In 1930 the first tourists came to Furuhaugli. At that time it was a dairy farm in summertime, and it was grandma Olga who was in charge. These first guest could rent half the cabin Gøbelhytta (No.9) for NOK 1 per bed! Later another house called Raustuggu was built with 2 bedrooms and a kitchen.
The old cafe (Now cabin no.6) was built in 1952 by Anne and Ola. It was a place for serving guest and a private residence during summer. When school classes came it was pretty full even if they split the groups in 2. In wintertime they built camping cabins to make more space for summer guest. In the middle of the 70's the dairy part ended and the instead the tourism was rising. The sanitary building was finished in 1980 and the times with outside toilets and washing were ended. In 1989 Anne and Ola gave away the responsibility for their farm to their oldest son Magne and moved permanently up to the mountains. From that time Furuhaugli has been open the whole year. During the 90's we got some large changes up here. For example new cafe with dining room, activity room, private residence and large living room with TV and bar.
From the start of the new Millennium it's third generation Vorkinn that now welcome the tourists. Inger-Lise and Stein has now formally taken over the business at Furuhaugli. Already in the first year, computer age came to the mountains. With increasing number of orders we needed booking system, internet and now online booking. To satisfy raising demands for comfort, we have rebuilt several of the older cabins and built 8 new ones. So most of our cabins have now kitchen and bathroom with toilet and shower. Also on the camp site we have done several changes and more is yet to come. The last years we have also tried to focus on the environmental and energy savings. The result of this has given us certification in the Eco-Lighthouse Program. In this certification you will have to improve your results every year to keep it. This means large focus on sorting of garbage where our guest need to anticipate. Together we will make the environmental better both inside and outside our camp.
The last parts of the family tree are Henrik and Simen. The times run fast but with increasing interest for carpentering and cooking, it looks like the future generation will continue here. We hope that Furuhaugli also in the coming years will satisfy any need of our guest.