based on traditional Chinese medicine, not only makes you feel great, but also the dishes prepared according to these principles taste delicious. People here eat chervil cream, new purple potatoes baked with garlic and Roman cumin or Masurian groats with shittake mushrooms – slow food at its best.
All the ingredients used in the kitchen are certified, organic or come from one’s own garden. You can be sure that here they will take care of vegans, vegetarians and allergy sufferers with great culinary care. Besides, there’s a 100-year-old house waiting for you there, which is full of positive energy and… alpacas. The owners of the guesthouse take care not only of their guests, but also of a herd of charming alpacas that people can pet, feed or lie down with in the living room by the fireplace.
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