Summer at Urnatur
5 July – 13 August 2016
this is included:
summer offer 2016:
Welcome to be our guest here on the farm for the time of your stay! During your summer stay it is up to you how involved you want to get… You cook your meal over the open fire, maybe you even can add some fish you got from the lake or wild strawberries from the forest… If there is work on the farm – like haymaking – you are welcome to help out if you like – or maybe you just want to lie in the hammock reading a good book – or hang out at the pier and take a swim once in the while…
FAQ / frequently asked questions
pricing and dates
The prices vary from hut to hut, but normal price for a summer stay for hut (2p) is 2700,-SEK, a little more in the treehouses…
For prices, dates and availability of the different huts check out on our booking site:
Only green marked dates are bookable.
Other dates are reserved for group bookings!
If you are a group of at least 8 people you can even book other dates.
about this place in a few words
Stay in a comfortable genuine unique hand-made log cabin or tree houses in natural wonderful setting. Old farm forest, ancient cultural landscape with grazing animals and lake…
In the wood hermitage´s huts and tree houses, there is no electricity. However, there is both power outlets and internet access in our community house at the lake where also breakfast is served.
can we choose our favorite hut on the booking site?
To look for availability you go to our booking site http://urnatur.se/en/book-here/ and choose : “summer in the wood hermitage” or “book”. On the calendar you first choose arrival date and then departure date. These dates have to be green marked.
You also choose how many huts you need. If you are four adults for example you can for example choose either one hut for four people or two huts with two in each. After that choose “search” and all huts that are still available will come up with pricing.
Here you can also click on the name of the hut and get more information and pictures of the different alternatives before you finally choose hut and continue your booking.
How does the summer concept work?
We provide you with ingredients – you cook over the open fire. Fun for all ages…
In the outdoor kitchen we provide you with organic ingredients for a vegetarian dinner including vegetables and herbs from the garden and all ingredients you need to cook a nice vegetarian meal for lunch and dinner to be cooked over the open fire. A stone’s throw from the lake, sauna, canoes and swim platform.
do I have to eat vegetarian?
The summerstay – concept is vegetarian, but you can order extras as fish (perch, pike, smoked whitefish) from lake Visjö or surrounding lakes (Sommen, Vättern) or lamb from our farm (fillet, mince, stewing steak).
can I get a beer or a bottle of wine?
We are fully licensed and are happy to offer you some wine or beer.
what is included in the outdoor-kitchen ?
Here is everything you need to cook outdoors.
There is a small grill, several Muurikka - hobs, pots, frying pan, drinking, glass & cutlery, dry wood, a kerosene-powered refrigerator.
You can either make a fire in the kitchen or anywhere where there’s a fire down by the lake. There is also a propane stove and oven.
You do not need to bring anything! Spices, oil, coffee, dairy products, pasta, lentils, beans … and in addition the current organic crop from our kitchen garden. Maybe you are lucky and get some perch in the lake or find chanterelles in the woods?
Don´t forget to bring your own fishing pole if you have. You will also find a few recipes that work well with the ingredients we provide.
what is there to do?
Ideally, we would like to answer: do as little as possible!
Take the opportunity to enjoy the environment and nature. Be mindful in what you do, listening to the birds and the wind, go for a walk in the forest or a trip on the lake with our canoes…
Enjoy the unique cultural environments with several km wooden traditional fence, large stone cairns, hay meadows and species-rich pastures where our sheep grace. You have access to the whole area from the forest to the lake.
Down by the lake you find the tin castle where we serve breakfast. Here we provide electricity, internet and Wifi.
Up in the wood hermitage there is neither electricity nor internet.
toilets and showers
In the Wood Hermitage and at the tin castle there are several urine separating toilets. Down on the farm, in the same building as the shop, there is also a WC and shower. Up in the woods, there are three showers heated by solar energy. Is there no sun so there’s backup with gas.
how far is it from the car park to the wood hermitage
500m walk on gravel road. You can not drive up to the forest by car, so pack light, preferably in small backpack.
but … if needed, we help with the transportation of persons or cargo.
I have never made a fire before
no problem! We show you how to do.
It’s kind of the idea that you‘ll take that knowledge home.
arrival and departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11.00
can you cook in the cabins?
No! You are not allowed to cook in the cabins!
what should I bring ?
Not a lot actually! Toothbrush, bathing suit, good shoes and outdoor clothing so you can walk through wet grass or woodland and sit by a smoky fire. A raincoat and a warm sweater.
Other handy things: fishing rod, flashlight, slippers for your hut, notebook, a good book to read, camera, (medicine )…
is served 9:00 – 10:00 in the tin castle down at the lake.
Breakfast buffet with eggs from our own chickens and homemade sourdough bread.
when is the store open ?
After breakfast, the shop is open from about 10-11.00. Here you can also find other great memories to bring home with you. We sell nature-inspired fabrics with our own design, sheepskin from the farm’s sheep and things for the woods, like lanterns, good knives, lovely soaps …
You are not allowed to bring any dogs or any other pets to your cabin!
Exception: we allow dogs in the mosstemple if needed.
If you are allergic to dogs you therefore should not book the mosstemple.
Can I bring my children?
Kids love to be here! Often they do not want to go home …
For there is nothing better than to make a fire and then sit by the fire and cook over the open fire. …Or pick mushrooms or berries in the woods and go fishing. Pet the dog, visit the funny hens, take a bath in the lake or a trip out on the boat are another thing to do. Or locate the lemonade tree, and if you’re lucky maybe it’s the season for lemonade …
The Moss temple and Wolf Cot and new tree house are suitable for families and with discounted rates for kids!
will there be any additional costs?
Everything here is included in the price but “extras” (fish, meat, beer, wine)
Beds are made and towels included. Use of boats or life jackets is included.
Firewood and charcoal are available and you can light a fire in the sauna when ever you want - if you want.
A lovely organic breakfast buffet is also included of course! Feel at home!
All bookings are paid in advance directly through the website.
If you are passing by and would like to book the same day?
No problem - if space is available - you can pay here in the store instead.
Other tips to do in the close surroundings
- There are many fine small nature reserve in the municipality. We can advise you and provide brochures and maps.
- Tåkern is a world famous birds lake. There is a newly built visitor center , Naturum Tåkern, with a nice exhibition. (about 15 min by car from Urnatur).
- Vättern with its cold, deep crystal clear water and Omberg and Alvastra monastery ruins are within biking distance.
- Visingsö, Gränna and Vadstena are cozy places wortwhile visiting, located within a radius of 30km.
- the trail “Östgötaleden” passes Urnatur - pack your backpack and go on tour through the countryside starting or ending at Urnatur.
Is the family spread throughout Sweden, or even if the whole world? Invite them for a great time together, enjoy both the beautiful Swedish nature and a wonderful community with your loved ones. Read even more in “groups.”
If you have additional questions, please contact us.
|outdoor kitchen||photo: Bethany Newman|