Best village homestays in Bhutan for a remarkable experience

If peace and seclusion are what you seek for, then go for a vacation in Bhutan! This quaint kingdom has everything treasured within its boundaries that are unobtainable in any parts of the world. Its status as the happiest nation in the world, the carbon negative country, the last Shangri La is well deserved. The only existing Buddhist kingdom with the tranquil monasteries, crimson-robed monks, and the magic infused in the air has cast a strong spell on the wanderlust from worldwide.  Keeping up with the splendid blend of modernity with that of the ancient traditions, Bhutan holds the dynamic bond of a monarchy with the democracy.

Besides, the country breathes in peace and spirituality amid the most exotic landscapes that quench the thirst of a soul that is in a desperate quest for aesthetic charm and adventure.

So, if you are seeking more than what so claimed: “customized itineraries” then ditch the sophistication of the hotels and resorts. Have a vivid insight into the mythical country, its culture, and the way of life by dwelling with the docile people in the quaint village homestays in Bhutan.

So, here’s the list of few homestays that you may come across while traversing some of the fascinating places. Or, you may consider for halt after indulging in the vibrant festivities at quaint villages in Bhutan or after a long trek.  So, this vacation, walk the paths that are less traveled and explore the places that have never been mentioned in any travel diaries, nor posted on any sites. Be the first one to experience the extraordinary at some of the best village homestays in Bhutan. 

1. Ama’s FarmStay:

Ama's FarmStay

Here’s a place that renders the air of homecoming at friendly ambiance. Providing free WiFi and a restaurant serving authentic Bhutanese cuisine, Ama’s FarmStay provides a pet-friendly accommodation in Paro. You can enjoy the enchanting views of the mountains while sipping your favorite drink from the bar and treating your taste buds at the barbeque. If you’ve driven all by yourself, then enjoy the privileges of free parking.  There is 24-hour assistance available for your convenience, provided with slippers and free toiletries.

You can hire a car or a bike for a long drive and play darts at the property. The nearest airport is Paro Airport, which is 9kms away.

Location: Lango Village, Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan

Phone: +975 77 61 73 64

Other facilities available are:

  • Darts, Hiking, Cycling
  • Breakfast in Room
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Packed Lunches
  • Grocery Deliveries
  • Kid Meals
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Fruits, Chocolate, Or Cookies
  • Bicycle Rental, Airport Shuttle, Secured Parking
  • Ticket Service
  • Lockers
  • Tickets to Attractions or Shows
  • Garden
  • Family Rooms
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Bar, Restaurant (À La Carte)
  • Room Service
  • Car Hire
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge Service
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

2. Authentic Bhutanese Homestay:

Authentic Bhutanese Homestay

The name says it all. Experience the authenticity of Bhutan at the soul-soothing peaceful ambiance of the provincial hub. Immerse in absolute spirituality and feel the rustics while you sip your beverage around the warmth of the campfire. Rediscover your bliss while breaking bread with the most docile clan in the world. The property offers the private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath. It contains a seating area with a TV with some units that have a balcony and dining area.

Location: Paro, Bhutan

Phone: +975 17 33 49 57

Features and facilities of Authentic Bhutanese Homestay

  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Evening entertainment
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte and buffet)
  • WiFi
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms

3. Punatshangchhu cottages:

Punatshangchhu

Located on the peaceful banks of the glacial fed river, this property is another name for exceptional Bhutanese hospitality. Located nearby to some of the most exotic tourist destinations, you can enjoy some of the breathtaking sights, or indulge in some of the most adventurous rides on the off-beat roads. So, embrace this chance to have a thorough insight into the Bhutanese culture and their way of living. Forget the hassles while sauntering amid the enchanting meadows and peaceful villages. Pray in absolute oblivion in the tranquil monasteries and rediscover your peace amid the countless hues of the fluttering prayer flags.

Location: Zamtopang, Wangdue, Bhutan

Phone: +975 2 481 942

Facilities & Services at Punatshangchhu

  • Bar
  • Conference facilities (person capacity: 150)
  • Event management
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • ,Mini Library
  • Taxi service on call
  • Restaurant
  • Bhutanese cuisine
  • Chinese cuisine
  • Continental cuisine
  • Indian cuisine

4.Nivvana Lodge & Homestay:

Nivvana Lodge & Homestay

Welcome to a home away from home! This property is owned by the cheerful family, who anticipates travelers that are on a quest of homelike ambiance away from home. Step in to for a life-enhancing experience. Get the much-needed rest after an extended journey. The property with the en-suite bathroom provides 24-hour hot running water. Delicious and authentic cuisines served with butter tea. Enjoy the serenity of the quaint region. Forget the sophistication and professionalism in the caring and cheerful ambiance like that of your own home.

Location: Paro, Bhutan

Phone: +975 17 17 03 25

House Rules

  • Check-in time is 11 AM – 8 PM
  • Check out by 12 PM (noon)
  • Self-check-in with doorman
  • Events or Parties permitted if other guests are not present in the house.
  • Packed/Takeaway food not allowed in the house
  • Smoking is prohibited in rooms but allowed in Balcony & garden area
  • In-House Meal timings to be followed strictly
  • After 10 pm, lounge & dining areas lights will be switched off
  • Main entrance door remains open until 11 pm.

You must also acknowledge;

  • Must climb stairs – a few rooms on 1st floor of the property
  • Pet(s) live on property

5. Bangpa Farmhouse:

Bangpa Farmhouse

This 27 years old farmhouse is located at 15 minutes drive from Ura. This 2 storied traditional building has intricate and beautiful Bhutanese architectural designs. You can enjoy the authentic and traditional Bhutanese cuisines and drinks together with the host. If you’re on a quest for natural grandeur and if you love the element of an adrenaline rush, then you can indulge in trekking expeditions- from Shingkhar in Ura to Thromsingla, Thromsingla to Prugyela trek, and Khandu Pangkha in Ura to Singkhar in Zhemgang.

Location: Trabi Village, Ura, Bumthang, Bhutan

Phone: +975 17110344

Facilities available-

  • 24-hours Staff Availability
  • Bathroom Interior Bathroom
  • On-Site Staff
  • Hot Water
  • Dine with host and his Family
  • Housekeeping
  • Farm Visit
  • Archery
  • Kuru
  • P.S: Visitors can explore some of the nearby temples, chortens, Lhakhang and can make offerings too.

So, what are you waiting for? Make haste! The adventure awaits you!

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