The Mustavuori kota is located in the Repovesi national park, on the Kuutinlahti lakeshore, beside the Kaakkurinkierros hiking trail. There’s also an ice-age-formed rock nearby, as well as the Mustalammenvuori observation tower, the Olhavanvuori rock and the Kuutinkanava lake channel. ”Kota” can be described as a traditional Finnish forest hut. The Mustavuori kota and the nearby Kuutinkämppä cabin can be combined as overnighting premises also for bigger groups.
Rental object info
This wooden kota, with a living area of 25 m2, was built in 2011. The kota provides seating for 20 persons, and sleeping facilities for five persons. In addition, extra beds can be laid on the floor. The yard around the kota is included in the reservation, and is defined by fencing (no access in the yard is allowed without a reservation). The premises include a private lakeshore in the vicinity of the kota. There’s a platform for small boats, canoes and kayaks in the water.
The Mustavuori kota is located on the Kuutinlahti lakeshore, about 3,5 km from the Saarijärvi parking area. There’s no road access to the kota with any motor vehicle. The Kaakkurinkierros hiking trail passes nearby the kota.
- Stove (for cooking and heating the kota)
- A shovel and a bucket for ashes
- A wood-shed, some cut firewood and an axe
- Boxes of wood, 2 pcs
- A fireplace on the yard with benches
- Coffee and tea pots
- One big and one small kettle (separate kettles for indoor and outdoor use)
- A skillet & a pot coaster
- A water bucket for dishes and dishwashing water, a water scoop
- A floor brush and a dustpan, outdoor brush, snow shovel
- An outhouse (non-compostable; please bring own toilet paper!)
- No running water! The nearest well is located in the Olhava district, 1,5 km from the kota.
Booking info and usage
The Mustavuori kota is available for rent throughout the year; bookings only through our online booking service. Please click ”Book now” for commencing the booking sequence. In case you wish to make multiple bookings simultaneously, please add all the purchases in the shopping cart before payment.
The check-in to the kota will begin at 14.00 on the day of arrival, and the check-out must be made before 10.00 on the day of departure. Please adhere to the schedules.
Specific info regarding the keys will be sent with the booking confirmation. The keys are being kept at the premises, in a smart locker on the kota wall. Instructions can be found pinned on the wall beside the locker. The person making the reservation will be sent a PIN code to the locker via SMS some hours before the start of the lease.
The person making the reservation will be holding the responsibility for the key throughout the lease. The key must be returned to the locker once the lease time has expired. In case the the person making the reservation fails to return the key, a compensation must be paid according to the booking terms and conditions.
Cleaning and waste disposal
The person making the reservation is responsible of the tidiness of the leased premises, the yard and the connected services. Please clean the premises thoroughly, so that the next visitors will also have a pleasant stay!
The Repovesi national park adheres to the principle of leaving no waste behind, and there are no waste containers in the national park. Every visitor is responsible for their own waste. This means, all non-burnable waste (including aluminium-lined food containers) that you bring with you must be brought out of the national park. As the outhouse is non-compostable, do not discard any compostable waste, such as food scraps, in the outhouse.
Small paper and cardboard waste can be used as tinders in the campfire, but do not leave any non-burned waste behind.
Under any circumstances do not leave any foodstuffs behind, as they attract animals.
Read more about the principles of leaving no trash behind (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/roskatonretkeily
No pets are allowed inside the kota. Always keep your pet in a leash inside the national park.
No smoking inside the kota.
There are mobile phone dead zones in the national park. Please check the connectivity of your mobile phone with your operator. If You have trouble in connecting with your mobile phone, try to climb on a higher terrain or find an open terrain. In case of an emergency call remove the SIM card: this may be helpful in connecting with the emergency operator.
Read more about mobile phone connectivity issues (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/retkeilynabc/turvallisuus/vaarojenennaltaehkaisy/matkapuhelimienkuuluvuus
Services and maps
There are certified written travel guides describing the Repovesi national park area, and those also feature adventure and educational nature programs. The business partners in the national park offer a multitude of tourist services as well as rental equipment.
Repovesi services: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/palvelut/yhteistyotahot
Rental tent sauna service: https://repovedenkansallispuisto.fi/fi_FI/categories/6-palvelut/products/13-eranen-telttasaunapalvelu-varauskodille
Maps: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/kartatjakulkuyhteydet ja https://www.retkikartta.fi/
A virtual journey to Repovesi: https://www.visitrepovesi.fi/
General info and news: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi
Terms and conditions
Please make sure to get acquainted with the terms and conditions before making your reservation.