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


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

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


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.