Coolest accommodation stays in Poland: from treehouses to castles, staying in a railroad wagon or underground, glamping & houseboats, spending the night in a tipi tent next to the fire

Are you looking for an experience to take your holiday up a notch? Our list offers exciting alternative accommodations set in beautifully unique places all over Poland.

Tsar apartments in railroad wagons transformed into saloon cars

The apartments are located in eastern Poland, in the heart of Białowieża Forest (Puszcza Białowieska) which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, famous for the European Bisons (żubr).

The history of this place dates back to the times of Tsar Nicholas II, who came to the Białowieża Forest for hunting. To handle his visits, a railway station was built in 1903, which survived both world wars, and in 2003 it was renovated and a restaurant and accommodation were opened there.

Accommodation options include 4 saloon wagons which, along with the vintage steam engine, create the full train experience (each railroad wagon is an all-year-round independent apartment), 2 two-level apartments (located in the historic water tower of the old railway station), and one in the „Bania” (Russian sauna).

The interiors of the rooms are decorated with vintage furniture, lamps, images, and photos from the tsarist times. In the main building of the railway station, there is a restaurant (Restauracja Carska) serving Polish and Russian cuisine.

Photo source: Restauracja Carska i Apartamenty

Treehouses for those looking for serenity and appreciating the quiet

Staying in a tree house can put you close to nature and provide breathtaking settings to take a break. Spending a night up in the treetops can be fun for kids too.

“W drzewach” treehouses are located in eastern Poland, a 1 h 45 m drive from Warsaw. Their five treehouses are situated in a scenic woodland site, several minutes walk from the town of Nałęczów – a historic spa town located 24 km from Kazimierz Dolny, a popular weekend tourist destination in Poland (our tips on visiting Kazimierz Dolny).

Photo source: W drzewach

Glamping – lake & mountains

Glamping has become a popular trend – to enjoy being close to nature without compromising on the comforts of modern life.

The “Czorsztyn Glamp” is located in southern Poland, at the Czorsztyńskie Lake in the picturesque Pieniny Mountains, with a view of the Tatra Mountains. What can you do there? Bicycles, kayaks, SUPs, walks, and mountain hiking.

Photo source: Czorsztyn Glamp

Castle – live like a king or queen from a fairytale

The Czocha Castle (in Polish Zamek Czocha) is located in western Poland, by the lake, close to the border with the Czech Republic and Germany. The hotel offers rooms of various standards and prices, including apartments decorated as royal rooms.

In addition to accommodation and a restaurant, the Castle offers a wide range of guided tours and events, including the Night Tour of Czocha Castle (a 3-hour tour starting at 10 pm!) and the Film Pyrotechnics Festival.

Photo source: Zamek Czocha

Underground rooms in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites – historic salt mines

Salt mines – located in southern Poland, near the city of Kraków – are one of Poland’s most popular tourist destinations. However, not everyone knows you can also spend the night there – underground, benefiting from the unique microclimate. And also… eat dinner, play table tennis or football on the underground pitch!

Photo source: Kopalnia Soli Bochnia

Photo source: Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka

Houseboats – relaxation on the water

“Porta Mare” rents houseboats in three locations in north-western Poland: Kamień Pomorski (floating and stationary boats), Świnoujście (stationary boats), and Szczecin (stationary boats). The boats can accommodate 2 to 6 people. Each boathouse has a living room with a kitchenette, bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower.

Photo source: Houseboat Porta Mare

Tipi – accommodation in an American Indian camp

Fort Wapiti is an American Indian camp located in southern Poland, 100 km from the city of Kraków. The camp offers accommodation in Tipi/tepee tents equipped with a fireplace and wooden beds covered with mattresses and blankets. Camp guests have access to a parking lot, a field shower, a field kitchen, a shelter, a fireplace, firewood, and a toilet.

The area offers many attractions for active recreation, including hiking and bike trails, horse riding (horse farms nearby), kayaking and rafting on the Dunajec and Biała rivers, or visiting the castles.

Photo source: Fort Wapiti

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