At Countryside Hotel Morva, fine accommodations and delicious local food come straight from
the heart. Here, guests feel right at home.
The Morva area is mentioned in books and records dating as far back as the late 1500s, but the present hotel operation started in 1998. The hotel has emphasised quality since the very start. Guests can lay down for a good night’s sleep on a Unikulma bed and snuggle up in super soft Familon bedding.
“You’ve got to invest in the overnight part of the equation – after all, we spend a third of our lives asleep in bed,” declares hotel host Teija Värelä.
The cosy hotel rooms and cottages accommodate up to 50 guests. The well appointed cottages are located right on the water, where you can enjoy peace and the beauty of nature.
Real home cooking with a little twist
Morva is very nearly self-sufficient when it comes to supplying its food. The Countryside Hotel has
its own vegetable patch, garden and greenhouse. Berries and mushrooms are picked in the nearby forest and served with the hotel meals. Morva even bakes its own bread. For example, the rye bread is made with 100% organic rye using a 120-year-old starter and baked in the hotel’s own oven. Fish delicacies, such as bream and roach, come from Korpilahti and the lamb and Highland cattle beef comes
from nearby meat farms.
“We make every effort to source our food as locally as possible. We provide pure, genuine taste experiences to our guests with love. Tradition and staying close to nature are important values to us,” says Värelä.
There are many different things to do and experience in the area. In the summer, visitors can see sheep, horses and chickens up close and personal. Visitors can get out on Lake Myllyjärvi on a small ferry or SUP boards. There are hiking trips to Morva Hill, and of course Himos and its services are nearby. Winter activities include cross-country ski tracks, snowmobiles, fatbikes and a sledding hill. You can let the stress of daily life melt away in the wonderful Sauna Village, just 6 kilometres away from Countryside Hotel Morva.
At Morva, the needs and wishes of different guests are also understood. Food allergies are taken fully into account and the hotel has also invested in ensuring accessibility for its guests. Even those travelling with pets have their own rooms, naturally with their own private entrance. “At Morva, we don’t say customers, we say guests, and everyone is served personally,” says Värelä.