THE FOUR SEASONS IN FINLAND ALL OFFER DIFFERENT THINGS TO EXPERIENCE
*In winter you can go skiing, take a hike in snowshoes, or defy the freezing temperatures and enjoy a bath in the hot tub under the stars and moonlight.
*In spring you can discover how nature wakes up after the long cold winter.
*On sunny and warm summer days, enjoy bicycle rides or try disc golf on the farm’s eight-basket disc golf course, and don’t forget the possibilities of our magic light summer nights.
*In the autumn you can delight in the nature’s gifts by picking mushroom and wild berries in the forests.
Ilomäki Farm offers year-round holiday accommodation in eight different cottages. In addition to the holiday accommodations, our farming activities include forestry and growing crops and hay, and some sheep, horse and rabbits live on the farm as well. Our guests can, if they wish, participate in the daily care of our animals and other tasks at the farm. In the nearby forests there are trails of 1 to 3 kilometres, where you can just enjoy the clean Finnish nature, or rest and grill sausages at the laavu, a forest lean-to with an open fire. We can give you a ride on the tractor or the buggy, or teach you the art of axe throwing or archery.
We have seven cottages available on our farm and a further cottage at Kalajärvi Holiday Park, approx. 6 km away. Most cottages have their own saunas, and with all the cottages you can rent our hot tubs for your use.
There are two forest trails, 1 km and 3 km in length, on the farm’s grounds, with cross country ski tracks available in winter. Along the forest trail, there is an 8-hole disc golf course and a barbecue shelter, which guests are welcome to use. You can also forage for berries and mushrooms. The floodlit Koukkari running/ski trail is 4 km away and you can choose from 1–5 km trails and the long-distance ice skating trail (1,500 m) is 6 km away. View video of the long-distance ice skating track.
SPORTS, GAMES AND TOYS
We have a choice of bikes, skis and snowshoes available for your use on the farm, as well as a range of games, including badminton, croquet, mölkky and frisbee. You will also have access to our disc golf course during your stay. There is also a range of toys and games available for children, including buckets and spades, swings, ride-on toy tractors, hobby horses and a toy cow, which is perfect for practising your milking technique!
Our farm is home to horses (My Emilie-horse and Saimi-pony), sheep (Tiku and Taku), 3 rabbits, 5 cats and 2 dogs.
SPEND A DAY ON THE FARM (for day visitors)
Our Day on the Farm package is the perfect opportunity for families to explore the farm and meet some animals. (By advance booking only.)
We offer a wealth of activities for our guests, which are available by prior arrangement. You can tend to our horses and sheep, try your hand at sheep agility, find out more about our farm machinery, take a ride on a tractor or quad bike, test your archery and pellet gun skills, and practise your axe throwing and “mouse catching” skills.
BOAT & CANOES
All our guests are welcome to use our rowing boat for fishing on Lake Kalajärvi. Guests at Brookside Cottage have access to two canoes, which they can use to explore Ylimysjärvi, a nearby boggy lake, which can be accessed via the stream.
Our hot tub is available for hire for all guests on the farm´s cottages but will need to be booked in advance. Price is 100-150 €/d (includes heating and cleaning).
GET INVOLVED ON THE FARM
As our guest, you will have the opportunity to watch or even get involved in farm activities, including tending to our animals, forestry, working on our fields, chopping wood and much more.
There is a choice of spa and wellness services you can book in advance for your cottage accommodation, including hot stone massage, peat treatments and chiropody, provided by Hanne Stolt.
OTHER SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT HIRE
To make your stay even more memorable, why not book an e-fatbike ride or a kayaking or SUP session? These additional services are available in Kalajärvi and Seinäjoki, Wild Adventure Finland .
We have not a catering service.
There are many places of interest to visit in the area:
–The holiday centre of lake Kalajärvi, 6 km (restaurant, beach, miniature golf, tour skating trail in winter, rowing boats)
–Kalajärvi geological nature trail and discovery forest
–Wild Adventure Finland (unique experiences in Finnish nature)
–Duudsons’ Activity Park, to children, 30 km (30 minutes)
–HopLop Seinäjoki, to children, 30 km (30 min)
–Finland’s biggest village shop Veljekset Keskinen, 40 km (35 minutes)
–Ähtäri Zoo and Snowpanda house, 65 km (55 minutes)
–Powerpark amusement park, 90 km (60 minutes)
–Kyrö Distillery Company (rye distillery company) (55 minutes)
–Alvar Aalto destinations
-The centre of Peräseinäjoki is 4 km (shops, pharmacy, pizzeria, service station, church), and the city centre of Seinäjoki 30 km from the farm.