About the Guest House

About the Riiho Guest House

The Riiho Guest House

Serving guests since 1994

Peace and quiet, wilderness and tasty food – the recipe for a successful stay!

The Guest House pictured from the roadside
A girl pouring a drink
The living room of the Bird’s Nest
A boy playing the guitar

The Riiho Guest House is in the village of Riiho in Keuruu, Central Finland. Jyväskylä is an hour’s drive away, and a drive to Tampere takes only a little longer. We are also close to southern Finland, and our guests often come from many different directions. We are in the middle of everything. At the Riiho Guest House, you can leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind and focus on relaxing and meaningful interaction.

The main building of the Riiho Guest House was completed in 1909 and served as the local primary school until 1993. The school building was then acquired by Anri and Tuomo Riihonen, who established the Riiho camp centre. There are organised camps for children and young people in the summer and courses, training events, meetings and festive events in the winter.

The Riiho Guest House is often praised for its special atmosphere. Many guests gasp with admiration the moment they enter the building. People attending a course or a training event can fully focus on learning in our peaceful setting with well-organised services. People of all ages love our food, and adults appreciate the opportunity to simply enjoy food that they did not have to prepare themselves.

The peace and quiet of the countryside can be a powerful experience for people who live in cities. For example, one camp participant reported that they had never been this deep in a forest, nor had they experienced the kind of silence you can enjoy on top of the Himmaanmäki observation tower near the Guest House. The observation deck is 202 metres above sea level, and you can experience total peace and quiet there in calm weather.

The Riiho Guest House and its partners offer memorable experiences. Our partners provide wilderness guide services, fireworks, a pampering massage and a smoke sauna with its gentle warmth. The wilderness guide also organises trips such as draisine trips, which last for several days. In addition, our partners offer all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, as well as opportunities for horse riding. Wilderness guide services are available in the area near the Riiho Guest House or in separately agreed locations. Horses can also be transported to other locations. In addition, our selection of activities includes fishing and hunting. Let us know what you would like to experience!

Enjoy Finland at its most beautiful. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in the middle of the wilderness. Many of our guests come back – again and again. See for yourself! WELCOME.

A group picture of the staff


Anri and Tuomo Riihonen established the Guest House

Anri and Tuomo Riihonen began running Riiho in 1994. Today, the Riiho Guest House is a family business run by Anri and Tuomo, and their daughter and son-in-law, Anna Maria and Mikko Siljander. Anna Maria and Mikko’s children are also actively involved, as are their cousins, who live next door and visit their grandparents almost daily. You will probably meet all of us during your stay.

About the Guest House

Asiakkaiden kertomaa:

There are some testimonials in English and German too
Henna S.
Ihastuttava henkilökunta, herkullista ruokaa ja viihtyisä ympäristö.
Anssi K.
Olosuhteet, ruokailu ja erityisesti palvelu pelaa!
Siiri R.
Ystävällinen ja ammattitaitoinen henkilökunta ja tosi maukkaat ruuat ja mukavasti sijoiteltu majoitus.
Maria G.
It's such a pretty and cozy place! We were there in the winter and it's like a fairy tale in the snow... The owners are very kind and helpful! We enjoyed every minute! Thank you for your hospitality!
Sebastian B.
Amazing place and really nice service!
Amiira A.
It was a priviledge to be in Riiho. Very kind people. We loved the wedding after party take place in Riiho. Thank you very much. We come again.
Angelika H.
Schöne Tage in Riiho verbracht, Gästehaus direkt am See mit Sauna und Eis baden, sehr nette warmherzige Gastgeber.
Jaakko K.
Oli taas hyvä olla Riihossa. Tein tulet rantaan, joutsenpariskunta uiskenteli tyynellä järvellä. Taivaanvuohi mäkätti. Leiriläisten kanssa paistettiin makkarat, saunottiin ja pelattiin ulkopelejä melkein kahteen asti yöllä. Iso kuu heijastui järvestä. Uni maistui.
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Come and enjoy!

As you’ve probably noticed, we have a large number of satisfied customers. Our guests tend to come back – again and again. Come and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in the middle of the wilderness. Book a room and bring your friends along. You’re guaranteed to enjoy our hospitality and what our village has to offer.