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Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Aksyt Ammat Oy

Salmenkylaentie 81, Nurmes 75500 Finland
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Nurmes
The traditional log house used to be a village school but has now been lovingly renovated for it's new purpose, welcoming international visitors. We have ten bedrooms, seven rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs, and can accommodate up to fifteen persons. There are lounges and balconies as well as a Finnish sauna heated with a log fire. Our kitchen provides fresh local food.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Ski rentals
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Salmenkylaentie 81, Nurmes 75500 Finland
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Kuopio Airport80 kmSee all flights
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karza wrote a review Jul 2021
Helsinki, Finland43 contributions42 helpful votes
In the guest house categories Pihlajapuu is a solid choice. Minna the hostess makes sure you enjoy and they cook nice traditional fresh food. We liked especially the canoeing arrangements ie 3 days of paddling. Very well arranged and easy to enjoy. Only disadvantage is poor sound insulation but that’s common in accommodations like this.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Agneta M wrote a review Mar 2019
Edmonton, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time on our ski week with Minna, and highly recommend it. The skiing was relatively easy, the guides were great, and the food was outstanding. it was a great Karelian experience which gave us a good feel for the area. We enjoyed the whole week immensely and recommend it to anyone wanting a nordic winter vacation.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
jesmai76 wrote a review Jan 2018
Berlin, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
I've booked a women group travel over New year's eve in Minna's guest house and it was excellent! Minna is a lovely, warm-hearted, funny and relaxed host. The place is a house with history, with oven and sofa places for cuddling up during the winter hours and not to forget about the daily sauna sessions. Minna's program included playing Kykkää, cross-country skiing, hiking, snow-shoe hiking, visiting Nurmes and Kali national park, archery, smoke sauna with camp-fire barn, small Finnish lessons and serving every day more than mouth-watering, excellent Finnish-Karelian food! Her summer tour offer has now landed on my travel list for next year. Kiitos - Missä Minna!!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Louis L wrote a review Mar 2017
Westbury, Wiltshire339 contributions69 helpful votes
We were on a Ski tour organized by the propietress, Minna, and booked to stay at her guest house for 2 days prior to the start of the tour. The tour also included this guest house as the third of four such places when we arrived from the north, via a 28 km route from Guesthouse Laitalan Lomat. This reviews both the Guest House and the ski tour. The house was the largest of those at which we stayed and accommodated all 14 of the tour participants in the main building. The accommodation is next to a large sports hall, also owned by Minna, in which the skis can be stored and prepared. Minna herself lives across the adjacent lake where on one evening we all went for a traditional smoke sauna, considered by the Finns to be a luxury, though we found the optional dips in the ice hole not to be something for which we would otherwise volunteer! Whilst some were participating in the sauna the remainder gathered around the fire in the Kota where the local salmon like fish was being smoked for our dinner back in the main accommodation. Again, food was locally sourced and traditional. A nice feature was the plentiful supply of fresh fruit. The main house has a very large sitting and dining room with a large number of very comfortable sofas and armchairs, much appreciated after our 28 kilometre trek. There was also a sauna and we also took up the option of a 30 minute each massage, also something very much appreciated after a number of days of ski-trekking. Our bedroom was upstairs, again with shared toilets and shower facilities. Our bedroom was large, although the sloping ceiling on my side of the bed was challenging. The room had plenty of storage space. The Wifi signal was strong in all areas of the house. We had arrived two days before the beginning of or planned ski tour. There are no permanent prepared skip tracks in the vicinity, but Minna (or rather her husband) created two routes for us, with Minna accompanying us on the first day (we suspect to ensure we were safe!) but leaving us to follow the tracks laid that morning on our second day. Which leads nicely to the ski tour. We were part of a multinational group of 13 participants. We spent two nights at each Guest House, except the last where we were for one night. Luggage was transported for us between the guest houses whilst we followed a freshly prepared track. A guide, Janni, led at the front with Mina bringing up the rear and all able to travel at their own place. Long days were interspersed with short local days, and the long days had a stop int he middle. For us who were used to the wide prepared classic ski tracks of the large resorts some of the narrow tracks were a challenge, but as we were under no time pressure we felt able to progress with care! The guest houses on the route are reviewed elsewhere but had in common a very welcoming hostess (for some reason never a host), locally sourced food and traditional meals. All in all an excellent tour includinging extremely welcoming guest houses.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
drroxburgh wrote a review Mar 2017
Nurmes, Finland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 2 nights here as part of a week's ski tour organised by our excellent hostess and guide, Minna - Cross country skiing from guesthouse to guest house ( also Nature Travels Cross country skiing in Western Karelia). The old schoolhouse is charming and comfortable, spotlessly clean with excellent food and comfortable chairs to relax in. We particularly enjoyed the experience of the smoke sauna across the frozen lake. The week's skiing was varied crossing fields,pine forests and lakes. Some days were strenuous but not too much with the option of a sauna at the end of every day. All the guest houses were good and varied. The food was delicious everywhere . Minna and Yanni are excellent hosts and considerate patient guides for less than perfect skiers from the far side of the world.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$46 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FinlandNorth KareliaNurmes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy
What are some of the property amenities at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy have airport transportation?
Yes, Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Haikolan talo (14.3 km) and Wood Nurmes and the Old Market Town (10.3 km).
Is Majatalo Pihlajapuu / Äksyt Ämmät Oy accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.