Georgia Hopkins

Treehotel

  • Where:
  • Why:To sleep in the trees.
  • When:June 2014
  • Who:A Swede and I.
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Treehotel Traditional Swedish design in the rooms of Brita's Pensionat.

Traditional Swedish design in the rooms of Brita's Pensionat.

Treehotel The little footbridge that joins the forrest with the cabin's rooftop entrance.

The little footbridge that joins the forrest with the cabin's rooftop entrance.

Treehotel Light and bright. The plywood interior of the Mirrorcube.

Light and bright. The plywood interior of the Mirrorcube.

Treehotel Can you see the forrest from the trees? Simple, ingenious, semi-invisible mirror-camouflaged exterior of the Mirrorcube.

Can you see the forrest from the trees? Simple, ingenious, semi-invisible mirror-camouflaged exterior of the Mirrorcube.

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Treehotel The UFO: starkly out of harmony with its natural surroundings, the UFO is what all childhood dreams are made of.

The UFO: starkly out of harmony with its natural surroundings, the UFO is what all childhood dreams are made of.

Treehotel Reflections.

Reflections.

Treehotel Relax in The Tree Sauna. Ancient Greek philosopher Plato saw the connection between trees and steam baths - together they provide the stimulus for philosophical thoughts and ideas.

Relax in The Tree Sauna. Ancient Greek philosopher Plato saw the connection between trees and steam baths - together they provide the stimulus for philosophical thoughts and ideas.

Treehotel Sauna shadows: natural and sensible. In Sauna Veritas - in sauna there is truth.

Sauna shadows: natural and sensible. In Sauna Veritas - in sauna there is truth.

Treehotel Britta's breakfast spread.

Britta's breakfast spread.

Treehotel The Cabin stole our heart. Hanging from the trees, with sweeping views over the Lule River valley, this is our favorite.

The Cabin stole our heart. Hanging from the trees, with sweeping views over the Lule River valley, this is our favorite.

Highs & Lows

  • Setting: peaceful, private and dreamlike setting in the forest.

  • Hospitality: outstanding hospitality and kindness of owners Kent and Britta.

  • Design: clean, stylish Scandinavian / treehouse aesthetic.

  • Respect for nature: admirable eco-credentials and sustainability practices.

  • Sleeping in the treetops: it doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Food: we were impressed with every Swedish-driven meal we ate at the guesthouse, but if you are not so fond of Swedish food you might struggle to find other eating options.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Your childhood treetop fantasy.

  • Vibe

    Whimsical childhood treetop fantasy meets traditional 30's-style Swedish guest house.

  • Location

    Where the treetops touch the sky.

  • Rooms

    6 tree houses: choose from the Cabin, the Dragon Fly, the Bird’s Nest, the Blue Cone, the Mirror Cube, or the UFO.

  • Music

    Didn’t notice.

  • Year Opened

    2010.

  • Designed By

    Six of Sweden’s leading architects.

  • Health & Wellness

    No.

  • Restaurant

    Yes – a traditional home-style Swedish menu, showcasing dishes from the local region. All meals served in Britta’s Guesthouse.

  • Bar

    No.

  • Minibar

    No.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Priceless.

Fly-fishing with Kent in summer, dog-sledding in winter.

Fly-fishing with Kent in summer, dog-sledding in winter.

Jokkmokk

Treehotel

Treehotel

Edeforsvägen 2A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden

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