This place is an experience like nothing else. I have been to Canvas Hotell twice and it is a secluded and well hidden secret that is nothing short of spectacular. Everything from the food, spactacular scenery and wonderfull staff makes this place a little heaven on earth. The mountain biking trails cam keep you going for hours and made you in awe of what Norwegian nature has to offer. Book a weekend, you will not regret it!
Canvas is like a high-end African safari camp, but pitched in a Norwegian wilderness. There is no great game to be seen, but stunning track cycling (great walks too!), on fantastic trails through the landscape. The yurts are great, the staff amazing, both the guides and the great cook (Desmond - we're amazed!). The atmosphere is rustic but beautfiul. Highly recommended!
If you're thinking about visiting this place- stop wondering and just go! Nothing can compare with this hidden secret in the forest. The mountain bike trails is reason enough - u can ride for hours on perfectly fitted trails. But what makes it epic is the friendly and professional staff, the cool yort tents, home made food and the bathtub with a lake view.
How about endless slickrock terrain with marked trails for guided biking in daytime, combined with high end hotel accommodation and food? Including massage, sauna, hot tub and bonfire story telling on top of this. Canvas Hotel in Telemark offers this incredible mix of adrenaline biking and soothing comfort. Read more: http://simenberg.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/slickrock-biking-canvas-hotel/
I stayed with a group of 4 people (2 couples in September 2013).Canvas hotel is in the middle of the beautiful wilderness in Telemark county. The Yurts were warm and comfortable, and the hotel has hot saunas, local beer on tap and awesome mountain biking. Jan and Desmond really made us feel welcome and we had an incredible experience.