At a Glance
- Charming little guesthouse located just outside of Bumthang
- Comfortable rooms, although relatively simple
- Perfect base for a range of experiences, so ideally stay three or more nights
Tucked away in a rural setting in the Bumthang Valley, the Village Lodge allows you to get away from it all. The lodge opens out onto fertile farmland, and is an ideal base from which to explore this off-the-beaten-track destination either on foot or on bicycle. The exterior reflects the traditional Bhutanese farmhouses you see all around you with a small terrace that is lovely in the warmer months.
The rooms have been renovated to a good standard, and all feature twin beds (no doubles we are afraid). Wood panelled floors and blended with local carpets set against exposed beamed ceilings and walls. They have lovely Bhutanese windows that look out over the farmland beyond. The tiled bathrooms are lovely, featuring slate flooring which is heated and a walk-in shower (no bathtubs).
There is a central dining and relaxation area featuring a wood-burning stove, or Bukhari as they are known in Bhutan, set against a stone-cut wall. You again find lovely use of black and white timber beams. There is a bar and a selection of lovely sit-down areas where you can kick-back on an oversize cushion next to the wood-burner for a few hours of reading. The food is mostly Bhutanese, but freshly prepared for guests.
We wouldn’t say that the Village Lodge is by any means luxurious but it is certainly a really comfortable base from which you can easily explore the amazing destination around you.