Our standard rooms are furnished with a queen size bed and a sofa bed or a bunk bed. Every room in our hotel has a unique name from a local character living around the author Astrid Lindgren as she grew up, many of which became characters in her stories.
About the hotel
Our room tells stories about differend characters that lived around Astrid Lindgren as she grew up in the area, many of these inspired her while writing. One room tells the story of the one armed Drifter Jocke Kis, the Thief Johan Samuel Lif that sold stolen goods to unsuspecting residents of the village Lönneberga, or the Broom Saleswoman Wood-Sarah that time after time wandered the 70 kilometers to her hut in the woods dispite the fact that the authorities all the time came to get her and drove her back to the town Rumskulla. The Brothers Phalén became the inspiration to the Brothers Lionheart as Astrid Lindgren saw a grave stone with the inscription "Here rests the tender brothers Phalén".
The Collector Nisse Stolpe lived along with seven persons in an area of 8 square meters in Vimmerby and gathered all the time all kinds of items that he found, we have another room that tells the story of the woman who inspired Astrid Lindgren to the character Krösa-Maja in the stories of Emil of Lönneberga. She was called The Storyteller Marie of Vendeladal and Astrid came as child often to her home to her creepy stories. Every room in our hotel tells the story of a person with a most interesting story.
Award winning & sustainable
The hotel is an award winning unique environment steeped with history about different characters living around the author Astrid Lindgren as she grew up in the area. The owner Micael Glennfalk has recieved several awards, both from Vimmerby and from the king of Sweden for his entreprenourship. Micael founded the hotel 2007 and works full time with his wife Helene. The hotel is modern with a homey atmosphere, driven by a family with an ambition of great service, a personal touch and an over all positive experience.
Björkbacken strives towards sustainability and works with a clear environmental thinking. Large amounts have been invested in geothermal heat and over 500 solar panels to save energy and provide heating for the hotel and pool area. A new carport has been build with 10 charging parking lots for electric cars. We only buy swedish meat and all food is home made from scratch on site.
At our hotel you are invited to an exciting mix of history and cosiness!