Although this post should probably go into hotel review category, taking into consideration that I haven't stayed here overnight I'm listing this place under tourist attractions. And here are few reasons that made me think that Guest house Garīkas is worth not only of (perhaps) a lovely stay but as well for some good landscape photography. At first - Garīkas are famous shitake mushroom growers in Latvia, secondly they feature a lovely watch tower here and third... they have a cobbled driveway. Guest house Garīkas is located in Courland (region of Latvia), Skrunda district, parish of Rudbārži - some 150 km away from nations capital city Riga.

Wooden inscription

Wooden inscription

Shiitake mushroom nursery

Shiitake mushroom nursery

Yes, that's right owners of this guest house are famous shitake mushroom growers in Latvia.

Watch tower at Guest house Garīkas

Watch tower at Guest house Garīkas

Now this is a neat feature this guesthouse offers - a watchtower ofering aerial views both to remote meadows and close by located guest house complex

Aerial view of Guest house Garīkas

Aerial view of Guest house Garīkas

Rapeseed field

Rapeseed field

Now, I call this photo one of the best I have captured this year

Mini tractor at Garīkas

Mini tractor at Garīkas

Wood pile

Wood pile

another very interesting photo

Cobbled surface at guest house Garīkas

Cobbled surface at guest house Garīkas

Just amazing what a man can do. I mean in middle of nowhere, far away from any city communications you will find a cobbled road... where? At guest house Garīkas in Courland, Latvia.

About Guest House Garīkas

Guest house "Garīkas" is located in the middle of Kurzeme (Courland), between two small towns of Skrunda and Aizpute. To the house leads hundred years old linden alley Guest house is located in an ancient, small rural manor house. Hosts of this charming place are engaged in non-traditional agriculture-shiitake mushroom cultivation. 

Visit: www.garikas.lv (in Latvian) to learn more