WELCOME TO THE RELAX RANCH
Arrival and more information
The RelaxRanch is located on the idyllic Värmlandsnäs peninsula on the inland sea of Vänern. Here, in beautiful natural surroundings and close to the water, lies our enchanting country house, waiting for you and your family. A classic retreat, for the most beautiful holiday of your life! The archipelago on the doorstep. Dreamlike sandy beaches await you here. Only 2 km away from our farm is the small recreational harbour “Ekenäs” with a campsite, boat, bus stop, restaurant, kiosk and great fishing spots. Unfortunately, we have no permission for camping on the farm, so we recommend the campers among you to go to this beautiful place. A garden of Eden at the southern tip of the peninsula “Värmlandsnäs”.
You can reach us by car or plane. The direct flight from Zurich to Gothenburg takes about 2 hours. From Gothenburg, the journey by rental car takes about 2.5 hours. Detailed directions will be sent to you along with the booking confirmation.
We recommend that you buy the most important foods on the way to us. There is a small mom and pop shop about 20 minutes away, but it is not always open. The next larger village is Säffle, where you will find good shopping
Dogs are welcome at the RelaxRanch. We look forward to your furry friends, but ask that you respect the following rules:
Firstly, we would like to remind you of the Swedish right to roam (Allemansrätt) policy. This rule states that in the period from the 1st of March to 20th of August, there is a general obligation to leash your pet in Sweden. In the other periods, the dog may be allowed to run free but should be trained well enough to respond when called. Otherwise, there is still the option to use a drag leash in the Swedish forests (run lengths of 3-15 meters), to allow the dog to release the necessary energy.
Dog are welcomed in the Swedish towns and villages, but are not allowed in shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. This has the rationality that there could be a Swedish citizen who has an animal hair allergy and thereby would feel disturbed during their restaurant visit. As such, guests should consider whether it is necessary for the dog to accompany you in the Swedish town or rather stay in good hands briefly at the farm. By arrangement, we can also offer you dog sitting for a few hours.
Using ferry crossings with your pet are also, considering some rules, very easy. In some ferry crossings, especially the longer ones, special dog cages can be booked and the dogs are offered a place to go to the bathroom. But here too, there is the rule that the dog is not allowed to go to the restaurant, but must stay in the cage.
Despite the rules of conduct that should be observed when vacationing in Sweden with your dog, the Swedish nature offers endless opportunities to spend a relaxing holiday with your four-legged friends.