The transport department needs to care for us folks who can't drive or afford car rentals, and have a few buses ply in the neighbourhood.
Stayed there three nights in June. For an Asian couple travelling through major cities in that region, this stay was a good departure from the stereotypical city life. It was wonderful to live in a Finnish farm, with close proximity to farm animals, their beautiful dogs, those giant trees and the lake. Kalle and his wife are very generous and kind hosts. We can't drive and thus couldn't make the most of our stay there in terms of visits to the National Park and other attractions nearby. But we did rent their bikes and rode to the city which is a pleasant but exhausting(to us) 12 km from the farm. Our butts ached so bad the following day that we decided to just rest in our rooms and enjoy some of their local beer, which was cheap and tasted great.There are some interesting eating options in Savonlinna City Centre, but we would recommend guests to try the meals they serve in house. We ate all our meals there. Do remember to take along some mosquito repellent, as the walk to the lake can be quite treacherous without. And there's the sauna and barbecue huts one could enjoy. We didn't because we had other plans for our stay, like drinking copious volumes of alcohol and photography. The sky looks gorgeous in twilight hours, something to be enjoyed near the lake, in spite of the monster mosquitoes who threaten to suck you dry.