Simenstad Manor Farm

Culinary heritage in authentic surroundings

Simenstad Manor Farm is located in a rural landscape with a panoramic view of Lake Mjøsa. The name of the farm derives from the Viking Age and oldest written document is from 1327. The same family has been the owners of Simenstad since 1775, and the well-preserved farm has buildings, whose history dates back to the 1700s, as well as an intact interior.
The farm is in full operation, producing grains, seeds and beef cattle. 50 cattle live in the barn during winter and grazing in woodlands in the summer season. In the historic garden, herbs, berries and vegetables are grown, including 25 varieties of rhubarb. The hostess is passionate about food and welcomes guests to food and cultural experiences

Simenstad Manor Farm offers tailor-made arrangements of many kinds, like meetings, weddings, food courses, cultural events and Christmas parties. Groups from 8 to 80 guests can enjoy an authentic farm atmosphere all to themselves, with the host and hostess passing on their love of cultural heritage values to their guests.


Delicious home-made seasonal food is based on local farm produce and the garden supplies the kitchen with ecological ingredients, adding exciting flavors and delicious salads. The old-fashioned brick oven provides the farm with delicious stone-baked bread. The farm also makes and sells flat bread, bread, jam and chutney from the farm café when open in summer.

Dinner can be served in the main building on request. Additional cultural activities include guided tours through historic buildings, sleigh rides (winter) and folk music events.

A visit at Simenstad Manor Farm is perfect for guests who want to enjoy norwegian heritage. Simenstad is protected by the Cultural Heritage «Olavsrosa».


Language: English spoken
Reservations required
Open all year


At Rudshøgda, between Hamar and Lillehammer, 1 kilometer north of main road Route E6, one and a half hour drive north from Oslo.

Adress: 2360 Rudshøgda, Hedmark – Norway.

Phone: +47 62 35 53 33/ +47 93 06 65 82

Welcome to Simenstad Gard!