Rousseau Mansion. A 100-year-old forester’s lodge in the Bialowieza Forest

Cosy and comfortable accommodation by the Bialowieza Forest, self-check-in, wi-fi
Rousseau Mantion is more than a hundred-year-old carefully renovated wooden forester’s lodge in a small village of Świnoroje at the edge of the Bialowieza Forest. It stands on a big plot (4200m2) with two more picturesque houses and a barn.

In the mansion there are two apartments on the ground floor, each of them with a separate entrance: At Emil’s (4-6 people) and At Sophie’s (2-4 people). Upstairs there is a spacious, 7 metres high loft At Jean-Jacques’s with four bedrooms, shared kitchen and dining room and space for relaxation on two entresols.

Cultural Cottage (4 people) is an old, wooden house relocated here from another small village in Podlasie. The other building, with sauna downstairs, offers a small loft – Mansard (2 people).

NOTE: We do not provide catering, all apartments have well-equipped kitchens and there is also a restaurant c. 700 metres from the Mansion.

Loft at Jean-Jacques’s:

Loft at Jean-Jacques’s

The loft is 180 m2 big and suitable for 8 people. It is located on the upper floor of the Rousseau mansion and in the past used to serve as company flats and a smoking chamber.

It includes:

  • 4 bedrooms (each of them with 2 single beds)
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1 living-room combined with the kitchen. The kitchen is well-equipped.
  • 2 entresols – one serves as a library, the second one can be used by children as a perfect place to play.

Loft at Jean-Jacques’s – prices:

Loft: 4 bedrooms, max. 8 adultsPrice per night in CHFDiscount second weekFree offer
April-June, September-October (min. 2 nights)CHF 26020%Tuesday sauna and wooden hot tub
July-August (min. 7 nights, Saturday-Saturday)CHF 26020%Pool
Cleaning (after you check out)CHF 95
Bikes: CHF 15 per day50%

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At Sophie’s:

At Sophie’s

The apartment At Sophia’s (60 m2) is designed for 1 – 4 people.

It includes:

  • 1 bedroom with a traditional stove
  • 1 living room also with a stove (NOTE: it is an interconnecting room) with a folded sofa (comfortable for 2 people – both children and adults)
  • 1 big, well-equipped kitchen/dining room
  • 1 bathroom (with a shower, basin and electric heater)
    toilet (with an electric heater)
  • corridor
  • vestibule

At Sophie’s – prices:

2 bedrooms, max. 4 adultsPrice per night in CHFDiscount second weekFree offer
April-June, September-October (min. 2 nights)CHF 10020%Tuesday sauna and wooden hot tub
July-August (min. 7 nights, Saturday-Saturday)CHF 10020%Pool
Cleaning (after you check out)CHF 60
Bikes: CHF 15 per day50%

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At Emil’s:

At Emil’s

The apartment (95 m2) is perfect for 4 or 6 people (two children might sleep on the sofa in the living room).

It includes:

  • 2 bedrooms with traditional stoves (one with a double bed 160×200, the other one – bigger – with 2 single beds
  • 1 living room with a stove and a fireplace, folded sofa (suitable for 2 people) and music equipment
  • 1 well-equipped kitchen with a stove
  • 1 huge bathroom, in fact also a kind of a room with a stove (shower, basin, toilet, washing machine)
  • spacious corridor with a library and a collection of vinyl records
  • vestibule

At Emil’s – prices:

3 bedrooms, max. 6 adultsPrice per night in CHFDiscount second weekFree offer
April-June, September-October (min. 2 nights)CHF 14020%Tuesday sauna and wooden hot tub
July-August (min. 7 nights, Saturday-Saturday)CHF 14020%Pool
Cleaning (after you check out)CHF 80
Bikes: CHF 15 per day50%

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Mansard:

Mansard

Mansard is situated above the sauna and is perfect for 1-2 people.

It includes:

  • 1 bedroom (2 single beds put together) combined with a living room with a stylish little bar, comfortable bean bags, fireplace and working space (big desk)
  • well-equipped kitchen corner combined with the rest of the studio
  • bathroom (shower, basin, toilet)
  • big balcony

Mansard – prices:

Mansard for 2 peoplePrice per night in CHFDiscount second weekFree offer
November-March (min. 2 nights)CHF 8520%Tuesday sauna
April-June, September-October (min. 2 nights)CHF 8520%Tuesday sauna and wooden hot tub
Cleaning (after you check out)CHF 40
Bikes: CHF 15 per day50%

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Cultural Cottage:

Cultural Cottage

Accommodation suitable for 2-4 people.

The ground floor (90 m2):

  • functional kitchen with a big, 5-burner gas cooker, 2 ovens, bread stove, fridge with a freezer, pantry, professional coffee maker, pottery
  • huge room with oak floor, fireplace, sofa and armchairs
  • beautiful tables made to order from tropical wood railway sleepers
  • 2 single beds
    projector and music equipment
  • toilet

On the entresol (c. 20 m2):

  • small, open bedroom for 2 people – hidden behind a brick chimney
  • bedroom / toilet

Cultural Cottage – prices:

Cottage for 4 peoplePrice per night in CHFDiscount second weekFree offer
November-March (min. 2 nights)CHF 10020%Tuesday sauna
April-June, September-October (min. 2 nights)CHF 10020%Tuesday sauna and wooden hot tub
Cleaning (after you check out)CHF 60
Bikes: CHF 15 per day50%

Calendar & Booking:

How to get:

  • by train or bus from Warsaw to Hajnówka with the possibility of being picked up at the station in Hajnówka
  • by car – parking space for free on the premises

Our area

  • Rousseau Mansion is located literally at the edge of the Forest. Surrounded by trees, it gives you an impression of diving into the woods
  • Our neighbours are bats and owls. We are also visited by foxes, bisons and wild boars
  • The nearest houses are at the distance of about 150 metres
  • Tourist trails suitable for walking or cycling start nearby. They will lead you to the Bialowieza and Ladzka Forests, also partly across some nature reserves
  • Old oaks grow on both sides of the house
  • A restaurant is only 700 metres away
  • The village of Narewka with shops, a little river beach, an art gallery, an old Jewish cemetery and an orthodox church is only 1,5 km away