The main building of Urpola Manor was built in art nouveau style almost a hundred years ago. It has been transformed from a home into a manor restaurant, and we are already the second generation to receive visitors here. The third generation – Leena and Mikko’s son Jaakko – grows organic crops, such as rye, oats, wheat and grass, on the farm.
The facilities of the manor are large enough even for large parties and meetings: at best, we can serve 200 to 300 guests. We also have a dance pavilion and an outdoor kitchen in the park. The first weddings were celebrated at the manor as early as the 1920s.
At our buffet table, heritage dishes take centre stage. Most of the foods we serve are home-made or locally produced. Our own organic produce includes berries, rhubarb and cracked rye, and the eggs, milk, yoghurt and honey come from nearby. We serve breakfast for pre-booked guests, as well as lunch and dinner for groups of 20 persons at minimum. Some of our menus, and also tailored menus, are also available for smaller groups.
Urpola offers a total of 45 beds (14 beds in rooms of 2 to 4 persons). Three double log cabins are available for year-round accommodation in the park. Each has two welcoming rooms with private kitchenette and entrance (3 + 1 beds/room). A flat for 3 to 4 persons and rooms for 2 to 3 persons are available in a brick building.
Urpola is also an ideal destination for friends of crafts. Your hostess, Leena, runs the craft supply and fabric shop Tilkkutex in connection with the manor (www.tilkkutex.fi. The shop also sells local crafts. The product range of the manor’s farm shop includes cracked rye from our farm. Local food products, baked goods and crafts are also for sale at events organised in the surroundings of the manor.
Selection of saunas
The speciality of the manor is our sauna world with seven unique saunas made from natural materials: the VikingSauna, which is a smoke sauna made from clay and wood blocks; as well as the ShipSauna, PelletSauna, Sauna with a View, the small Selkäsauna and the Tree House sauna at a height of 3 metres. Our novelty is the new Swing sauna! In Viking Boat Helka you can soak in a hot tub. Our new Obelix hot tub takes 4 bathers at a time. This is a unique experience in Finland! To cool down, you can dip in a swimming pond next to the saunas.
Why not come to the Sauna World and enjoy a bathing marathon! For pre-booked guests, massages and pedicures are also available as well as other activities, including the Wildest Viking competition in the luscious park beside the sauna.
Pre-booked guests can enjoy a tour of the manor, on which your host Mikko will tell you about its history and present-day life. Courses and camps can also be organised for pre-booked groups.
In connection with events, crafts fairs are organised, where craftspeople in different fields sell their products. Exhibitions are organised at the Gallery and the Granary.
Other activities: yard games; cross-country skiing and kick-sleighing in cold winters. In summer, peaceful walks along gravel roads and esker forests. On agreement, visitors can take part in farm work. Days or weeks of volunteer work activities are also being planned.
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Urpola Manor is located 8 km from the centre of Humppila, half-way between Turku and Tampere. Also half-way between Helsinki and Pori.
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