Eco hotel Izumrudny Les
Active leisure and relaxation in a picturesque setting
Izumrudy Les is an eco hotel near Moscow, Russia, offering a wide range of entertainment, leisure activities and relaxation opportunities in a peaceful countryside setting. Honkarakenne supplied the area with a restaurant, a spa building and six cottages with all modern comforts.
The resort is targeted towards customers who value an active, healthy and ecological lifestyle. The resort offers an array of leisure activities ranging from outdoor sports, fishing and hunting to visiting a safari park or even riding a hot air balloon. Those who enjoy more quiet holidays can enjoy slow walks in the pine woods, taking in the clean air, or swimming and sunbathing on the private beach or in a relaxing swimming pool. There is also a playground, a petting zoo and pony rides for the younger customers.
"We stayed at duplex which was spacious, warm and cosy. I really liked the wood smell inside house. The personnel was very helpful and friendly. While taking a walk in the late evening we even saw the couple of deers. Probably one of the best places to enjoy winter which is 1 hour by car from Moscow."
Ecological, safe and durable log buildings were a natural choice for this naturally beautiful setting. Honkarakenne, a Finnish company known for its high quality and ecological, healthy houses, was chosen as the supplier of the restaurant building, the spa building and six cottages. The buildings were designed by architects Olga Samoshkina and Alexey Tarashevsky and Rossa Rakenne, Honka’s representative in Russia, was responsible for the construction project.
The modern Scandinavian style cottages offer beautiful views over the forest, park or pond. The layout includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, study, a hall and two bedrooms with private bathrooms. Furniture and other interior items are made of natural, eco-friendly materials that are pleasant to the touch. The cottages can accommodate up to six people. More accommodation is available in the hotel building.
The restaurant "FORREST" offers tasty treats and panoramic views over the picturesque pond. The two-storey wooden building with a natural colour scheme blends seamlessly to its naturally beautiful surroundings. Natural materials were chosen for the furniture and accessories to complete the look.
The spa building is an oasis of serenity and peace of mind, offering various treatments and equipped with a gym, a Finnish style sauna, a Turkish style hammam and a swimming pool with panoramic windows.
- Project type: resort
- Area: 220 hectares with forest park and pond
- Buildings supplied by Honka: restaurant, 6 cottages and a spa building
- Construction: 2014–2015
- Architects: Olga Samoshkina and Alexey Tarashevsky / Rossa Rakenne
- Construction: Rossa Rakenne
- Location: Klin District, Moscow Region
- Website: www.izumrudnyles.ru
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