The Palace at Naklo Bed & Breakfast
The Palace at Naklo is situated in an 18th century palace in south-central Poland. It features five suites/rooms that can accommodate singles, couples . . . up to a family of six. We offer highly-personalized service in a relaxed, family atmosphere. B&B doesn't say it all. We won't let you go hungry any time day or night. Polish-American owned and operated. Pickup service from: Krakow, Czestochowa, Katowice, Kielce.
The Palace is within one hour of beautiful and mysterious Krakow, Poland's City of Kings; the Auschwitz Memorial & Museum; The Shrine of the Holy Madonna. at Czestochowa; three championship golf courses and the historic Eagle Nests chain of castles that run south from our location through Poland's Jurassic region.
About The Palace:
Designed by the Enlightenment-era economist and architect Jan Ferdynand Nax (1736-1810), and completed in 1780, the Palace was built as a residence for Kayetan Bystrzonowski and his new bride Marcyanna Mlodzianowska. The original estate was on a vast swath of land that had been deeded to the groom as a dowry from his future wife years earlier, in 1764. (more on our website).
About The Innkeepers:
Marzenna and Kehrt Reyher - The Reyhers were the founders and long-time owners of VFP Communications, a specialized business publishing house based in Warsaw and the publisher of Media & Marketing Polska. After completing the sale of the company in 2011, they relocated permanently to The Palace at Naklo, which they originally purchased in 2002. Marzenna serves as President and Kehrt as a director of The Naklo Foundation, which has responsibility for restoration of The Palace and oversees the facility in its function as a bed & breakfast hospitality destination. They are also active in The Foundation’s work supporting education, local economic development and Polish culture in the Naklo area.
Kehrt, an American, worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer in the USA for 15 years, where his career included stints at The Terre Haute (Indiana) Tribune-Star (his hometown newspaper) the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal, and the Detroit News. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. Marzenna studied history at the University of Gdansk before defecting from Poland to the USA during Poland’s martial law period in the mid-1980s. She studied journalism at Wayne State University, where the Reyhers met in 1989. Marzenna served as editor in chief of Media & Marketing Polska from 1993 to 2011.
Tadeusz and Danuta Nazar - Marzenna’s parents, the Nazars were in the hospitality business for 30 years in the village of Wladyslawowo on the Baltic coast, where they operated “Marzenna,” one of the top family-style inns in this popular seaside resort. Down through the years, the inn’s restaurant was consistently recognized as having one of the top kitchens across a region that is a favourite destination for summer vacationers. In 2002, the Nazars took up residence in The Palace at Naklo and have been instrumental in overseeing the reclamation of the estate’s historic grounds as well as the restoration of The Palace itself. Both are avid horseshoe and cornhole players, and serious euchre partners. Tadeusz makes daily rounds through the park on his Melex golf cart, supervising the myriad chores of our handyman, and tends to our two small orchards. Danuta rules in the kitchen, nurtures an estimable collection of indoor plants, decorates the outside of The Palace with flowers in spring and summer, oversees our vast vegetable garden, and puts up massive quantities of preserved goods in the autumn.
What Our Guests Say:
“Our first trip to Poland, and the Palace! We had an incredible visit - playing horseshoes, eating mushrooms; and a fun-filled weekend in Krakow. Thank you so much for the most amazing time.”
- Peter and Amy Buchanan-Smith, New York
“What an amazing, magical place with magnificent people. Never have I felt so warmly welcome. I don‘t want to leave.”
- Alberta Dooley, Boise, Idaho, USA
“Great Polish hospitality with the flavour of Indiana - horseshoes and barbecue. Strawberries, beet root, radish, sausage. I recommend the jungle room. A fascinating place with a lot of stories and many more to come. Thank you for inviting a strange, wandering painter to your lovely dream in progress.”
- David Molesky, San Francisco
“This wonderful place is the true meaning of serenity - good people, good food, good karma for all with the good fortune to be invited. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. Naklo is the real stuff.”
- Kerry Smith, New York
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This page was last updated: 14 April 2012