The Hirsniemi cabins named after animals bring their guests into the true forest life on the shore of a sandy lake. In this beautiful landscape you can have a break with your family or with a bigger party divided into separate cabins.
The reservations and maintenance of the Verla cottages and cabins is managed by Repovalkea Oy. The cottages and cabins are owned and operated by UPM-Kymmene Oyj. The destinations are part of the World Heritage Site.
The cabin type, the yard and the beach
It is a recently renovated, 25-quare-meter cabin for 3-4 people with an open main room and a kitchenette. The yard is mainly pine forest.
The Orava cabin has no private beach, but a path leads to the common campfire place on a shallow sandy beach.
The four cabins of Hirsniemi are located about half a kilometer from the Mill Museum on a quiet peninsula. The cabins are accessible by car.
Each cabin is individually marked on the peninsula itself, but finding the right intersection in the museum area requires attention.
You can find the location of Hirsniemi on Google maps and a picture of the intersection on Google Street View.
The Orava and Saukko cabins are furthest in the forest and when booked together, form a nice combination. The distance between the two cabin is 45-50 meters.
- equipped for 4 people
- hot plates
- coffee maker
- cutlery and tableware for 4 people
- bunk beds (including mattresses, blankets and pillows)
- running water
- composting dry toilet
Note: Bed linen and towels are not included. Remember to bring your own.
Reservation and use
The cottage can only be booked online and the reservation process begins by clicking the “Reserve” button under the main image. If you'd like to book more than one cottage at a time, go to checkout once all of them have been added to your shopping basket.
The cottage is at your disposal from 15 o’clock on the arrival date to 11 o’clock on the day of departure. You may go to the cottage only during the reservation period.
The sauna and sauna shifts
The Hirsniemi cottages share a lakeside sauna. One sauna bathing turn per day is included in the reservation. You may book your turn online in advance. You will receive further details about booking the sauna on the reservation confirmation email.
Tip: The Arkko cottage has its own wood-heated lakeside sauna.
Further details on how to pick up the keys are provided in the booking confirmation. The keys are in a key box at the cottage. A valid PIN code to the key box will be sent to the customer via text message to the number provided by the customer during the reservation process up to two hours before the start of the rental period.
The customer is responsible for the key throughout the time of reservation. The key must be returned at the end of the reservation to the same key box from where it was taken. Compensation for a non-returned key is charged as per the terms.
Cleanliness, final cleaning and garbage.
The customer is responsible for the cleanliness of the rental property, its yard and related services. The cottage must be carefully cleaned after use so that it’s nice and ready for the next guest to arrive to Verla. Biodegradable waste can go into the dry toilet and mixed waste can be disposed of in a sealed plastic bag in the waste container by the road leading to the Hirsniemi peninsula.
The final cleaning can also be purchased as a service at the time of booking. If the property is left un-cleaned, full cleaning costs will be charged from the customer (see terms).
House-trained dogs are allowed in the cottage. The owner must make sure the beds are properly protected if the dog likes to sleep on the bed. During the final cleaning special attention must be paid to the cleaning of the bedding and the rugs to get the dog hairs out as thoroughly as possible.
Dogs must always be kept on a leash when outdoors. If dogs relieve themselves in the yard, the waste must be picked up and transported further into the forest and out of sight and people’s feet.
Please specify the dog breed and size when making the booking. Remember also to check the terms for pets before booking.
If you would like more peace and quiet for your dog, the Saukko cottage is the furthest in the forest.
The customer making the reservation is fully responsible for the entire cottage and also for their friends. Please check out the terms before booking.