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The pier and kayaks at Babieta - Mazury

The pier and kayaks at Babieta

OW Stanica Wodna Babieta: Campsite Babieta

The campsite is situated on the high bank of the Babiecka Struga (local name for this part of the Krutynia). You can put up a tent there or stay in one of the cabins. The smaller ones, for two, are really tiny - without any facilities. You must use the communal showers and toilets on the premises. The bigger ones, consisting of a room downstairs and a double bedroom (reached by steep steps) upstairs, accommodating four altogether, are equipped with washbasins with cold and hot running water. Four of them now have bathrooms and toilets as well. Yet, there is one disadvantage to them - they are semi-detached and you can hear your neighbours, and vice versa, extremely well. Your stay there may be spoilt by noisy company next door.
Bed linen is provided. Meals are available - the menu has grown since we stayed there last and we had some lovely Ukrainian pielmieni there this year (2009) If you have a car, try the local restaurants too.(See my restaurant tips) More about Babieta in my other tips and travelogues.

Unique Qualities: The campsite is beautifully situated right in the forest, and on the high river bank. The terrace at the back of the restaurant offers beautiful views of the river. In May and June the forest resounds with birds' singing, and a stork often strolls along the dirt road in front of the cabins in search of frogs. You can hire a kayak or a small rowing boat (for anglers) and go either upstream to Lake Tejsowo or Gant or downstream to the Babieta village and beyond. Or you can go for a walk in the forest along one of the numerous paths and even get as far as the lakes on foot.

Address: Babieta 43, 11-710 Piecki

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: Driving along the road Szczytno - Piecki, turn left into the sandy dirt road just before the village (opposite the shop on the right). Drive on and the campsite is on your right.

Phone: (089) 742 00 17 or 0608-509-498

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Convent of Old Believers, Wojnowo - Mazury

Convent of Old Believers, Wojnowo

Zabytkowy Klasztor Starowierow: Stay at a former convent on a lake

We didn't stay there - the place was full anyway - but Chris is very keen on staying there some day as the former convent is situated on Lake Dus and you have the rowing boats at your disposal. We talked to the owners, who told us the rooms are located in the building of the convent and have showers and toilets. Boarding is available.
It's a great place for walking and I think you can also go for a swim in the lake but the water was not warm enough when we visited.
The only disadvantage might be the groups of tourists visiting as the convent is well known but they seldom go down to the lake so you can enjoy some privacy anyway. On the other hand, they can make your stay more interesting, especially if you enjoy people-watching.
You can find more about the convent itself in my Things to Do tips.

Address: Wojnowo 76, 12-220 Ruciane-Nida

Comparison: about average

Other Contact: e-mail: klasztor@klasztor.com.pl

Phone: (087) 425 70 30

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Website: http://www.klasztor.com.pl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2009
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The yard - Mazury

The yard

Rooms to let at Krutyn: A nice place to stay

This is a nice friendly house in the middle of Krutyn, close to the Krutynia with kayak hire and boat trips and a nature reserve. The hosts let out three double rooms ensuite, all with separate entrances, very convenient for couples. You have access to the small communal kitchen with a two-plate gas cooker, sufficient for making breakfast and the like but there is no room to eat there. In good weather it's not a problem though as there is a plastic table and chairs outside and you can eat there, enjoying the fresh air and watching the tree sparrows going (or rather flying) about their business. And for bad weather there are small tables in the rooms as well. There are a few restaurants close by and more, cheaper ones, in the area. The only disadvantage of the place I can think of is lack of electric kettles in the rooms and in the kitchen.
It's a very peaceful place without the constant musac of some other accommodations and you are expected to conform. The hosts have a darling little dachshund who often comes to keep you company. He is the friendliest dog I have ever seen.
The hosts speak German and a little English and Russian. They provide albums illustrating the local attractions so that their guests would know what to visit in the area.
There is parking space in the yard and the gate is locked for the night.

Unique Qualities: In the summer you may be lucky to enjoy storks' visits on the trees or the roof of the barn nearby. Actually, they gave us a great welcome with their clattering when we arrived and were almost constantly there when there were just the two of us in the rooms, then visited occasionally. To have a better look at them, see my general tip coming soon.

Address: Lidia & Jerzy Korzec, Krutyn 44, 11-710 Piecki

Comparison: about average

Other Contact: E-mail: ljk44@op.pl

Phone: (089) 742 1512

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Website: http://kru44.republika.pl/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2009
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On the Krutynia kayak trail, Mazury - Mazury

On the Krutynia kayak trail, Mazury

Stanica Wodna PTTK "Sorkwity": Campsite "Sorkwity"

This campsite is situated on a lake near the start of the famous kayak trail on the Krutynia River. 100 km long, the trail goes as far as the Great Mazurian Lakes, with amazing natural scenery all around. You will see parts of the route in my tips and travelogues.
If you want to join an organised kayaking trip, contact :
tel.(89) 527 40 58 ( or 59)
e-mail: postmaster@pttkmazury.pl
website: http://www.pttkmazury.pl

You can either put up your tent on the Sorkwity campsite or stay in a cabin with no facilities. Showers and toilets are in a separate building. Meals are provided. Kayaks can be hired on the spot and their transport back to the campsite can be arranged.

Unique Qualities: Situated on a lake, a convenient place for kayakers and anglers.

Address: Zamkowa 13, 11-731 Sorkwity

Comparison: least expensive

Phone: tel./fax (89) 742 81 24

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Campground

Website: http://sorkwity.pttk.pl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2005
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Hotel-Palace Sorkwity, Mazury - Mazury

Hotel-Palace Sorkwity, Mazury

Hotel Palac Sorkwity: The Palace with a Stork

I did not stay at the hotel, just looked in and liked what I saw - the spacious rooms befitting a real palace. The gardens are well tended and the surroundings are beautiful as two lakes meet here. You can hire a kayak or a rowing boat to do some sightseeing of the area. And there are many interesting places to see and things to do nearby. The hotel has its own, quite expensive, restaurant. If you have never had a stork for a neighbour, there is your chance.

Unique Qualities: Beautiful views of the lakes, kayaks for hire,
home to a stork's nest

Address: Hotel Palac Sorkwity, Zamkowa 15, 11-731 Sorkwity

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: By the road Olsztyn - Mragowo

Phone: (089) 742 81 89

Price: US$80-120

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2005
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