Bergaliv's outstanding location on the Åsberger mountain blends the experience of holidaying in a magnificent forest while soaking up expansive views of the beautiful Ljusnan River below - bringing you the very best of this natural landscape in stunning North Sweden.
And surely there's no better way to enjoy it than in the Loft House - the first of four planned hideaways at Bergaliv. This incredible architect-designed structure for two, built aloft upon a timber framework of heart pine and spruce, provides the unique opportunity to relax among the treetops while indulging in those glorious views beyond.
Standing 33ft tall and spread across two storeys, the Loft House offers a perfect refuge from the world - somewhere to unwind both mind and body, disentangle your thoughts from the world and savour a spell of blissful contemplation. A long timber platform leads you into the lower-level room - a sheltered and cosy space to dine, relax and lay your head.
You'll notice how the minimalist design and raw interiors retain a sense of nature from the inside, while also featuring every comfort you need for a restful stay. The light interior birch and ash carpentry highlights the craftsmanship behind the Loft House, while the whole vibe throughout is one of tranquillity and space.
Sit awhile at the window seat, looking across to mountains and the river below or perhaps curling up with your favourite read. These benches also double as a useful dining area, making the most of the space available. There's plenty of storage space for all your belongings, while your futon mattresses and blankets are cleverly and stylishly suspended on the wall until you need them.
As darkness falls, lay your mattresses down atop the sisal and wool mat, curl up under fresh linen, and drift off to the sound of the gentle breeze rustling through the trees around you. You'll be perfectly warm all night long, thanks to the flax-fibre insulation (according to old Nordic building tradition). And come morning, you'll wake to a delicious breakfast with fresh bread from the local baker, fuelling you ready for another day of total relaxation.
This might begin in your second-storey room, accessed via a flight of timber stairs from the deck outside. With no walls - just the timber frames supporting the roof above - this incredible outdoor space offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding scenery, perfect for meditation, peaceful repose or just relaxing together and taking it all in.
During your stay, you're also invited to make the most of the Orbaden Spa and Resort, found at the bottom of the mountain beside the flowing Ljusnan. With a sauna, heated outdoor and indoor pools, and a mineral salt bath, take your relaxation up to the next level and feel your stresses and strains melt away. Robes, towels and slippers are provided on arrival, and flavoured water and fruits are available all day - best enjoyed alongside some indulgent riverside views!
When the world's spinning too fast and you just need to step off for a while, Bergaliv has everything you need to do so. Stunning forest surroundings, breathtaking landscapes, a beautifully designed hideaway which invites you to simply breathe and relax... What more could you possibly need?
Things to note
Prices include breakfast and one day of use of the spa (sauna, heated outdoor and indoor pools and mineral salt bath). Please note that although the Loft House has a dry toilet, bathing facilities are located in the spa hotel (entrance to the spa is included in the price for stay).
Tried and tested
"We want to thank you for a fabulous stay in the Loft House. Everything, from the well thought out design and construction. After sleeping in wonderful linen sheets on the futon mattresses, getting up and eating your delicious breakfast was a lovely start for a new day. Everything we needed was there: yoghurt, bilberries, muesli, mango, smoothie, butter, bread, cheese, marmalade, tea, coffee - all packed in nice little jars in the refrigerator. To enjoy this on the loft with miles and miles of scenery over the Ljusnan River and the mountains around was health for the soul. I really want to recommend others to give yourselves this experience or give it to a great friend."
"Fine furnishing! Cosy with the view and the tree-tops around. A peaceful and pure feeling in the cabin. A very good idea with the entire concept. It was like sleeping in a tent, while more luxurious! We had a wonderful breakfast on the loft."
"Thank you for one of the most memorable and unique experiences of my life. Needless to say, I will be back."
Region: Vallsta, Gävleborg
Cost (from): £172 per night (2 guests, inc breakfast/spa)
Minimum stay: 1 night (inc 1 day spa)
Property ref: 690
FacilitiesSleeps 2, futon mattresses, linen sheets, sisal, wool mat, heating, lights, sink, cold running water, kettle, mugs & bowls, storage cupboards, benches/dining seating, power sockets, roofed outdoor space on upper floor, breakfast. Dry toilet in the Loft House. Bathroom facilities are located down at the spa hotel (entrance to the spa is included in the price for stay in the Loft House).
Hiking trails, beer tasting/breweries, climbing, horse riding, carriage tours, wildlife spotting, bird watching, spa/sauna.
At a glance
- Peaceful architect-designed Landscape Hotel on Åsberger mountainside, Sweden
Stay in the Loft House - 33ft cabin on stilts
with superb views over river valley
- Sleeps 2 (2 futon mattresses)
- Minimalist design for ultimate space and tranquillity
- Second-storey covered outdoor space for uninterrupted panoramas
- Forest surroundings and expansive views provide ultimate retreat to nature
- Delicious daily breakfast
- Take advantage of nearby Orbaden Spa for total relaxation
- Fly to Stockholm Arlanda airport and rent a car or take the train to Vallsta