The first locally produced veggies after a cold and dark winter.
At Labbnäs we think it is important that we serve our guests with food prepared in our own kitchen, with our own berries, fruits and herbs whenever it’s possible.
We are co-operating with several small businesses at Kimito Island to support small-scale production and the local businesses. Locally produced ingredients also mean shorter transport distances which benefit the environment.
The food we cook is made with pride – you’ll notice it in the flavor!
The Oiva report provides the consumers access to the control results of food industry companies as the food control authorities perform their inspections. The Oiva report can be displayed in the vicinity of the company’s entrance, such as next to the door, or at the sales counter.
We handle our own laundry, and when the weather approves we let it dry outside in the fresh air. Our guests can enjoy beds with the best fragrance that clean bed linen possibly can have. The carpets are handled in the same, traditional way.
The kitchen is the heart of Labbnäs and the place where our guests can knock on the door when they want to take care of their reception errands.
We hope that our guests feel welcomed when a real human being answers the phone and helps you out – not an automatic robot or a telephone exchange.
Welcome to Labbnäs!
The autumn of 2013 was a big milestone for Labbnäs, when a modern geothermal heating system was installed.
A lot of heat from the sun is stored in the ground during the summer. Taking advantage of this stored energy in the cold winter days is a great way to cut the energy bills and reduce the environmental impact.
The next step towards a greener future took place in 2015 when we installed 75 solar panels. The solar panels effectively convert light into electricity.
We are very proud of our investments, realizing our dream that Labbnäs in the future can become energy self-sufficient.
Singalongs are an old tradition at Labbnäs. The first time it was held was back in 1973 when more than 150 Marthas came to sing. The singalongs came to an end but was brought back in 2007 with the famous Calle Petterson as the song leader.
In the summer of 2009 Calle had Thomas Lundin helping. The singalong was originally held outdoors, but was moved inside in case of bad weather. The latest years the singalong has been held in the newbuilt wooden shed. In 2009 more than 150 guests came to listen to good music and enjoy coffeé with buns.
The flea markets held yearly in Labbnäs is a tradition that started in 1990 when the kitchen was renovated. With the kitchen renovated, there was a lot of stuff left unneeded. One of the cooks came up with the brilliant idea to arrange a flea market. Since then Labbnäs has thankfully received all sorts of things to sell.
It’s also tradition eating the well-known salmon soup made by the Marthas that also hold a lottery. The money is used to help keeping Labbnäs going.
Labbnäs’ history starts in the end of the 17th century when Labbnäs was a vicarage.
The priest rowed to the Dragsfjärds church’s every Sunday to keep his sermon.
Today there is still a rowboat at the beach, so our guests can take the same trip the priest did back in the days.
In the 1950’s Amos Anderson bought the site and donated it to the Martha organization in Kimito Island, who owns it to this day. Now the history about Labbnäs as a vacation home started.
You can read more about the history of Labbnäs in the book “Labbnäs, till minne av en mor” by Carola Antskog. The book is for sale at Labbnäs.