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How Sunday Morning Resort was born? 

Entrepreneur couple Sirpa Juhola-Loippo and Kimmo Loippo and their family made a big life change couple of years ago when they decided to move from Mänttä (town in central Finland) to Lapland. Kimmo is an engineer who specializes in the paper industry, but also an innovator. His working years had been filled with countless hours at the office and busy lifestyle. It was time to do something else.
From Lapland, the whole family soon found a home, place where everybody felt happy, had inspiring activities at hand and also time to relax. And they decided to stay.

”I was the most enthusiastic in our family to move to Lapland. Finally I managed to persuade my wife Sirpa to try living in Lapland as a ”trial period”. In 2017 we agreed that we can make a final decision after we all have experiences of the real life in the north. Our children soon found important hobbies and friends and after six months of living here nobody wanted to go back to south anymore”, Kimmo describes the process.

In 2018 Kimmo and Sirpa noticed that Aamulehti, Finnish Media Company, was selling their magnificent resort at the Lake Pyhäjärvi. When the Loippo couple went to see the place, it was love at first sight. The very relaxing and soothing atmosphere, very old logs in the cabins, handmade houses and wonderful surrounding nature makes Sunday Morning Resort an unforgettable place. There are also very unique traits, design and art in the buildings, designed by Lappish sculptor Upi Kärri, which create very aesthetic and exceptional experience. ”The house sparkles with feeling of lazy, happy Sunday morning”, Sirpa explains.


Sirpa and Kimmo bought the premises and started a large-scale renovation. All the technology and house systems were modernised (for example air conditioning, heating system, lights, kitchen technology etc.). Also, accommodation and quest rooms, conference room, saunas and gym were modernised. All original designs and everything worth keeping was conserved. For example, fabrics, original log furniture and design is untouched. The house still feels very much like the original one, everything is just more modern and practical now. And the most important thing was to make the place carbon neutral. The resort’s heating system is now geothermal heating and in the air conditioning co2-levels are monitored and adjusted automatically.

Sirpa and Kimmo have a fulfilling and inspiring job now also at Lapland. Chance to make customers happy and relaxed every day. Besides the Sunday Morning Resort, the Loippo couple has also another project in Pyhätunturi: Parkside Pyhä accomodation near the family ski lifts and National Park at the centre of Pyhätunturi. You can find more info about Parkside Pyhä here: parksidepyha.fi

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