Log Cabin Escape in Värmland

Log Cabin Escape in Varmland

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Log Cabin Escape in Värmland (Sweden)

A lakeside log cabin escape with a host of activities on the doorstep

Log cabin holidays in Sweden: Värmland

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Overview

  • Required: Good general health. Suitable for the whole family.
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights (shorter stays may be possible during low season).
  • Accommodation: Log cabins near lakeside. Cabins are normally suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 6.
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A log cabin in Sweden is an ideal escape from the stresses of modern life - a place to unwind and give some time to the truly important things in life.

The three traditionally-constructed log cabins are attractively situated just 75m from the lakeside near a small hamlet in the west of Värmland, with hiking, fishing, canoeing and cycling all available from your doorstep. The log cabins sleep up to six persons and each log cabin has a large veranda with table and chairs, perfect for cooking out of doors or just sitting and enjoying the view over the lake. Each log cabin also includes its own canoe or boat (with environmentally-friendly 4-stroke engine available on request at no additional charge), which can be used to explore three local lakes.

The log cabins are beautifully situated between the lakes of Mången and Treen, which are renowned for their excellent fishing (perch, pike, trout and salmon). From here the famous Finnskogen, a vast area of forest, lakes and hills, full of wildlife such as elk and beaver, stretches northwards. This lovely area is, apart from fishing, also ideal for walking, canoeing and boating. The traditionally constructed log cabins, which sleep up to six persons in 2 x 2-person rooms and 1 x 2-person sleeping loft, are fully-equipped and tastefully furnished and have a wood-burning stove.

Couples seeking a romantic getaway will find endless miles of forest tracks to explore in privacy and seclusion. Why not take the boat or canoe included with the log cabin and strike out for your own private landing spot across one of the lakes?

For outdoor and nature enthusiasts, the area's vast forests, myriad lakes and rolling hills are rich in wildlife, including elk and beaver, and if the season is right the woods will be bursting with berries and mushrooms just waiting to be picked.

For families, the area provides a wealth of possibilities, with canoes and mountain bikes available for hire to help you explore. And after a hard day of activity, you can relax with a sauna! There are shared sauna facilites available for your use in a nearby building.

Depending on the season, the waters are also excellent for fishing. The log cabins lie within the Mången-Treens fishing preservation area, and as well as the three larger lakes, there are around 30 smaller ones in the local area, constituting 1750 hectares of fishing waters in all. The fish here have not been stocked in the lakes: these waters are their natural habitat. The fishing works on a "catch and release" basis, i.e. the fish that are caught must be let back into the water. As a guest, however, you are allowed to eat from your catch during your stay. Apart from "spin-fishing", many different angling techniques, including fly-fishing, can be used. Your host will happy to discuss different fishing methods. Your hosts or fishing guides are always there to guide you if you wish, and it is possible to arrange personal guides for the day. You will have a map of the whole fishing area and "deep maps" for the three larger lakes, good for those who like to find the perch hides.

With the log cabin as your base, the forests, hills and lakes of Värmland are just waiting to be explored!

See also the winter version of this experience: Winter Log Cabin Escape in Värmland.

Dates & Prices

Dates 2015

This experience is available all year round. For those interested in fishing, the best fishing season is May to the middle of June and from end of August through the whole of September and part of October.

Summer activities season May to September, winter activities mid-December to March.

The Price

Prices are in British Pounds. If you wish, you are also welcome to make your payment by bank transfer in Euros or Swedish Kronor. If this would be of interest, please let us know and we will be happy to provide prices.

During high season rental periods are normally 8 days Saturday-Saturday, though other start days and durations may also be possible.

  • High Season: £868/cabin/week (shorter stays are not normally possible during high season but may sometimes be available, price £124/cabin/night, min. stay 3 nights) + bedding and towels £15/person/set.
  • Low Season: £634/cabin/week (shorter stays also possible, price £91/cabin/night, min. stay 3 nights) + bedding and towels £15/person/set.

What The Price Includes

Accommodation

Log cabins situated just 75m from the water with wood-burning stove. Each cabin sleeps up to 6 persons in 2 x 2-person rooms (one twin/double room, one with bunk beds) and 1 x 2-person sleeping loft. The cabins are normally suitable for 4 adults or a family of 6, but can also accommodate 6 adults. Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements (e.g. cot, high chair). Bed linen is provided for guests to make up the rooms as required on arrival.

The cabins have the following facilities:

  • Fully-equipped modern kitchen for self-catering.
  • Satellite TV with Swedish, German and one or two English channels. All English-language programmes (films, comedy, etc) shown on Swedish channels are subtitled, not dubbed (with the exception of children's programmes).
  • Radio (not CD/tape player).
  • Wood-burning stove and electric radiators.
  • WC room with shower.
  • Washing machine and tumble drier are available for your use in a separate building (only during period 15th June-15th September). NB: Please note that one wash per week is included as standard. There is a small charge locally for additional use.
  • Sauna is available for your use in a separate building. One basket of firewood is provided for use with wood-burning stove/sauna. Additional wood can be purchased from your host as required.

Equipment

  • Life jackets, 2-3 person canoe or Linder 440 aluminium fishing boat (please specify when booking). Boat is suitable for 4-5 persons. Environmentally-friendly 4-stroke engines are available on request*. The boats are in the three larger lakes. Environmentally friendly fuel can be bought on site. You will receive one engine per cabin and are able to use the boats in all the lakes. Extra boats and engines are available for hire on site. The boats are ideal both for fishing and for general leisure use to explore the lakes.
  • Map covering the whole fishing area and "deep maps" for the three larger lakes.

* As standard, boats are provided without motor. If you wish to have a motor with your boat, this is included at no extra charge and can be added on arrival. Guests using boat with motor will be asked to sign an agreement locally accepting responsibility for any costs incurred from damage and must have competence in using a boat with motor.

Guiding/information

Your host is on hand to offer experienced and knowledgeable guidance on the area on request. Information on the local area, services in the area and culture will be provided as well as guidance on fishing ethics, fishing tips and bait. It is possible to arrange one or more days' fishing guiding on site.

Other

End cleaning of the cabin on departure.

What The Price Does Not Include

  • Food. The cabins are fully-equipped for self-catering. The nearest shop is 20km away, 15 min by car. NB: Please note if you choose not to have a car during your stay that you must have ALL provisions with you before leaving Arvika. There are no facilities where the cabins are located. Time can be allowed in Arvika to shop for provisions before pick-up. See "Optional extras" below for information on transfers if travelling by public transport.
  • Fishing equipment (available to hire on site, guiding can also be arranged).

Optional Extras

  • Transfers: It is possible to arrange for transfer from the train station in Arvika (or Torsby) at a cost of £70/transfer/return. NB: Maximum 4 persons can be accommodated in standard transfers. For larger groups, transfer must be arranged by private taxi, cost around 1400 SEK (about £130) return for up to 7 persons.
  • Canoe and mountain bikes are available to hire from your host, payment to be made payment locally. For bikes, child sizes for children aged approx 8-12 years are available.

Practical Info

Health requirements/experience

You should have general good health - guests of all ages are welcome. The summer is most suitable for families. In spring and autumn the weather can be rougher on the water and we recommend warm clothes.

Equipment/clothes needed

A detailed recommended equipment list will be sent with your booking confirmation.

NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing.

Groups

The log cabins are suitable for up to 6 persons (normally 4 adults or family of 6, but 6 adults can also be accommodated). The cabins are spaced around 30m apart and this experience is ideal for groups or families travelling together who wish to hire two or more cabins.

Mången-Treens Fishing Preservation Area

Stor-Treen and Mången are two small lakes located north of Arvika and are managed by the Mången Treen FVO, located in the municipality of Arvika and Sunne. Stor-Treen is located 190 meters above sea level and Mången is located 212 meters above sea level. The two lakes offers good fishing possibilities for perch, pike, Gullspång salmon, Gullspång trout and Brunnhytte trout. Many big fish are caught here every year.

In the surrounding area there are a large number of streams and other fishing waters.

Additional Notes

This host has received a prestigious Swedish Ecotourism award for commitment to high standards to cultural and environmental sensitivity.

Location

Detailed information on travel options will be sent with your booking documentation. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.

By Air

Fly to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Oslo airports for onward travel by train to Arvika or by hire car, travel time 2.5-4.5 hours depending on options chosen. Transfer to/from Arvika train station is available as an optional extra for guests travelling by public transport.

Without Flying

Ferry Dover-Dunkirk or Newcastle-Amsterdam for onward train connections to Arvika.

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