75 km north from Heinola, Lake Iso-Paljojärvi 23 m (length 2 km, width of 700 m), hard, gently deepening, sandy clay bottom, own boat.
Log cabin 2012, kitchen-living room: sofa bed for two, bedroom with double bed, bedroom with 2 beds, sauna, bathroom, dressing room, terrace.
Woodshed / garbage shed. Kuikanranta is a spacious and elegant villa in Hartola (kuikka = black-throated diver).
General: 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.
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 local 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 sun shines on Kuikanranta yard almost all day round. Using the rowing boat, guests can fish for perch near the small island, then roast the catch on the wood-burning grill on the shore. 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.
Hair dryer. Hartola golf course 24 km. Outside power point for the car. Lahti 105 km.