At the head of the Chokhor Valley, 22km (13 miles) north of Jakar, the village of Nangsiphel lies nestled amongst forested hills.
Some 4 to 5 kilometer away from the Punakha Dzong, away from all the noise and crowd, into the green lush forest lays Ama Om’s Homestay.
Amankora Thimphu is a peaceful luxe resort on a forested hillside of blue pines northwest of the capital city, close to Kuenga Chhoeling Palace.
Amankora Bumthang is a 5-star luxury resort located in Jakar town adjacent to Wangdichholing Palace, the oldest palace in Bhutan and a former summer residence of the first and second king.
Amankora Punakha is a remote and exclusive resort sited along the upper arm of the Mo Chhu (Mother River) north of Punakha Dzong, the iconic fortress where Bhutanese power was concentrated for over 300 years following its construction in 1638.
Amankora Paro is an exclusive 5-star resort in a pine forest next to the majestic ruins of seventeenth century Drukyel Dzong.
Located in the Talo gewog within Punakha district, Ap Jigme Heritage Farmhouse is a 200-year-old, three-story structure that used to be a palace.
Open to the modern way of life just a few years ago, the Moenpa community still possesses a very unique tradition and lifestyle.
Conveniently located about a 10-minute walk from the Black-Necked Crane Visitor Centre, this farmstay is run by Ap (“Mr.”
Araya Zamlha Guesthouse has six guest rooms and great views of the village of Ura in Bumthang and the Ura Valley beyond.
Located some 11km from the town of Kuruthang, Aum Leki's two-story farmhouse has a beautiful view of Punakha valley and the surrounding forests.
Surrounded by a lush full 5 acres of an organic farm, Azha (uncle) Namgyal’s farmhouse is located in a valley 8 km away from the main town in Tsirang.
Backed up by the young enthusiastic students of Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, Bongde Goma resort offers a great variety of Bhutanese gastronomical experience and also other non-Bhutanese cuisines.
With one historic farmhouse, two cows, two cats, three nephews, and three dogs to look after, it's lucky that Ura Bangpa's host, Tashi Wangmo, has plenty of energy.
To stay at Chador Zangmo Farmhouse in stunning Gasa is to get three great aspects in one package: a comfortable place to stay, hot springs (tsachu) within walking distance, and a talkative and helpful guide in the form of owner Chador.
Chhimi Lham Farmhouse, owned by a local woman of the same name, provides a safe and cozy haven for travelers seeking an authentic Bhutanese family experience.
Founded in 2008, Chumey Nature Resort is a beautiful hotel in Geytsa village of Bumthang's Chumey valley.
The Damchen Pem Farmhouse stands as a large, traditionally styled Bhutanese house colored with beautiful red, white, and black antique paints and decorative patterning.
Damchen Resort is just a few hundred feet away from Punakha's Puna Tsang Chu; many of its rooms face the river and the scenic green hills beyond.
The simple, spartan accommodation at Dechen Chholing Goemba Guest House is a good choice for travelers who want a home base for hiking remote Ura Valley and who enjoy seeing village life close up.
In the heart of the Phobjikha Valley lies Dechen Wangmo’s homestay in Tangchey Village.
Outside the Deki Yangzam Farmhouse in Haa, clucking chickens wander the yard, and cows graze happily near piles of firewood split in preparation for the winter.
The 16 double rooms of Hotel Dewachen are surrounded by a garden, an apple orchard, and the pine forests of beautiful Phobjikha Valley, providing a sanctuary for guests just as the valley does for the rare black-necked cranes that over-winter every year.
High up on a hillside on the road to Talo Lhakhang, Singaporean-owned Dhensa is one of the Punakha Valley's newer luxury hotels.
Dragon Hotel provides basic accommodation smack in the center of the Trashigang town, the district capital.
Drubchhu Resort is named after the property's drubchhu — a natural spring whose waters are believed to have healing powers — and has sweeping views over the rice fields and farmhouses of Lobesa valley below.
Gangtey Lodge has been recognized as a unique world-class accommodation by discerning travel industry publications from around the world.
Gongkhar Guest House may look from the outside like any other guesthouse in Bhutan, but the accommodations inside lift Gongkhar a step or two above the usual guesthouse experience.
Gyelsa Boutique Inn is a quiet, family owned and operated accommodation tucked away atop a slight rise behind the glitzy new Le Meridien.
Proprietress Gyem lives in this farmhouse in remote upper Phobjikha Valley with her husband Passang Tobgay, their four children (ages 15, 13, 11, and 6), and her 76-year-old mother.
A tranquil boutique resort set up perfectly in the countryside, Haven Resort delivers the best of Thai etiquette combined with modern traditional Bhutanese architecture.
With many of its rooms overlooking Clock Tower Square, Thimphu's largest and most central landmark, 4-star Hotel Druk is the place to be for travelers seeking rustic luxury in the heart of the action.
Hotel Druk in Phuentsholing, a sister hotel to the well-known Hotel Druk of Thimphu, stands out for its exceptional comfort, pleasant staff, and fine cuisine.
Hotel Home offers clean, basic accommodation a 2 kilometre walk from Jakar, the capital of Bumthang district.
4-star Hotel Jumolhari is one of Thimphu's most central accommodations, a few steps from Clock Tower Square and right in the heart of the capital city's growing bustle.
Just a short walk from the central landmark of Thimphu, Clock Tower Square, and located directly across from the national archery grounds that border the Changlimithang National Stadium, Hotel Kisa is a standout 3-star hotel that offers some amazing views and modern amenities throughout.
Hotel Migmar sits on a service road alongside Babesa–Thimphu Expressway in the suburb of Olakha, a 10-minute cab ride away from central Thimphu.
Hotel Olathang is set on 28 acres of blue pine forest, offering a quiet refuge from the urban bustle of Paro though only 5km from the international airport.
Constructed in 2014, 4-star Hotel Osel has a freshly built feel and is an easy walk from Thimphu city center.
Pedling Hotel is owned by an esteemed Bhutanese lama in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, Gangteng Tulku, who uses all proceeds from its operation (and its sister hotel in Phobjikha Valley) to fund the daily expenses of eight nunneries and other religious institutions across Bhutan.
Though Hotel Peling is slotted as a standard (non-luxury) hotel, in fact it's closer in style to a boutique hotel.
Hotel Shivling in Punakha district's Kuruthang town offers simple, functional accommodations for travelers on a budget who don't require any luxurious touches.
Hotel Ugyenling lies in the heart of Bumthang's Chhoekor Valley, about 2km outside of Jakar town near Wangduechholing Palace, birthplace of Bhutan's first king.
Out of the only two hotels in Zhemgang, the Hotel Valley View offers a good view of the Dzong (Zhemgang Fortress).
Built new in 2008 with 32 rooms, Wangchuk Hotel is the largest accommodation in Mongar district and a popular stop for tour group travelers passing between Bumthang to the west and Trashigang to the east.
Three-star Hotel Zangto Pelri sits high on a hill of pine trees overlooking the Punatshang river and Punakha town, which lies about 5km to its southeast.
Named for its clear view of Jakar Dzong, the “fortress of the white bird” built in 1549 when a bird's landing there was seen as an omen, Jakar View Guest House offers basic, comfortable accommodation with everything most travelers will need for a happy stay.
Jakar Village Lodge is a family-run lodge with warm and personalized service, a modern interior design, modern necessities, and a location just 1km from Chamkhar town.
Bumthang, the cultural and spiritual heartland of Bhutan, is home to some of the best hospitality facilities in the country and Kaila Guest House is no exception.
Kesang Dawa Farmhouse in Haa gets its name from the owner, a strong yet kind, stoic yet warm Bhutanese farming man.
Looking over the illuminated valley of Paro (highlighted by the creatively lighted Paro Dzong and National Musuem) while reflecting on your presence in this country of Gross National Happiness is an overnight experience only Khangku Resort can provide.
The Kinley Om Dorekha Farmhouse in Haa, named for the daughter who will inherit it, offers guests a cozy and welcoming authentic Bhutanese experience.
Kinley Tenzin home stay in Haa valley's tiny Wangsa village offers guests a friendly, comfortable family atmosphere in a district that opened to foreign tourists only in 2002 and remains largely undeveloped, with endless trails to explore.
Hotel Kuenzang Norling International offers decent, clean accommodation in a newer part of Jakar town in Bumthang district.
Kunzang Zhing — or “Field of Eternal Virtue” — has awesome views over the rice paddy fields of fertile Punakha valley and the Puna Tshang Chhu river that drains it.
Located in Lechu village 7km from Haa town, 3-story Lechuna Heritage Lodge once was a working farmhouse, with the family living on the top floor above a storeroom and cows on the ground floor.
This 20-room lodge run by Leki Wangmo and her family is one of Bumthang's oldest, offering basic and clean rooms for guests who appreciate a warm familial atmosphere and don't require anything too swank.
An oasis of luxury accommodation in the Paro valley, the new Le Meridien hotel offers outstanding service and a wealth of high-class amenities in a scenic natural setting alongside the Paro Chhu river.
Centrally-located Le Méridien Thimphu is a rarity among world-class hotels, exuding a palpable warmth and sense of familiarity while still feeling chic, modern, and bright.
An oasis of calm and relaxation, Lingkhar Lodge blends the best of Bhutanese hospitality with world-class facilities to assure you a happy and rejuvenating stay.
Set in a pine forest on the eastern slope of Chhoekhor valley, Mepham Guest House offers great views over Jakar town and the ancient castle fortress that once guarded the area from outsiders.
With a dramatically beautiful setting on a hillside overlooking Punakha valley, Meri Puensum Resort offers a peaceful refuge with modern amenities and great views.
Situated on the flats alongside the Mo Chhu (Female River) in Punakha, surrounded by a scattering of trees, this campground is popular with tourists and locals alike.
The quiet and serene Naksel is set on a forested hilltop just outside Paro town and boasts views of Jumolhari from almost every room.
Tucked away up a slight rise just minutes’ walk from the central traffic circle, Namgay Heritage Hotel is a gem of Bhutanese woodcarving artistry in the heart of Thimphu.
Surrounded by dense forests and cascading mountains, the Ngalhakhang Aj farm stay in the Chokor-toe valley is something out of a fantasy novel.
Surrounded by the characteristic potato fields of the Phobjikha Valley lies Norbu Gyalmo’s homestay in the small village of Namphel.
If you are a traveler who likes to be in the thick of things, even when the place is tiny Chamkhar town in Bumthang, Norkhel Lodge may be just your style.
Established in 2015, Marang Jungle Camp is a community based sustainable venture initially funded by Bhutan Foundation just 5 minutes drive from Pangbang town.
Khenlug Goenchim offers you an experience to spend the night in a nicely made cozy bamboo camp with good bathroom.
The Park Hotel in Phuentsholing offers luxurious accommodations for visitors to the south of Bhutan, with comfortable rooms and delicious in-house dining.
Paro Penlop Heritage Farmhouse’s unusual size, high standard of accommodation and generous offering of amenities set it apart from the average farmhouse.
Mother-of-three Aum Passang Zangmo runs the show in this homestay about a 5-minute walk from the Black-Necked Crane Information Centre and a 10-minute drive from Gangtey Nature Trail.
Peaceful resort is a small resort in Thimphu with serene and peaceful property surrounded by a forest of freshly smelling pine trees.
Pema Choden’s Homestay welcomes travelers right at the gate of the famed Gangtey Goemba.
One of the few hotel options in remote Lhuentse, 6-room Phayul Resort near the town of Autsho (population less than 400) is a welcome place to lay your head.
Tucked into the upper end of Phobjikha overlooking the glacial valley's protected wetlands, Phub Gyeltshen Farmhouse is a 45-minute drive east of Wangdue town and another five minute walk from the main road.
Puenzhi Guesthouse near Trongsa town has 30 rooms in a quiet, green setting with no barking dogs around.
Around 5 kilometers away from the Damphu town, in the village of Salami, Ram Kumar’s Homestay is located beautifully among the green lush forest and farmland surrounding it.
Aum Deki, the proud owner of Rangshikhar Heritage Homestay, describes her accommodations as a refuge for the culturally curious — catering to travelers yearning for an authentic Bhutan — ”where they can experience life with villagers, learning how they eat, how they cook, how they work and how they play."
Rinchenling Guest House in Bumthang district's Jakar town is a clean family-run lodge with extra touches like a meditation and yoga room and hot stone baths, taking it beyond the usual for a 3-star hotel.
Risum Resort, surrounded by mountains in Haa valley in the far west of Bhutan, offers modest and clean accommodations with modern amenities in an area of the country that remains relatively undiscovered (only in 2002 did the government open the district to foreign tourists).
River Lodge is set on a low ridge with a clear view over Chamkhar town and the glacier-fed Tang Chhu, just a short walk away from the market in the center of town.
Constructed in 2011 on a self-contained hill plot just off the Thimphu-Bumthang highway 2 km south of Chamkhar town, Samyae Resort is a new and welcome presence in Bumthang.
The husband and wife team of Sati and Rinzin On live with their three daughters in Tangchey village, located in upper Phobjikha valley about a 20-minute drive from the Gangtey area.
The only place in Lhuentse town offering lodging, Hotel Shangrila is welcome accommodation for travelers on the road in deep eastern Bhutan.
The idyllic, peaceful setting of Soednam Zingkha in upper Haa Valley — beyond which is the impassable over-mountain route to Tibet — offers guests a clear sense of having gotten away from it all.
Located high on a hill overlooking the town of Jakar and its elevated fortress, Swiss Guesthouse offers a little taste of Europe in far-off Bumthang.
Tashi Namgay Resort is a sprawling eight-acre idyll of lush green landscapes and fruit trees on the bank of the Paro Chhu that flows through Paro Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the kingdom and widely known as Bhutan’s “rice bowl.”
From the moment the road to Terma Linca starts its steep winding descent from the Babesa–Thimphu Expressway to the river below, it's clear this resort is a world apart.
Tshering Lham farmstay is in the remote upper eastern part of Phobjikha valley, about 75 km from the town of Wangduephodrang.
This modest farmhouse in Trashiyangtse district in the far northeast has 3 rooms for guests, all with attached bathrooms and Indian-style pot toilets.
Tshewang Lham farmstay in tiny Tangchey village is in the upper eastern part of Phobjikha valley, about a half-hour drive from the Black-Necked Crane Information Center.
Built over a century ago by the dzongda (district leader) of Haa, Ugyen Farmhouse passed on as a gift to the grandfather of current owner Ugyen.
Aum Ugyen Tshomo’s Homestay in Choekhortoe around 12 miles north of Chamkhar town welcomes it’s visitors with the fresh smell of blue pine trees that blankets the valley.
The panoramic views over Bumthang's Choekhor valley and the river meandering through it may alone be enough reason to stay at family-run Wangdicholing Lodge.
An ecotourism pioneer, Wangdue Eco Lodge is a family-run home away from home for tourists who like the idea of keeping their carbon footprints to a minimum while traveling in Bhutan.
Yangkha Dem's family has eleven members, though they are rarely all seen together in the house at once.
The striking panorama seen from Yangkhil Resort — of Trongsa Dzong, Bhutan's most majestic fortress, its guardtower Ta Dzong, and the forested mountain ridges rising above them — alone makes a stay here worthwhile for many guests.
A quaint little resting abode tucked away right in the heart of a bustling modern day city - welcome to Yeedzin Guest House.
Yeshi Dema's farmhouse in Haa district's remote Samar town offers an authentic taste of Bhutanese village life as it has been lived for centuries.
Situated in the lush Limithang area, Yoeser Farmhouse, with its fruit orchards and friendly hosts, provides the perfect halt for the night for travelers voyaging across the country.
Yozerling Lodge is a quiet, unassuming accommodation just off the main Bumthang-Ura Highway, about 4 km from Bathpalathang Airport and the town of Jakar.
The Yu-Gharling Resort and Spa, set in the Bumthang district, offers a true luxury hotel experience in the heart of the Himalayas.
Zangmo Farmstay in Phobjikha valley is run by friendly mother-of-six Zangmo, who with her husband raised her children all in this charming traditional white-washed farmhouse set on the edge of tiny Nyimphey village.
Named by National Geographic as one of the “Unique Lodges of the World,” Zhiwa Ling is a fully Bhutanese-owned luxury hotel that combines traditional Bhutanese craftmanship with 21st century technology.