World-class architecture by Lake Saimaa
Nestled in a rocky cove surrounded by trees, the resort comprises two square buildings that house a restaurant and saunas. The tranquil cove location invites the quests for a relaxed time at the restaurant, saunas and their lake-view terraces. The openings on both of the roofs work as a shared cohesive element between the buildings. The sauna building's opening is a closed atrium, while the restaurant building's roof opens up to the lake, providing a cosy atmosphere for fun gatherings and peaceful evenings alike.
The restaurant and the saunas are designed by Studio Puisto Architects and constructed by Saimaan Seudun Erikoisrakentajat Oy.
The restaurant opened in June 2022 and has already been featured in several international architecture and design magazines throughout Europe.
Food culture at Lake Saimaa region is strong and lively
The food culture at Lake Saimaa region is strong and lively with an increasing number of quality restaurants and food producers happy to serve you. We at Pistohiekka are excited to offer you the best of the local food in a truly unique atmosphere.
The menu is adjusted to the seasons and the harvest, but there is always a plenty of fish and other local ingredients available. We always have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Pistohiekka Resort is D.O. Saimaa We Support -restaurant, which means that most dishes on the menu are based on local products and significant part of our food supplies come from D.O. Saimaa (Designation of Origin Saimaa) qualified producers. D.O. Saimaa is a recognised label for locally produced clean, eco-friendly and high-quality products.
During the winter season, the menu is fully adjusted to the quests' requests and can be designed individually for each event at the restaurant. Please consult us for further information.