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Nature is in everything for Urnatur owners Ulrika Krynitz and Håkan Strotz. At their magic lodge the Forest Hermitage, meditative thoughts and visionary dreams are meant to spawn. It might sound a bit too much philosophy for some, but when you get there you will find down to earth forest experiences and designer sophistication in perfect harmony.

Nature is in everything for Urnatur owners Ulrika Krynitz and Håkan Strotz. At their magic lodge the Forest Hermitage, meditative thoughts and visionary dreams are meant to spawn. It might sound a bit too much philosophy for some, but when you get there you will find down to earth forest experiences and designer sophistication in perfect harmony.

In the middle of the Holaved forests in eastern Sweden, Urnatur invites you to inspiring conferences, events and parties in the forest hermitage. But this is not any old conference hotel. This is travelling to the roots of the Swedish soul experience.

Accommodation consists of rough looking exquisite log cabins, hand made by Håkan with wood taken from his own forest. No electricity, plenty of warmth and attention to detail, that is what it is all about. For those seeking higher ground there is a cabin built up in the trees overlooking a small pond and a glen in the forest. The inferiors of the cabins and the restaurant are decorated with Ulricas exceptional designs. Linen, table cloth, curtains and more are designed with the unique know how of a professional designer and biologist using keen eyes to observe hidden patterns in nature.
Beds are nice, the sauna is inspired by Japanese, Swedish and Finnish traditions, kerosene lamps guide you to your log cabin after dinner, fires are lit in you cabin for warmth and atmosphere. In the morning coffee is brewed the old way and the smell is inviting as breakfast is served. After a couple of days here you will know you have truly met some extraordinary people and seen how love of nature, dreams and vision can materialize in design and experience.

Håkan is a graduate from the university of Uppsala in forestry and hunting management and Ulrika a biologist. This is evident in how well they have worked with environmental issues at the Hermitage.
But, you wouldn’t think they could serve excellent culinary food from local produce with a twitch of forest herbs that most people don’t know how to use. But they can! They also grow vegetables and have their own sheep production. A lot of what ends up on the dinner table has been picked just outside the restaurant door.

Urnatur is about man, woman and nature in harmony. There is always a thought and a story behind all the details you will notice at the Hermitage whether it is a cloth, the way the table is prepared, a chair, a house, a meal, a painting or the way you take a sauna. Naturally, these stories are told as part of the experience.


Labelling Committee´s motivation (10 June 2008)
Two life time achievements in harmony. Female design in harmony with male carpentry. This is a company full of joy for knowledge, hands on creation and making dreams come true. Here Ulrika and Håkan create experiences for all senses that will make Östergötland and Ödeshög talked about in the world with its forest hermitage, tree top cabins and moss designer pillows.

Company name: Urnatur
Address Sjögetorp
599 91 ÖDESHÖG
Province Östergötland
Contact name Håkan Strotz
Office +46 144 102 34
Started 1994
Annual employees 1
E-mail ulrika@urnatur.se
Homepage www.urnatur.se
Quality-labeled tours Length of tour Period
Spring weekend in forest retreat 2 days Completed
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