22 November 2021
Wever Lodge is a restaurant, bistro and hotel surrounded by the nature of De Veluwe.
Two friends (Rogier and Floris) had the idea to create a place in the Netherlands where silence, nature and local crafts come together. They traveled all over the country and found the former Carnegie Cottage in Otterlo, an old-fashioned yet magical place overlooking the surrounding nature. The former owner turned out to be retiring in three months et voila: Wever Lodge was born.
The interior had to be adapted from a popular destination for the elderly and ANWB-hikers to a place that would also attract a younger target group. So they got the architects of Framework involved (known for George Marina in Amsterdam among others) and they completely renovated the house. They used the color scheme of the Veluwe in the interior, they collaborated with local craftsmen to design the tables and in the end the entire architectural design exudes tranquility. That’s exactly what the owners wanted as the Wever Lodge should be a place to relax and unwind.
Wever Lodge has a bistro in a conservatory-like setting where you can enjoy a hot chocolate after a walk, but there’s also a restaurant inside for lunch and dinner. The sofa invites you to have a glass of wine and choose one of the board games to play. Children are more than welcome. In addition, there are 14 rooms, all of which have the same natural color scheme. There are three types: Cozy, Comfort and Charm. For the budget choice I would definitely choose Room 15, a small room overlooking the nature. In the Comfort Rooms you have a little more space. I’ve stayed in room 15 (Charme): the largest room with a view over the Veluwe and a free-standing bath. In April they will be opening two cottages next to the main building as well.
There are lots of things to do in Otterlo apart from hiking and mountain biking at De Veluwe. You can book an Experience at Wever Lodge if you want to go out with a local shepherd for example. The Kroller Muller Museum is a must. And if you want to visit a city, Arnhem is only a 20-minute drive away.
Check out: www.weverlodge.nl