Huhtiniemi House, Rental Hut


The Huhtiniemi House serves as a rental hut and shepherd`s hut. The size of the house is 94 m² and it is ideal for 6 persons. The house has a living room-kitchen and two bedrooms. Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland`s National terms of Reservation and the guidelines on using Rental Huts apply at Huhtiniemi.


Huhtiniemi House is situated in the municipality of Enonkoski, in Rekitaipale, in the southwestern part of Kolovesi National Park. The house is a former farmhouse, built in 1914 and restored for current use in 2006-2007.


  • Eastern Finland, South Savo, Enonkoski (, in Finnish), Kolovesi National Park
  • Huhtiniemi House is on the mainland in Huhtiniemi, by Lake Kolovesi.
  • Address: Rekitaipaleentie 487, 58180 Ihamaniemi
  • Huhtiniemi house, coordinates:
    • ETRS89 (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 13.252' lon: 28° 49.111' (Use these coordinates for 112 emergency calls)
    • ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6900114 E: 594549



By Car

  • The distance from Enonkoski to Huhtiniemi is 24 km. From Enonkoski centre, drive north for 13 km on road no. 471, take the Hanhivirta ferry to the junction of Vääräntauksen tie road. There is a sign leading to the Käkövesi information point of Kolovesi National Park. Drive for 6.1 km along Vääräntauksentie road, and turn left onto Rekitaipaleentie road. Drive along the Rekitaipaleentie road for 4.8 km, and turn right onto the road leading to the hut, which has a barrier and sign for the Kolovesi National Park. Take the right-hand branch of the road to the hut, about 500 metres away.

By Boat

  • The Huhtiniemi shoreline is accessible by canoe, rowing boat or electric motor boat. Motor boats with internal combustion engine may not enter the southern part of Kolovesi National Park.

By Public Transportation

  • Kolovesi National Park is not accessible by public transport and there are no regular bus services to the park. Some bus services run to Enonkoski from Savonlinna and Heinävesi. Always check the timetables at The distance to Enonkoski is about 33 km from Savonlinna and 55 km from Heinävesi.


  • Shepherd`s season 20.5.-1.9.2024 - 630 €/shepherd week 
  • Rental period: 2.9. - 27.10.2024 - prices starting from 210 € / 2 days
  • Rental day is from 2 pm until 12 noon the next day
  • The prices incl. VAT 10 %
  • Information concerning the keys will be provided after making the reservation.


  • The hut provides lodging in a single bed in the kitchen-living room, two beds in one bedroom, a bunk bed and a single bed in the other bedroom. The beds are equipped with mattresses, pillows and blankets, but there are no bed linen or towels.
  • In the hut there are solar-powered electric lights and refrigerator, a gas stove and cooking utensils and tableware for 6 people. There is enough solar electricity to charge small appliances (e.g., telephone) in addition to running the refrigerator. The house features ordinary socket outlets and a socket for a lighter adapter.
  • Lighting involves battery-powered lanterns and candles. We recommend that you also bring your own lights with you.
  • There are wood-burning stoves in the kitchen-living room and bedrooms. No basic heating. Please note that it will take some time for the hut to warm up. Stoves that have been unused for a long time must be carefully “persuaded” with a small kindling so that the smoke doesn’t push in.
  • The yard offers a wood-burning sauna, a traditional cellar, a campfire site, a well and a dry toilet (no toilet paper).
  • The southeast-facing shore is about a 100 metres away from the sauna in the yard. The sandy shore is shallow. A rowing boat and a canoe are provided for tenants. No jetty.

Waste Management

  • Please leave no litter or other traces of your visit.
  • You can burn small amounts of clean paper and cardboard.  
  • Take biodegradable waste into the composting toilet.
  • Empty the cooled ashes from the fireplaces into the ash container at sauna.
  • Instructions on handling sorted waste and mixed waste are available in the Huhtiniemi hut book. Collection points can be found in Kirkkoranta, Kolovesi and Enonkoski, for example.


  • The keys to the hut open the barrier on the road leading to the yard.
  • There is no jetty by the shore at Huhtiniemi.
  • Huhtiniemi is not accessible by wheelchair. 
  • Tenants are responsible for cleaning the house before they leave. Cleaning equipment is provided.
  • The water drawn from the well has been examined and is recommended to be boiled when used for cooking and as drinking water.
  • No toilet paper available.
  • There is no basic heating in the house.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Camping in the yard is not allowed.
  • Lighting fire at the yard`s campfire site is forbidden if the forest or grass fire warnings are in effect (
  • Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management

  • Maintenance is carried out: Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland
  • General observations, customer service and maintenance needs: Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari, Riihisaari, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland. Telephone: +358 206 39 5929. Please notice that the calls can sometimes be re-directed to Koli Nature Centre Ukko.
  • Acute maintenance needs: Tel. +358 (0)400 191 542
  • E-mail: saimaa(at)

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application ( to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

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Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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