Simenstad Manor Farm

Culinary heritage in authentic surroundings

Welcome to Simenstad Manor Farm, and our delicious home-made seasonal food in authentic surroundings. The food is based on local farm products and the garden supplies the kitchen with ecological ingredients, adding exciting flavors and delicious salads. Meals 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.

This is a short Summary in English of our activities and the Story of Simenstad farm.


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

brit, barnedåp, søndagsmiddag, buffet, rondastakk, selskap, Simenstad gard

Food and cultural experiences

This stunning old Farm is the home to the hosts Brit and Gisle Braastad. 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. 

Flatbrød, bakst, peis, tradisjonskost, Simenstad gard

The old-fashioned brick oven provides the farm with delicious stone-baked bread. The farm also makes and sells flat bread, bread, juice, jam and chutney from the farm café when open in summer.


Tailor-made events 

Simenstad offers tailor-made events 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.

Viking Age

The family history tied to the Farm stretches back eight generations. The same family has been the owners 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 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.  Arrowheads, axes and three graves dated back to the Viking Age have been found om Simenstad Manor Farm.


Simenstad Manor Farm is located at Rudshøgda, between Hamar and Lillehammer, 1 kilometer north of main road Route E6, one and a half hour drive north from Oslo.

INFO: English spoken. Reservations required. Open all year 

Adress: 2360 Rudshøgda, Hedmark – Norway
Phone:  +47 930 66 582
Email: [email protected]


We are happy to arrange contact with accommodation. Our newest partner is Wood Hotel, the world’s tallest wooden building in Brumunddal. Its a 7 minutes drive from Simenstad and the hotel has a stunning view overlooking Lake Mjøsa.