In 15 of Walch’s years at Bardøla, the dedicated hotelman Hans Wille was their director. His winning being and professional expertise meant a lot for Bardølas loyal guests. Wille is also known to be the whole of Geilo’s “Uncle Hans”.
Therese and Bernt Junger
The late 80’s was characterized by ownership shifts, financial crises and a generally difficult operating and market situation. In the 90’s, Therese and Bernt Junger operated the hotel. By focusing on the staff, hosts and good food, they got the hotel back on track. Together with their employees, they did a fantastic job with Bardøla.
Ola Vindegg was both co-owner and chairman of the operating company in 1995, and in 1997 he took over the entire property. In 2000 Ola became an owner, but invited early with Roger Espeli and Terje Simonsen. Ola was the main shareholder until 2007, when a generation shift was completed. Ola Vindegg built log cabins in connection with the hotel. From the first in 1997 – until today’s 26. The hotel was completed in 2001 by 24 new modern rooms as well as expanded restaurant capacity. Today the hotel has more than 600 beds. The hotel is well run and solid, thanks to Olas sense of constant quality and expertise in maintenance.