Ethnographic holiday lodge Gungas is a unique collection of authentic traditional Latvian wooden houses. They were originally constructed in the 19th century and collected from various parts of the country. Rescued and carefully moved to their new location, they now stand encircled by a pine forest at the shore of Lake Dūņezers, where they have been lovingly reassembled.
In Gungas the historical Latvian country spirit still connects with nature’s powerful energy but with up to date comforts. Here in this idyllic tranquillity we can offer you a stay in comfortable accommodation – whether in the circle of family and friends, special events, like weddings or seminars and corporative events.
Gungas has been awarded Latvia’s “Zalais sertifikāts”, (Green Certificate)” in recognition of the environmental credentials, from the heating system that uses recycled biomass pellets to the houses themselves being recycled from more than a hundred years ago.
Comfortable modern accommodation is available in all of our five charming houses, for guests staying for a function, for couples or families on a weekend break or for a longer holiday. Whatever the occasion, Gungas is a wonderfully different place to escape the norm. Here you can get away from the hurly burly of the city and those crowded holiday resorts.
Whatever the former use of the buildings, inside one can still feel the historical spirit of the house. However, modern amenities combine with authenticity to provide comfortable accommodation for our guests.
Ethnographic Holiday Lodge Gungas is the ideal place for numerous activities throughout the whole year. Dūņezers Lake is suitable for romantic boat trips, a relaxing fishing holiday or swimming with pleasant water temperatures during summer. Embedded into a typical pine forest, Gungas serves as starting point for walks, cycling tracks or picking mushrooms. On the premises we offer a sauna, hot tub and a children‘s playground.
Being only 25 km from Riga, all the joys of that beautiful city with its Art Nouveau and Hanse architecture, museums, theatres, cinemas, shops and restaurants are all on the door step. Also Gauja National Park can be reached in a short time, offering numerous hiking trails and sights as castles and palaces. The uncrowded and unspoilt white sandy beaches of the gulf of Riga are only a 15-minutes drive away. Truly a beautiful way to spend some of those long warm Latvian summer days.
But don’t let the season limit your choices at Gungas, comfortable warm hospitable houses await you.
Gladly we will welcome you for private feasts or company events! Gungas features the perfect setting for weddings, meetings or team building activites. We will be happy to assist you with planning your event. Feel free to use our contact form and get in touch with us!