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It was about time...

It all started when my wife Lis, daughter Kari, and I (Kurt) moved back to Sweden from California in 2005.


Lis, a retired jockey (the first female professional jockey in Europe) and I having spent twenty-five years in the horticulture industry; decided to pursue our lifelong dream of building a nature retreat in southern Sweden. 


Our dream came true in 2012 when we purchased farm land located in the Skåne Alps.  We have about 6 acres of land and are surrounded by grazing pastures and the beautiful Beech tree forest. Our property has a lake that is great for cooling off and hiking trails are abundant. Over the years we have also added a few structures. The Quiet Room is a relaxation oasis loved by yoga enthusiasts, musicians and those just looking for a quiet space. The Hangout is the newest addition located by the lake and it's the perfect space to watch the sunset and roast a few marshmallows.  

We hope you get to experience all that Happy Dogs Ranch has to offer and enjoy your vacation with us.


From our guests


"Kurt and Lis were fabulous hosts who provided a unique and once in a lifetime experience for us. The renovated space was cozy, unique, and spacious and the dinner Lis cooked for us was phenomenal. "


"The stay at Happy Dogs Ranch was delightful! It certainly has the feeling of a farm, with adorable animals and quiet, serene spaces. Highly recommend for a getaway from the city."


"What a unique place. If you like quiet, the lovely Swedish countryside, and animals, you would like the Nest."

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