75 north of Heinola. Lake Iso-Paljo 15 m (length 2 km, breadth 700 m), shallow water, firm sandy clay bottom. Own boat.
Wooden cabin 1972, renovated 2003, living room/kitchen convertible sofa for persons, 2 bedrooms 2 beds in each, wardrobe, washing room, dressing room, sauna, open veranda. Holiday cottages have been rented on Rantala Farm over 40 years. The farm is located within walking distance of the cottage, making it easy for guests to get acquainted with the everyday life of the farm or just drop in for a chat. The comfortable cottage is ideal for both families with children and older holidaymakers.
Rantala Farm cultivates cereals and caraway seeds, some of the fields being scenic rather than productive. Forestry being important to the farmer, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to roam the forests or make use of the logging roads or trails for walks and backpacking. Wild berries and mushrooms can be freely gathered in the forest and the Rantala area is rich in this natural produce. There is a village society tepee on the farm’s land where guests are free to go to roast sausages or brew coffee over an open fire. The Vuorenkylä nature trail with its splendid scenery is also well worth a visit!
In winter there are 2-8 km long maintained ski trails along which it is possible to reach Purnuvuori Ski Resort. At Purnu you can experience the exhilarating speed of downhill skiing and also dine on Purnu’s famous vendace! It is also easy to reach the national snowmobile trail network from the cottage: Rantala Farm rents out a snowmobile to guests.
The Juurlahti cottage is also known as “The Cobbler’s” because here the village cobbler used to live with his family, making sure the villagers were well-shod. The cottage yard area receives evening sunshine and the swimming shore deepens suitably gently. There is a rowing boat on the shore in which guests can go fishing for fat perch near the small island, then return to the shore to grill the fish on a wood-burning grill. The Juurlahti cottage has a garden swing; its terrace has a table and a set of chairs, as well as two sun chairs.
Right next to the cottage there is excellent berry and mushroom picking terrain, which is also ideal for rambling in general. Come and enjoy the heat in a cottage sauna with a traditional wood-burning stove. We at Rantala Farm want you to enjoy your holiday and we are ready and willing to assist you to achieve this. Snowmobile routes.
Electric power point for the car. Hair dryer. Hartola golf course 24 km, Lahti 105 km.