A magical place

Kania Lodge is a magical place with 15 rooms and 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.


Because of its uniqueness and in the best interests of its guests, the lodge does not pay commissions to online booking sites. You’ll need to book directly with us after viewing our rooms and rates page and choosing the room or suites that best suits your needs. We offer a 10 per cent discount on reservations made and paid for in full a month or more in advance. To reserve or for further information please contact us directly at info@kanialodge.com.pl or by phone at +48 58 6810677.

Lunches and dinners

We welcome outside guests to our restaurant where we offer an ever-changing choice of freshly prepared dishes with local input and a unique international vision. A current favourite is our slow cooked New Zealand style beef and mushroom pie served with a rich duck gravy. Popular regular dishes include our home-grown lamb, Kaszubian goose soup and zucchini fritters served with cream and smoked salmon. Since the restaurant is often very busy, especially at weekend, please reserve a table by e-mailing us at info@kanialodge.com.pl or by phone at +48 58 6810677.

Awards and accolades

Kania Lodge is a regular winner of awards and accolades and has near perfect ratings on traveller feedback sites. Here are some of them:

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 produce our own single distillation vodka with a Kania label. It is exported as Vestal Vodka and you’ll find it in some of the toniest places in the world, amongst them the Ritz in Paris and the Savoy and Clarridges in London. You can purchase it at the lodge or on-line at www.wine-express.pl where you can also purchase all the wines on the Kania Lodge list at wholesale prices and with next-day delivery anywhere in Poland.

Special offers

Even better ……

We are in the midst of renovations to make Kania Lodge better than ever! So we are closed until February 16 when we are welcoming guests to our special Valentine’s weekend (see below). Thanks for your understanding.

Easter 2018

Take a break with us this Easter and enjoy the first days of Spring in Kaszubia. There’ll be a traditional Polish Easter Sunday breakfast as well as special events for children, including an egg-painting class and our traditional Easter bunny egg hunt in the gardens and vineyard. Our spa room will be open throughout the weekend and we invite you to the lodge cellar to taste our 2015 vintage wine made from grapes grown in the Kania Lodge vineyard. There are great bike and walking trails in the vicinity and a traditional hosre and cart is available. Stay three nights or more and we’ve an Easter gift of six bottles of wine for you at the end of your stay.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust course at Kania Lodge (April-May 2018)

Would you like to learn to read a wine label like an expert? Or know what to look out for when buying wine in a shop? Or how to order more confidently from a wine list in a fancy restaurant? Or develop the ability to identify different wines with just your nose?
Then sign up for the Polish Wine Academy’s WSET course to be held at Kania Lodge in the spring. It will be conducted by Andrzej Strzelczyk, one of Poland’s top wine educators and twice winner of the Polish Sommelier Championship. Andrzej is officially accredited by The Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London to run their courses which lead to internationally recognized certificates at three different levels.
Learn more and sign up for the course beginning in April at www.andrzejstrzelczyk.pl


We’re the perfect place for a conference, board meeting or sales team get-together. Our well-equipped conference room has stunning views across the lake and seats up to 30 people. There are also several shaded terraces for meetings during the spring, summer and autumn, all with views over the gardens to the lake. We’ve a fine reputation for both food and wine and there’s a wine cellar with a fireplace for late-night revelry throughout the year. There’s also a spa room, tennis court, boats and bicycles for recreation.What’s more we offer groups of 10 or more a special room price per night including breakfasts, and the use of spa room, tennis court and boats included.


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.