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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...

Thank pariscity044
JariKor, General Manager at Metsakartano, responded to this review

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!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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!

Thank Bluesafrica
Elsah, Illinois
Reviewed 20 April 2016

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!!

Thank mooseygirl
JariKor, General Manager at Metsakartano, responded to this review

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!

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 15 April 2016

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...

Thank Clarice B
JariKor, General Manager at Metsakartano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are highly delighted to notice that you have enjoyed your stay here with us. No matter how beautiful the settings may be, it is the people who finally make your stay memorable and cosy, anyway.

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 14 April 2016

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...

Thank gageedgar
JariKor, Toimitusjohtaja at Metsakartano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was our pleasure to host you here. I am specially proud of our staff, who honestly want to give their best to make you feel home here. Next time you must come back in June or July to experience our lovely summertime!

Reviewed 13 April 2016

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...

Thank Katie S
JariKor, Toimitusjohtaja at Metsakartano, responded to this review

Thank you for your words. Nature is our passion! Here you can really get immersed in it. Yesterday we had a nice show of the Northern Lights again! So nice to hear that we have succeeded to provide such positive experiences in the nature to you. Warmly welcome back again!

Jarvenpaa, Finland
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Jarnajk
JariKor, Manager at Metsakartano, responded to this review

Nice to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Metsäkartano. Our team does their best to ensure you unforgettable moments any season. Warmly welcome to be our guest again!

Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 28 April 2015

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...

1Thank Shamio
JariKor, Johtaja at Metsakartano, responded to this review

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!

Flitwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2012

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...

1Thank mark c
Reviewed 18 August 2012

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...

1Thank Tinttutee

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The wondrous Metsakartano nature tourist centre is an all-year-around holiday, training, meeting & seminar and youth camp jamboree resort. It is a perfect location for families and vacationers seeking for peace, clean air and genuine nature surroundings for recuperation and activity programs in inhabited wilderness. It is surrounded by hilly forests, lakes and rivers. The exact location is nearby the Tiilikkajarvi national park within Kainuu and northern Carelia in the county of northern Savo, in the altitude of over 200 metres, just under 2 hours drive from Kuopio. Youth center Metsakartano offers top-class facilities and atmosphere in a stunning wilderness lakeside location. Metsakartano provides visitors with a wide range of activities from off-track skiing to jewel casting, as well as space and a place for thinking, creating and resting in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Metsakartano

Address: Metsaekartanontie 700, Rautavaara 73900, Finland
Region: Finland > Northern Savonia > Rautavaara
Price Range: $142 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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