A Jewel in Åre village!
You are able to rent the entire Thomasson's Villa with your very own chef and housekeeper for your own private party or conference, and during the summertime the villa is then turned into a Bed and breakfast for our summer guests.
A welcoming and genuine atmosphere in the middle of Åre village.
A lovely place for families seeking a genuine villa with an atmosphere of old Åre.
Thomassons Villa (Gård in Swedish) has unique history and tradition in Åre. The old villa, which is now carefully renovated, is one of Åre's oldest houses situated in the village centre, within walking distance to the lift system and the centre of Åre (Åre Torg), it has its own yard, and a view of the lake called Åresjön and a view of the mountain called Renfjället.
Nils Thomasson was a Sami reindeer owner and photographer, he moved to Åre in 1916 after receiving a scholarship from the Swedish Tourist Association, you will find many of his photos in Åre, and many of the photos that you see in Åre are Thomassons from the early 1900s. Åre was not just a growing tourist resort, the village was a strategically important place for the Sami villages around Åreskutan - which is now the largest ski resort in Sweden. Here in the village, the Sami met to discuss reindeer husbandry issues and put together plans to increase the knowledge of the Sami rights. There was always a room to sleep and a place to eat here for the Sami people.
Åre has now celebrated 100 years as a winter sports resort and the Thomassons family also participated actively in downhill skiing.
The daughter Brita Thomasson won Åre's first Swedish gold medal and her little sister Sara Thomasson won the bronze medal in the slalom World Cup in 1954.
Today "This is Åre" run the villa in collaboration with The Thomasson family, who are very proud carriers of the Sami heritage, and with a great commitment to the development of Åre.
The best ideas can be just as easily created in front of a 18th century tiled fireplace (kakelugen) as over a cup of strong Swedish coffee, with us there to cater for all of your opportunities for team creativity. We endeavour to tailor the conference to the needs that you have, the conference table will comfortably seat 16-20 people, and there is a small break out library room.
You can also book Thomassons Villa if you are a large family who have celebrations with loved ones, or just hang out and have a good time together. Regardless of what you choose, you will get that homely caring feeling from us.
In addition to the good mountain food that you are served or, that you cook with our chef, we also offer other services adapted to your company e.g Ski passes, ski hire, snow scooter activities, yoga, spa treatments, Sami cultural activities or guided tours. All of these services are offered separately.
Kitchen and Balcony
The kitchen and Balcony are the heart of the villa. The fireplace on the balcony meets you when you come home, and the homely kitchen invites you to homebaked pleasant meals. Out on the balcony there is a place where everyone can eat together.
Our hostess and chefs will help you with everything that you need, shopping, breakfast with warm bread, evening meals, or just the washing up after your meals so that it is nice when you come home. You may even want the housekeeper to put on the sauna for you, lay the table and prepare the food, you can choose the level of service that you require
Maybe you will want to cook with one of our chefs? Of course we will recommend starting from the Sami kitchen, and if you want you can have the food served according to the menu that you choose. You will definitely not be disappointed.
Rooms and Apartments
The entire entrance floor at Thommasons villa is a living room, kitchen and balcony. A cosy and beautiful Sami inspired environment with a great homely feeling to it. The bedrooms are located upstairs, with 6 cosy bedrooms, altogether 12 beds, 3 shower rooms and toilets, a seperate toilet with a bath and shower. There is a very relaxing sauna area, which is situated on the ground floor.
Thomassons Villa also rents out apartments, which are situated behind the villa. These apartments are a high standard, modern build. The apartments are tastefully furnished for your comfort, with 3 bedrooms, 5-6 beds, 2 bathrooms and a sauna. You can rent a self-catering add on for your groups, or supplement with a room and bath.