The Kinley Om Dorekha Farmhouse in Haa, named for the daughter who will inherit it, offers guests a cozy and welcoming authentic Bhutanese experience.
Traditional decorative patterns adorn the sturdy farmhouse with its thick, rustic wooden support beams and painted adobe-style walls. Owners Jamyang Tenzin and Deki Bidhe live here, with occasional visits from their four children who are off studying in India, Israel and Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu.
A typical evening consists of sitting around the bukhari, the traditional wood stove in the center of the kitchen, and enjoying a nourishing home cooked meal. Tea with local milk accompanies dishes made with food grown on the land here.
Jamyang and Deki grow potatoes, turnips, spinach, radish, and carrots. Also, they produce butter and cheese from their 80 cows.
These kind hosts currently have 4 rooms available, with a total capacity of 6 to 7 guests. Bathrooms have running water and western toilets, and the owners will happily heat water for anyone desiring it.
Outside, near a stable, Deki’s father has erected a large chorten (memorial structure) in memory of his late wife. It stands grandly on a hilltop, radiating blessings onto the land.
Deki sends this greeting to visitors from around the world: “To every dear guest, we want to express our heartiest gratitude and welcome to our dear home.”