It's hard to believe that this ranch-style hotel sitting pretty on the banks of a small peninsula overlooking Lake Ellidavat is just a 15-minute drive from the city center (and a shuttle is available to move you back and forth). The property has gone through several renovations and name changes since it opened in 1998, leading to a mish-mash of styles, though it’s still family-run and as quaint as ever. The parquet-floored rooms follow a classic theme, with some adding hot tubs or fireplaces. The front desk can hook you up with canoes, kayaks, and foot-pedal boats for a fee; horse rentals and fishing excursions can also be arranged. The property is also a good place to see the Northern Lights.