My wife, baby and I stayed in one of these house-sized cabins for 4 nights in August whilst visiting the Rjukan area. The cabin was quite spacious and comfortable, with a pretty well equiped kitchen. The place was spotlessly clean. Some nice touches: the bathroom had a little sauna attached, and there was a stove where you could have a log fire.
The cabin is in (what I asssume is) a skiing area: there's a lot of similar buildings. You don't really get the sense of being alone in the hills, but on the flip side it's not over developed, and it's nice to be in the mountains. The base price was very good (around the £100 mark), particularly given we had a whole house. I think it's really marketed at the winter skiing crowd, so summer is probably low season.
Re. Extras: wifi was 50 nok (£5) a night, but it worked well (each cabin has it's own router). Bedding is also extra (110nok / £11 a set). Although the extras would normally annoy me, the base price was sufficiently low that it wasn't really a problem. Other notes:
You're expected to leave the place spotless (or pay 800nok/£80 for someone else to clean it); when you move in you're given a scary list of things you're supposed to do prior to moving out. Having said that, the woman I dealt with was lovely and didn't give us a hard time
The drive from the town is up a steep switchback. It's quite spectacular, but it does take 15 to 20 minutes to get to or from Rjukan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 35 cabins set in beautiful surroundings, all with a view of Mt. Gausta. High standard cabins 76m2, 8-9 beds divided between three bedrooms, cable TV, airing cupboard, dishwasher, wood burning stove, sauna and storage room. Alpine slopes and cross-country trails and restaurant are all within short walking distance of the cabins. ... more less