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March 15, 2017

Padaste Manor: Luxury and Style on Muhu Island in Estonia

Just off the west coast of Estonia is rural Muhu Island, an idyllic destination for luxury, relaxation and fine regional cuisine.

luxury Estonia toursThe highlight of Muhu Island is beautiful Padaste Manor, one of our favorite resorts in the Baltic States. Surrounded by a scenic landscape of forest, farmland, marsh and beach, Padaste Manor is a restored historic manor house on verdant parkland at the edge of the Baltic Sea.

luxury Estonia toursSpacious rooms in the hotel include well-appointed sitting areas with handsome wood floors, Oriental carpets and views of the leafy grounds.

luxury Estonia toursThe spa at Padaste Manor offers local treatments and experiences, such as Estonian herbal steam baths and a wood-fired seawater hot tub overlooking the Baltic.

Baltics toursThe grounds have ample areas to relax and enjoy the scenery, including an al fresco restaurant near the waterfront.

Baltics toursPadaste Manor is also known for Alexander, its award-winning modern Estonian restaurant that uses local ingredients in boundary-pushing cuisine.

gourmet toursA tasting menu at the restaurant is a great way to experience the best that Muhu Island has to offer.

Baltics toursSome ingredients even come from Alexander’s own kitchen garden, as well as the forests around the property.

Baltics toursFrom Padaste Manor, we arrange excursions to Koguva Village, an open-air museum of traditional wooden and thatched-roof buildings that reflect 19th-century life in the region. Our expert guides can provide insight into the local history and traditional Estonian customs.

Estonia toursWe also arrange private excursions to neighboring Saaremaa Island, where highlights include medieval churches, photogenic windmills, the 14th-century Bishop’s Castle and a mysterious lake in a meteorite crater.

Estonia toursWe recommend staying at least two nights on Muhu Island to fully unwind and immerse yourself in all that it and Padaste Manor have to offer.

Baltics toursWe typically arrange time on Muhu Island en route to or from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where we arrange private touring of the spectacular medieval center, as well as Kadriorg Park, local design shops and other interesting places.

Estonia toursAnother recommended stop en route to Muhu Island is Parnu, a top seaside resort. In addition to miles of wide, sandy beaches, Parnu has a charming historic district of wooden buildings containing shops and restaurants.

Estonia toursMuhu Island and other destinations in Estonia combine well with nearby Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

luxury Estonia toursView Artisans of Leisure’s private Scandinavia & Baltic States tours and contact an Artisans of Leisure Baltic States specialist to start planning.

Destinations:  Baltic States, Estonia, Scandinavia

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