Ainola is beautifully preserved ans set in its own small woodland. Whilst not as quiet as when the Jean Sibelius himself lived there, it still has a tranquil feel to it and it is not difficult to imagine Jean working there, waiting for inspiration. The house is kept as it was when his wife died in the late 1960s, even his small bathroom is there with its shaving mirror on the wall. The guides to the house are very informative and very helpful. The small cafe on the site (not in the house itself) provides a chance for refreshment as well as a comfort stop.