Dömle Herrgård: Somewhere in between dream and reality
By Malin Norman | Photos: Dömle Herrgård
In the heart of Värmland sits Dömle Herrgård Spa & Resort. With heritage from the 1400s, this gem is one of Sweden’s most beautiful mansions surrounded by a fairy-tale park and with its own tranquil beach. Perfect for relaxing stays, celebrations and dream weddings.
Dömle Herrgård is a classic mansion with a stunning setting, next to a magical lake and surrounded by mysterious forests – staying here feels a bit like being in between a dream and reality. “If you’re looking for peace of mind in a stunning setting, somewhere to relax and treat yourself, this is the right place for you,” says marketing manager Michaela Eriksson smilingly.
Dating back to 1446, Dömle Herrgård was originally a wedding gift to Katarina Bengtsdotter given to her by Sigge Trut on the morning after their wedding. It has a past as a farm and ironworks, as well as an inn. For hundreds of years, the estate has attracted lots of people and has been a place for joy and celebrations. This is still true today.
The classic mansion has been carefully renovated over the years and the main building and its two wings are beautifully decorated. The southern wing now includes a mini-suite as well as double and single rooms, whilst the northern wing features the romantic dream suite with a four-poster bed, chandeliers, hot tub, kitchen, lounge and living room with a cosy fireplace. On the estate are a number of additional buildings with guest rooms, perfect for weddings or conferences where groups can have the whole house to themselves.
Celebrations, top cuisine and exclusive spa
The peaceful setting, exclusive accommodation and delicious food make Dömle Herrgård immensely popular for weddings. “Some wedding parties actually book the whole mansion for the weekend,” says Eriksson. “We have a church on the grounds, and some couples decide to have the ceremony in the lush fairy-tale park or down by the lake.”
The mansion also offers great opportunities to gather family and friends for birthdays, reunions and other celebrations. Not surprisingly, Dömle Herrgård is a hit for kick-offs and conferences too, with board rooms and meeting rooms for up to 150 people. “We’ve seen that Dömle Herrgård is suitable for corporate events and meetings, with a peaceful environment and time to really focus, yet with a modern concept and lots of activities to choose from.”
Dömle Herrgård offers top cuisine and its very own wine cellar, with themed weekends and events such as a winemaker’s dinner. Eriksson explains that the menu reflects the seasons and has a local touch. “With many talented producers nearby, we have access to the wonderful pantry of Värmland. We choose only the best ingredients for a creative and ever-changing experience, with expected and unexpected flavours.”
In 2018, Dömle underwent a major renovation which saw the building of the luxurious spa by the lake. Here, guests can enjoy a sauna and a number of hot tubs indoors and outdoors, different kinds of treatments, a relaxation area with lounge chairs and a bar, plus a large terrace with a view of the lake – everything you need to properly relax and unwind.
Golfing, cycling and plenty more to do
Guests have lots of activities to choose from on the estate and beyond. Dömle Herrgård is a must for golfers; there are no less than 10 golf courses within easy distance and one of the courses is within putting distance of the Manor’s entrance.
Beyond the spa is a beautiful sandy beach with a jetty on which to enjoy sunny days or perhaps try stand-up paddle or kayaking. And you can challenge your colleagues in a padel match on the brand new padel court, located by the spa and gym. Further afield is Klarälvsbanan, a 90-kilometre paved bike route suitable for both families and the more serious cyclists. Conveniently, the mansion also offers free bike rental.
Regardless of the season, Dömle Herrgård has lots to offer its guests – most of all, a peaceful and comfortable environment and opportunities to relax and spend time together.
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