The Polish lake district, in the northeast of the country (known as the Warmia/Masuria province), is an agrarian wonderland. There are more than 2,000 lakes in the region, and it's a popular weekend getaway for Warsovians.
Opened in 2015, Kwaśne Jabłko, in a tiny village called Włodowo, is a friendly, beautiful place to spend some lake district days. A working farm and apple cider production facility, the guesthouse is run by a young couple with two children. (In fact, the place is incredibly kid-friendly.) Rooms are spacious and beautifully designed, with spare, rustic furnishings and slate-tiled bathrooms.
Hearty breakfasts and dinners, served around the long communal table that opens out to a big deck, are prepared by Marcin and Ewa with fresh-from-the-garden produce and local meat. Take home some of their apple cider as a gift—they just started full production this year and hope to expand in the future, as you'll see from the freshly planted apple orchard.