The Hooks estate south of Jönköping in Småland dates back to the 1300s, its first known owner being Herger Joarsson of the Oxenstierna dynasty. Construction of the grand mansion building began in 1778 and it still stands beautifully next to Lake Hoka. The Edberg family has been running the estate since 1963 and turned it into a first-class hotel and conference business, now with the fourth generation looking after its many guests. “At Hooks Herrgård, people can experience a genuine country estate,” says general manager Hans Edberg.