Västanå Manor is one of Sweden’s best preserved castle estates and the first manor hotel in the country. The castle has operated as a family run hotel since 1948 and is located between the towns of Jönköping and Gränna with a magnificent view over Lake Vättern.
Fredrik von Otter is the third generation of his family to manage Vastanå Manor and the ninth generation owner. The castle was built around 1590 by Count Sten Bielke. In 1641, Count Per Brahe became the new owner. He incorporated Västanå into Brahe County, the first and largest county in Sweden at the time. Västanå was restored 1767–1770 by the Baron Rutger Bennet and the stair-tower and baroque gables were torn down. The present owner is a descendent of Colonel Fredric Gyllensvaan who bought the manor in 1785 and established an entailed estate. In 1928, he demolished the third floor and the castle acquired its present exterior.
Breakfast and dinner is served at the castle, prepared using locally produced ingredients. Golfing guests can be provided with a breakfast package. For lunch we recommend the nearby golf club restaurant. The Västanå Manor restaurant caters for parties and weddings, and can offer lunch for groups (minimum 15 guests).
Golf & activities
Gränna Golf Club is located adjacent to the Manor. The 18-hole golf course is one of the most popular in southern Sweden. The beautiful surroundings are perfect for longer or shorter excursions. The idyllic medieval village of Röttle is located just below the ravines of Västanå. From Röttle a beautiful trail stretches through the nature reserve on the banks of Vättern. From the port in Gränna, located three kilometers from Västanå, you can reach the historical island Visingsö in about 30 min