Lehmonkärki, Asikkala, Lahti region
Lehmonkärki is a family-owned holiday resort whose history began almost 60 years ago. There are 20 different villas and cottages to choose from, with a total of 140 beds. Lehmonkärki offers quality accommodation, restaurant and sauna services, as well as activities for groups. Additionally, there is plenty of equipment available for independent customers, such as kayaks and electric mountain bikes.
The resort is situated on the beautiful lakeshore of Päijänne, one of the biggest lakes in Finland, in the municipality of Asikkala. It is a bit less than a 2-hour drive from Helsinki and about 40 minutes from the city center of Lahti.
Lehmonkärki has been investing in sustainable development already for decades. For instance, the resort uses 100% renewable electricity, environmentally friendly products, and resource-efficient technology. Over the last five years, the company has installed solar panels, in addition to existing geothermal heating systems as well as energy-efficient air source heat pumps.
Environmental impact is always considered when the company is building or repairing its properties, with the idea of minimizing environmental impact as much as possible and choosing maximally environmentally friendly options.
One of the crucial aspects for Lehmonkärki is customer satisfaction and loyalty based on mutual trust. Thus, when cooperating with other local service providers, Lehmonkärki selects operators that share the same values. Currently, Lehmonkärki is actively investing in product development, expanding its offerings more towards year-round operations.
If you're looking to highlight one interesting fact about the company, it's the ice holes. The resort intentionally keeps portions of the lake ice-free for customers who enjoy ice swimming. Surprisingly, these ice holes have attracted not only human swimmers but also otters. The otters have discovered ice holes too and utilize them for their own diving training sessions.