19th Century barn with a twist

in Finnish Lakeland, Jyväskylä region

Easy access from Finnish national road 13 - only 4 km from Highway 4 (E75)

Kartano Kievari has been founded in the premises of old Suojoki Farm. The current Kartano Kievari main building used to serve as a barn housing nearly 100 cows. Today the historic building offers a great platform for private hires and bespoke events. The regular in-house entertainment includes social dancing and outdoor summer-theater, both of which are a unique part of the Finnish culture. The accommodations are scattered in different buildings around the yard, making a stay in Kartano Kievari truly a unique experience.

The restaurant is only open for bespoke events or per private hires. In high season the breakfast is being served daily including fried eggs and bacon. In low season breakfast baskets are provided directly to the rooms.

Rural landscapes

The fertile grounds of Suojoki have been culturally vibrant since the prehistoric times. As the area was situated between two rapids, there was always plenty of fish to catch. Due to constant water supply there was plenty of food to gather as well. Many stone age discoveries have been made in this area, even during the building works of the modern church standing across the street from Kartano Kievari.

Today the flow of rapids has slowed right down due to Hietama dam, but the agriculture still thrives in the area. The rest of the rapids in the area have been dredged, except Naarakoski which still runs wild and is a very popular fishing destination.

Hietama Church is designed by Timo Suomalainen

Timo Suomalainen and his brother designed Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, which gathers one million visitors annually. In Hietama Church you can see Timo Suominen's masterwork up close in a small more private surroundings. The light enters the building mainly from the ceiling and the whole church is surrounded by very picturesque Finnish landscapes. Building materials are wood, stone and glass and the finest detail. The church is not open regularly during the year. How ever you are always welcome to take a stroll in the beautiful park and cemetery. Hietama Church is situated just across the street from us. For inquiries call +358 40 768 1837

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Dancing season starts 19.10.2019

Come and enjoy a true Finnish experience! Stay the night in our comfy hotel and spend the evening in the dancing Pavilion. Prices starting just 55€ per person including accommodation, Pavilion tickets and breakfast. Nowhere else can you feel such a nostalgia - cheek to cheek!

Entertainment weekly by top Finnish artists - from rumba to the waltz. Join in and enjoy!

Just 55€ per person