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Ethnographic guest house "Gungas"

A unique place for celebrations and relaxation. Surrounded by a pine forest, on the shores of Lake Dunezers, there are five authentic, truly Latvian 19th century log houses, which have been brought from various parts of Latvia.

The shore of the Baltic Sea and the mouth of Gauja, Latvia's longest river, are only about 10 km away from the Ethnographic Guest House.

The cosy and manually restored houses in the territory of the guest house Gungas are equipped with modern amenities preserving their historic ambience.

Surrounded by nature, our guests can enjoy peace and relaxation in different ways.

The nearby Dunezers will refresh you during summer months and offer various activities during winter months. Gungas offers several boats and canoes, which will be suitable for both romantic boat trips and various hobbies, such as fishing. The lake is home to several popular fish species - carp, pike, tench, bream and perch. You can enjoy the caught fish right away by cooking it on the fire.

The sauna "Meldri" is ideal place for peaceful relaxation and health restoration. After enjoying traditional Latvian sauna you can cool down in the lake or enjoy a romantic sunset in a wooden tub, which can be warmed so that you can enjoy it even in the cold months.

There are several hiking and cycling routes in the pine forest, surrounding the territory of the guest house, where also possible to ski during the snowy winters. You can enjoy natural gifts and go picking berries or mushrooms in the forest.

The services of the bath attendant of the traditional wood country sauna are also available on the shores of the lake, by prior arrangement and agreement.

We invite you to celebrate weddings and other events in "Gungas". We also offer the opportunity to celebrate in a special ethnographic style with unforgettable folklore traditions.

You can organize conferences, seminars, trainings in the premises of the guest house.




The “Spruce House” is suitable for holidays with family or friends.

On the ground floor you will find two ensuite rooms with living room and integrated kitchenette and separate bedroom.

On the first floor are two twin ensuite rooms and a separate kitchenette.

Extra beds can be added on request.

In "Spruce House" are two suites with Double Room and kitchen, two twin rooms and private bathroom for each room

DBL Studio - Kitchenette, private bathroom/WC      /   75 Eur

TWIN - shared kitchenette, private bathroom/WC     /  70 Eur

RENT WHOLE HOUSE     /   230 Eur


Godu Māja

The largest of our historical log houses, “Celebration House”, offers space for all kinds of events and seating for up to 60 people in the great hall. Additionally, you will find an equipped kitchen with bar area and restrooms.

The Celebration House is perfect to serve as your venue for hosting events, like weddings or anniversaries. The building originates from the region of Vidzeme, which translates from Latvian as “The Middle Land”. It comes from the surroundings of the small community of Rencēni. The house was built around 1852 and used to be a living house connected with a barn.

On the ground floor you will find a celebration hall, in which up to
60 people can be hosted. Additionally, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom can be found on the ground floor. Furthermore, you can find two double rooms and two twin rooms with a shared bathroom on the second floor. On request, two extra beds can be added.

In "Celebration House” are two Double room, two Twins room, 1 shared bathroom, Event hall up to 60 people, kitchen, fireplace nad patio.

Event hall 2h   /  70 Eur

Event hall - every next hour   /  30 Eur

RENT WHOLE HOUSE     /   450 Eur



The “Juniper House” is suitable for a holiday with family and friends, as well as for a small seminar or creative workshop.

On the ground floor you will find a small lounge with fireplace and a patio overlooking the lake. Additionally, on the ground floor there is a small kitchen area and a separate double bedroom.

Three additional beds can be added on the ground floor of the house on request. The second floor has two rooms that can accommodate six people.

In "Juniper  House" are one Twin room, one Triple room, one Quadruple room, private bathroom for each room, lounge, Kitchenette, fireplace and patio.

Lounge with fireplace and patio 2h   /   50 Eur

TWIN - Kitchen, private bathroom/WC    /    75 Eur

TRPL - Lounge with fireplace and patio, private bathroom/WC     /    80 Eur

QDRPL - private bathroom/WC    /   70 Eur

RENT WHOLE HOUSE     /   210 Eur


Laivu māja

With a marvellous view onto the lake, large common room and fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor, the “Boat House” is ideal for family holidays, small events, as well as seminars.

The Boat house originates from the region of Vidzeme. It comes from the surroundings of the small community of Zeltiņi near the town Alūksne.

Laivu House was built in 19th Century and it used to operate as linen exchange point under it’s previous name “Gotlupi”.

In "Boat House" are two Triple room, two double room, one Shared Bathroom on each floor, Event Hall for 30-35 people, kitchen and fireplace.

Event hall 2h   /   70 Eur

Event hall - every next hour    /   30 Eur

RENT WHOLE HOUSE     /   435 Eur



Our “Rowan House” is the favourite among newly-weds. It is also suitable for romantic weekend-getaways and family holidays.

On the ground floor, you will find a suite with cosy living room, integrated kitchenette, fireplace and a separate double bedroom with a spacious bathroom.

On the second floor, there is a twin room and a double room to accommodate four guests. Four extra beds can be added on request.

In "Rowan House" are one Suite with Double Room and private bathroom, one Twin room, one Double + Single Room with private bathroom, one additional shared bathroom, kitchenette and fireplace.

DBL - Living room with kitchenette and fireplace, private bathroom/WC     /    85 Eur

TWIN - Shared bathroom/WC    /   50 Eur

DBL - Front room with additional single bed, private bathroom/WC    /    75 Eur

RENT WHOLE HOUSE     /   200 Eur


Further information

Rent of the entire territory    /   1600 Eur

includes: all five houses, gazebo, sauna, 42 beds (10 double and 22 single beds) with bed linen and towels, free use of boats and SUP boards

Rent for gazebo or parts of the territory 2h   /  50 Eur

Rent for gazebo or parts of the territory - every next hour    /   20 Eur

Extra bed    /   10 Eur

Dogs (cleaning fee)    /   10 Eur


Discounts on room and house prices:

Monday – Thursday -5%

Minimum stay of:

3 nights -5%
5 nights -10%
7 nights -15%
14 nights -25%


Check-in time from 15:00 to 20:00. Earlier check-in time must be agreed upon in advance.

Check-out time until 12:00, on Sundays until 14:00. A later check-out time must be agreed upon in advance.


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