We offer home stays at two levels
Firstly: six enchanting quality mountain homes/ family run guest houses – of these four are listed in Alastair Sawday’s Special places to stay in India. The other two are awaiting listing. All properties are located far from crowds – off the beaten track. They have atmospheric rooms, tranquility, comfort, good meals, unique ambiance well informed and caring hosts.
Secondly; four atmospheric village home stays. Of these three are in the Samthar Valley in the Kalimpong region, and one is in the Sikkimese village of Hi Barmoik. All are components of our Responsible Village tourism Project Awake and Shine. They have been created as earning modules for local families.. The visitor is offered a village home stay in separate cottages, within family holdings, or in refurbished rooms. The home stays offer first class accommodation with western style toilets in a rural ambiance, comfort, privacy, excellent service provided by caring hosts at reasonable prices.
Gurudongma House, Kalimpong
Is located away from the din and pollution of the town, surrounded by a secluded garden. it offers full view of the Khangchendzonga Range, comfortable rooms and warm hospitality. Just 25 minutes walk from the town center. More details >>
The Samthar Farm House, Rural Kalimpong
Explore the breathtaking countryside in the rural heartland of Kalimpong from a unique mountain retreat - a heritage property converted for comfortable living. Superb views of KhangchenDzonga and other peaks. Many walks to explore the countryside - Ancient Lepcha Gompa, Lepcha and Nepalese villages, forests, river valleys, bird watching, camping and more. More details >>
Samthar Village Homestays
Expand your experience by staying as guests at two hamlets in the Samthar Valley. You will be hosted by Two Bhujel Nepali families at Gairi Gaon hamlet and by a Lepcha family at Kabi Village. The settings are charming, the village folks friendly, the home stays offers all the comforts, caring hospitality, interesting cusine and cultural exchange. All this in a charming rural ambiance with full views of Mount Khangchendzonga. More details >>
Hi Barmoik village homestay, West Sikkim
Dhongey House is the family home of the Chhettri family. The family has converted two rooms into comfortable guest rooms with modern toilets, and refurnished a lounge and a "chang " bar. Interiors have been decorated to showcase heritage household articles used by the family for generations The house retains its farming roots - cow shed, goat house, herb garden, and hollow tree trunk honey comb.Guests are offered home cooked simple meals served in family heirloom brass utencils. An ideal place for a lifestyle exploration and cultural exchange. village walks , day trips to Pamayangtse, bird watching, and trekking through Rhododendron sanctuary More details>>
Rinchenpong, West Sikkim
Explore the heart of rural Sikkim from Yangsum Farm - a heritage Farm House at Rinchenpong, in West Sikkim, hosted by the charming Tsechu Tharpa family.
Direct views of the Khangchendzonga Range, Ancient Buddhist Gompas, village walks , day trips to Pamayangtse, bird watching, and trekking through Rhododendron sanctuary. More details >>
Turuk, South Sikkim
Just 45 minutes away from the national highway near Malli is located The Turuk Heritage House – a grand old mountain estate established in 1848, offers superb family hospitality in splendid isolation, amidst diverse flora, citrus fruits, ornamental plants and a small coffee plantation. Village exploration, quite walks, bird watching, and river rafting in the Teesta. More details >>
Rumtek, East Sikkim
Helen is Swiss and Topgay Sikkimese. They created The Bamboo Resort as an elegant oasis of peace and comfort set in 3 Acres of farm land, A unique blend of a home and a hotel. Monastry like exteriors lead to elegant rooms – each different from the other. Meals are a blend of Sikkimese, Indian, and Continental cuisines. Fern, wild yams, and stinging nettle are served alongside Italian Pizzas. Ideal for a quite holiday, monastic tour to Rumtek, forest explorations, walking the countryside, sightseeing and shopping at nearby Gangtok. More details >>
Gangtok, East Sikkim
Hidden Forest Retreat - A charming home-stay amidst 03 acres of forests hosted by the Lachungpa family. It is located amidst a plant nursery with a fabulous, fresh wholesome feel. On these lush acres are cow sheds and green houses, a large organic vegetable patch, for Guava, Kiwi, and oranges, bonsai trees in the tea room and lilies and orchids galore. Birds chirrup, butterflies flutter, cicadas hum, and the views reach across the valley to Rumtek Hill. The guest accommodation is built into the terraced hillside, on split levels. Rooms are bright with teak wood floors and ceilings and spotless white toilets. It is a special place to relax and let the peace and quite wash over you. More details >>