Time had come for our annual visit to one of the many amazing wooden hotels in Norway. This time we decided not to visit one of the historical ones, but a place which opened only 15 years ago (an old farm restored), BesteBakken. We had read about the place already some years ago, when we stayed at Walaker hotel with our friends from California, Jane and Lanny. What caught my interest then was to read that BesteBakken sold art by Ingun Dahlin.
As I knew it would, it turn out to become a lovely stay. We arrived a few hours before dinner and had time to sit in the garden, and also to take a bath in the special bubble bath which our bathroom had. At dinner we shared a huge table with other guests, a family from Poland, a mother and daughter from Germany, two young men from Switzerland, a couple from the US and another couple from the Netherlands. Tales from all over the world were shared while we enjoyed the tasteful three course dinner.
The climax though came with breakfast the next morning. Lindis, the owner of BesteBakken, told us that her goal was to show her guests what a Christmsa breakfast in Norway is. A breakfast when the family gather around the table and eat and talk for many hours. A breakfast when you serve ALL the best food you have.
Lindis explained all the food, and let us know what should be eaten together.
We listened, and we ate and we ate and we ate and we ate,
all while I made mental notes - I want to make this, this is perfect together, what a great idea.......
We had to leave right after breakfast, other adventures were waiting, but I did have time for some photos first,
and we said goodbye to the lama outside :-)
BesteBakken, a gem of a place,
and with Ingun Dahlin´s angels everywhere :-)