We are Helen and Marcus Wahlgren and we run Gästis. We both grew up in Huddinge, just outside Stockholm. Not too long ago we took a major step that we know we will never regret – moving to Vemdalen.
When Helen was small, her parents owned a small mountain cottage in Björnrike where she spent almost every school holiday. After meeting Marcus in 2000, it didn’t take long before she took her new love up to see the cottage. Marcus quickly felt the pull of Vemdalen too, and so it seemed obvious to us that our wedding in 2008 should take place at the top of the mountains between Vemdalsskalet and Björnrike.
In 2012, the family bought a holiday cottage in Vemhån together with Helen’s relatives, and this is where we spend time relaxing with our son, Ludwig. In the winter we go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and ride scooters, and in the summer hopefully a large amount of cycling, golf and hiking in the mountains.
We moved here in 2016. At that point we had been dreaming for several years about what it would be like to live here permanently. Then it happened. We were sitting on the sofa browsing the internet at home in Huddinge when an advert appeared on the screen: “For sale – Vemdalens Gästis”.
Helen, Marcus and Ludwig