Nordre Ekre Gardshotell’s charming timber houses are situated in Heidal, at the heart of Gudbrandsdal Valley. All rooms are individually decorated and have free WiFi access. A seating area, work desk and flat-screen TV feature in all rooms at Nordre Ekre Gardshotell. Each room has a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms feature a coffee machine and DVD/CD player. Breakfast and dinner dishes are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Packed lunches can also be made on site. Guests also have access to a refrigerator and a tea/coffee maker at Nordre Ekre. Facilities include pleasant gardens and a library lounge, which has a free internet computer. Ekre Gardshotell’s old storehouse shop sells locally produced cheeses, cured meats and handicrafts. Nordre Ekre Gardshotell also offers Tesla charging stations as well as a Type 2 connector charging station for electric vehicles. The Sjoa River runs right by the property, and is a popular location for kayaking and rafting. Rondane Nature Reserve is just a 1-hour drive away.
This traditional family-run property is in the mountain village of Høvringen, next to Rondane National Park. It provides home-cooked Norwegian cuisine and a bookable sauna. Parking is free. All rooms at Putten Seter feature a private bathroom with shower. Guests can relax and mingle in the cosy fireplace lounge, which includes a small library. A playground for children and ski storage and barbecue facilities are also available. Cross-country ski tracks run right by Putten Seter. Other nearby leisure options include swimming, hiking and downhill skiing. Putten Seter's staff can help guests rent ski equipment and book horseback riding, ski classes and other activities. Local-style fishing gear can be borrowed for free, and bicycles are available for rent. Hotel Putten Seter can pick up guests arriving in Otta, which is about 30 minutes’ drive away and has bus and train connections to and from Oslo and other larger Norwegian cities.
This hotel is surrounded by mountain landscapes and just 0.6 miles from the entrance to the Rondane National Park. Guests can enjoy a free sauna, table tennis and a pool table, and there is also an on-site restaurant. Each room at Høvringen Høgfjellshotell has a private bathroom. Some rooms have a sofa and some also have mountain views. 3,216 feet above sea level, Høvringen has easy access to many hiking and mountain biking trails, with the renowned Kvitskriuprestene rock formations only 30 minutes away by car. A dish of the day is served at the Høgfjellshotell’s restaurant. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s lounge areas with a fireplace and piano. The property lies 15.5 miles from Otta and 34.8 miles from Dovrefjell, with a bus stop just 329 feet from the hotel. Free parking can also be found on site.
Surrounded by the Jotunheimen Mountains, this hotel is found by the shores of the Fefor lake in Vinstra. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and an indoor swimming pool. All rooms at Fefor Høifjellshotell & Hytter have satellite TV channels, armchairs and private bathrooms. With its mirrored walls and fresco ceiling, Fefor Høifjellshotell’s restaurant creates a feeling of old-world charm. Guests can try traditional Norwegian dishes here, followed by after-dinner drinks and dancing in the bar. Books, newspapers and board games can be enjoyed by the fire in the guest lounge. Other leisure options include a sauna and bicycle rentals. Høifjellshotell Fefor provides ski storage facilities on site, while fishing, canoeing and hiking are also popular activities in the area.
Pros: Rustic Hotel on the edge of Rondane National Park, geared toward hikers, backpackers, daytripperrs
Cons: Not for handicapped people
Overlooking Lake Høvringsvatnet, Smuksjøseter Fjellstue offers an in-house restaurant and guest rooms with free WiFi access and a seating area. Rondane National Park is just 985 feet away. All guest rooms at Smuksjøseter have a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower. Rooms offer lake and mountain views. Leisure options include a sauna, terrace and a TV lounge. BBQ facilities are available on site. Popular activities in the area include fishing, cycling and hiking. The E6 Higway is a 20-minute drive away. Smuksjøseter Fjellstue is 18 miles from Otta town centre.
Situated in the village of Heidal, Jotunheimen Feriesenter offers free parking, as well as cottages with kitchen facilities and either shared or private bathroom facilities. Lemonsjøen Ski Centre is 2.5 miles away. All cottages at Feriesenter Jotunheimen have a seating area and a terrace. Smaller cottages have a kitchenette, while the larger ones include a fully-equipped kitchen, TV and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Guests can enjoy sports like football, volleyball and badminton on site, along with mini golf. À la carte dishes are served in the grill kitchen. A kiosk selling basic groceries is located on site. Guests can also make use of the barbecue facilities provided at the property. Popular activities in the area include mountain hiking, rafting, fishing and horse riding. The Besseggen hiking trail is 35 minutes’ drive away. Otta town centre is 23.6 miles away.
With ski-in/ski-out access, Øigardseter Fjellstue allows you more time for cross-country skiing. The restaurant is a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat, and guests returning from the slopes can relax at the spa tub or enjoy après-ski drinks at the bar/lounge. Other features include a fitness center, a sauna, and a garden. Skiers will appreciate access to ski storage.
Located in the northern Gudbrandsdalen Valley, this hotel is less than 5.6 miles from the town of Heidal. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, bright rooms with mountain views, as well as a restaurant and bar. Wooden floors and furnishings decorate all Heidal Hotel rooms. Each has a small seating area and private bathroom with a shower. Ingredients from local farms are used in Heidal’s restaurant for their à la carte dinner menu. The hotel also serves a daily breakfast buffet and helps to arrange kayak and rafting courses on the neighbouring Sjoa River. Live music can be enjoyed on some weekends. The Jotunheimen and Rondane National Parks are both within 30 km, while Otta Train Station is 12.4 miles from the property. Year-round hiking can be enjoyed in the surrounding mountains.
Sødorp Guesthouse is situated just off the E6 road, 18.6 miles from Otta. It offers budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi, free parking and free laundry facilities. Guesthouse Sødorp’s simple rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a private bathroom. The on-site restaurant serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a buffet breakfast is served daily. During summer, barbecue equipment and a terrace are available for guests’ use. Skiing, hiking and fishing are popular activities in the area around Sødorp Guesthouse.