WHO WE ARE - Families and owners
The owners are Anni and Jarno Korhonen.
The Guesthouse 'Majatalo Puukarin Pysäkki' rests in the Valtimo council
nestled between northern tree covered hills. In addition to the
beautiful log-built main building, there are also the Pihapirtti cabin
and Vierastalo Rinteelä cabin. The guesthouse sleeps 20+6 people.
Downstairs in the main building, a warm sauna and an exotic bath barrel
always welcome guests to relax a little. The smoke sauna and the sturdy
log cabin sauna are warmed up for the guests upon request.The eatery
Pysäkin Pirtti offers seating for 40-60 people.The surrounding nature
spreads out beautifully right before your eyes from on top of the
Paalajanvaara hill's lookout spot.
The food Puukarin Pysäkki serves is prepared making the most of the
Karelian cooking traditions. They use organic ingredients and prefer
home-grown products. They have been rewarded many times for their
The owners of Laitalan Lomat are Henna and Pasi Nevalainen. Laitalan
Lomat Countryside Holidays offers accommodation, food and various
program services. They have accommodation for 35 people during winter
and 60 in summer. In addition, the enterprise is popular for family
celebrations and camping venues. Dining takes place in the Main Log
House (first built in the early 1900’s). The Log House seats for 80
people plus in the summer the covered front terrace offers 20 more
seats, total 100 customers can have feasts in the house. Evening snacks
may be offered at the Dancing Pavilion or in kota (wooden teepee).
Laitalan Lomat is best known for their lovely pets, reindeers! During
summer they offer visits to their reindeer farm and in winter reindeer
sleigh rides by own reindeers.
The owner of Pihlajapuu is Äksyt Ämmät Ltd., Minna Murtonen.
Guest House Rowan Tree (Pihlajapuu) is a traditional log house which
used to be a village school but has now been lovingly renovated for it's
new purpose, welcoming international visitors. There are ten bedrooms,
seven rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs, and bed places up to
fifteen persons. There are lounges and balconies as well as a Finnish
sauna heated with a log fire. The kitchen provides fresh local food.
Rowan Tree is hosting holidays and tours around the year. Hiking,
biking, canoeing, skiing and snowshoeing are the main activities! The
owners of the house have many times been rewarded for their initiative
work in travel business and environmental protection.
The owner of Männikkölän Pirtti is Ritva Ryttyläinen. Männikkölän
Pirtti offers banquet and catering services for special events at
customer’s home or at their own cosy house Männikkölän Pirtti. They have
bed places for 8 persons in the house across the yard. Männikkölän
Pirtti’s ambient and pleasant dining facilities offer a comfortable
setting and atmosphere for meetings, conventions and family festivities.
Karelian food is prepared from locally raised ingredients. Männikkölän
Pirtti is well-know for its delicious Karelian pies.