Dhumra Farm Resort

Set way up high upon a hill that overlooks all of Punakha Valley with an especially beautiful view of the Dzong, Dhumra Farm Resort sits at a stunning location.

The main house and its stand-alone cabin rooms are set on nine acres of gardens, orchards, and forest. The owners, a husband and wife team, inherited the family home and decided to share it with others by creating their resort. They’re the perfect hosts, who offer stories of the home’s history as well as warm hospitality and many hearty laughs.

This is a 3-star property that feels like a 4-star. The six rooms are spotlessly clean and no detail has been overlooked. They are stylishly designed and organically understated. Wide-plank wood floors and wood-beamed ceilings feature here as they do at many Bhutanese traditional homes. The furnishings feel bespoke, with custom buckwheat hull pillows encased in locally woven wool fabric with a traditional Bhutanese motif. The bed spread is a custom-made cotton throw which Rinzin, the owner, designed herself.

Bhutan-made elements can be found extensively throughout the resort. Even the granite used to construct a viewing area overlooking the Dzong was custom-made from local granite.

Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of Dhumra is the food. Guests who enjoy both Bhutanese and Western cuisine will be delighted. House-made momos feature alongside several fresh, vegetable-centric dishes and salads from the garden. In the morning you will enjoy house-made guava and apple jams with buckwheat pancakes and eggs cooked-to-order.