The park ranger's hut

The park ranger's hut

Petkeljärventie 30, 82900 Ilomantsi

1 - 6 persons
2 Bedrooms
No smoking
Min 1 persons
Max 10 persons

Old Park Ranger Cabin

There is an old park ranger cabin by the road leading to Petkeljärvi National Park. Basic repairs have been carried out on the cabin and it has been furnished in the style it would have been in the 1960s. The cabin has displays on the National Park's history. Nowadays, those staying in the park can rent a park ranger cabin: petkeljarvicenter(at)

The house has a kitchen, a large living room and two bedrooms. Beds for six. Traditional compost toilet in the courtyard building. Own wood-heated sauna on the shore of the clear water Kuikkalampi. The washing water is fetched with a bucket from Kuikkalampi.

In the kitchen, a Yankee refrigerator, microwave, coffee and kettle, a small 2-plate hotplate, and a wood stove. Tableware for 10 people. No running water, washing water is fetched in a bucket from Kuikkalampi, but drinking water must be fetched from the camping center or brought with you.

In the bedroom 1 bunk bed and 1 bed (beds for three), and in the second bedroom 1 double bed 160 x 200cm and 1 bed (beds for three). Except for the double bed, the size of the other beds is 80 x 200 cm. The beds have mattresses, blankets and pillows, no sheets.

In the living room, a long dining table with benches, no TV, radio or WiFi. Poor mobile phone network coverage.

2 bunk beds in the shed, an extra bed for four. NOTE ; additional beds in the shed must be reserved separately on the reservation form. Extra beds 10€/person/day (minimum stay 2 days). Possibility to reserve a place for a motorhome in the yard of the house for an additional fee, as well as a tent pitch.

Parties or inviting guests without an agreement are prohibited.





  • No smoking
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cooking possibility
  • Pier
  • No pets
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Microwave
  • Private beach
  • Patio
  • Dinnerware
  • Firewood
  • Wood-heated sauna
  • Radio
  • Electricity
  • Electric stove
  • Electric lighting
  • Fireplace
  • Beach
  • Outdoor toilet
  • Electric kettle
  • Bedclothes (blanket and pillow), for extracharge bed linen and towel


  • Distance to train station: 95 km
  • Distance to bus station: 24 km
  • Distance to nearest city: 24 km
  • Distance to nearest store: 24 km
  • Distance to restaurant: 3 km
  • Distance to nearest cottage: 3 km
  • Etäisyys vesistöön: 0,1 km
minimum time 2 days/260€ for 1-6 persons, additional days 60€/day for 1-6 persons. Additional beds in the shed (4 pcs.) 10€/person/day.
The minimum stay is 3 days
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Petkeljärventie 30, 82900 Ilomantsi

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