”In the Joenniemi mansion resides Gösta – an old but active art museum. From the mansion, you can tread down the Love Path on which the good fairy of culture steps toward Honkahovi. The path caressing the shapes of the lake has been trodden by famous beauties – tears of joy and sadness have been washed away to Mäntänlahti bay. Life is made of emotions.”
G.A.Serlachius Inc. had Honkahovi built in 1938 by Mäntänlahti bay, in close vicinity of the present-day town, to be used as the official residence of then-superintendent, future CEO R. Erik Serlachius.
Designed by architect Jarl Eklund, the beautiful Functionalist building fits beautifully among the large pines. The large downstairs windows look out over a breathtaking view of Mäntänlahti bay in Lake Kuorevesi.
During its history, Honkahovi has been visited by heads of state, Secretaries of State, industrial managers and customers of the company. 1996 through 2011, the building housed Honkahovi Art Center. Opened for business in November 2011, ArtHotel Honkahovi is a high-quality hotel and restaurant.