Varjola is a rural guest house and farm in an idyllic location by the rapids in Laukaa. Hearty and healthy Finnish recipes, traditional farm life, seasonal products, local ingredients, authenticity and home-grown food are the cornerstones for the Varjola barn restaurant and Bistro Sylvi. Our kitchen relies on tradition and is inspired by the new, providing tasty experiences for visitors and corporate groups, ranging from delicious buffets and à la carte meals to meals enjoyed outdoors in a traditional reindeer herders’ hut.
The history of the family estate can still be felt at Bistro Sylvi, named after the third mistress of the house, or within the sturdy stone walls of the converted and restored barn, and also when hosting a reception at the hayloft, dancing in the stables, or bathing in the sauna built from logs hand-hewn by farmer Pentti, or when staying the night at the Pihatupa guest house. Our modern and well-appointed suites and rooms at Riihi Villas, at Villa Voimala surrounded by the Kuusankoski rapids, at Koskenniska smoke sauna as well as our programme services meet all the needs of today’s traveller.
Rural Bistro Sylvi is open in the summer during the opening hours of Varjola’s old main building. At other times, Bistro Sylvi is available by appointment only.
Our rural paradise is only 30 minutes’ drive from Jyväskylä. Welcome!