Finnish Eco-Agrotourism Association – ECEAT Finland

Ylä-Tuuhonen Organic Farm


Family farm in Tuuhoskylä village of Ruovesi municipality, next to Tarjanne Lake
Language(s): Finnish, English


information about the destination

Our old family farm is located in Tuuhoskylä village of Ruovesi municipality in a beautiful rural setting next to Tarjanne Lake. Our visitors can look forward to a relaxing holiday and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

The farm has belonged to the same family since at least 1625. The current buildings data back to the 18th and 19thcentury and 1934. Accommodation is provided in heritage outbuildings grouped around the yard and the guest house Eetula. Our buildings have been renovated respectfully and ecologically. The decoration elegantly combines a traditional rural style with modern ideas. Also camping is possible.

Breakfast is available for our visitors. We serve porridge made from our own oats as well as home-baked bread, pudding made with garden or wild strawberries, and home-made juice. Our meals are mostly made from home-grown and local ingredients, some of them organic. We also organise catering, sauna and meeting services for pre-booked guests. Even picnics are available.

The main building of the farm provides an ideal venue for small parties or meetings. On Tarjanne Lake, you can commune with nature and enjoy the soft heat and atmosphere of a traditional sauna or a smoke sauna.

The family includes our friendly Finnish Lapphund, Käpy, and farm cats Kaino and Mustasormi. Our sheep take care of the farm’s heritage biotope and landscape management sites located next to the farm. Our fields are under organic cereals, and an environmental agritourism survey has been conducted on the farm.


Weaving on a loom as arranged. Bikes, snowshoes and walking poles are available for hire, and rowing boats and a kayak are at the visitors’ disposal. Massages and traditional remedies available as arranged. Cycling routes and a skiing track can be found nearby. Huhkainvuori Hill, Tarjannevesi Lake and Alhonjärvi bird lake are at a short distance from the farm.

Local attractions:

  • Salussärkkä esker, Elämänmäki nature reserve in Vilppula, and the wilderness atelier of the 19th-century artist Gallen-Kallela.
  • Helvetinjärvi National Park and Helvetinkolu ravine, Ruovesi (18 km)
  • Siikaneva bog reserve, Ruovesi (40 km)
  • Seitseminen National Park, Ylöjärvi (67 km)
  • Serlachius Museums, Mänttä-Vilppula (30 km)
  • Ruovesi Heritage Museum, Ruovesi, open in summer (18 km)
  • Killinkoski Old Factory Milieu, Virrat, open in summer (56 km)
  • Kallenaution Kievari Museum, Juupajoki, open in summer (41 km)

Ecological information

  • We strive to make choices that are kind to the environment and respectful of ecological values. Our ways of helping the environment include saving energy, recycling, using forest chips for heating and also relying on ecological techniques and products when building and renovating.
  • Our meals are mostly made from home-grown and local ingredients. Bread and porridges are organic.


Ruovesi village can be reached by buses, and Vilppula and Haapamäki stations are served by trains.

  • Train: Railway station in Vilppula, 25 km.
  • Bus: 10 km in summer, 1 km during the school year (visitors can be collected).
  • Boat: in summer, you can also travel to Ruovesi on the legendary steam ship Tarjanne, which takes a scenic route from Tampere to Virrat.
  • Motorists/cyclists: From south, follow road 66 past Ruovesi village towards Virrat. After about 8 km, turn right to road 3481 signposted to Haapamäki. Follow this road for 9 km. After a long uphill, turn left to the small village road of Tanhuantie and keep going for 1 km. Our farm is the second one after the junction (house number 105).

Opening times and prices

  • Open round the year (in peak season, reservation 2 days in advance required).
  • For prices and more information about the farm, see our website. We will be happy to help you with any questions you might have.