Try your hand at salmon fishing in historic surroundings at Boen Gård in Kristiansand.
Idyllically situated along the river Topdal is the historic Boen Gård (Manor), surrounded by park, tall deciduous trees and farmland.
Salmon and timber were the original purpose of Boen, and the salmon-rich Tovdalselva river flows through the property, offering an opportunity to combine events with a spot of exciting salmon fishing. Salmon fishing at Boen has been described from the early 1500s and was the property of the king. On the behalf of the state, the king transferred the rights to the salmon fishing and the farm on a fixed term lease to some of his most prominent officials in return for the fish. The Hegermann family owned Boen for several generations. British lords leased the fishing rights from the family in the early 1900s and fairy-tale catches were recorded.
Historic Hotel & Dining
In 2020, Boen Gård became part of "De Historiske Hotel & Spisesteder". This is a quality brand where hotels and eateries satisfy the 798 criteria for "Historical Quality" with a focus on the basic pillars "historical" and "the host role".
Boen Gård Manor in Kristiansand will, from 01.06 2020, offer a total of 18 rooms, 36 beds, for visiting guests. In addition, they will be able to offer unique meeting room facilities.
The taste of Boen Gård's Restaurant
Boen Gård's kitchen is short-lived and seasonal. Vegetables, apples, berries, herbs and honey are harvested in their own garden. Of the apples, they produce their own sparkling apple cider. From the river they take wild salmon, from the fields they get lamb. They receive additional deliveries from small, dedicated local suppliers in the neighborhood.
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