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GENERAL

For the full experience, along with booking a hideaway cabin, we recommend to add on during booking breakfast and a 90 minute private spa booking (time shown at booking). Access to The Wellness Shed lounge (outside of your Spa booking) and use of bicycles is included in the room price. The price of the package is broken down into the components so be sure to add on during booking. If you don’t want to add during booking there is always the chance to add later, subject to availability.

We love to make our guests feel welcome and get them familiar with Hilltop Forest so you can check-in from 3pm at Forest lounge located in The Wellness Shed. Check-out is at 12pm at the same place. Arriving early or late? Get in touch we will see what we can do. All of our hideaways have digital locks so remote check-in is also possible.

Hilltop Forest is located along the Finnish southern archipelago, in Inkoo. We are situated in a 16 hectare private forest, offering guests true seclusion in nature. This means you’ll need to arrive by car (more specific directions will be sent in your arrival email 2 days prior to your stay). As you get close, Hilltop Forest is sign posted to help find us, please follow the signage and respect our neighbours.

There is free onsite parking at Hilltop Forest. As you drive up the hill and enter Hilltop Forest, you will see parking on the left hand side of the road (signposted). We ask guests to park here and enjoy a walk through the forest road to check-in (about 300 meters), this is to remove road traffic from the site for the enjoyment of all guests. If you would require, reception is reachable by car also. 

We will take full payment (in Euros) for your stay at the time of your booking.

Things change, we get it. We want to be as flexible as we can with our policies, but we’re a small business. Changes to booking dates can be made up to 1 week prior to your stay, name changes for a given booking can be made up to check-in. You can cancel 2 weeks prior to your arrival for a full refund, less a €10 handling fee. Cancellations done less then 2 weeks will be charged in full.

We love our furry friends here at Hilltop Forest. We have 1 hideaway available for pets for a small charge of €30. We reserve the right to charge you for any excessive damage to the hotel’s property caused by your pet during the stay.

As a truly boutique resort, you can book as a group. For group bookings (not made through our booking system) we will charge 50% at the time of booking and the remaining 50% 4 weeks prior to your stay. Contact us at hello@hilltopforest.fi with specific requests.

At Hilltop Forest

Hilltop Forest resort is located in a natural forest, in building it we have been as kind as we can to nature. We want to make nature accessible to everyone so just thought we would mention that given its natural environment, please take care of yourselves. As typical to authentic nature, the terrain can be uneven and wildlife share the forest with us (ticks, snakes, mosquitoes, deer and a few others). We have equipped each hideaway with a little “survival kit” with some of the necessary precautions but we ask you to come prepared yourselves (no need to bring hiking gear but flat shoes are recommended).

Hilltop Forest is set in a 16 hectare private forest. Apart from the other guests and some staff you won’t see anyone here. We pride ourselves on being truly boutique which means that there are only 3 hideaways so you won’t see too many other guests either.

Should you wish to venture off site, the immediate surrounding area is mostly local farms and forest, but generally the area is accessible by foot. There are some private residences that we ask you to respect. We also offer bicycles for our guests (4 in total on a first come, first served basis) for guests wanting to go a little further afield. Inkoo harbour is 9km away and there are bicycle routes nearby.

We are always speaking to and working with our local friends and other small businesses to offer the best experiences to our guests. If you have something in mind, just get in touch with us and we will see what we can do. To mention a few, we have guided forest bathing, wine tasting, yoga and massages. All are subject to availability.

In the harbour there are activities such as SUP, canoeing and sailing. There are a number of golf courses nearby as well as local riding stables.

Hideaways

Each of our hideaways is 10m2, with everything you could need for a more minimalist getaway. The lightweight design allowed us to push the hideaways deeper into the forest, this together with the smaller space means you’ll be a little more comfortable if you leave large suitcases at home and pack lighter than usual.

Our beds are typically set up as a double (140cm), perfect for a cosy night together. However, let us know at booking if you would like the beds to be reconfigured as two singles (70cm) during your stay. 

Our hideaways have the most spectacular windows with views over the forest. During the Nordic summer you get the longest evening sun that hardly gets dark. Dreamy right, but we know it can be a bit tricky to sleep with the light. While we don’t have blinds or curtains in the hideaways, you’ll find two handcrafted linen eye masks laid out in the hideaway on arrival.

The lightweight design of the hideaways means that we couldn’t include a traditional bathroom in the rooms. Each hideaway has its own outhouse with a composting toilet. It’s an environmental solution and the ultimate privacy… talk about a loo with a view! Each outhouse has a cold water tank with a sink. As well as your private spa booking, there is shared access to The Wellness Shed and its inside toilet. In the morning from 8am to 11am the showers at the Wellness Shed are available and shared with the other guests.

Our hideaways are connected to electricity. There are 4 double (EU 2-pin) plug sockets inside an electric heater and two bedside lamps. Breathe out… all our electricity comes from renewable sources. The hideaways don’t have WiFi inside, there is strong 4G coverage on site though. There is free WiFi inside The Wellness Shed (lounge and spa). Feel free to shut that thing off though and leave it at the bottom of your bag!

Yes they are. No need to bring anything other than your clothes with you. All the hideaways have bed linen included (made in Europe by the wonderful April Notes), 2 duvets, 4 pillows and a blanket. You’ll find 2 bathrobes for making your way to the spa in, and a couple of hand towels. You’ll also find a hairdryer in the hideaway.

Even though there is no running water in the hideaway, we provide drinking water in the hideaway. Running low? No problem, either bring your bottles to The Wellness Shed to refill or just get in touch with us and we’ll bring some more. There is also a kettle with complimentary tea and coffee and a [minibar] with a curated selection of drinks and snacks.

Forest spa

Our spa is equipped with a wood burning sauna (will be warm when you arrive), a drop pool hot tub, two indoor rain showers, 1 outdoor rain shower, outdoor terrace and hammock. Freshly fluffed waffle towels and Frama apothecary products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash & body lotion) for you to enjoy.

You can add a private 90 minute spa reservation during booking, your preferred time is selected from the room during booking. If you don’t add during booking there is always the chance to add later, however this is subject to availability.

When it’s your turn just head on down to The Wellness Shed and we will show you the way. We won’t disturb you during your time in there, so anything you need or want to order some drinks, just let us know beforehand and we’ll be sure they are waiting for you. There is a tiny dressing space in the spa but for a full experience we recommend to get changed in your bathrobe already in your hideaway. How cool will that pic of you in a linen bathrobe walking through the forest be!

Lounge & Service

You can find Forest lounge at The Wellness Shed. Here you can check-in, hangout, order some drinks and food or generally just kick back and enjoy. The lounge is open generally each day from 09:00-22:30 (ish).

Breakfast is served around 9am each day, a menu card for breakfast can be filled in the day before and given to us or take a picture and send it via whatsapp. Breakfast hampers will be delivered to your hideaway, but if you prefer we can also set it up in the lounge.

A light lunch and snack menu is available from about 13:00 each day. The menu is ever changing and we might even have something new not even on the menu, just ask! Generally though, you can look forward to anything from a cheese board, to fresh salad or sandwiches.  

For dinner, the pizza oven is hot from 17-20.30(ish) everyday. If you fancy something a little lighter, you can always get something from the lunch menu later on as well.

Just let us know where you fancy eating; lounge, hideaway, outside, you name it and we’ll make it happen!

We have a great selection of drinks available at Hilltop Forest.

For the warm drink lovers we have specialty coffees, tea and hot chocolate available in the lounge.

Fresh sodas, non-alcoholic alternatives and local kombucha.

Something stronger? We have curated a wine list with a difference and have some great alternatives for the part-time drinker to the connoisseur. There’s local craft beer and a couple of options from the top shelf. Not on the menu? Let us know if you fancy a bit of a wildcard, we are always on the lookout for great wines and often have a box of something kicking about under the stairs.

Have a question or need to book a special request?