Rental cottages in the nature of Ruokolahti

Matikkala Cottages

Relaxing cottage accommodation in the peace of nature

 The well equipped Matikkala cottages are located in Ruokolahti in South Karelia in Southeast Finland, 20 km north of Imatra, 60km from Lappeenranta Airport. 

Ski Center Ruokolahden Freeski is just 300 meters away from our cottages.

All of our cottages are well-equipped and available for rent all year round.

Our cottages offer an excellent base for enjoying nature, active holidays and roaming the whole South Karelia region and the many sights it beholds. 

Come and enjoy your stay at Matikkala cottages, your way!

Our cottages

Pihlaja 58

A wonderful 2-story villa with 5 bedrooms and 10 beds. A cozy and spacious backyard and a terrace surrounding the cottage. Open kitchen, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, sauna, utility room and glazed balcony/terrace upstairs. There is certainly enough space in this cabin for every member of even a larger travel party.

Vaahtera 50

Cozy cottage in a wonderful private location on a hill. Sleeping space for 6+2 people downstairs and upstairs. Living room kitchen with a large dining table and a fireplace. Renovated bathroom and sauna facilities.

Sirppi 59

A lovely cottage in the middle of the forest. Sleeping space for 6+2 people downstairs and upstairs. Living room kitchen with a large dining table and a fireplace. Veranda.

Petäjä 46

A charming little cottage in the middle of nature. The cottage has 4+2 beds, open kitchen, living room, bathroom, sauna and terrace.

Kataja 39

Nice little holiday cottage. Sleeping space for 4+2 people on two floors. Access to the veranda from the bathroom and sauna.

Kääpä 8

The third of our larger cottages and accommodates seven people. Located in a peaceful nature environment on a hill surrounded by vegetation.

Customer reviews

A high-quality and well-maintained cabin in a great location, the best thing was the cooling provided by the air heat pump in the hot weather. All the necessary equipment was found on site. The barbecue hut on the beach is in very good condition and a nice addition.


Dog friendly
Wonderfully equipped
Great outdoor terrains


A clean and excellently equipped cottage. Good price & quality ratio! Swimming place within walking distance.


Very well equipped cottage: barbeque place on terrace, lot of games and board games, washing machine, drying closed, big freeze and fridge etc. Sleeps up to 8 people. Good location but still in peace and quiet. Lot of sporting activities both winter and summer within short distance if needed. Very clean cottage.


Amenities & activities

Free Wifi
Free parking
Barbecue place
Washing machine
Pets allowed
Air conditioner
Bathroom with shower
flat-screen TV
Fully equipped kitchen
The nature of Matikkala offers excellent opportunities for hiking on forest paths and outdoor trails in varied terrain.
Sports and exercise

Located a few hundred meters away, the Freeski skiing center and its surroundings offer incredibly wonderful scenery for running and jogging, and when winter arrives, skiing, downhill skiing and even snowshoeing. You can rent winter sports equipment from Freeski. See more: Freeski.

Berry and mushroom picking
The forests of Matikkala and Ruokolahti are full of things to collect in autumn. You can pick blueberries, lingonberries and mushrooms from the forest. Remember to grab a mushroom book in your pocket if you are not yet familiar with mushrooms.

Bring your bike and pedal in the sandy hilly terrain, which suddenly turns into a forest or rock bottom. There is no shortage of variability or ups and downs, but there is also a smoother road, and along it you can get to the nearby downtown area of ​​Ruokolahti to get a supplement.


Put on your swimsuit and go to Saimaa! The beach is about 500 meters away and of course only used by the cottages. The excellent sandy bottom offers a treat for the soles of the feet.

Within 5 km, you can also find Ruokolahti’s sports services with sports halls, sports fields and ice hockey rinks.

There are two spas, two golf courses, three bowling alleys, an ice, tennis and soccer hall within a radius of about 25 km.


The barbeque hut is available to our guests during their stay.


Barrel sauna and tub for rent, available only for cottages Sirppi and Pihlaja.


Rowing boats for rent and a private beach for our guests.