Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Latvia - Baldone Forest Retreat
A modern house with sauna & wooden bath located in a forest near town Baldone.
The house is located in a beautiful forest near the center of town Baldone.
The house has 4 bedrooms:
Yellow Room En-suite has 6 single beds and a double bed.
Rose Room, Green Room and Violet Room are double rooms with an optional extra bed in each room. These rooms share a bathroom.
The house has fully automatic gas heating system and additional wooden fireplace for a cozy atmosphere.
The house also has a large Sauna and Heated wooden outdoor bath that's perfect for stargazing in snowy winter nights.
Baldone is best known for its natural resources – healing mud and underground mineral water, which have facilitated the development of resort recreation and medical facilities here throughout the centuries. Historically Baldone has been the largest sulphur and climate resort in the Russian Empire and a resort of national importance of the Soviet Union.
Natural resources, the healing power of which has made Baldone known even outside national borders, can still be found in the territory of Baldone municipality. Although mud extraction fields are not open to public, Baldone sulphur spring “?irzaci?a” (the lizard) still purls near ?ekavi?a river in the territory of Baldone Lilac park. Here You can taste the sulphur water, whose miraculous healing powers have brought countless vacationers to Baldone throughout the centuries.
The territory of Baldone municipality holds several noteworthy objects of architecture - hunting castle of Baltic head forester panne Mickevich, better known as the “White castle” and park, Mercendarbe manor, which used to belong to the former owners of Baldone health resort - Von Liven family with the linden ally, as well as Baldone Lutheran church, built in the beginning of 19th century, which, according to a legend, was once connected to Mercendarbe manor by a secret underground tunnel.
Baldone municipality is surrounded by small hills. The highest one “Riekstukalns” is the home of a unique object - 12th biggest observatory in Europe with the Schmidt telescope, which is one of the largest telescopes of its kind in the world. In one of the hollows of another hill “Vanagkalns” an open-air stage for summer concerts and dances has been built.
In winter time Baldone is a place for winter sports activities. Two skiing bases are based almost near each other – “Riekstu kalns” and “Mežkalni”. Therefore Baldone is one of the places in Latvia with the biggest number of snowboard, slalom and cross-country skiing trails.
The story about Baldone municipality could go on and on - telling You about its natural treasures and memorial sites up to some modern sports and recreation facilities. However, better come and see for Yourself!
*-Information taken from the Baldone official web-page
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
About Alfred Ulmanis
I'm from Riga and have lived there all my life. I've studied civil engineering and worked as a road designer. However my true interest lies in philosophy and sustainable lifestyle.
My hobbies are photography, reading and triathlon.
We manage this house together with my mother Zane. She makes sure that everything is fully prepared for worry-free and comfortable holidays.
Alfred Ulmanis purchased this house in 2008
Why Alfred Ulmanis chose Latvia
We inherited the land from my great-grandfather, who bought the property in 1938 when Baldone was a famous health resort and SPA.
The construction of the house was completed in 2008. It is built mainly from ecological materials. The interior and exterior of the house is fully designed by the family itself and represents what family values.
What makes this house unique
Mighty pines all around, moss covered forest floor, air so fresh that it makes one dizzy and never-ending choir of birds in the summer. You will hear woodpecker drumming, maybe neighbor's cat will visit you, now and then a car will pass by. In winter a fox might visit you, and if you're lucky, a doe will look in the window. But civilization is nearby - Baldone town center is just 20min walk from the house.
Guestbook comments from the manager
This house is amazing! Everything we needed and more! Alfreds was so helpful in every way possible. We only wished we could have stayed longer!