Comfortable beds and duve filled with feathers. Wool blankets made of local company (Devold). Zen garden.
Meretes Garden - yoga, spa, retreat

Private room

12 guests

5 bedrooms

12 beds
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Stay close to nature in comfortable eco cotton tent. Relaxed athmosphere by the carp dam. Wooden fired sauna (from August) and foot tub of japanese ceder tree available.
The farm has belonged to Meretes family for 3 generations and she is proud of showing you both old and new history. Trollstigen road and Geiranger is our neighbourhood tourist attractions. Valldal is famous for strong St.Olavs traditions. A pilgrim route starts and go through Valldal and is passing our garden -

The space

Please join our planned retreats with paiting mandala, learn about wild herbs and yoga or make your own retreat as many days you like. 45 minutes morning yoga included in the price at 8.00 or 9.00 o`clock (we make an appointment). You can also book massage with our clever masseuse Agata (All day Friday, evenings during the week). Contact us 1-2 days in advance to be sure to get an appointment. Fire wood sauna available in beginning of September (kr. 150,- pr. pers.)

Guest access

Japanese garden for meditation and rooms for yoga available. Greenhouse of glass gives special athmosphere for painting, yoga and other activities. You are also welcome to join our wooden fired sauna (available in September), foot tub and gardens.

Interaction with guests

I will be helpful with proposing you marvellous hikes and places to explore. I also like to join a cup of coffee with you or if you like talking -and -working, join me gardening.

Other things to note

Breakfast: Eco cereal+ yoghourt + coffee/tee NOK 50,- pr. portion.
Self service.

Accommodation includes morning yoga in our greenhouse where you can listen to the sound of birds singing and the river passing by - adding our yoga class the little extra moment of magic.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 double beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 12
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you

Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Washer
Free parking on premise

Prices
Extra people £39 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Matt User Profile
September 2017
Merete's was very cool if you want to stay somewhere different! It feels like you're sleeping outside, with all the sounds of nature around you but with a roof over your head. Merete is also great to talk to, and has some cute cats running around.

Bridget User Profile
September 2017
I loved my stay at Meretes garden in mid September. Merete is a great host; she picked me up & dropped me off in the local town a few times. She also provided excellent advice and help with public transport and things to do in the area. The shared living space in Meretes home is very cosy and comfortable, and the cats are very friendly :) I used the sauna which is brand new and very nice. Unfortunately the other spa facilities aren't ready but the greenhouse is lovely to sit in. The teepees are great; very clean and comfortable bedding.

Johanna User Profile
September 2017
Relaxing night in tent - such an adventure (especially since the nights are getting colder)! The Spa will actually be finished in October but we were lucky as Merete fired up the fire wood sauna - it was a great experience. Please note that the bathroom is currently shared and quite far from the tents - although this should change when the new infrastructure is finished. Merete was very welcoming and let us use her kitchen to cook diner.

Rebecca User Profile
September 2017
Merete's place was a delightful stop on our road trip through the fjords. Valldal was quiet because we came at end of season, but we still found hot food at a local grocery store and would have loved to try out some of the rafting/canyoning adventures in the area if we'd had time. My traveling companion and I were extremely cozy in our teepee even on a rainy and chilly night, after having dinner and a beer, reading, and playing with the adorable cats in the cutest living room/shared space at Merete's. And the view in the morning, looking out from the teepee over the mountain sunrise, is breathtaking. Merete is a kind and helpful person who has created a peaceful space for relaxation. I hope I cross paths with this place again!

Yulia User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Merete's place was overall enjoyable. Tents were clean, beds were warm and comfortable. However, we were not advised about the construction that was happening in Merete's place and were a bit disappointed that atmosphere wasn't exactly as advertised. Our check-in also didn't go smooth as we were traveling without Norwegian sim-card and couldn't contact Merete on the day of our arrival. Perhaps more clearer instruction or automated message via Airbnb prior arrival would've resolved the issue. In any case, Merete was apologetic and friendly, and we had a good time staying in a tent over night. Although we felt like our stay was overpriced.

Ned User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at Merete's. The teepees are beautiful and beds are very comfy. She provides lots of warm blankets for you to cozy up. The teepees are not heated, but you will sleep fine under blankets. I'd recommend packing a beanie, socks, sweatpants, etc for when you are first warming up the bed! Merete kindly lets you use her living room to charge devices and go on wifi. She also has a full kitchen for you to cook in. Her bathroom was nice with a modern hot shower. The grounds are gorgeous! You can see a waterfall and mountains from the property. There are lots of wildflowers and raspberries growing. The greenhouse is also very tranquil. I'd highly recommend staying at Merete's!

Peter User Profile
August 2017
Merete is an outstanding host and very nice person. We loved the atmosphere of her garden experience and wished we had booked an additional night but had to head to our next destination. We would definitely stay there again without hesitation.

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Merete User Profile

Elskar vere ute i naturen, skape vakre hagerom og legge til rette for at mennesker skal trivast og ha det bra. Er i fritida glad i båtliv, yoga og i to pusekattar. Mitt livsmotto er "Elsk, lev, le" - prøver oversjå bagatellar og framelske det som er godt i livet. Når eg reiser dreg eg like gjerne rundt i Europa som Asia. Sjeldan kun på badeferie. Er oppteken av vegetarmat, dyrkar økologisk og vil gjerne bidra til å ta vare på jorda og helsa vår. Når du rekreerer i Meretes Garden vil du sikkert finne meg i hagen, luke i eit blomsterbed eller mate fisken i dammen. Så du vil kunne møte både kattar og fisk her på garden. Viser deg gjerne tursti gjennom skogen og elva eller andre vakre stader for å meditere, bade og slappe av.

Languages: English, Français, Norsk
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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