When the railway came to town in 1882, connecting Åre with the Norwegian city of Trondheim, it sparked the first tourism in the alpine area. A few years later, in 1895, Åre’s first hotel opened. Despite a name change (from Hotel Åreskutan to Hotel Åregården), the hotel lives on and has preserved all of its unique character and charm. Housed in a green timber villa, this 54 room property has become a melting pot for visitors and locals alike, who flock here to enjoy the wine bar, the two cocktail bars and the cosy restaurant after long days on the slopes. There are also a number of self-service apartments available for larger parties of guests.