The guide to charming manor houses in Stockholm
Updated 3 Oct 2019
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Time for a weekend in the country, a posh party, romantic wedding or simply a cosy little day trip? Stockholm has some beautiful manor houses and stately homes that you can visit for anything from a quick coffee stop to an overnight stay or big event. Enjoy the peace and quiet for a while and spend the weekend taking a sauna, visiting the spa, eating and drinking well and taking long walks in the countryside. Follow our guide to delightful stately homes in and around Stockholm where you can dine, sleep or party like a lord or lady of the manor for a day or two.
Manor houses with accommodation
Smådalarö GårdSmådalarö Gård, Haninge
Activity-packed archipelago hotel
Smådalarö Gård feels slightly more like a buzzy archipelago hotel than a classic manor house. Spend the whole weekend relaxing or throw yourself into activities such as golf, kayaking and sea-swimming after a sauna. Their restaurant serves classic brasserie dishes and there are regular live performances by Swedish musicians.
Säby SäteriEknäsvägen, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Back to nature
This picturesque manor house on the island of Ingarö has 59 hotel rooms and beautiful natural surroundings. Säby Säteri is perfect if you're planning a wedding or party but equally for a peaceful weekend close to the archipelago with a sauna and good food. If you'd rather stay a little more privately, they also rent out a 19th century wooden cottage, equipped with a kitchen and bathroom.
A real manor house weekend
If you want to get a bit further out of town and experience a proper manor house weekend, Krusenbergs Herrgård outside Uppsala has a lot to offer. Romantic rooms in historic surroundings, an award-winning restaurant, spa, gym and sauna on the shores of Lake Mälaren - what more could you wish for?
Manor houses without accommodation
Nyckelvikens HerrgårdNyckelvikens herrgård, Nacka
Lunch and coffee in 18th century surroundings
This charming 18th century estate in Nacka is a popular venue for parties, weddings, conferences and other events. If you want to have a taste of manor house life, visit at the weekends when they serve lunch, sandwiches and homemade cakes and pastries. Take a pew on their terrace and enjoy the views of Saltsjön.
Elfviks HerrgårdElfviksvägen 152, Lidingö
Brunch on the terrace
Elfviks Herrgård in Lidingö is open at weekends to anyone who wants to round off the week with brunch on the terrace or a coffee or cup of tea in front of the log fire. The house was built in the 18th century and was visited by the Swedish national bard, Bellman, when it was newly built. These days it's mainly used as a venue for meetings, parties, weddings and other events.
Skärholmens GårdSkärholmens gårdsväg 26, Skärholmen
Cosy beach café
Its idyllic location right on Lake Mälaren makes Skärholmens Gård a great place to hold parties and events. Between May and September they open up their little beach café with beautiful views over the water - perfect if you want to sit down and have a coffee, something to eat or cool off with an ice cream.