Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge
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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—and 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. Looking for a getaway closer to home? Browse our curated collection of lodgings the world over.