Vipp Salaca River, Latvia

Vipp Salaca River, Latvia

A GETAWAY IN THE LATVIAN WOODLANDS

 

A former listed fisherman’s house from 1876, once used as a roadhouse between Riga and Wolmar, has been gently relocated to one of Latvia’s most spectacular nature parks, the Salaca River Valley. 17 years ago, Arturs Martinsons, founder of the design studio xcelsior, bought 17 hectares of landscaped meadows and woodland spanning both sides of the fast-flowing river in the Salaca National Park. Through friends, he had heard about an old fisherman’s house that was soon to be dismounted and found it to match his vision for a family retreat in this protected area.

A GETAWAY IN THE LATVIAN WOODLANDS

 

A former listed fisherman’s house from 1876, once used as a roadhouse between Riga and Wolmar, has been gently relocated to one of Latvia’s most spectacular nature parks, the Salaca River Valley. 17 years ago, Arturs Martinsons, founder of the design studio xcelsior, bought 17 hectares of landscaped meadows and woodland spanning both sides of the fast-flowing river in the Salaca National Park. Through friends, he had heard about an old fisherman’s house that was soon to be dismounted and found it to match his vision for a family retreat in this protected area.

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As the house is approached from the tree-filled countryside, the opaque log house reveals little more than a brief glimpse of nature’s grandeur that awaits visitors once they enter the guesthouse.

 

A total of 110 m2, divided over two floors, has witnessed a completely new layout. The master bedroom, complete with a freestanding bathtub, is situated on the first floor, offering a view overlooking the living area below. On the ground floor, there is a second bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, an entrance hall, and a combined living area and kitchen.



From EUR 375/night min. 2 nights

 

As the house is approached from the tree-filled countryside, the opaque log house reveals little more than a brief glimpse of nature’s grandeur that awaits visitors once they enter the guesthouse.

 

A total of 110 m2, divided over two floors, has witnessed a completely new layout. The master bedroom, complete with a freestanding bathtub, is situated on the first floor, offering a view overlooking the living area below. On the ground floor, there is a second bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, an entrance hall, and a combined living area and kitchen.



From EUR 375/night min. 2 nights

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“I instantly fell in love with the enchanting nature, and now having the opportunity to share the wonder of the Salaca River Valley with people from around the world makes me very proud and excited."

 

ARTURS MARTINSONS, FOUNDER OF THE DESIGN STUDIO XCELSIOR

“I instantly fell in love with the enchanting nature, and now having the opportunity to share the wonder of the Salaca River Valley with people from around the world makes me very proud and excited."

 

ARTURS MARTINSONS, FOUNDER OF THE DESIGN STUDIO XCELSIOR

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“Surrounded by old-growth trees in Latvia’s national park, this new guesthouse, situated on the bank of the Salaca River, is a compact log cabin that demonstrates how older homes can be transformed for the modern life while still maintaining their historic charm.”

 

Kasper Egelund, CEO and 3rd generation Vipp

“Surrounded by old-growth trees in Latvia’s national park, this new guesthouse, situated on the bank of the Salaca River, is a compact log cabin that demonstrates how older homes can be transformed for the modern life while still maintaining their historic charm.”

 

Kasper Egelund, CEO and 3rd generation Vipp

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A black Vipp V1 kitchen is fitted into one corner of the living area, unfolding into a tall, wall, and island module, and paired with a combined dining and seating area that takes advantage of the views.

 

A black Vipp V1 kitchen is fitted into one corner of the living area, unfolding into a tall, wall, and island module, and paired with a combined dining and seating area that takes advantage of the views.

 

Two large vitrines guide the eye to nature, where endless activities await such as kayaking, canoeing, salmon fishing, biking, cross country skiing, mushroom hunting, or even a swim in the river.

 

Two large vitrines guide the eye to nature, where endless activities await such as kayaking, canoeing, salmon fishing, biking, cross country skiing, mushroom hunting, or even a swim in the river.

 

A fireplace with a mirrored wall reflects the stunning surroundings and brings nature inside.

 

A fireplace with a mirrored wall reflects the stunning surroundings and brings nature inside.

A separate terrace equipped with a wood-fired hot tub offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding nature.

A separate terrace equipped with a wood-fired hot tub offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding nature.

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Scandinavian minimalism meets the charm and historic frames of a log house architecture

 

Half of the former low ceiling has been removed, opening up the space. The master bedroom, complete with a freestanding bathtub, is situated on the first floor, offering a view overlooking the living area below. A narrow X-window added to the rear-facing allows just enough sunlight to filter in while maintaining the bedroom’s privacy.

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Come for the rapid rivers and open skies...

Come for the rapid rivers and open skies...


From inside the house, an unobstructed view of the Salaca River unfolds through the large picture windows, letting in plenty of sunlight.


From inside the house, an unobstructed view of the Salaca River unfolds through the large picture windows, letting in plenty of sunlight.

Stay for the Vipp experience.

Stay for the Vipp experience.

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To make the most out of the views towards the water, lounging areas with Vipp outdoor furniture beckon for relaxation after a day of exploring the area or being active.

 

To make the most out of the views towards the water, lounging areas with Vipp outdoor furniture beckon for relaxation after a day of exploring the area or being active.

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Postcard from Salaca River

Postcard from Salaca River

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Postcard from Salaca River

Information

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Information

Check in and check out

Check-in: at 15:00 (CET+01)

Check-out: at 11:00 (CET+01)

Price

In season: 01.05. - 30.09

395 EUR/per night, min. nights - 2

 

Out of season: 01.10 - 30.04

375 EUR/per night , min. nights - 2


Festivity season: 23.12. - 01.01, 23.06 - 25.06

495 EUR /per night, min nights - 2

Contact

We hope you will enjoy Vipp Salaca River and will feel at home. In case you need more information, please contact us +37129425255 or via vippsalaca@gmail.com

 

Address

Provided upon booking.

Layout of the space

A total of 110 m2, divided over two floors, has witnessed a completely new layout.

 

The master bedroom, complete with a freestanding bathtub, is situated on the first floor, offering a view overlooking the living area below. On the ground floor, there is a second bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, an entrance hall, and a combined living area and kitchen.

Sleeping

Max 4 adults.

No pets allowed.

Cooking

Our guesthouse doesn’t have a restaurant or roomservice, but the Vipp kitchen is just waiting to be used. You can find all the tools you need to prepare a lovely meal in the kitchen drawers and cabinets.

The supermarket, Tops, is conveniently located on the way and approximately a 10-minute drive from the house.

Bathroom facilities

Freestanding bathtub on the first floor and a bathroom on the ground floor.

Heating

Electric heating and fireplace

WiFi

Vipp Salaca River, offers free 5G WiFi

Activities

At Vipp Salaca River endless activities such as kayaking, canoeing, salmon fishing, biking, cross country skiing, mushroom hunting, or even a swim in the river awaits you.

Close by

While visiting, explore the local harbour in Salacgriva and try Pizzeria ab initio, or enjoy a swim at nearby Salacgriva Beach. The nature reserve, Randu plavas, has the only coastal meadows in Latvia, stretching from Ainazi to Kuivizi, harbouring a third of Latvia’s plant species, including 37 rare and endangered ones. For advanced walkers, Ainazi mols, a half-kilometre rocky wavebreaker, is worth a visit, especially for the stunning sunsets.

Transportation

The closest international airport to Vipp Salaca River is Riga Airport (RIX), a 1,5-hour drive away by car, offering a scenic route along the coast.

Parking

There is parking facilities at the guesthouse.

Terms and Conditions

A self-service concept

Vipp guesthouses are a self-service concept offering experiences and essentials. Our rooms are spread out at various locations, so we do not have a reception or a concierge. You won't find a 24-hour lobby, a gym, daily housekeeping, or fitness facilities. Instead, we offer tailored and curated design destinations out of the ordinary, filled with Vipp's take on design. A part of the experience of our destinations is to engage with the interior of our rooms. Every room is equipped with a kitchen just waiting to be used, so when you have done your grocery shopping, start cooking and enjoy.

Should you have questions or need assistance, a member of the Vipp team will be standby during your stay to assist you.

 

Reservations and cancellations

All bookings at the Vipp guesthouses are non-refundable. If you cannot make it for your booked reservation, we do offer the option of changing the date of your stay according to availability. A second cancellation cannot be refunded or rescheduled.

 

Methods of payment

Full pre-payment by credit card or bank transfer at the time of reservation. A valid credit card is required to confirm your booking.

 

Cancellation policy

All pre-paid bookings are non-refundable but it allows the guest to change the date of the booking according to availability. A second cancellation cannot be changed for new dates or refunded.

 

Vacating rooms

Rooms should be vacated in the same state and condition as they were at the time of check-in. Vipp obtains the right to demand a refund of any damaged or otherwise compromised interior.

Late check-out can be requested upon reservation and is subject to a late check-out fee of EUR 75,00. Vipp reserves the right to decline requests for late checkout.

 

Pets

No pets allowed.

 

Smoking

Vipp guesthouses are smoke-free property (including e-cigarettes), and all guest rooms and public areas are designated as such. A smoking fee of 2000 euro per day will be assessed if evidence of smoking is found in your room or on the premises.

 

Commercial photography

No commercial photography allowed at Vipp guesthouses.