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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.…
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.