Karuskose rental hut

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
It has been extremely dry in Estonia during spring and there is a standing forest fire warning. Making fire is allowed only on specially prepared campfire sites.
This rental hut – former forest keeper’s place – is suitable for an undemanding hiker. In cold weather the sauna stove can be heated. The hut is on the bank of the Raudna River, with a campfire site nearby. It is possible to go walking on Ingatsi study trail.
Phone+372 676 7532
E-mailpuhkus@rmk.ee
Opening hoursBooking on weekdays:
Mon to Fri 10.00-16.00
Type of objectRental hut
Parking facilitiesParking for 5 cars or 3 minibuses.
AmenitiesSauna and accommodation for 9 people. Sleeping on the floor, guests must bring their own mattress and bedding. No electricity in the cottage, unstable/poor mobile phone connection is unstable. There is a fire ring with barbecue grill, landing, dry toilet, well. Well water is unsuitable for use and visitors need to bring along drinking water.
PricesThu-Sun 96 €/per night,  Mon-Wed 40€/per night
Camping facilities Camping only for users of the forest hut, max 5 tents, 5€ per person.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options On the Ingatsi study trail.
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)9 people
SightsKaruskose forest keeper’s house, traditional forest keeper’s farmyard, traditional garden plants, curve of the Raudna River, orchard, semi-natural landscapes.
Winter accessibilityParking area and access roads are maintained. Firewood is provided at the campfire site.
NB! In winter when the outside temperature falls below -10°C, it is cold in the hut despite heating. No heating upstairs, which is meant for sleeping. This is why overnight stay in the hut in winter is recommended only with proper winter sleeping gear!

Additional informationAdvance booking is required. Please fill in the booking form at the head of the page! Before leaving the rental hut, please put the rooms in order.
RestrictionsPersons under the age of 18 can book and use the hut only together with an adult.
In the territory of the National Park certain restrictions are imposed pursuant to the nature conservation rules. For further information on restrictions see here.
LocationPõhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County.
Object no15 on the recreation area map
Driving directionsKaruskose rental hut is located in Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County. When coming from the direction of Tallinn–Pärnu–Tori, drive to Tori, turn onto the Võlli road that leads to the national park. Drive 6 km along the Jõesuu road and turn right before driving into Jõesuu village. From the bridge across the Halliste River at Riisa village, drive 2.3 km towards Karuskose up to the junction, turn left and drive 2.5 km to the rental hut.
When coming from the direction of Tartu and Viljandi, drive along the Tartu–Viljandi–Pärnu road to Kõpu and turn right into the Kõpu-Jõesuu road after passing the Kõpu cemetery. Drive 27 km up to the bridge over the Raudna River at Riisa village, Tori municipality, drive across the bridge and take the first turning to the right. It is 2.5 km from there to Karuskose rental hut.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.454155
longitude: 25.02395
L-EST 97 x: 6479773.9 y: 559774.6