a secret hide-away
the art of slow living
The Lemelerberg lodge has lots of character and comes with everything for a relaxed stay for two to five persons. Enjoy nature, silence and ... dream under our fine bedlinen. Explore the vast heathland early in the morning or go for a walk in search of the sheep herd. Here the nights are dark and you can hear the drumming of the woodpecker. You reach the lodge via a sandy path that slowly winds up through the forest.
built in 1905
The Lemelerberg Lodge is situated at one of the most beautiful spots in Overijssel. East of Zwolle on the southern slope of the 60 meter high Lemelerberg, one of the highest hills of Salland. Hidden between the trees with nature all around and overlooking the heather you find a historic wooden chalet. Brought as a building kit all the way by train from Austria in 1925 by the Dutch banker Abraham Ledeboer. In summer the family organized delicious picnics and in winter, children played in the snow. The original cross country skis are still in the attic. You can still feel the rich history of the lodge which we recently renovated together with Landscape Overijssel as a cosy hide-away to enjoy slow living. With natural materials, pure and eco-friendly.
nature and environment
With the variety of moors, sand plains, forests and springs the Lemelerberg is unique. It is with about 1000 hectares the largest nature area of Landschap Overijssel and designated by Europe as Natura 2000.
More than 150,000 years ago an ice sheet of 100 to 400 meters thick covered the northern half of our country. In addition, rocks of thousands of kilos were transported from Scandinavia and gradually smoothed or pulverized on the way. The glacier pushed everything inch by inch. This created a hill with a height of 78 meters: the Lemelerberg.
From different points you can enjoy beautiful views. Part of the year the heath is grazed by a herd of about 200 sheep. It is a beautiful cycling and walking area. With luck you can see deer, sand lizard, polecat, pine marten, ermine, honey buzzard, hawk, woodlark, tree pipit, nightjar, buzzard and raven. In winter, the cormorant hibernates here.
The Lemelerberg Lodge is decorated with natural, sustainable materials and suitable for 2 to 5 people. Stay in the middle of nature and enjoy the panoramic views. Here you live as much outdoors as inside the cosy lodge. And at night you dream away in fine beds with soft By Mölle linen.
A wood stove keeps the lodge warm and solar panels provide electricity. There is a toilet, sink and running water. For a shower you go to the campsite nearby, and you can get extra drinking water from the farmer at the bottom of the hill. From the veranda you walk into nature with numerous cycling and hiking trails. The area has a rich history. In the lodge you'll find a brochure with maps of the area and nice tips.
With your stay at the Lemelerberg Lodge and 't Witte Huis we help Landschap Overijssel protect nature and national heritage in Overijssel, so we can all enjoy it.