The Gingerbread House is an inviting Norwegian-style log house offering two large rooms, each with its own toilet and washbasin, woodstove-fireplace, TV and DVD player, plus access to a spa with shower, sauna and Jacuzzi.

In the common areas as well as in the private rooms, there is wood everywhere, setting the tone for a tasteful, judiciously laid-out décor where exotic meets rustic. And everywhere light flows, highlighting surfaces rough or varnished, textures warm and soft.

Here, a Buddha smiles at you between the stalks of a dried-flower arrangement; there, a contemporary painting’s colors vibrate. Through a window, you spy chickadees dancing around a feeder.

And each morning, a well-set table waits for you with a healthy and generous breakfast featuring local delicacies prepared to your taste.