Book a rental cabin in Teijo National Park and enjoy life in the forest. Perfect location for summer holidays!
Natura Viva offers two forest cabins for rent in Teijo National Park, on the Matildanjärvi lakeshore. The "Vaappu" and the "Lippa" are traditional fishers' lodges.
The "Vaappu" and the "Lippa" are located in the Southern part in Teijo National Park. You will have good access to the hiking routes in the national park, and in the vicinity you'll find both the Teijo Nature Center and the Matildanjärvi lakeshore sauna, which can be used daily by the cabin tenants, free of charge.
Natura Viva took hold on the cabins in early 2020, and they were transformed from rural fishers' lodges to full-fledged forest cabins, with electricity and needful amenities – everything you can hope for from a cabin in the woods.
The cabins and their front yards form a traditional, old-age courtyard, with an outdoor fireplace and a dining table situated in the middle of the court. Each cabin has two sleeping alcoves, and a living room. Altogether there are six beds in each cabin, with a maximum visitor capacity of 12 people in two cabins. The main source of heating is a wood-fire stove in the main room. The cabins are connected on the electricity grid, and there are radiators for extra heating. The cabins are inhabitable throughout the year.
The cabins are located on the Southern part of Teijo National Park, on the Matildanjärvi lakeshore, about 100 meters from Teijo Nature Center, Natura Viva's hub in Teijo. There is a road and vehicle access to the cabins.
Address: Matildanjärventie 86, FI-25660 Salo
Both cabins are equipped with the following:
• Cutlery for 6 persons
• Kitchenware (plates, bowls, mugs)
• Kitchen containers & a colander
• Cutting knives and other cooking utensils
• Water canister (drinking water can be fetched from the tap at the Nature Center)
• Coffee pot
• Frying pan & two kettles (1,5 l + 3 l)
• Electric stove and oven
• Wood-fire stove
• Emergency fire distiguishers
• First aid kit
• Cleaning equipment
• Beds for 6 persons, including mattresses and pillows
On the common courtyard:
• Outdoor fireplace with a bbq griddle
• A dining table & wooden benches
• Smoker for smoking fish & foods
• An outhouse
At Teijo Nature Center:
• a woodshed
• Water tap for drinking water
• Showers & WC
• Nature Center cafeteria and rental shop for outdoor equipment
• All cabin guests are entitled to a daily, one-hour sauna session at the Lakeshore sauna, located some 300 meters from the cabins.
Equipment you need to bring with you: Flashlight, matches, sleeping bags, bed linen.
The nearest grocery shop is located in Teijo village, 7 kilometres from Teijo Nature Center and the cabins. You can by some packed foodstuffs from Teijo Nature Center cafeteria. There are also small shops, bakeries, cafes and restarants in Mathildedal village, some 3 kilometres from the cabins.
Cabin reservations and usage
You can book either one of the two cabins or both at the same time. In this case the whole common courtyard will be at your private disposal and your sauna booking at the lakeshore sauna will be 2 hours daily.
Check-in from 13H on arrival day, check-out latest 11H on departure day.
Lakeshore sauna & washing premises
All cabin guests are entitled to a daily, one-hour sauna session at the Lakeshore sauna, located some 300 meters from the cabins. The sessions have to be pre-booked through Natura Viva's online booking service, as also other national park visitors can book their sauna session. If you book both cabins, your daily sauna session at the lakeshore sauna will last 2 hours.
There are showers and toilets at Teijo Nature Center.
Keys are situated in a smart locker, which can be found at the cabins. The booker will be sent a personal pin code shortly before the start of the reservation. The pin code is operational throughout the rental period, so keys can and should always be left in the smart locker, when locking the cabin. When leaving the cabin at the end of the rental period, place the key back into the smart locker.
Cleaning and waste disposal
The person making the reservation is responsible for cleaning all the premises: the cabin, the common courtyard and the connected amenities and service. The premises have to be cleaned in such a manner, that the next guests will have a pleasant arrival in the cabins.
All guests must adhere to the principle of waste-free camping, when staying in the cabins. This means, all non-burnable waste has to be taken away from the cabins when leaving, all burnable waste has to be burned in the wood-fire stove or in the courtyard fireplace, and all recyclable waste must be taken into the recycle point, located near the Teijo Nature Center parking area. No foodstuffs must be left behind in the cabins, as they attract mice and other small animals.
Clean dogs are allowed to visit the cabins. The dog owner is responsible for covering the beds and for cleaning away the dog hair. All dog litter from the courtyard must be cleaned and taken to the forest where it can be left to decompose.
When outside, dogs must be kept on a leash in Teijo National Park. Please make sure your dog doesn't disturb the other cabins' residents.
When making the reservation, please add information about your dog size and breed. Also please check the rental terms and conditions concerning pets before making your reservation.
Terms and conditions
The person making the reservation is fully responsible for the cabin, the common courtyard and the premises, and also for other persons visiting the cabin. Please check the rental terms and conditions and the cabin rules before making your reservation.