Guest House Puukarin Pysakki
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Guest House Puukarin Pysakki

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5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Valtimo
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, German
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Skiing
Fishing
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Allergy-free room
Private beach
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

Kajaanintie 844, Valtimo 75700 Finland
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Getting there
Kajaani Airport
78.2 km
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1 Attraction
within 10 kilometers
26Reviews0Q+A1Room tip

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Anna B wrote a review Mar 2022
Helsinki, Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure to stay at this extraordinary b&b for two nights as part of a skiing trip organised by Aksyt Ammat travel agency.

On Finland, it's for some reason very rare to come by authentic Karelian food. This place has it all from tasty pies to the traditional meat stew and yummy home made jams, all of course organic and from the local farmers/hunters. The sauna was absolutely amazing, and I really appreciated the attention to detail, such as the candles and the nice soaps and shampoos.

The rooms are quite basic but clean and comfy. With the cold winter temperatures, I wouldn't have minded a warmer duvet though.

The hostess Anni and her entire family made us feel very welcome. I'm definitely visiting Puukarin Pysäkki again!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There's a train connection from Helsinki to Nurmes, and from Nurmes you can book on advance...
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Minna-Maarit Jaskari wrote a review Aug 2022
Vaasa, Finland
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pearl! Needed a quick stay with dogs when driving from North and found the place by chance. Very good customer service and excellent food. The food is all local and ecological. A lot of wild herbs are used. The taste is amazing.
We had a room where we could have dogs. Lots of space. Easy to walk the dogs.
There was a possibility to try traditional saunas as well, this time we didn't try those.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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HelsinkiNorthernstar wrote a review Jul 2013
Helsinki
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I haven't spent a night here but I came for late lunch and the food won so many restaurants. The ingredients they use are organic and most of them grown in their own back yard. One of the best meals I have ever had!
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Date of stay: July 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lumihiutale wrote a review Aug 2016
Turku, Finland
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This guesthouse is unique experience at least to all foreigners, maybe more like visiting your grandparents at the countryside if your origins are in Finland. We chose to stay here to support small businesses and organic farming. Maybe the best way to describe this experience would be to say that it was a bit of this and that and then some.

If you are charmed by a relaxed style, personal service, old farm housing, mixing old with new and open to experience traditional Finnish food then Puukarin Pysäkki could be a place for you. For us as we have travelled all around the world also in good number of B&B's the overall rating can be only 3*. The accommodation absolutely can be categorized as local and authentic, but at the same time it lacks structure and certain standards which are more strictly followed in the accommodation business in other countries. It was easy to see how a systematic spruce up could change the experience to be better for the guests.

Like others have mentioned, the service is personal and flexible based on whatever the guests needs are. The hostess is on premises all day long for any questions the guests may have. We stayed with bed and breakfast, some other guests had half- or full board. The food here is definitely an experience as different edible plants from the nature are offered as part of each serving and the dish of the day is whatever is in season at the moment. Breakfast was based on porridge and bread with coffee or tea. Due to early morning schedule we got our breakfast plate to our room already in the previous evening.

Our room was actually not a room but a private single room cabin called Pihapirtti, where we had a small kitchenette, shower, wc, bunk beds, a couple of tables with several chairs and flat screen TV with local channels. Privacy with own access to come and go was good, apart from the children's play area 5 meters from the building. While the charm of this and that may work for others, we noticed for example the worn out kitchen equipment, broken curtains and fixed furniture which had seen their best days. The beds had thin mattressess on top of wooden solid base which together didn't do good for sleep quality. There were windows without curtains and others with simple white fabric which in Finland it means bright light all night long straight to your bed. For an accommodation business ensuring sleep quality should be the first priority but to us it did not look like it. A wireless network connection was available for each accommodation building and ours worked high-speed without any issues.
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Date of stay: August 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ara77 wrote a review Apr 2015
Vantaa, Finland
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This may be a nice Karelian experience to foreigners, but for us staying overnight it was a real dissappointment.

The room was dirty: Old squished mosquitos on wallpapers and bread in the thrashcan. About the sheets - i dont want to know. Furthermore the room door was open when we arrived, and there was some other customer sitting on our bed with his dirty clothes.

Don't bother to pay for the sauna - it hasn't probably been cleaned up for many years. Hair everywhere and ants running on floor. Disqusting.

The dinner and breakfast was ok, fresh traditional food and nothing to complain.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maijis wrote a review Apr 2015
Turku, Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We celebrated our birthdays at Puukarin Pysäkki. All guests had a sauna and dinner, some of us stayed over night.
First we were warmly welcomed by the hostess of the place and she showed the way to sauna where we found not only a basket full of cold, organic beer and cider, but also all different kinds of healing herbs and home made sauna cosmetics that we could use. We were pampering ourselves in sauna with honey masks, herbs and birch leave and salt foot baths. It was a very pleasant start of the evening.

Dinner started with a glass of organic sparkling wine and was followed by a great variety of starters, such as different seasonal salads, fishes and unique, traditional rye pastries.
Main course inclued braised turnip, roasted potatos, beatroot and super tasty whitefish with herbs (just to mention few dishes, as there were plenty!). Horseradish mayonnaise was giving a kick to a fish and veggies and the usage of herbs made the dinner spectacular. All the ingredients were fresh, organic and pure. Riesling, that hostess was recommending with the food, was a great choice! As the occasion was birthday, we had a huge cake with lingonberries and caramel as a dessert. It was tasty, original and delicious too.
All in all, the dinner was probably the best I´ve ever had. Service was great, warmhearted and professional. The lucky ones who spent the night at Puukari, experienced the breakfast too. Home made granola, oat porridge, seabuckthorn-berry kissel, organic yogurt, fresh coffee, rye bread and again those herbs! I had my yogurt with dried nettles. Yummy!
The food is certainly the key thing why to come to Puukarin Pysäkki. It is served with Karelian style, so you wont leave the place hungry:) The cozyness of the guest house and great service together with the unique location offers you a memorable experience!
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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 with friends
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Kummiseta wrote a review Oct 2017
Vantaa, Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Middle In the North Karelian nature you can find Puukarin Pysäkki. Exellent choise to stay in your path to Lappland or back. I believe that once you have visited and enjoyed great food and nature next time you will not past without stoping. At least that is our experience. So we are falling love to Puukarin Pysäkki.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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marty579 wrote a review Aug 2016
Cecina, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night here in June. We arrived in the evening. We were very tired after a long day of trekking in Koli National Park (beautiful). Anni was very kind. She told us about her organic farm and showed us every rooms of the wooden house: so nice and clean! Then, she allowed us to use the sauna. It was our first finnish sauna! She gave some precious advices before! Sauna experience was very relaxing and regenerating. After that we spent most of the night sitting in front of the big window watching the wild forest and the sky. Summer finnish nights are very fascinating. Atmosphere was so romantic. Breakfast was lovely: beautiful location (we can see the lake through the window) and biological food. It was a very very nice experience. And thank you Anni!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lovethailand100 wrote a review Apr 2015
Lempäälä
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect hide away to relax and enjoy nature. Exellent organic food from owners farm. Lovely accomodation in Pihapirtti where also our pets were wellcome. The high light of our visit was traditional sauna (savusauna) and a dip in to the ice cold lake.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rosalind W wrote a review Aug 2018
Winchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner is a lovely lady who cooked us amazing traditional Karelian food - everything was locally sourced and home made, from fish from the river, berries from the forest etc. The bread was freshly baked in their wood burning oven and she even made homemade beer and strawberry drink for the kids. We stayed in a very spacious log cabin next to the house complete with elk antlers. The location was very convenient - just off the road going north to Hossa National Park. Views from the house of countryside and lake. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anna B wrote a tip Mar 2022
Helsinki, Finland20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's a train connection from Helsinki to Nurmes, and from Nurmes you can book on advance public transport called Katuri, which is much cheaper than a taxi (about 80€ "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guest House Puukarin Pysakki
What are some of the property amenities at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Guest House Puukarin Pysakki have airport transportation?
Yes, Guest House Puukarin Pysakki offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guest House Puukarin Pysakki?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Finnish.
Is Guest House Puukarin Pysakki accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.