Nestled in the tiny village of Särnaheden, overlooking the fjälls and lakes of Dalarna in Sweden, is our beautiful hotel and restaurant.
Knappgården is a traditional 17th century log cabin with 11 rooms and 2 cottages.
In the summer, the sprawling surrounding pine and fir forests are carpeted with moss and packed with wild blueberries, lingonberries and mushrooms and the marshes provide cloudberries and cranberries for the menu. Stunning national park Fulufjället and several nature reserves border the grounds as do rivers and lakes with fantastic fishing. Elks, roe deer, wolves, bears, lynx and reindeer roam nearby, and in winter the snow capped mountains separate the frozen lakes surrounded by striking silver birches that glisten in the bright sunlight!
Welcome to Knappgården Fjällhotel!
After 26 years of owning and running L’Epicure Restaurant in Soho, London, and Soho South Restaurant in Kent, we decided to have a change of scene. A 14 month search lead us to our dream place here in Dalarna Sweden. Soho North is a cosy London styled restaurant and boasts stunning panoramic views over the fjälls. Our menu is created using locally sourced, organic and home grown products where possible to create a unique 3 course experience that varies every night depending on seasonal produce.
There is no better location to sit back and relax, eat, drink and enjoy our little patch of wilderness. We offer plenty of activities in and around the hotel, so you’re never far from the action! Within 30mins distance you have access to Fulufjället National Park with Sweden’s highest waterfall, Fjätervålen and Idre fjäll downhill slopes and cross-country skiing. We are also centrally located for winter activities such as husky safaris, snow scooter tours, horse riding and winter fishing on the ice. Idre Golf Club is an accredited 18 hole golf course just 20 min away. Wonderful fishing, walking, trekking and cycling in all directions from here.
We are now in our thirteenth year and have just refurbished all the rooms at the start of 2015. Each room is en suite (with shower and WC) and is equipped with TV and kitchenette. The recreation area offers sauna, games room, cable television, table tennis, darts and plenty of other games.
At Knappgården we are privileged to be so close to nature and we expect to do what we can to take care of the environment.
We have installed soilheating ( a matter of 2,5 km tubing), and pay extra for 100% green electricity from Dalakraft. We only use Swan labelled products for cleaning. All of our waste is recycled and you will find appropriate bins by the loading bay. We source as much local products that we can find, grow our own salads in summer and pick all the berries and mushrooms in season.
December 2016 will Annika & Kjelle take over as hosts at Knappgården. They have been living in Särnaheden since they came here to be employed at Knappgården 30 years ago. In the meantime they have run restaurants in the nearby ski area, Fjätervålen and other mountain areas and been working in a small expedition vessel in the Arctic during the summers. -We will do our best to maintain the god quality and hospitality like Linnea and Nigel has done, of course in our way…