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Old lumberjack cabin of Verla

The Uittotupa of Verla is a cabin formerly owned by the Timber Rafting Association of Mantyharju. It’s where the rafters used to stay the night after a hard day’s work. There was a bigger cabin next to it, but that was later dismantled.  Uittotupa is a part of the World Heritage Site Verla. It’s along the Puun tie – canoeing route that goes from Repovesi to Verla.

The cabin was closed from the public for a long time, but it was opened as one of the accommodation destinations along the Puun tie – canoeing route in 2014. The roof and the exterior were renovated first and in the spring of 2014 the students of Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences restored the interior. The aim was to recreate and maintain the same atmosphere that existed in the old cabin.

The reservations and maintenance of the Verla cottages and cabins is managed by Repovalkea Oy. The cottages and cabins are owned and operated by UPM-Kymmene Oyj. The destinations are part of the World Heritage Site.

The cabin type, yard and the beach

The Uittotupa of Verla is a recently renovated wooden cabin from the early 20th century with a hallway and an open main room. There is a separate dry toilet outside.  The cabin is on top of the rock with the rock paintings at the start of the Verlankoski rapids. The shore is rocky and the current is strong. The cabin is suited for 4-6 people. If you are travelling with a bigger party, please contact us before making a booking.


Uittotupa is located in the heart of Verla on the rock with the ancient rock paintings. There is a walkway to the cabin from the dam bridge. You cannot drive up to the cabin. Parking is at the Mill Museum. 

Address: Karitsapolku, Verla, Kouvola (Street view)

Cabin equipment

  • Kitchenette and a gas stove
  • A canister for drinking water. Water post is at Sauna 1, 300 meters away
  • Cutlery and tableware for 6 people
  • A coffee pot, frying pan and two saucepans
  • Bunk beds (lower bed 120cm and upper 80cm wide)
  • A table and benches
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Dry toilet
  • Gas heater
  • No electricity

Note: Bed linen and towels are not included. Remember to bring your own.

Reservation and use

The cottage can only be booked online and the reservation process begins by clicking the “Reserve” button under the main image. If you'd like to book more than one cottage at a time, go to checkout once all of them have been added to your shopping basket. 
The cottage is at your disposal from 15 o’clock on the arrival date to 11 o’clock on the day of departure. You may go to the cottage only during the reservation period.

The sauna 1 and sauna turns

There is no possibility for washing at Uittotupa but you can reserve a turn at sauna 1.  One sauna bathing turn per day is included in the reservation. You may book your turn online in advance. You will receive further details about booking the sauna on the reservation confirmation email.

Tip: The Arkko cottage has its own wood-heated lakeside sauna. 


Further details on how to pick up the keys are provided in the booking confirmation. The keys are in a key box at the cottage.  A valid PIN code to the key box will be sent to the customer via text message to the number provided by the customer during the reservation process up to two hours before the start of the rental period.
The customer is responsible for the key throughout the time of reservation. The key must be returned at the end of the reservation to the same key box from where it was taken. Compensation for a non-returned key is charged as per the terms.

Cleanliness, final cleaning and garbage

The customer is responsible for the cleanliness of the rental property, its yard and related services. The cottage must be carefully cleaned after use so that it’s nice and ready for the next guest to arrive to Verla. Uittotupa is a no waste-destination. Biodegradable waste can go into the dry toilet and all other waste must be disposed of at the Mill Museum or at Seuratalo. 


House trained dogs are allowed in this cottage. The owner must make sure the beds are properly protected if the dog likes to sleep on the bed. During the final cleaning special attention must be paid to the cleaning of the bedding and the rugs to get the dog hairs out as well as possible. 

If dogs relieve themselves in the yard, the waste must be picked up and transported further into the forest and out of sight and people’s feet. 

Please specify the dog breed and size when making the booking. Remember also to check the terms for pets before booking. 


The customer making the reservation is fully responsible for the entire cottage and also for their friends. Please check out the terms before booking: Terms.