In 1843, Tsar Nicholas I ordered a ranger’s lodge, complete with rooms for travellers, to be built. Over the decades, the building was transformed into the internationally renowned State Hotel Punkaharju, the oldest state hotel in the country. The hotel’s story now continues under the name Hotel Punkaharju.
Hotel Punkaharju boasts 11 unique and comfortable rooms, renovated in a way that pays homage to the hotel’s decades-long history and the beauty of the building and its natural surroundings. Our guests also have access to a lakeside sauna, the boat jetties, a tennis court, a beach, and a shop selling local products.
Our forest cabins are located in the vicinity of the hotel, nestled in the woods by Punkaharju ridge. These cabins, Finland’s oldest cottages designed as guesthouses, have been renovated to offer comfortable accommodation. Spending a night in any of these 12 rooms set amidst majestic pines, on a beautiful, protected peninsula, makes for a memorable experience.
Stroll through untouched nature, discover crystal-clear lakes and endless forests – this is what a holiday at Hapimag Resort Punkaharju looks like. The resort with its 39 bungalows is located directly on the banks of Lake Puruvesi and is so the ideal location for outdoor activities – whether you like cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, swimming or rowing, the surrounding area offers everything you need for your active holiday. Useful: kayaks, canoes, rowing boats, bicycles and cross-country equipment can be hired directly at the resort.
After an active day in the nature, recover yourself in the sauna – each bungalow has its own private sauna – or have an enjoyable dinner experience in the Kota restaurant.
Play area for children with table tennis, billiards, TV with DVD player. Playground, sports ground, barbecue area, beach sauna, laundry room.
The nearest train station is Punkaharju (10 km). Savonlinna airport is 45 km away, Joensuu airport 123 km and Helsinki airport 350 km.
Tynkkylän Lomaniemi is located on the shores of Pihlajavesi, Lake Saimaa, in the headland Mökinniemi, which is part of Vuoriniemi in Punkaharju. The place was settled already centuries ago when people lived in dim, chimneyless huts living off the bounty of nature and the pure waters of Lake Saimaa.
Lomaniemi continues to enjoy the same things, but its dwellings have evolved from the olden days. Luxurious villas with all the mod cons, not to mention the scenic environment, provide remarkable experiences. Indeed, the environment around Lomaniemi with its islands, headlands and bays is home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.
Kruunupuisto is a diversified centre for rehabilitation, well-being and holiday-making. It is a perfect destination for those who seek closeness to nature, tranquillity and peace. Kruunupuisto has a wide choice of rooms ranging from standard to superior. All rooms have a WC/shower, TV and telephone, and most rooms are also equipped with wireless Internet access. The choice of accommodation also includes comfortable suites, apartment rooms with a kitchenette, rooms for guests with pets and budget travellers. Some of the rooms have air conditioning. The room price includes breakfast and free use of the gym, sauna and spa pools The hotel and the rehabilitation centre also cater for guests who need assistance in their daily activities.
Holiday Resort Harjun Portti is an year-round destination in Punkaharju, 25 km from Savonlinna. The holiday village is right next to Finland's national landscape: The beautiful Punkaharju ridge. Our services in the peaceful cottage village of Punkaharju Resort includes café-restaurant, equipment rental, guided tours, guest harbour and many more services.
Well equipped, quality cottages and holiday apartments by lake Saimaa, all with own sauna. Cottages ranging from budget-friendly cottages in semi-detached houses to large holiday apartments with own pier and an amazing lake views. All cottages are located in Punkaharju Resort with excellent location: Majority of the area’s attractions (such as Waterpark Kesämaa, Art Manor Johanna Oras, Forest Museum Lusto), plenty of services and activities are all within short walking distance.
Retretti-train stop only 100m from the reception. Welcome to spend an active holiday with us!
Looking for a holiday in Eastern Finland with that country feel and taste? Welcome to Bed and Breakfast Hepokatti - to the cradle of originality.
Hepokatti upholds the holiday-making heritage of the old Mannila farm. Spend your summer holiday in a clean country ambiance, sleeping in a quaint room in the old barn or sheds. We offer lodging from May to August.
Hepokatti accommodates up to 30 persons. We also have a small camping site with space for 15 caravans as well as 15 tents.
We are located about 350 km from Helsinki, 32 km from Savonlinna, 132 km from Lapppeenranta and 8 km from Punkaharju village centre. Closest railway station is Lusto station (5 km) and nearest airport are Savonlinna (30 km) and Lappeenranta (132 km). For more information, kindly contact our staff. Welcome to spend your holiday in Punkaharju!
We offer year-round accommodation on our log cottages on the shores of lake Puruvesi. In the summer time we also have three atmospheric cottages with no electricity for rent. Two of these cottages are for four persons and one for six which is on an island near Savonlinna.
Each cottage has their own beach, small pier and a rowing boat. We also rent a motorboat.
Our year-round cottages with all the modern conveniences offer a relaxing holiday in the middle of nature. The crystal clear lake Puruvesi offers a great possibility for fishing year-round.
Holiday resort Naaranlahti is located in Punkaharju by Lake Puruvesi in Eastern Finland. The landscape of the resort is picturesque – beautiful and quiet. We provide accommodation, equipment rentals and fishing guiding.
On top of rest and relaxation you can do all kinds of activities in Naaranlahti holiday resort: the near by forests offer trekking and horseback riding possibilities, we also rent canoes, rowing and motor boats, fishing equipment, skiing equipment and snow mobiles
Putikko Estate (Putikon Hovi) is located amid blue lakes and magnificent Karelian forests of South Savo.
The estate occupies an area of 12.8 hectares where guests can enjoy boating, fishing, biking or horse riding around the local area, or just walking in the forest, picking mushrooms and berries, play badminton or table tennis, trampoline, barbeque, play guitar and sing around a campfire.
Of course, you can also experience a famous Finnish steam bath or old «savusauna» (smoke bath). Putikon Hovi has an interesting ethnographic collection of tools and other objects of the 19th-early 20th century. There is even a collection of retro Studebakers. The estate's art shop gallery houses works by Finnish artists and artisans (paintings, graphics, ceramics).
Choosing Putikon Hovi, you choose the first and by far the only estate in Northern Europe that received the Ecolabel of Nordic Swan (in 2010).