the edible country
Asa Herrgård and the table in the forest
Silence, tranquility, and glittering lakes greet you here in the deep forest where the rustic table awaits.
Fish for crayfish and enjoy your catch
In August and September, you can participate in the exclusive activity of fishing for crayfish. Crayfish is a very popular shellfish in Småland, usually enjoyed at traditional crayfish parties filled with merry laughter, schnapps, singing, and crazy hats. At Asa, you and your friends can book a fishing package including:
Welcome coffee and snacks, crayfishing with a guide, crayfish dinner, and accommodation (part in double room).
To Asa Herrgård
Asa Herrgård (manor) is a traditional manor hotel with an excellent restaurant. It is surrounded by Lake Asasjön, a beautiful park, and the enchanting Småland forests. The mighty, yellow main building was built in the latter part of the 18th century and houses the reception, restaurant, and dining rooms. Hotel rooms are located in the wings and the farmhand cottage, dating back to the same period.
The table in the forest
The table is located a couple of kilometers from Asa Manor. This is where your forest adventure begins. You receive a cooking kit containing everything you need to cook your food outdoors. You may need to buy the ingredients that can't be found in nature during your visit. You can drive almost all the way to the table or book transport with a four wheeler. To really enjoy a gorgeous summer day, rent a canoe and take the lake route to the table. Or perhaps you prefer being guided through the “harvest”, or at least getting some help from the manor chef?
Stay at Asa
After a day of outdoor cooking, it might be nice to sit down at a set table in the manor dining hall, enjoying a delicious meal based on the forest pantry. Right by the manor is a jetty where you can go for a magical evening swim in Lake Asajön. The next day you can go horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, or fishing in the lake. Or simply enjoy the rare luxury of silence. Asa is located far from the highways and is one of the quietest places in the area.
The nearest city is Växjö, 45 minutes away. Here you can find train and flight connections. During summer, direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, and Gdansk depart from Växjö Småland Airport, and a 2.5-hour train ride will put you right at Copenhagen Airport.