The best recreation centers in Karelia for the New Year

Wonderful and mysterious Karelia is good in all seasons. In summer it is full of mushrooms and berries, in winter – a lot of snow and traditional fun. It is no coincidence that ECO-tourists choose this region for the New Year and Christmas holidays. Here is a real winter fairy tale. Untouched nature – relict forests and lakes – are covered with fluffy snow, the sky is colored by the northern lights, and the tourist infrastructure offers unique leisure conditions and comfortable living. The TOP-10 includes the best Karelian suburban tourist bases.

Recreation center Forest Lake

Despite the fact that Vagvozero in winter is completely covered with ice, guests in the cozy hotel complex “Forest Lake” do not become less. In summer, tourists-“savages” like to come here, there is a tent city on the territory. With the onset of cold weather, everyone is provided with accommodation in comfortable wooden cottages and guest houses. For the New Year holidays, a special offer has been prepared, which includes a banquet, a festive program, a children’s Christmas tree, three meals a day. Kebab lovers will be able to fry meat on coals on their own at any time. It offers a Russian bath, skis, skates, snowmobiles. Trails and routes are specially laid for the convenience of visitors. Indoor billiards tables and karaoke facilities are available. The staff is focused on providing good service.

“Cozy accommodation, lovely cook, wonderful nature. This is exactly the place where you want to return” Sergey, Russia


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Recreation center Arsenal

Peaceful leisure in the lap of nature is guaranteed by the tourist recreation center “Arsenal”. In the winter holidays, you can run through the mysterious Karelian forest, have fun riding on cotton candy and sledding, steam in a hot bathhouse with friends. For snowmobiles, trails of different lengths are prepared, both in the forest and on the frozen lake. Ice fishing will be organized upon prior request. The catch can then be cooked on one of the grills. Economy class rooms are available for accommodation. triple standards, suites and a cottage with its own sauna. There is also a café on site. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Set menus are available. The New Year’s table offers dishes from trout, vegetable and cold cuts, pickles, hot dishes from meat, poultry and pike perch.

“We received a lot of positive emotions. First, impeccable service. Secondly, very cozy rooms. Thirdly, café, kitchen, good breakfasts. We will definitely come again” Tatiana, Russia


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Eco-complex Tulema

The tourist village of Tulema is a cottagebuilt of Karelian pine according to unique projects. Finishing only from natural wood and Karelian shungite. Housing combines local flavor and European standards of comfort. All rooms of luxury category. There is a barbecue on which you can cook a grill. A fish lake is a few metres away. The village is located in an ecologically clean natural area. There are no other settlements and industrial production nearby. The nearest shop is 7 km away. A sauna is built on the territory, one of the houses has its own steam room. Meals are organized independently or ordered in the kitchen-dining room. On its basis, master classes are regularly held on the preparation of national Karelian, Finnish and Veps dishes, as well as natural cosmetics based on honey. The fish comes from a local fish farm.

“The layout is very well thought out. The houses have only bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room, and the kitchen is placed in a separate building. It is convenient, besides, there is always an opportunity to cook and have a snack” Olga, Russia


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Recreation center Karelian coast

This recreation center is one of the main places of rest on weekends of citizens and guests of the region. It is located on the shore of Syamozer and consists of 8 comfortable Finnish cottages. Each house has a barbecue, skewers and a grill are issued to guests free of charge. You do not have to pay for parking. The interiors of the houses are lined with pine board, in the living room there is a fireplace. There is a small kitchen. For rest and sleep, two bedrooms are prepared on the ground floor and one in the attic. Additional services include a barrel bath, fishing, entertainment quests for children.

“I want to note the high quality of service and an adequate price tag. Beautiful area, surrounded by forest, near the lake, the house is cozy and comfortable» Gennady, Russia


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Country Club Denisov Cape

The hotel and restaurant complex is located on a narrow strip of land, washed on both sides by the waters of Syamozer. The location of the cottages is planned in such a way that each house is surrounded by a pine forest. In addition, they have their own names. For accommodation are offered houses “Three Bears”, “Hunter”, “Fisherman”, “Cranberry”, “Christmas Tree”, “Birches”, “Cloudberry”. The restaurant is located in the main two-storey building. In the New Year, all guests will enjoy a unique banquet, congratulations from Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden, an entertainment program with interactive games. During the holidays, you can go skiing, cotton candy, skate, snowmobile, organize ice fishing, and then smoking the catch. After all the labors of the righteous, go to the bathhouse, which stands near the lake. For those who plan to spend holidays in Denisova Cape, several special offers have been developed.

“The country club covers a lot of land. Everything is landscaped, we constantly felt cared for. The perimeter is under protection, so we did not worry about the safety of children” Irina, Russia


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Brusnika Village Holiday Village

Brusnika Recreation Center specializes in holding corporate and private holidays, so it will definitely not be boring here. And this is despite the fact that there is no access to Wi-Fi on the territory. The concept of a cottage hotel is to create an atmosphere of joy from communicating with nature in the company of friends or family. Spacious cottages consist of a living room, where a festive table is laid, a Christmas tree is decorated, New Year’s candles are lit. Meals can be prepared independently in the separately equipped kitchen or delivery can be ordered (additional charge). Here they take with pets. Snowmobile rental is available on site. The sauna is located outside the property, but a free shuttle service is available.

“Cool secluded place. There are few people, the air is clean, there is a forest nearby. The owners are very friendly people, always helpful, solving problems. There are gazebos with barbecue facilities, the kitchen has all the utensils” Nadezhda, Russia


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Recreation center Semiozerie

The tourist complex consists of two-level houses,designed to accommodate 4-8 people. A full bedroom, a living room with a kitchen and a bathroom are located on the ground floor. On the second level (half-floor) under the roof, guests sleep on mattresses. Another extra bed is provided on the sofa in the living room. The recreation center specializes in the organization of excursions. Among the directions are the Syandem Assumption Convent, the Ruskeala National Park, the Holy Trinity Alexander-Svirsky Monastery, memorable places of the war years. On New Year’s holidays, guests are offered a package consisting of entertainment with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden, hot mulled wine on the morning of January 1, coffee brewed on the fire, children riding on a motorcycle dog. The price of the bath does not rise. Barbecue facilities are at the guests’ disposal.

“Everything is great except mobile. You can come with a dog. Clean and cozy house, the host party took care of sugar, salt, a good set of dishes. The complex is built on the outskirts of the village, but this does not interfere with a secluded holiday” Pavel, Russia


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Recreation center Vepssky Khutor

A two-minute walk from Lake Onega is the tourist complex “Vepssky Khutor”. Each house has a Veps name. National Karelian souvenirs, natural products (honey, tea, jam from wild berries, syrups, juices) in souvenir packaging are sold on the territory. Gazebos with barbecue facilities are provided free of charge, the use of the grill house is paid. Tipi (national Vepsian housing, reminiscent of yaranga) are rented out. Chum is suitable for housing, a romantic date, ordinary gatherings near the hearth. This recreation center is the keeper of the local flavor, so the New Year will be held here in northern traditions. There will be snowmobile races, delicious Finnish soup, a lot of entertainment.

“We were absolutely delighted with the service and living conditions. Inside, the houses are decorated in a discreet Scandinavian style, there are all amenities. In a separate building there is a sauna in Finnish, but not the sauna to which we are accustomed, and the normal one is dry, but with brooms. Prices are high, but lifting” Veronica. Russia


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Recreation center Khutor Salokylä

On the farm you can stay in a small house or a two-storey chalet. Glamping, which receives guests in summer, does not work in winter. It offers a barnyard, a souvenir shop, a barbecue area with a smokehouse for meat / fish, a cauldron for cooking national dishes, a pot with a grill installation system and everything necessary for a picnic. A stationary kitchen is equipped in each house. There is a full range of dishes and all household appliances. The sauna, like all other services, is provided on a fee basis. The authenticity of the place lies in its location in the Ladoga Skerries area and the design of the houses in the traditions of Finnish-Karelian architecture of the late 19th century. Household items, utensils, elements of interior decoration were collected by the owners of the Farm for several years.

“Everything is great, we are satisfied with the location, service, prices. The only embarrassment thing is that you need to pay for everything, even for the area with a barbecue. But you can ride on adult and children’s tubes, ice sleds, Finnish sleds from high slides as much as you want” Vyacheslav, Russia


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Recreation center Yarn

The new camp site offers to stay on vacation in small guest houses. You can choose between a Lake House and a cottage on the edge of the forest. Both can accommodate up to 6 people. Both have kitchens and electric saunas. The interiors are decorated with wood, the living room has a fireplace, a system of underfloor heating is installed. All appliances are available, including a washing machine. People come here for seasonal hunting and fishing. The infrastructure includes a barbecue area and parking. The Internet is there. Everything is included in the price. At Christmas time, guests are guaranteed traditional entertainment, congratulations and gifts.

“Beautiful place in a completely enclosed area. We came with the company and did not regret anything. The owners are wonderful people, helped with fishing, gave out gear (which we forgot to take with us), showed the places where the bites. It turned out to be a great holiday” Yaroslav, Russia


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A real traveler dreams of spending New Year’s Eve in an unusual environment for him. Of all the above options, the local flavor is most widely represented in the complex “Vepssky Khutor”. The concept of the tourist center is aimed at preserving the Finno-Karelian traditions. This will interest tourists who have never been to these parts. Hotel and restaurant club “Denisov Mys” also offers a wide range of services, entertainment and good living conditions.