We drive over the almost 10 kilometer long dam
towards Rømø. Where sea and land meet endlessly.
We turn left towards the port city and further on the road,
where on either side of the road lies one beautiful farmhouse
after the other - in the typical burgundy red colors -
with white, impressive portals surrounding the front door
- which are often richly decorated with wooden carvings
and ornamental in beautiful oil paints.
Then we see the sign on the right hand side of the road.
At Else and Keld Bed and Breakfast. Horse boxes for
rent. Drawn back at the end of the dirt road, lies the old
Rømø farm with its 20 acres of mixed land laid out for
forest, horses pasture and pasture for the sheep, walking
around the farm.
Else opens the door - and with a huge smile, she welcomes
us. Nice you could come in - come in, come in.
I’ve made my best room ready for you. We are led up
the stairs and into the room which has an amazingly
beautiful view from a giant terrace facing the water, the
dam and the sheep grazing.
A cozy room with bed, table and seeting as well as a
nice bathroom. In the window sill, stands the most
beautiful little bouquet of wild owers. I have no doubt
that they are picked for us. And I’ll be happy. I must remember,
I think, to thank Else for the beautiful owers.
Breakfast is between 8 and 10 o’clock, Else smiles. You
are welcome to use our guest kitchen, which is located
next to the dining room and living room. And she asks
carefully if we want extra pillows.
Else sits down at breakfast and eats with us. It is cozy.
Else is nice. And it’s a fantastic breakfast table with everything
homemade. Buns, wheat bread, rye bread and
jam. And Else tells. Yes - I was actually born in Central
Jutland, and Keld and I have lived together for 12 years
in Copenhagen before we landed here on Rømø. In
Copenhagen, we were both trained as social educators.
The farm here has been owned by the Keld´s family
through ve generations - and everyone has been
farming and renting to tourists in various forms. Everything
from a room with das and shared bathroom
in the courtyard - to a real guest house with three daily
Today it is Bed and Breakfast with a served breakfast
and a communal kitchen for free use for all guests.
Every generation has added and improved something
over the years. We also did that, when we took
over from my mother-in-law. Actually, it was not at
all in the cards that we should come here to Romo.
We had established ourselves in Copenhagen.
But when it became known at some point that
my mother-in-law would sell the farm. Keld and I
agreed, that we would give life on Rømø a chance. It
didn’t feel right to sell the farm. We would give life
on Romø a try. So in 2001 we moved to Rømø with
our two girls of 4 and 5 years.
We started - as a new generation - to put our mark
on the house and the decor. I worked more than full
time with summer guests and projects.But winter
was coming. The guests returned home, and I felt a
bit empty after the rst winter.
Since I wanted to keep working as an educator, as
well as an hostess, the perfect combination has become
working as a substitute in a kindergarten in
Skærbæk, which is located on the mainland, in the
winter. Now I am a seasonal worker, t for summer
guests in the summer and kindergarten children in
the winter. That’s great, Else nishes.
We stand by the stairs, where the wall up to the rst
oor is adorned with all the family portraits and
pictures of the farm through the ages.
We have said goodbye to Else, but feels that there
is something I forgotten to say. I can’t think of that.
I even say it out loud to Else. There was something
important I wanted to tell you. But I have to go,
head-shaking forgetful, to the car. I can’t think of
what. When we cross the dam, the thought strikes
The owers - I forgot to thank Else for the owers...
Hos Else og Keld
Bed and breakfast
Cozy and homely with 7 double rooms -
some with private bath and toilet. Kitchen,
2 living rooms, quiet and green surroundings
as well as cozy nooks and patios.
Delicious breakfast with homemade bread.
You can bring your dog and your own horse.
3 large horse boxes and foals.
Havnebyvej 110, Kongsmark
Phone +45 74 75 51 06
Mobile +45 41 56 39 78
At Else og Keld on Rømø