Skönhuset: Spacious, Renovated 3BR Cottage w/Full Kitchen, W/D Skönhuset: Spacious, Renovated 3 BR / 3 BA Cottage w/ Secret Door

  • Portrait of Skönhuset (Swedish for "the comfortable house)  from the street, with a large porch with seating
    Portrait of Skönhuset (Swedish for "the comfortable house) from the street, with a large porch with seating
  • Front door to the historic cottage Skönhuset
    Front door to the historic cottage Skönhuset
  • Specially designed Dala horse welcomes guests to Skönhuset
    Specially designed Dala horse welcomes guests to Skönhuset
  • Front porch for Skönhuset is a great place to sip coffee and greet the day
    Front porch for Skönhuset is a great place to sip coffee and greet the day
  • Each guest is personally welcomed by name to Skönhuset
    Each guest is personally welcomed by name to Skönhuset
  • Foyer, near the dining area, provides coat hooks and bench storage
    Foyer, near the dining area, provides coat hooks and bench storage
  • Original historic floor plan encompasses the dining area, living room and spacious kitchen
    Original historic floor plan encompasses the dining area, living room and spacious kitchen
  • The view from kitchen sink toward dining area shows the refrigerator on the right and the repurposed original cabinet where dishes, bowl, glassware and coffee cups are found
    The view from kitchen sink toward dining area shows the refrigerator on the right and the repurposed original cabinet where dishes, bowl, glassware and coffee cups are found
  • The original historic double hug windows can provide sunlight on Kansas' nicest days - note the apron hanging next to the repurposed cabinet
    The original historic double hug windows can provide sunlight on Kansas' nicest days - note the apron hanging next to the repurposed cabinet
  • Near the front door, guests will find the dining area and staircase to lower level - the living room is on the right
    Near the front door, guests will find the dining area and staircase to lower level - the living room is on the right
  • Guests walk into the living room through the original pocket doors - the door in the far corner is the back door to the covered parking
    Guests walk into the living room through the original pocket doors - the door in the far corner is the back door to the covered parking
  • The living room has comfortable seating for four to chat, or watch a favorite program on the Smart TV with Hulu + Live TV (no ads) - guests may log onto their favorite streaming service
    The living room has comfortable seating for four to chat, or watch a favorite program on the Smart TV with Hulu + Live TV (no ads) - guests may log onto their favorite streaming service
  • The dining area for Skönhuset is nestled next to the staircase leading to the lower level - original historic double-hung windows are covered with curtains
    The dining area for Skönhuset is nestled next to the staircase leading to the lower level - original historic double-hung windows are covered with curtains
  • This bookcase holds a few trinkets from designer Victoria Freeman - and maybe a secret too!
    This bookcase holds a few trinkets from designer Victoria Freeman - and maybe a secret too!
  • This bedroom on the main level of Skönhuset features a queen size Casper mattress with a charging station on a nightstand - a closet is behind the sliding barn door
    This bedroom on the main level of Skönhuset features a queen size Casper mattress with a charging station on a nightstand - a closet is behind the sliding barn door
  • Main level bathroom includes a sink, shower and a dual flush commode to save water
    Main level bathroom includes a sink, shower and a dual flush commode to save water
  • Stairway railing next to dining area leads to two more bedroom suites, laundry area and tornado shelter
    Stairway railing next to dining area leads to two more bedroom suites, laundry area and tornado shelter
  • Stairway from main level to lower level has a landing - be sure to use the handrail
    Stairway from main level to lower level has a landing - be sure to use the handrail
  • The laundry area includes side-by-side washer and dryer with a folding area and drying rack - this hall leads to both bedroom suites
    The laundry area includes side-by-side washer and dryer with a folding area and drying rack - this hall leads to both bedroom suites
  • The laundry area provides three separate canvas bags for each guest's laundry
    The laundry area provides three separate canvas bags for each guest's laundry
  • Lower level west bedroom suite features a queen size Casper mattress, armoire with hangers and a work area and bathroom with shower. The window provides egress for emergencies
    Lower level west bedroom suite features a queen size Casper mattress, armoire with hangers and a work area and bathroom with shower. The window provides egress for emergencies
  • Lower level east bedroom suite features a queen size Casper mattress, armoire with hangers and a work area and bathroom with shower. The window provides egress for emergencies
    Lower level east bedroom suite features a queen size Casper mattress, armoire with hangers and a work area and bathroom with shower. The window provides egress for emergencies
  • Plenty of fluffy towels for our guests!
    Plenty of fluffy towels for our guests!
  • Skönhuset's tornado shelter is also a secondary living room for guests staying on lower level to enjoy
    Skönhuset's tornado shelter is also a secondary living room for guests staying on lower level to enjoy
  • Electric fireplace in tornado shelter / secondary living area on lower level can provide a bit of heat on colder days
    Electric fireplace in tornado shelter / secondary living area on lower level can provide a bit of heat on colder days
3 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 3-6
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Living up to its name, Skönhuset (Swedish for “the Comfortable House”), is all that and more. Skönhuset is bursting with modern-day amenities, while retaining its early 20th-century historic grace. This three-bedroom home embraces its Swedish heritage, as does Lindsborg itself, with celebrations of all kinds: Hyllningsfest, Midsummer, even a Swedish Luau in January! Throughout the year, Lindsborg finds many reasons to celebrate, so celebrate with us!

With a grandmillenial, cottagecore vibe, the Skönhuset house is the ideal accommodation for travelers and for professionals on temporary work assignments who choose the road less taken. From the porch to the original cabinet, guest will relish its history with modern updates.

Walking up to Skönhuset, you’ll step onto the porch, as wide as the house itself, with ornamental balusters and handrails, plus a table and chairs from which to wave “good morning” to your new neighbors. Walk through the entry door with a frosted window into the vestibule with the kitchen, dining area and coat rack.

A spacious, U-shaped kitchen provides all the modern amenities for any guest, including full-size, stainless-steel electric range, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. A coffee maker rests on the counter. Guests will prepare delicious meals with pots and pans stored in the kitchen cabinets. Inside the home’s original cabinet, guests will find plates, bowls, glasses and mugs for their meals at the nearby dining table suitable for four.

Guests can kick back on the living area’s sofa and armchairs with coffee- and side-tables and stream their favorite shows and movies on a Smart TV with Hulu+Live TV with no ads using our Gigabit-speed Wifi. The back entry from the living area provides access to the carport.

A full-size bathroom with walk-in shower is hidden behind the bookcase. This bathroom also serves the bedroom with queen-size Casper mattress.

Climb down the staircase near the dining area to the bedrooms, laundry and tornado shelter. Guests will have a great night’s sleep on a queen-size Casper mattress. Like the living area, each bedroom has a Smart TV for streaming services and Hulu+Live TV no ads. Guests may store their clothes in the large armoire. For guests on a workcation, each bedroom has a desk and office chair. As on the main level, each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower.

The laundry for Skönhuset has a full-size washer and dryer are part of the hall between the bedrooms, with plenty of room to fold clothes and towels.

The tornado shelter for Skönhuset is so much more than that! With a Smart TV, electric fireplace and comfy seating, it’s a second living area for guests.

On a pleasant day or evening, enjoy your time outdoors on the porch or at the patio just to the southth, between Skönhuset and Blomhuset. A propane grill can be provided upon request.

While decorated in the cottage style, the all-electric Skönhuset defines carbon-free sustainability. The original home was insulated to today’s standards keep the outdoor temperatures where they belong – outdoors. The interior is heated and cooled with high-efficiency electric heat pumps, often called minisplits. Water for the showers, sinks and laundry is warmed with electric water heaters, again integrated with heat pumps. Appliances are Energy Star certified and plumbing fixtures minimize water consumption. And if you drive and arrive with an electric vehicle, we can provide an EV charger with advance notice.

Skönhuset is not wheelchair accessible.
Skönhuset may not be suitable for toddlers as it has stairs.
Guests must be 25 or older.
No parties.
No pets and no smoking.

Prior to arrival, guests are provided with an entry code that will unlock the from and back doors. Be sure to lock the doors each time you leave Skönhuset.

Guests communicate with our local property manager by phone or text. The property manager can meet the guests for a tour of the property. If guests are arriving very late in the day, we can provide an orientation video.

Lindsborg, Kansas is an artist community that embraces its unique spin on all things Swedish. Guests visit Lindsborg for its festivals, shopping along Main Street and art museums, including the Sandzen Gallery (America's Van Gogh). Coronado Heights (a "castle" built by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression) is a popular destination for picnics and to soak in the view of farmlands and prairie. Larger cities of Salina and McPherson are a short drive away. Another destination is the Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere, the largest collection of Russian and American space memorabilia outside of the Smithsonian - including the Apollo 13 capsule Odyssey.

Guests drive to this destination. Lindsborg is located about 4 miles west of I-135. The closest airport is Salina Municipal Airport (SLN), approximately 20 miles away. The Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita (ICT) is approximately 80 miles away.

Guests communicate with our local property manager by phone or text. The property manager can meet the guests for a tour of the property. If guests are arriving very late in the day, we can provide an orientation video.

Hello, my name is Jim (he/him/his)! As you may have guessed, I am a big fan of Lindsborg, KS for its friendly townsfolk and business owners. Perhaps also because, according to DNA test results, I’m 80% Swedish!
I was the first vacation rental owner in the area and my properties began as a kind of experiment to see if they would catch on. Fortunately, they did and my properties are now warmly embraced by the local community.
While I don’t live in Lindsborg, I have been welcomed into the community as a “local” who just happens to live elsewhere.
When I’m not tending to my vacation rentals, you will find me working in my commercial real estate business, where I own and rent commercial spaces for small businesses and apartments for local residents.
In my leisure time, I particularly enjoy genealogy (not a big surprise there!), traveling, and hiking.
I look forward to welcoming you to my properties in Little Sweden USA!
Property Type Cottage
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Town
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths
  • Main Level Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Lower Level Bathroom - West – Shower, Toilet
  • Lower Level Bathroom - East – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 3-6
  • Main Level Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Lower Level Bedroom - West – 1 Queen bed
  • Lower Level Bedroom - East – 1 Queen bed
Each bedroom features an armoire, desk and chair.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs