Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
Travel Blogs from Växjö
... 1800s and still intact! Thatched roof and all. Even more nuts was that the current owners only go there on vacation but happen to be there! They were sooo kind and showed us around. The only sad part is they are planning to re-do the roof, so we are SO lucky we came when we did to see it as it was! We then roamed more crazy non labeled roads and asked a few random people on the way but were eventually successful in finding the school house where grandpa Willie ...
... family line in the USA. We visited the church of Carl, our Mormor's Far (mother's mother's father), where he was raised, and the church and home of Tina, our Mormor's Mor, where she was born and where her parents continued to live. We do not know the current owner of the home, but it still stands and is cared for enough for us to joyfully visit.
We met with family for lunch at a restaurant on the lake. ...
... we took a fika sitting on a beach on lake Vättern and enjoying cookies made by cousin Gudrun. It was a sunny and warm ("warm" being a relative term, fellow Texans) day, which is held nearly sacred in Sweden. Several people were outside, enjoying the water and warming up by sitting out in the sun. Only a few relatives (the young boys and Gudrun) and myself were brave enough to jump boldly into the freezing cold water. Kristin and mother ...
We woke up a little earlier than usual to have our final breakfast at the hotel and pack up in time for check-out. As the continuously-generous cousin Samuel drove us the three hours to Småland, we looked out the windows and admired the beautiful countryside views: tall trees, huge fields, and gorgeous barns that are actually up-kept (as opposed to the barns in Texas countrysides that are often abandoned/shattered). Halfway through our drive, we stopped at IKEA ...
Poor internet access tonight aboard the ferry to Helsinki. These are a few pics, however, from our day in southern Sweden on Friday celebrating Midsummer Eve with some Swedes in the small community of Evedal north of Växjö. It was a low-key, family affair with game booths set up for the really small kids, dancing around the Midsummer Pole, picnicking, and just enjoying the longest day ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility