The most affordable ski resort Ellivuori is located 10 km from the city of Sastamala. From Tampere go 54 km to the south-east. Relatively small hotels are built here, but each of them has its own zest. This is a great place for a family holiday. Restaurants are ready to offer the most diverse menu, so you do not have to think about the organization of food.
In addition to ski fun, the city has interesting sights. Among them:
- the first Finnish two-tower church built in 1855;
- Kotojärvi Tractor and Machinery Museum;
- Finnish Book Museum;
- The church of St. Olaf (1506-1516 years of construction) – active.
Where to stay?
Since 1964 (the time of the foundation of the resort), local hotels have been improving in the development of interior concepts and attracting tourists due to their own authenticity.
39 km from Tampere in Sastamala is a budget and cosy hostel Jonnan huone Ellivuoressa. It is called capsule, but this is not quite the right definition. All rooms are separate, with private facilities. It is possible to heat food in the microwave. This double room has 2 single beds. For an additional fee, they can add another bed for a child, although this nuance is not provided for by the living conditions. They are allowed here with pets. Free parking is available on site. Meals can be arranged by the à la carte restaurant. Guests can relax with a drink at the bar. The relaxation area is decorated in an eclectic style, combining rustic motifs with modern motifs. In winter, lovers of ski slopes, cross-country trails come here, and in summer guests can relax on the beach. You can also go to Sastamala (10 km) to see the city and its attractions: ancient temples built in different architectural styles.
“Beautiful oasis in the middle of the wild” Mikka, Finland
Featuring a bar and a terrace, Rooms at Ellivuori is located in Ellivuori. At the entrance to the reception, guests are greeted by a statue of a Viking warrior. Double rooms with extra beds are available. Rooms overlook the garden. The hotel has a library, a small exhibition of Finnish folk crafts and Viking history. The interiors are decorated in an authentic style, combining natural and modern finishing materials. They elegantly combine wood, leather, textiles, glass and stone. Around the hotel there are wooden idols, saunas, made in the style of the traditions of the ancient Vikings. One is made of wood, the second of stone. Here everything reminds of the culture of ferocious northern warriors. For their modern followers equipped with a gym.
“Clean and comfortable hotel. Breakfast is served on massive wooden tables and long benches are available. I note a very good location. Not far from the beach. Pirunvuori and the ski lift can be reached on foot. highly recommend to visit here» Satu-hannele, Finland
Two-storey villa is located in Sastamala almost on the shore of Lake Rautavesi. It offers rooms with views of natural attractions: pond, garden, picturesque patio. Pirunvuori Mountain is 1.3 km away and the ski lift is 1.2 km away. A restaurant is 100 metres from the hotel. But guests can take care of the cooking themselves. The living room has a well-equipped kitchen and a full set of utensils. In the evenings, guests can enjoy a heated sauna, barbecue facilities and spacious terraces for relaxation. A children’s playground is available on site. In summer, the owner can rent bicycles. A tennis court and a fitness centre are within walking distance. On the shore of the lake there is a private beach. You can kayak. A golf course is 3 km away. A mini golf is available on site at an additional cost. In winter, you can take skis for walking or joging.
“Everything went exactly as we planned. We were met by a very attentive owner of Villa Kimmo, checked us in and invited us to the sauna. The evening was great! We rested on our balcony and watched as deer came from the forest to the villa. Charming and unforgettable sight!”
Another unique in authenticity and location of the hotel complex is located in the middle of forest lakes. It offers comfortable rooms decorated in an individual style. It is desirable to include breakfast in the payment for accommodation. So you can try countless dishes made with local products. The restaurant serves an à la carte restaurant for lunch and dinner. The bar offers an excellent cocktail menu and entertainment on weekends. In summer, minigolf, bowling, jeeping are organized for guests. Bicycles, canoes, various sports equipment are available for hire. Ellivwori Ski Centre is within walking distance. On the territory of the hotel there are several saunas, barbecue areas, a private beach.
“Clean, warm, tastefully furnished room. the staff is not intrusive, very friendly. All requests are fulfilled instantly. We have a highly effective holiday” Mary, UK
The hotels in Ellivwori are very stylish. The greatest interest among visitors is the desire of the owners to make them more interesting for guests. In this respect, there is a clear leader – Rooms at Ellivuori. For those who are for comfort and proximity to the sports facilities of the ski resort, Hotel Ellivuori is more suitable.