The Ekohotell comprises two houses with a total of 6 rooms, an apartment and a total of 23 beds.
In the Red House there are 6 rooms each with their own entrances on the ground floor, totalling around 18 beds.
In the Yellow House there is an apartment on the upper floor, 5 beds.
All rooms have private wc/shower and their own exits out to the fresh air. Pets are welcome in several rooms. One of our rooms is suitable for wheelchair users. There is also the possibility of an extra bed in some of the rooms.
WI-FI AND TV
On Lugnåsberget we have our own fibre optic association, which means that there are good opportunities to surf.
You have free access to Wi-Fi via fibre optics in all rooms and we are TV-free so that you get time to socialise with each other and your new friends. There are board games and books to borrow.
You have free access to great guest kitchens where you can cook your own food. The Red House guest kitchen has seating for 10. A large veranda with several seating groups runs around the whole house.
In the Yellow House on the lower floor is the breakfast kitchen. There is also a large room here with seating for around 24 people at tables. Here you will also find board games and books. Outside there is a roofed veranda accommodating around 24 people.
BREAKFAST AND DINNER BASKETS
All our food baskets are based on local ecological ingredients. Here with us basic breakfast with e.g. home-baked bread, marmalade, coffee, tea, porridge and milk, is included all year round.
You can eat breakfast when it suits you as the food is packed in portions in the fridge. If you order EXTRA you will get your own basket with a wider assortment of cheese, charcuterie from Lugnås Chark, yoghurt, eggs from the farm’s hens, mini-pancakes etc. You can cook your own food in our guest kitchen or try one of our dinner baskets with smoked lamb or salmon and potatoes and salad. Ecological lamb comes from Månskenbonden, farmed salmon is smoked in Lugnås and the vegetables are grown on Lugnåsberget. Sometimes we turn to other ecological ingredients that are not available locally, but are still good.
We love desserts so there are several good local alternatives, Klings cream buns and home-baked Swedish cheesecake with zucchini for example. All the food is already in place in the fridge when you arrive. You may eat when you wish.
BICYCLES, CANOES AND SAUNA
You can rent Skeppshult 3-gear cycles, electric bikes and children’s bikes. Cycle helmet and cycle basket are included.
There is also a canoe for rent and with it transport to Lake Vristulven, paddles, life vest and map of the lake are included. At the Ekohotell there is a wood-fired sauna that you can also hire yourself or together with new friends.
GARDEN AND ANIMALS
Outdoors there is a large garden for play and relaxation. Garden furniture and BBQs are available for use. You are welcome to eat the berries that grow on the bushes and trees in the garden. Sheep and hens will greet you at the Ekohotell during the summer. On the other side of the road, cattle graze.
CAMPFIRES, BBQs AND CAMPING LIFE
For those of you who are looking for rather more adventurous sleeping arrangements, there is a camping site with windbreak in our sheep fold where you can sleep. We have sleeping bags for hire. Then you can also try cooking food over an open fire.
In the garden there is an outdoor kitchen. There is also a permanent BBQ by the large sun bench outside Ekohotell’s Red House. For cooking over an open fire you can rent cooking utensils from us.
The Ekohotell is ecologically certified with Green Key. Solar cells provide energy all year round. Pellet burning stoves warm the Yellow House.
In the grounds there is an individual waste drain and we have chosen a biological treatment plant from Bioclere. The Ekohotell’s grounds are large and grazing sheep among other things maintain them.
Why not take the Kinnekulle train or bus (506). It stops in Mariestad and Lugnås. You can use NÄRTRAFIK and travel from the stations to the Ekohotell. Link to Närtrafik.
Directions from Lugnås station, circa 3-4 km:
From the bus stop (E20) there is a pedestrian and cycle tunnel under the E20. Follow the road towards Lugnås church/Qvarnstensgruvan (the Millstone Mine) circa 2 km. When you have passed Stentorget take the first off to the right, keep to the left when it divides. This is a pedestrian and cycle shortcut. Follow the path until you come out onto an asphalt road, circa 1 km. Take a left. Third farm on the left side.
From the north:
E20 southbound. Circa 10 km south of Mariestad, swing left towards Lugnås (E3-bar). Follow the sign to Lugnås church and the hostel sign, circa 3 km.
From the south:
E20 northbound. Circa 15 km north of Götene, follow the white sign towards Lugnås church and the hostel sign, circa 3 km. The Ekohotell is on the left side immediately after the village farm.
Route 26 northbound. Circa 25 km north of Skövde, swing left at Stora Ek. Follow the signs to Lugnås church and the hostel sign, circa 7 km.
We have plenty of parking spaces outside the accommodation and plan to soon set up charging stations for those of you who come in chargeable hybrids/electric cars.
GPS coordinates: N58.615609°, E13.713641°