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Karuskose cottage

Sandra, Viljandimaa
Country: Estonia
Type: House
Rental type: Entire property
Accommodates: 9
Price: 110 €/Night


  • Check-in: 00:00 - 00:00
    Check-out: 00:00 - 00:00
  • Booking period: 0 - 0 Nights
  • Beds: No beds

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.


Sauna 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.

Parking facilities:

Parking for 5 cars or 3 minibuses.


Karuskose forest keeper’s house, traditional forest keeper’s farmyard, traditional garden plants, curve of the Raudna River, orchard, semi-natural landscapes.

Winter accessibility:

Parking 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!

Driving directions:

Karuskose 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.

Additional information:

Camping only for users of the forest hut, max 5 tents, 5€ per person. Pet 5€ per night.

RMK rental huts are locked cottages mainly for the hikers who plan their hike more thoroughly. A rental hut provides the privacy for the user and therefore a “key fee” must be paid.


  • Barbecue
  • Beds
  • Campfire
  • Central heating
  • Clean bedding
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cooker
  • DC outside
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Dock
  • Drinking water
  • Electric heating
  • Electricity
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood available
  • Freezer
  • Hard sleeping bunk
  • Heater
  • Hot tub
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Lake
  • Lockable garage
  • Lockable shed
  • Music Center
  • Non-drinkable water
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Parking
  • Pond
  • Refrigerator
  • River
  • Sauna
  • Shelter outdoors
  • Shower
  • Spring
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimming spot
  • Swing
  • Terrace
  • Tub
  • TV
  • WC
  • Well


  • Cover price: 0 €

 As a user of Forest House you should know the following:

1) The Forest House is open only at pre-booked times
2) The estimated time of use is from 14.00 to 12.00 the following day
3) The number of users of the house is 9 people due to fire safety requirements
4) Persons under the age of 18 can book and use the hut only together with an adult
5) The user must leave the equipment and the house clean when they leave
6) The user returns the key to the caretaker of the house at the agreed time


Cancel booking
  • If the User cancels the Booking Agreement 14 or more days prior to the start of the booking period, the User will receive a booking fee refund, of which a service fee has been deducted (2 euro).
  • If the User cancels the Booking Agreement less than 13 days, but up to 73 hours prior to the start of the booking period, the User will receive a refund of 75% of the booking fee.
  • If the User cancels the Booking Agreement less than 72 hours prior to the start of the booking period, the booking fee will not be refunded.
  • The booking period starts at 12:00 on the first day of the booking.
  • In order to cancel the Booking Agreement, the User is obliged to notify the Service Provider of the cancellation immediately via e-mail:
  • If the Booking Agreement is cancelled prior to the start of the Booking Period in the event of illness, accident or death of the User or a person close to them, the User has the right to receive a full refund of the booking fee. In this case, the User is obliged to immediately notify the Service Provider via e-mail: The User has two weeks to present the Service Provider with a certificate (doctor’s, police or other) confirming the reason for cancelling the Booking Agreement. If the booking is cancelled for the aforementioned reasons during the booking period, the booking fee will not be refunded.
  • The Owner has the right to cancel the Booking Agreement in case of force majeure (natural disasters, risk of a forest fire, strikes or other). In that case, the Owner will inform the User as quickly as possible. In case of termination of the Booking Agreement by the Owner in the event of a force majeure, the User only has the right to receive a full refund of the booking fee deposited at the Service Provider. Other expenses made by the User are not refunded.

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