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Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara 73900 Finland
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Metsäkartano is a Youth Centre and a Nature Holiday Resort. It combines pure Finnish nature with memorable experiences and activities all year round. We bring groups together and support sustainable green values. As one of the nine Finnish Youth Centres, Metsäkartano is located in the heart of the Finnish Lakeland, only 1,5 hours from central Kuopio.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Beach
Archery
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Yoga room
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Hiking
Ski rentals
Skiing
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish

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Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara 73900 Finland
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Kuopio Airport75 kmSee all flights
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pariscity044 wrote a review Aug 2016
Oulu, Finland43 contributions30 helpful votes
This accommodation place is located in the middle of nowhere. Therefor peaceful and nature all around. We were staying in the big cottage "Karpalo" which is having 3 bedrooms downstairs, kitchen, living room and sauna. Possible to accommodate upstairs as well. Very nice cottage beside the lake. Very cosy. Pets were with us, pet-friendly accommodation. Good paths to walk outside with dogs.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from JariKor, General Manager at Metsäkartano
Responded 16 Aug 2016
Thank you for your visit and review. Our guests have valued the "Marjamaa" apartments just because their cozyness, own saunas and roomy space for longer stay with friends. We welcome pet-owners in most of our accommodation. Nice that you have enjoyed your time in the nature with your furry friends!
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Bluesafrica wrote a review Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom29 contributions39 helpful votes
We have been visiting for lunch and Sunday pleasure walks. The lunch is a buffet type. All cooked fresh in their own kitchen from local produce. The place has a very friendly staff and for the normal 12,-euro you will get a very enjoyable lunch!
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Date of stay: July 2016
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mooseygirl wrote a review Apr 2016
Elsah, Illinois80 contributions39 helpful votes
I am a professor and I brought my students here for 2 weeks. The food, facilities, staff, and activities were all excellent. We were treated very well and we felt like family during our stay. The staff made every aspect of our time there remarkable. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Response from JariKor, General Manager at Metsäkartano
Responded 21 Apr 2016
Warmest thanks, it was a pure joy to work with a team like you. Your heart-warming comments positively encourage us to strive for still higher quality of services. Looking forward to seeing you here again!
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Clarice B wrote a review Apr 2016
Turku, Finland2 contributions
I came with a group from my school and at once was impressed by the beautiful surroundings. The forest and lake are wonderful, and staying here is quiet, serene and rejuvenating! We were led in many fun activities. All of the staff members we encountered were kind, helpful, fun, lighthearted and genuinely good people. I will cherish the time spent here and would recommend this place to anyone looking for fun, relaxation and to spend quality time with the people they are with and outside in nature.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Response from JariKor, General Manager at Metsäkartano
Responded 17 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review. We are highly delighted to notice that you have enjoyed your stay here with us. No matter how beautiful the settings may be, it is the people who finally make your stay memorable and cosy, anyway.
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gageedgar wrote a review Apr 2016
Turku, Finland1 contribution
I was here for two weeks during an abroad program from the United States and enjoyed every minute of my time here. The staff is excellent; they prepared our activities to the greatest extend and made us feel at home. The food is excellent. The location is beautiful. It's a very nice place to do anything outdoors. Would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from JariKor, Toimitusjohtaja at Metsäkartano
Responded 15 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review! It was our pleasure to host you here. I am specially proud of our staff, who honestly want to give their best to make you feel home here. Next time you must come back in June or July to experience our lovely summertime!
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Katie S wrote a review Apr 2016
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I spent two weeks here for a study abroad program with my class and absolutely loved it! It was my favorite place. Everyone was so loving and selfless. I learned so much about nature and learned to really appreciate it. It has a very homey feeling that made it so easy for my peers and I to fit right in with the guides that spent two weeks with us. We also got to witness the Northern Lights, which was the highlight of our time there. I loved every minute of it and would love to come back some time.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Response from JariKor, Toimitusjohtaja at Metsäkartano
Responded 15 Apr 2016
Thank you for your words. Nature is our passion! Here you can really get immersed in it. Yesterday we had a nice show of the Northern Lights again! So nice to hear that we have succeeded to provide such positive experiences in the nature to you. Warmly welcome back again!
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Jarnajk wrote a review Feb 2016
Jarvenpaa, Finland86 contributions7 helpful votes
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The best place for family vacation in Finland! Food is excellent and service also. If you enjoy outdoor activities, this is the place to be! Been there two times in winter with my family and we all adore the place. The peace and quiet and beautiful setting is for ultmate relaxation. Metsäkartano offer massages and sauna.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from JariKor, Manager at Metsäkartano
Responded 28 Feb 2016
Nice to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Metsäkartano. Our team does their best to ensure you unforgettable moments any season. Warmly welcome to be our guest again!
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Ene wrote a review Apr 2015
Tallinn, Estonia97 contributions52 helpful votes
It's perfect place for any nature lover. You don't have to worry about people blasting their music or huge festival taking place on the other shore of the lake. It is just in the middle of nowhere and it's the best sport for it! We went there since they are our partners and we wanted to find out more, how they arrange their activities etc but I'm pretty sure, I will return there. I don't care it's 9h away (on the sea + on the land) away! So, what calls me back? - beautiful nature! There's possibility to go and hike, to swim but also just to enjoy - smell! Honestly, I love the smell of the wood and it was everywhere! - beautiful buildings. Of course, it's not the most important when looking for a place to stay but in this case it just adds up. Everything was in order, cozy and just ideal. - lots of activities. Although I didn't get to experience much because of the nature of my visit, I can already imagine what I could do, when I go there. - food. Oh god, the food. Yummy! I would highly suggest this place for different events: from summer camps to holiday with friends, from work event to just relaxing all by yourself.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from JariKor, Johtaja at Metsäkartano
Responded 5 May 2015
Thank you for your very kind words. It was our pleasure to host you here. We are very happy to hear that you have noticed our efforts concerning the environment, the settings and the home made food. We hope to see you here agin in the future!
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mark c wrote a review Aug 2012
Flitwick, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
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Finland isn't a place that naturally springs to mind when planning a summer trip for secondary students from England. What a massive mistake - the country is beautiful and Metsakartano, magnificent! 'Land of a thousand lakes' pales into insignificance when you realise the actual number is in the hundred thousands. Endless pine forests, wonderful wildlife and lovely people, our stay was an experience none of us will, or would ever care to, forget. Metsakartano is set on a promontory surrounded by sandy beaches and stunning lakes. We slept in 'home-comfort' accommodation, ate like kings and partook in activities ranging from archery and t-shirt printing to mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. The highlight for me was sitting in near-perfect, midnight daylight, eating fresh salmon fillets cooked on wooden slabs around an open fire before alternating between sitting in the huge outdoor sauna and leaping into the freezing lake. The centre is beautiful and the staff fantastic and I can't recommend them highly enough. Nothing was too much bother and I can't wait to go back to experience the deep snow and endless nights. I thoroughly recommend this establishment. Thank you Metsakartano - you are magnificent. Mark Cronin - Principal, Barnfield Studio School.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Tinttutee wrote a review Aug 2012
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I have visited Metsäkartano several times with three kids, both summer and winter time. E.g. two memorable Christmas times. It is easy to stay there with kids in a safe environment. Kids like to be there because there is all the time something interesting for them to do. The new play ground area and other outdoor games were nice extra this summer. Children also enjoy nice peaceful beach to swim and play. It has been easy to introduce kids to outdoor activities like canoing, hiking, fresbee golf, snowshoing. We will certainly keep on coming back there again and again.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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US$76 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Metsäkartano
What are some of the property amenities at Metsäkartano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Metsäkartano?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Metsäkartano?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Metsäkartano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Metsäkartano?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and a yoga room during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Metsäkartano?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Metsäkartano offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Metsäkartano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.
Is Metsäkartano accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.