Hawkhill Resort

Vihti, Southern Finland, Finland

Outside log house - inside comfort. And around it the most wonderful nature. The founders of Hawkhill, Eino and Toini, had to flee their home at Karelia during the Second World War, but it turned out that they were lucky after all.

A good hour away from Helsinki, they were able to start a new life as farmers here. And the crazy idea of putting a house for holiday guests on their property by the lake turned out to be absolutely promising in the 1960s. The first hut was built very simply. The floor plan is nostalgically modeled on her house in Karelia.

Today there are eight holiday homes on the bank. Each with its own jetty and section of beach. The first was built by grandfather Eino, the next by his son Teuvo and now the third generation is at work and has renovated the old huts and built new ones. The new cabins are larger and more comfortable than the original ones and are habitable all year round.

But the nature around it is still untouched and overwhelmingly beautiful. And so it should stay. The family in Hawkhill has been offering harmonious, CO2-neutral holidays in the middle of nature for three generations. And the fourth is practicing - currently still in the sandpit - building hard.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog. By the way, we also featured this accommodation in Five places to slow down and Five places in the far north of Europe.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom145 €


ArchitectureFather Teuvo's creed is: log cabins made of dead wood trunks last the longest. And from the first hut in Hawkhill, it was always a matter of harmoniously integrating the buildings into the surrounding nature. The third generation now combines over 200 year old Finnish construction techniques with modern furnishings and sustainable solutions such as centrally controlled energy saving management, geothermal heating and solar panels. Materials are still wood and natural stone and now as little as possible cement, plastic and glue. As far as possible, the materials are made in Finland or here. Some of the furnishings are second hand or made from wood scraps. Longevity and a good ecological balance have been ensured for all household appliances.

FoodDepending on what is growing, guests can book an accompanied walk to pick mushrooms, berries or wild herbs and salads. These ingredients can then be prepared in your own kitchen. If you book half or full board, you get creatively modified dishes from traditional Finnish cuisine, preferably served from organic, seasonal and regional products. Much vegetable, fresh fish from the lake, venison and berries, mushrooms and wild herbs from the surrounding forest are prepared.

EnvironmentGrandfather Eino was a risk-taker when he put his first holiday home from distant Helsinki on the lake. He even had to build a road there first. His descendants want to be pioneers in sustainable tourism in Finland. With their business concept, they want to work as environmentally friendly as possible and against the climate crisis. That is why, for example, heating and power generation in Hawkhill are CO2-free. There are water saving measures and biodegradable cleaning agents. In order to even become CO2-negative, the operators are in the process of renaturing their peat bog areas and reforesting cleared fields. The company is certified with the Green Key Eco Label. As pioneers, the operators are active in educating about sustainable opportunities. They speak on the topic in radio broadcasts, discussions and lectures, train their employees accordingly and share their experience with their partners and also their competitors. And their guests are also informed in detail about how their actions also affect the environment on a small scale.

Well-BeingEach cottage has its own sauna. In winter you can dive directly into the icy lake to cool off. The strongest healer nature and the slow living, which will appear among the guests, have the strongest effect here. Yoga or meditation classes can be booked on request.


  • Finnish adventure holiday in a luxurious refuge in the middle of nature
  • Surrounded by the Nuuksio National Park
  • Family-run in the third generation
  • Located directly on the lake: swimming in summer, ice bathing in winter
  • Activities such as guided hikes and snowshoe hikes, canoe trips, horse riding tours in the forest and, for example, morning yoga classes can be booked
  • Various hikes, for example in the surrounding Nuuksio National Park
  • For meetings, team building trips, etc. suitable
  • CO2 neutral accommodation
  • Only 45 minutes from Helsinki

Cottage resort7 cottages + villasOwn cooking facilities / half and full boardChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • 7 high-quality villas and holiday homes that are suitable for up to 10 guests
  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchens
  • All houses with their own sauna, jetty and small private beach area
  • Outside areas each with grill and campfire
  • Own rowing boat and life jackets
  • Games like Mölkky (Finnish skill game), darts in every cottage
  • Rental of mountain bikes, SUPs, canoes,
  • Children's sandpit at each cottage
  • Different meeting rooms
  • Free parking
  • Charging station for electric cars free of charge for guests
  • Baby cots and high chairs on request
  • Full or half board can also be booked on request

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom145 €

Location + Directions

By car

The ferry takes you directly from Helsinki to Travemünde, Stockholm or Tallinn. From there it is 45 minutes by car to Hawkhill. Shuttle from / to Helsinki or Helsinki Airport possible (costs approx. 95 € depending on group size)

With public transport

In summer there is a bus to the lake. However, it stops on the other side. From there it is about a kilometer to the holiday homes.