A magical place

Kania Lodge is a magical place with 16 rooms/suites, each with its own special character. It overlooks one of Kaszubia’s prettiest lakes in a private park-like setting of lawns, gardens and the region’s only vineyard. Highly acclaimed food, an award-winning wine list and a warm, congenial atmosphere have made it the choice of well informed travellers for more than 20 years.


We are not listed on commercial booking sites so please contact us directly to make a reservation. This way we can offer you a more personal service and prepayment discounts where applicable. Each of Kania Lodge’s 16 rooms is different and we’ll help you find the one that best suits your requirements. All room rates include breakfasts and the use of our tennis court, private lakeside jetty and sauna. More information you can found here rooms and rates page

Awards and accolades

Magical place on the beautiful White Lake in Kaszubia. Quiet, pristine surroundings. Each suite has its own character. Great food. Exceptional wine list.

The White Lake

If you’d like to know more about Kania Lodge before you arrive, read The White Lake, a memoir of 20 years in Poland by owner John Borrell. A former foreign correspondent with Time Magazine, John writes about building the lodge, making wine and creating an international vodka brand. The book is also available in Polish as Nad Jeziorem Białym.

The vineyard

Yes, we also make our own wine from grapes grown in the Kania Lodge vineyard. Whimsically, we call the wine Big John. We’ve six varieties of French/American hybrids which are frost resistant to minus 30 C. We open a bottle at weekends and guests are welcome to taste it. We are currently serving a 2014 vintage blend aged with French oak for 12 months. It’s not bad!

Kania vodka

We created the international VESTAL VODKA brand a decade ago and recently launched our own small-batch artisanal potato vodka called KANIA after the lodge. You find VESTAL in some of the leading bars worldwide, including The Ritz in Paris and Claridges in London and selected venues in Poland. KANIA is available only at the lodge and through Wine Express link. The unique 2015 vintage KANIA was held in tanks for more than two years before bottling.

Special offers

Wine weekends

Stay two nights for the price of one when you sign up for these tutored tastings of some of the rarest and most interesting wines available in Poland. These two upcoming tastings will be tutored by Tomasz Kolecki, three times winner of the Polish Sommelier of the Year award, and John Borrell, owner and winemaker at Kania Lodge

Right and left in Bordeaux
(05 October)

Do you know the right from the left when it comes to Bordeaux? Join us on the weekend 5th-6th of October if you don’t – and even if you do. At a tutored tasting led by Tomasz Kolecki we’ll be pouring classic Bordeaux from both the left and right banks of the river which divides the region and its wines in two. Amongst others, there’ll be 2004, 2010 and 2011 Grand Cru vintages from St Estephe, Margaux and Graves on the left bank and 2008 and 2010 premier grand crus from St Emilion on the right bank. You’ll also get to taste and evaluate a 2014 Coleraine from New Zealand, one of the best Bordeaux-style wines from the New World.

Price: 225 zl per person

You can’t call it Champagne
(12 October)

Not even if it tastes like Champagne. That’s a region in France and only sparkling wine produced there can carry the tag “Champagne.” But sparkling wines produced in England and elsewhere are beginning to taste a lot like it. Like Chalklands, a methode traditionelle from Kent in England, just across the sea from France. It won a gold medal at the 2019 Champagne and sparkling wine world championship. We’ll be blind tasting Chalklands with two different Champagnes and one of New Zealand’s finest methode traditionelles at our tutored tasting on Saturday at 3 pm. You’ll also get to taste some classic Prosecco from Valdobbiadene and Cava from Spain.

Price 175 zl per person

Conference, party time

Special room rates when you book the lodge exclusively for company conferences or family celebrations. Call us for more information.

“Only a moment”

The celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kania Lodge we’ve produced handsome coffee table picture books in both Polish and English chronicling the years.

Contact us for a copy :
telephone 58 681 06 77
or e-mail : info@kanialodge.com.pl


To be sure of a place and to help us plan our daily menus, please make lunch and dinner reservations in advance during the summer months by calling us on +48 58 681 06 77. We hate to have to turn restaurant guests away.


A Kania Lodge gift voucher is the perfect gift. It’s a thoughtful and much appreciated way of saying thank you to family and friends as well as business associates and outstanding employees. Our gift vouchers can be personalised with your own unique message and we’ll send them to you or directly to a designated recipient in a special gift envelope. The vouchers can be for any amount you choose and redeemed anytime at the lodge on accommodation, food and wine.


Villa Rospond

Villa Rospond

Stunning Villa Rospond next to the vineyard and overlooking the lake has two separate suites with fireplaces, bespoke furniture and fittings and individual terraces.