We made an appointment by phone - one day in advance - and ordered freshly baked waffles with cream and syltetøy. Coffee is served as much as you want. It was a delicous experience in a very historic house. Owner Ragnhild explained the history of the building and we were fascinated by all the details. You can also stay overnight / book one of the nicely decorated rooms.
We were travelling to Telemark in September 2014 and we took it too easy that it had been too late to continue our drive so we found this amazing bed and breakfast. We were so lucky that, Raghnild was so nice and waited for us to checked in right after midnight and she served us hot tea. The place is very well decorated and it just felt so cosy to stay there. The room is big, clean.
Once again, we were welcomed by Ragnhild, Anders and the summer staff at Bjåen for a weekend's stay in July 2014. We were three people staying overnight, with another three friends joining us for dinner and drinks. As always, dinner was great – this time we got a delicious venison casserole and a yummie rhubarb crumble for dessert. All the food was local produce and tasted really good. We got our favourite double room, in which King Haakon VII and Queen Maud once stayed, and an adjacent single room. The fact that the toilets and shower are located in the hallway just adds to the charm. This hotel is a unique and incredible experience, over and over. The breakfast buffet was varied and tasty, and we also took a look at Ragnhild's little attic shop, buying some nice handicrafted gifts. I see that another reviewer felt that Bjåen Fjellstove is over-prised, but I strongly disagree. At Bjåen, you get the most friendly and unique stay, including fresh and local food, beautiful and special rooms, and a marvellous location up in the mountains. A must-do experience!…
We had a nice evening with a very nice three course dinner. Our room was charming, but one cannot lock the door. Only one shower to share for all guest, and two toilets. A very nice experience, and very friendly staff and owner. Unfortunately very over prized. For that reason I will probably not go back.
This was our fourth visit, and Bjåen fjellstove never fails us! The scenery, the hosting couple, the athmosphere, the food and the rooms - everything is more than perfect. We spent one night there, travelling with another couple. As 'usual' we got the room which once was occupied by King Haakon VII and Queen Maud. Spacious, clean and cosy! A new feature this time was the envelope with some information about the room's history and the artefacts on the walls. Interesting indeed! We were served a three-course dinner and a rich breakfast the next morning. Everything local, eco-friendly and delicious! Already looking forward to coming back!