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Metsäkartano

Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara 73900 Finland
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My favorite piece in the cafeteria!
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the lake
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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Rautavaara
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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
Room features
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish

Location

Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara 73900 Finland
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Kuopio Airport
74.7 km
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Claire C wrote a review Mar 2023
71 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a place difficult to describe! It's so calm, peaceful, lovely and offers a great variety of activities. The staff is very friendly and helpful with whatever you ask. I loved the food as well. Don't forget to visit the gift shop which has local crafts. The rooms are so cute! very warm although -20 outside. It feels like home!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: try the sauna!
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JyrkiBerlin_Germany wrote a review Aug 2012
Verona, Italy13 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place with beutiful location in the lake area some 7 km from the next building where you can enjoy nature activities, sauna and local kitchen. I was there in March and did snowshoing, X country skiing, yoga & other great stuff in and outdoors.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go for the apartments!
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Liisa_Eskelinen wrote a review Jun 2012
Helsinki, Finland29 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Metsäkartano is located in eastern Finland, in the middle of lakes and forests. As I celebrated my friend's wedding there a few weeks ago in the middle of May, I could also enjoy the peace and quiet at the same time.

With wooden buildings and beautiful surroundings, Metsäkartano is an ideal place for a theme wedding or other celebration, for a group travel or just for relaxing time with someone - or even alone. Big cabins, basic "wilderness hotel" rooms with shower and also a camping site are available. Rooms have a common living room area with a tv and a kitchenette. Breakfast with local treats (including for example Karelian pies) is available in the main building, as well as other meals depending on the service package bought.

I recommend this place for people who want to spend time in the Finnish nature with some comfort. I would imagine this place offers something special for foreign visitors!
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pariscity044 wrote a review Aug 2016
Oulu, Finland43 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ene wrote a review Apr 2015
Tallinn, Estonia97 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The houses we stayed in were tremendous, the grounds were exquisite, the staff were extremely...
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Tinttutee wrote a review Aug 2012
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kasakka wrote a review Nov 2011
Harz67 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It takes a while to get there, but its worth every minute! This center is placed on a beautiful spot: a big lake, forrets everywhere an a lot of activities to choose from. My house had an own kitchen, nice living room with sea view and even a private wooden heated sauna!

The food, served in the main building, was delicious. I recharged my batteries during walking though the woods, sitting at the lake or meeting other people. I really enjoyed every minute of my, much too short stay.

I will defenitly come back! Thanks a lot for everything!
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Marjamaa holiday apartments: Appartment Cranberry
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mooseygirl wrote a review Apr 2016
Elsah, Illinois80 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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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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Claire C wrote a tip Mar 2023
71 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"try the sauna!"
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gageedgar wrote a tip Apr 2016
Turku, Finland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They're all the same"
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mark c wrote a tip Aug 2012
Flitwick, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The houses we stayed in were tremendous, the grounds were exquisite, the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, the activities magical and the experience - unforgettable."
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JyrkiBerlin_Germany wrote a tip Aug 2012
Verona, Italy13 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the apartments!"
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Kasakka wrote a tip Nov 2011
Harz67 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Marjamaa holiday apartments: Appartment Cranberry"
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PRICE RANGE
€109 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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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.