Lappeenranta has several large chain hotels such as Cumulus and Sokos, a spa hotel and a great campground. GoSaimaa can book nearby lakeside cabins and cottages.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, meet locals and experience rural life, try a farmstay in the countryside around Lappeenranta. Your double room, costing around €70, could be in a traditional 19th-century farmhouse, a former granary or perhaps a cosy log cabin in the grounds. Some places have animals for children to pet, and almost all offer outdoor activities, such as rowing, fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or horse-drawn sleigh-riding.
A great option is the lakeside Asko & Maija’s Farmhouse, 30km northwest of Lappeenranta off Rd 408, with homestay accommodation in a traditional 1843-built log cabin and private timber cottages. Contact Lappeenranta's main tourist office to find others.