Askelund no longer offer accomodation, visits, tours etc. All buildings are now private homes, and we kindly ask you to respect this. We've kept the text on the website to keep the history of Askelund online.
The owners now run Vadheim Hotel
, about one hour of driving from Balestrand.
Askelund Bailiffs`manor lies quantly beside the shore in
the cultural village of Balestrand. Reminiscent of a white
swan, the house lies nesting between several red `Sveitser`(Swiss-styled)
-architectural pearls. In the remains of the old park, one
can view groves of large, beautiful trees that have adorned
the manor through the ages. Enormous white birch, holly,silver
spruce and oak; protected species that compliment this unique
Askelund Manor was the residence of the Bailiff from 1790
until 1899. The manor has been a summer residence for the
wealthy, a hotel, a school, a home.
manor became protected under Conservation law in 1923. After
considerable restoration, it was run as a reception
centre and hotell, hosting cultural events, courses and
business meetings until 2011. It's now private home.