There is always a reason to celebrate. Whether it’s a birthday party, farewell party, bachelorette party, wedding, conference, retreat or just a simple reunion of family or friends, you always need to find a nice spot to take place. At Huso Lodge, we offer several venues, and although each of them is different, they all have one thing in common – pure surrounding Norwegian countryside, great service, and absolute privacy.
List of Venues
On the hill, surrounded by mountains, lake, and forest, there is a special venue called Chieftain’s Hall. From the outside an ordinary wooden structure with a green roof typical for Norway. After opening the big wooden door, something special reveals. Do you feel the mysterious atmosphere? Once the lights are up you will understand why you felt so keen to see it, you will understand that you are standing in a truly unique place.
Celebrate exactly as the Vikings once did, the space is arranged for it. Big wooden tables and benches for up to 100 people aligned around big wooden logs with fire torches on them. Walking further you notice a large open fire-pit ideal for roasting lamb or pig, or just for having a powerful fire inside. Looking up the ceiling you see two big hatches which when open up bring the only natural light into the hall. Hatches also create a natural chimney, drawing the smoke up and away through the roof. Next to the fire pit you find a bar station and on the opposite a few inches elevated floor deck for the most important kings and queens of the nights. The walls are decorated with traditional Viking tools, swords, shields, and some stuffed animals too.
Chieftain’s Hall is our overall most favorite venue for events of all kinds. The reason for that is easy – you can’t find such a building referring to Vikings Age anywhere else.
We have hosted welcome wedding dinners, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, bachelor parties, workshops, and even TV shows there, for the true Vikings lovers who looked for a space that everyone will remember. For instance, we hosted a Norse Mythology retreat here. The combination of staying in Viking House and using Chieftain’s Hall for daily lectures about mythology, rituals, and runes was perfect for them. Moreover, the proximity of the Gapahuk shelter offered a great place for all rituals.
Chieftain’s Hall is located in the same area as Viking House, King’s Cottage, and Lakeview Cottage. From the main Huso Lodge building, Stable House, and Queen’s Cottage it is about a 1-minute drive or 5-minutes walking up the hill.
As a part of the main Huso Lodge building, next to the reception, you will find a restaurant space that we call Banquet Hall. With its many windows, the hall offers a spectacular view overlooking the trees, fields, mountains, and hills of the whole Hemsedal valley. Moreover, space is connected to a nice terrace and outside grassy area in our yard.
When you walk inside you first notice the turquoise colour on the walls, with many traditional Norwegians decorations. A big fireplace located here usually launches every winter event. Tables of all kinds of sizes and more than 100 chairs are ready for your needs, you can arrange them as you wish. One of the biggest advantages of the Banquet Hall is its direct connection to the kitchen. That’s why we usually host wedding dinners and food experiences here and why we use the space for breakfasts and brunch buffets.
When in Banquet Hall, you can use The Lounge as well. Just a few steps up from the reception you will enter a room with comfortable couches and armchairs, a fireplace, and a bar. What a great space to rest after delicious food with a cup of coffee or whiskey and chat with your old or new-made friends. Further in you will get into a room with a projector that also serves as a dance floor room. Connect to the speakers and let the music carry you!
Banquet Hall and Lounge is a great place to host any kind of celebration, company dinners, lectures, conferences, or weddings. Accommodate yourself in Queens Cottage, Stable House, or in one of two apartments or five hotels like rooms and have everything nearby.
At first sight, it might seem like an ordinary grassy hill. Not until you see the bridge leading toward an entrance, then you notice that it is actually a large building surrounded by a water pond. Walking inside you will be stunned by its enormity. Huge wooden logs holding the structure from the centre towards the sides, two floors with a round stage in the middle will impress you.
On the first floor, you will find open space possible to use for chairs and tables. Up to 100 people can fit into this space and can use it for example for conferences or other meetings. Of course, the space is equipped with a projector and a sound system, so your meeting will happen on a professional level. If you leave the hall open, it will become the best dance floor. On the second floor, you will get yourself seated in cozy couches after getting a drink or snack on the bar, having the best view of what is happening below.
The hall is suitable for celebrations of various types, which are attended by a larger number of guests. Conferences, birthday parties, weddings, and other events are held here to meet loved ones and celebrate life. Space is perfectly designed even for the case when you want to enjoy great music right in the dome. You can invite DJs as well as singers or bands to play live music on stage. Great acoustics in the hall will entertain each of them. The ensuite kitchen gives the space extra possibility to host dinners as well.
Earth dome is located on the hill surrounded by lake and forest next to Viking house, King’s cottage, and Lake View.
Up the hill between King’s Cottage and Viking House, across the road from Lakeview Cottage, there is a roofed shelter called Gapahuk. Located on the bank of a lake, the grassy area offers a great place for the outside celebration of any kind, as well as a cozy gathering with your friends or family. Host a summer party, roast a meal and feel free to lend our canoes (free of charge) and go cruising around the lake!
The children’s playground is just a few meters away with swings, a see-saw, and a tepee. Adults will enjoy the purity of the surrounding countryside and kids will love the opportunity to play hide and seek or more outside games.
Let yourself be taken by your imagination and let experience something wonderful at Gapahuk. One of our favorite events are weddings under the sky. A handmade altar with a view over the lake will create unforgettable memories. All your loved ones will be together around but yet having enough privacy of their own. It is all there waiting to be found and serve you.
An ordinary barn from the outside, a unique meeting place inside. Located on the top of the hill, right below the fields where we are growing vegetables and fruits, you can find a big wooden barn that has been brought to our place in the past. It used to serve as lockable storage where people stored important goods and tools. The previous owner opened this barn for the public and remade it into a museum with two floors, big glass show-cases with all kinds of original Norwegians expositions behind, like an old mill, old Norwegian Apotheke, or recreation of a troll cave from concrete. As we took over Huso Lodge the previous museum concept lost its meaning but a new, better purpose for the barn occurred.
We dreamed about a place where people could gather during summer and autumn and be sheltered in case of strong wind or rain. This dream will come true in this old barn. We cleared the whole space, removed the second floor, made a lot of repairs, and now we are happy to be in the process of finishing the last touches and have the barn officially open for summer 2021.
The barn can hold up to 80 people. You can look forward to a multi-purpose space with a kitchen for all kinds of gatherings. It is our happy place where people meet and enrich themselves and we hope you will have the same feelings here. Market garden, multi courses food experiences, workshops, yoga classes, workouts, celebrations, weddings. You name it. Everything can happen here. Don’t you think? Imagine sitting behind a table made out of local wood by local craftsmen, eating food made in front of you harvested from the fields you passed on the way here. Big gates opened and you can see the whole valley…
The barn is located below Banquet hall and next to the Stable house, Queen’s Cottage, and other apartments in Huso Lodge.
If you haven’t noticed already, Huso Lodge is not the only property with many different kinds of accommodations and venues. It is a place where everything clicks together. Our mission is to arrange everything you need, your task is just to come and experience mountains in their complexity.
One of our goals is to give our guests a chance to experience local food. When we say local, we really mean the food that comes from the immediate proximity from where they eat. The difference between food from the supermarket, food grown in your own country, and food grown locally on the property is huge. Do you want to experience it?
Have a chance to meet the farmer and talk to him about his passion. Not only is the food much healthier since it is organic with no pesticides, but also being there yourself fills the gap and connects you with the whole process of growing and producing the real food.
Let’s visit Huso and meet our in-house chef, who came to Huso Lodge to run a farm, grow the food, and cook from it directly on your plates. He supervises also the seeding starting in March and the first harvest which is ready in June.
Cooking from seasonal vegetables, you will get what is ready in the fields at that moment. Order 3-10 course dinners or come to one of our open restaurant days in the summer and enjoy the full Huso Lodge experience. Get in touch with us to plan your vision!