When I first visited Siggesta Gård a couple of months ago with the ViewStockholm blogging team I sort of had this feeling that it was going to be amazing. If there is a heaven, this countryside paradise is most likely the entrance to it.
Back then, we had a fantastic brunch that is offered on weekends, attracting mostly families that come from all the surrounding areas to eat great and seasonal food in the rustic and incredibly cozy dining room and to enjoy the magnificent nature on which Siggesta Gård is located at. After brunch, we are given a tour of the facilities and I am feeling so happy and in deep connection with my surroundings. Yes, I am a city boy and I rarely get to leave life in the city. But at the same time, I love Mother Nature and all of its forms of expressions. We are walking on dirt roads watching the hens, the sun is shinning so brightly and everybody is looking around, just admiring. It was one of those crazy weather days where warm and cold meant the same creating a magical setting.
We got to see the beautiful 29 rooms that they have for the guests. Well, room doesn’t really pay justice to how cozy and pretty they actually are. First of all, they are cabins, Swedish countryside cabins. Big, majestic wooden cabins that, to me, hold history and mystic. That’s how people in these areas live, right? Maybe with a bit less of luxury, of course.
The team has carefully selected every detail of decoration and props that define the vibe of the rooms. As you can see on the photos, they create magic… And when you get to spend the night in these rooms, with absolutely no light nor sounds, trust me, you will fall in love and will never want to come back to your city flat.
Fast-forward a couple of months and a friend visiting and I find the perfect occasion to go back to this paradise. It’s a warm and sunny Sunday morning and we are taking the bus from Slussen, feeling sorry for those that got to stay in the city, haha. The views you get from the bus are a perfect indicator of what’s to come. The buildings start disappearing progressively and colored houses on hills overlooking the water brighten my sight, leaving me in awe. Why can’t I live there…
The many many crazy tall green trees tell me that we are now officially in the countryside. There is literally no people or houses, there is nothing, just trees. I dozed off for a while and I’m suddenly awaken by my friend, we have arrived!!!
The parking area is completely packed and there is a lot of families waiting for a table at the dining room. We do the check in with the Food & Beverage Manager Hanna, a 23 year old girl that smiles at us and asks how was our trip. She is so friendly and service oriented, a quality that is rarely seen in the hospitality industry here in the city.
We are given room 1 and as we walk towards this majestic countryside palace, I jump in joy and thank life for this day. I even joke and blurt out “I don’t know if I even deserve this…”. It is THAT beautiful!
We got back for a small fika and a big nap, mandatory in days like this.
We wake up around 8 and head to the dining room. Hanna has arranged a beautiful table for us. We get to try delicious wines and a couple of beers from a local cider factory.
The menu of the day consisted of the Swedish Classic Toast Skagen, Langos (a delicious Swedish classic potato and flour sort of flat cake) and beef from the farm, as local as it gets. Due to the dimmed setting of the room, I couldn’t take a good photo of the dishes, but trust me, they were all delicious. I spoke to Hanna about their food philosophy and I’m happy to know that they practice a farm-to-table cuisine. The menu is based on what they get from the farm and local producers of the area. Fantastic and seasonal ingredients properly cooked add up to amazing flavors.
Everything we ate was delicious. So simple, but perfectly made.
The bread, the butter, cheese, fried potatoes, shrimps, coffee, etc. Comfort food at its best.
After dinner we decide to take a walk. It’s almost 11 and it’s not dark yet. This time we go in the opposite direction of our first walk to see what we encounter. Purple sky, no cars and the sound of silence. Absolutely dreamy!
The day comes to the end, against my will. Now it actually gets kind of dark, not entirely though.
We sit outside for a while in complete silence, this is the peace of mind we all need sometimes…
We wake up early the next day and the sun is shinning in this heavenly way. I feel like the woods are begging me not to leave… Or maybe I’m just crazy in love with this nature that I started hallucinating.
Breakfast is served: coffee, juice, a sandwich and a chocolate croissant. So delicious! High on food I tell my friend that I’m not ready to leave, I just can’t.
And so we stayed another night, that’s the power and mystic of this place and its beautiful people.
Amazing facilities, great food, magnificent nature and one of the best staffs I have ever had the honor to meet.
Infinite thanks for these 2 days that I will remember forever. Hanna, Jenny, Sofie and everybody that helped us somehow. You guys are the best, keep up the excellent work.
And as silly as it may sound, Tack så mycket Sverige, you are so beautiful and make me feel blessed of living here.
And to you my dear followers, thanks for reading me and make sure to visit Siggesta Gård, you are in for one of the best treats of your life.
How to get there:
SIGGESTA GÅRD AB
139 90 Värmdö
Phone: 08-562 80 100
Book: 08-562 80 120
Find out more at Siggesta Gård‘s website.
The easiest way when coming from the city is from Slussen Bus Terminal. Find the route on the Stockholm’s local transportation system.