Kongenshus Kro: Cosy, historic and tasty: escape to the moorland
By Heidi Kokborg | Photos: Kongenshus Kro
Tucked away in the moorland of Jutland, you’ll find Kongenshus Kro, a cosy inn with a rich history dating back to 1750. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and instead explore the beautiful nature surrounding the inn, enjoy an abundance of delicious food, and get a good night’s sleep.
If you long for walks or bike rides in nature, eating tasty, homemade food and enjoying a cold beer, then a getaway to Kongenshus Kro, just 20 minutes outside Viborg, might be just what you need. With just 13 rooms, breathtaking nature and tempting food, the inn is an ideal place for anyone yearning to escape city life for a couple of hours or a couple of days.
“It is a cosy, little inn with a down-to-earth atmosphere. Our staff are attentive and we care deeply about each and every guest. We are present, and we always have time to chat with the guests,” says Marianne Laursen, owner of Kongenshus Kro. With poor mobile phone coverage and beautiful nature, you are guaranteed to have a relaxing time where you can quite literally disconnect to reconnect.
Food with a twist
Both the surrounding nature and the inn itself have a rich history worth exploring. And if you have ever read the book Kaptajnen og Ann Barbara by Ida Jessen, visiting Kongenshus Kro will be just like stepping into the pages of that very book. “The house was originally built in 1750 by King Fredrik V; however, it burned and was rebuilt in 1913. The surrounding moorland also has a rich history,” says Laursen.
Located about halfway along the hiking trail Kalk Kaminoen, Kongenshus Kro is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a cold beer from the local brewery, before continuing the hike. The inn is also ideal for conferences, birthdays, weddings and other celebrations. With room enough for 350 people and delicious, homemade food, your event is sure to be one to remember.
“We cater to everyone. As long as we know it in advance, we also cater to vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians, and so on. We love cooking, and we aren’t afraid of a challenge,” promises Laursen. “This is not traditional inn food; we cook with a twist, and we like experimenting with cuisines from all over the world.”
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