Paunküla village is located 10 km from Kau Manor. It boasts a pristine lake, that fishermen love, and forests popular for mushroom hunting.
The 700 year-old Kose Church is a fortified mediaeval church with a mighty tower and beautiful medieval arches, located 15 km from Kau Manor. There is a historical vicarage and the funeral chapel of the Kotzebue family.
Kose Shelter is located near Kose, about 15 km from Kau Manor. This 2500 m2 subterranean shelter with 144 rooms was built in 1983 in case of atomic war and is now in the process of being renovated as part of an effort to preserve Estonian historical war architecture.
Kakerdaja Fen, located 20 km from Kau Manor, is one of the largest wetlands in Kõrvemaa. This 1000 hectares area of fen is on two levels, at the center of which lies the picturesque Kakerdaja Lake.
Built in the 18th century, Seidla Windmill is the first renovated authentic Dutch windmill in Estonia. Just 36 km from Kau Manor, it is a fully functioning corn mill and can be visited by appointment only.
The Imavere Ostrich Farm about 60 km from Kau Manor boasts a wide variety of birds in addition to ostrich, including emus, peacocks and many interesting breeds of chicken. The farm runs a dinette where guests can sample different dishes made from ostrich products.
Tuhala, found 26 km from Kau Manor, is known for its “over-bubbling” Witch’s Well during the high water season, especially in spring. Legend has it that when the well is bubbling over, witches are having a bath.
There, legend has it, witches once bathed.
Close to the highway between Tallinn and Tartu, next to the Pirita river bridge and only 20 km away from Kau Manor, are the Blue Springs of Saula. The spring water is reputed to have a remedial power to heal the eyes.
Located 15 km from Kau Manor, Kuimetsa is one of the biggest and most unique geological karst areas in Estonia, with collapsed valleys, funnels, hollows, channels and caves. The biggest cave is 12 m long and 8 m wide.
The perfect way for a family to explore the region, bicycles are available for the whole day, or for a quick ride around the Manor. Available for reserve at the reception desk during the summer and fall months, the hotel’s bicycles are suitable for adults and children, and for on- and off-road riding. For more information, and maps, please contact reception.
Tennis courts are located 3 km from Kau Manor. We don’t provide equipment, so please bring your own.
Suuresta Golf course is located 33 km from Kau Manor, conveniently close to the highway. The site includes beautiful undulating hills and has a rich Estonian countryside flora.
The Manor’s reception desk is glad to set up the projection room for a cozy movie night, with a selection of more than 250 films.
The raft sauna, set aboard a boat that sails the Paunküla water reservoir, is available for small groups or individuals. During sauna tours, guests can steam while enjoying the lake and its numerous islands, then jump straight into the cool natural water afterwards.
Although not widely known, Estonia is an ideal country for observing one of nature’s most spectacular shows – bird migration. Situated between the Finnish Gulf, the eastern coast of Baltic Sea, and Lake Peipsi near the Russian border, it is a natural flyway between breeding and wintering areas for millions of Arctic waterbirds. The country’s long and indented coastline, shallow and sheltered bays, straits, coastal meadows, marshes, and lagoons are teeming with Steller’s Eiders, Ural Owl, Pygmy Owl, Great Snipe, Nutcracker, Citrine Wagtail, sea ducks, Hazel Grouse, Lesser Spotted Eagle, and eight species of woodpeckers. Other wildlife includes butterflies, dragonflies, wolves, brown bears, beavers, flying squirrels, and a thriving population of lynx, one of the largest in Europe.
Kau Manor, providing all the amenities natural to the region, offers guests the thrilling experience of bounding across a frozen lake surrounded by tall and sacred trees, and holding tight to the reins of a dog team – a once-in-a-lifetime way to explore the Estonian forests and trails. Enjoy the ride in the hands of an expert guide or mush your own team for an added thrill.