Log villas

Log villas

Karhunpesä - Bear's Nest

Nuuksiontie 83, Espoo, Finland
(30 km from Helsinki and from the HEL Airport, 1 km from the Finnish Nature Center Haltia)

Welcome to the cozy log cabin located in its own natural tranquility on the top of a cliff, offering magnificent views of Nuuksio National Park. The scenery has been described as reminiscent of Lapland. You can directly access marked forest trails in the national park from our yard, which borders our neighboring country.

The cottage was built in 1963 by a local carpenter from trees felled from our own land. Wood keeps the extra carbon out of the atmosphere also in the form of log wall so choosing a log villa is in itself a good choice for a better climate.

You can spend a relaxed and creative meeting day at Karhunpesä with wool socks on, or team day, recreational day, or a small-scale celebration. Meeting needs are met with a data projector, screen, flip chart, and Wi-Fi.

The spacious living room features long tables for 20 people (6+14), a sofa group, and a large natural stone fireplace. Accommodation is available for up to 16 people. The house has three double bedrooms and a loft space for about 10 people.

The cottage has a small kitchen, a wood-fired sauna for 6-7 people at a time, and an outdoor jacuzzi under the starry sky.

There are table groups on the outdoor rock terrace and a gas grill in the summer kitchen pavilion. You can order food services from us or handle meals on your own; bringing your own drinks is also allowed.

You can hike directly from the yard to Nuuksio National Park, either with a wilderness guide or independently on marked forest trails starting nearby.

Upon request, we organize activity programs for groups throughout the year, guided by professional guides, either as part of a meeting or as a team/recreational day program.

Activities such as: Noux Challenge team competition, Noux Survivor survival challenges, hiking, Nordic walking, canoeing, church boat rowing, eco-friendly cruise with the electric motor-equipped Helga church boat on Lake Pitkäjärvi, GPS orienteering, backyard games (archery, blowpipe shooting, axe throwing).

In addition, there are fixed tracks on our own plot: High Rope adventure course and a 9-hole disc golf course. Disc golf can also be played in the dark with illuminated discs into lit baskets. These activities can be booked for a larger group at the same time.

Nuuksio Reindeer Park and White Reindeer Lappish hut are also located on the Karhunpesä plot, in their own fenced area. A visit to the Reindeer Park can be arranged by appointment. In the cozy White Reindeer Hut, you can enjoy campfire coffee with a cinnamon bun, roast stick buns or sausages, or the kota can be reserved for lunch or dinner. The kota has a liquor license. The reindeer around the kota add a touch of northern magic. The kota also serves as a casual meeting place.

Karhunpesä can also be rented privately, and weekend rentals, in particular, are popular. Pets are allowed for an additional fee.

Responsibility: Our company has been awarded the Good Travel Seal and Sustainable Travel Finland certificates as proof of our work in promoting sustainable tourism.

Here's a video clip of the location of the cottage in the middle of Nuuksio National Park:

 

AMENITIES

  • MEETING FACILITIES FOR UP TO  18-20 PEOPLE
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 18 PERSONS
  • WI-FI
  • DATA PROJECTOR AND SCREEN
  • AUDIO EQUIPMENT
  • TV
  • FLIPCHART
  • WOOD-HEATED SAUNA AND OUTDOOR JACUZZI
  • A COVERED AREA FOR AN OUTDOOR GRILL AREA

FOOD AND DRINKS

  • FULL CATERING SERVICE
  • KITCHEN FACILITIES AND POSSIBILITY TO PREPARE OWN MEALS
  • SOFT DRNKS AND REFRESHMENTS BY ORDER
  • POSSIBILITY TO BRING OWN DRINKS

ACTIVITIES

  • HIGH ROPE COURSE
  • 9 LANE FRISBEE GOLF COURSE (PAR3)
  • ARCHERY, AXE-THROWING
  • WHITE REINDEER TEEPEE RESTAURANT
  • NUUKSIO REINDEER PARK

In addition, there is a wide range of other activities on the estate and in the surrounding Nuuksio National Park all around the year, see more from the activity pages.