What could be possibly better than going to a countryside in the summer? Driving along the old cart-road among endless fields of wheat is like a breath of freedom for me…
This weekend we traveled to an old manor house in Lithuania with quite difficult to pronounce name “Pakruojo Dvaras”. Long time ago it belonged to the family of Lithuanian barons, nowadays it is converted to a recreational complex with a hotel, restaurant, spa and many other attractions.
It is located in one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen – surrounded by scented meadows, overgrown pond and shady alleys it sets you on a relaxed and very romantic mood. Wherein, depending on the time of the day and weather, the landscape may seem at one moment bright and positive, at another moody and melancholy.
The hotel is located in the former miller’s house, and the water-mill is now converted to a spa-center. The hotel lobby design is fully corresponding with the theme of the old manor house.
We stayed in the beautiful attic room, actually one of the nicest in the hotel. White walls and white valance above the bed create a very relaxing and romantic atmosphere. The interior is supplemented with original vintage objects, such as, for example, the old wooden highchair. I was especially amazed with peculiar window in our bedroom, not only because of its unusual rhomboid shape, but also interesting decor, which consisted in ordinary fringe attached around its perimeter.
Guests are offered various entertainments. Thus in one day we managed to have a massage and sauna in the spa, ride a horse, explore the vicinity, visit museum and former torture chamber (the last one is definitely only for thrillseekers).
And of course we paid a visit to a local tavern :
The culmination of our stay was the visit to the old windmill. Today, there is a cinema on the 3rd floor and the honeymoon suite on the 4th floor (to be honest, I even regretted that I wasn’t on my honeymoon this day):
In conclusion, want to say that if ever you have a chance to visit Pakruojo Dvaras, please don’t miss it – you won’t regret!