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Sauna

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We offer to relax in Lithuanian sauna with the Jadeite stones. After the sauna you can take a shower with the rain effect or refresh with cold water from the vat.

In order to have even more fun or just relax, we will prepare you a Lithuanian sauna and offer an outdoor SPA pool with a panoramic view of Nevėžis valley.

The guest house has a wood-fired sauna, where the emperor bath stone, Jadeite, is heated up. Since ancient times, it was known that products of Jadeite protects health and sustains unwavering youth. This stone is the only semi-precious stone, which according to its structural characteristics, is suitable for saunas. When water is poured on the stone, you can feel a pleasant smell of clean environment, it becomes easier to breathe. While relaxing in the sauna, you can adjust lighting and fully relax while listening to soothing music. You can also try aromatherapy and pleasure of birch brooms.

After the sauna, you can refresh under cold water current, which will pour from a vat, or enjoy a wide and stylish shower, where water drops filled with air will give a rain effect. Soft drops will cover the whole body, so you will feel a special pleasure and comfort of the shower.

We provide big and small bamboo fiber towels, clean bedding, disposable slippers, which can be used for sauna or pool, or simply when your feet are tired from shoes.

Pool

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We offer to relax in the pool with water currents. While enjoying the massage in the pool, you can also admire the spectacular panorama of nature.

SPA pool is a wonderful place to relax alone or have a good time with your family and friends. And, of course, it is a fun revel for kids! Warm, clean, and clear water, relaxing water and air massages will give you a great pleasure. You will be able to indulge not only in water treatment, but also enjoy the fresh air and beauty of nature. Swimming in the SPA pool in winter will create a special contrast: cold weather, snow and hot pool water. The experience is even more impressive, when it lightens and you hear thunder! 

For kids

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For your children we have built the playground with slides and swings. You will be able to see your children all the time, while being in the guest house, terrace, or swimming pool.

The homestead has a basketball court.

Families, which are traveling with children, will find everything for their children’s entertainment. While adults will be in sauna or SPA pool, little ones will be able to play outside in a sandbox, climb or swing. Adults will be able to see their children all the time, because the playground is established very near and is visible from everywhere. In case the weather is bad, children will find playroom under the stairs, where they can play with LEGO or play board games. Older children will be able to play basketball, football or volleyball, ride bikes, go fishing or swimming in the river. You can also spend your evenings in the homestead’s library.

Dyeing eggs

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In the homestead, we cherish the traditional customary craft: egg dyeing with wax. We can even arrange a lesson for those, who are willing to learn how to dye eggs.

Easter is the first major spring festival. It is an ancient Lithuanian celebration of nature and vegetation rebirth, a joyous beginning of sowing year. This festival in Lithuania for many years is celebrated as the feast of Christ’s resurrection. Folk customs have intertwined mythical beliefs and Christian cult.

The most important symbol of Easter is colored egg. Lithuanian, like many other nations of the world, considers an egg as a symbol of life, goodness, fertility, and nature rebirth. People believed in its magical powers. In spring, when the nature is reviving, an egg was used as a magical tool for life forces, and in order to increase its power, the egg was dyed.

Easter eggs were usually decorated with geometric (dots, diamonds, triangles, teeth, frills, hoops) and natural (sun, star, tree, flower blossom with leaves, rue, etc.) motives and various compositions. While coloring with wax, patterns are centered by individual groups on the egg surface. Usually, patterns at the both ends are the same, and in the middle there are different motives. Sometimes, patterns are arranged diagonally, laid flat, or in upright lines.

The traditional Easter eggs have the principles of folk art ornaments: creativity, moderation, clarity, and completeness. A printer enriches the Easter egg patterns according to their imagination and creativity.

Of course, ancestors failed to extract such vivid colors, which are available now by using chemical dyes, but symbolism and the meaning of colors does not change even after many years. Printing with wax is a quite slow process: you need time, patience, and imagination. However, it is a tradition, which should be preserved, cherished, and passed on other generations.

Places to visit

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Kėdainiai town and its district have many historical attractions and natural monuments. We described only those, which are near the homestead and can be reaches by foot, bike, or car. For more information on sightseeing tours and attractions, contact the owners in advance.

Apytalaukis former manor house and park. It is established near the tributary of Nevėžis – Alkupis. The manor house was built in the middle of 19th century; therefore, it has the elements of neo-Renaissance style. In the second half of the 19th century, a mixed type of park was planted around the manor house, a decorative pool was built in front of the house, and there were ponds to the southeast from the palace.

The saint Peter’s and Paul’s church of Apytalaukis. Apytalaukis’ saint Peter and Paul church is baroque church with Renaissance features. It is built in Latin cross shape with the bell tower in the western side. Interior of the church is covered by cylindrical vaults. Next to the church, there is the parish cemetery. Apytalaukis’ owners, Šiukštai, and Zabieliai descendants are buried in the basement of the church and cemetery.

Weir of Kruostas. The weir and hydroelectric power station is called by the name of Nevėžis’ tributary – Kruostas. Now, you can go to the other side of the river through the remaining weir’s barrier in order to see the remaining metal structures.

A pole monument for Juozas Urbšys, who was the minister for foreign affairs of independent Lithuania during the interwar period. In the Gineiktai village, former native land of Urbšiai. The monument was designed by Gendrikas Galvanauskas from Paberžė.

The birthplace and cultural center of Česlavas Milošas in Šeteniai. A cultural center of Česlavas Milošas, who was the Nobel Prize-winning writer, is built on the Nevėžis river slope, in the former barn place. The center is surrounded by a beautiful park, where you will find Lithuanian wayside shrines and statues dedicated to Šeteniai and Česlavas Milošas that was born here.

Jesus’ Transfiguration Church of Šventybrastytis. In 1744, the owner of Šventybrastytis, earl Zaviša has built a wooden Jesus’ Transfiguration Church. In 1873, wooden bell tower was built, and in 1880, wings were built to both sides of the building.

The monument for the independence of Lithuania in Šventybrastytis village. The stairs from the church lead to the monument for the independence of Lithuania.

Šventybrastytis’ oaks. Šventybrastytis’ oaks are growing in Šventybrastytis village, Nevėžis coast, near the Brasta stream. It is said that there, where now is the church of Šventybrastytis, was an ancient Lithuanian pagan rite place that was surrounded with oaks. Today, there are only four oaks.

A Former manor house and park of Sirutiškis. It is in the right shore of Nevėžis river. It is surrounded by the mixed park of trees. The manor house was significantly affected by historical storms. But the style of curved lines and rich ornamentation is still visible.

Aurochs of Pašiliai. It is one of the most visited places in Panevėžys’ forests. There are a lot of aurochs, which are considered to be the largest wild animals. European bison is inscribed not only in Lithuanian, but also in the International Red Book.  

Other entertainments

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In the German Fachwerk guest house, our guests will find everything for their pleasure and parties.

Canoeing in Nevėžis River from Krekenava to the homestead.

Bicycling.