Mountain Lodge – Bumthang
Mountain Resort is a family-run establishment with a big heart and deep-rooted traditions of authentic Bhutanese hospitality. Founded by a man of exceptional kindness, the family managing the lodge with same spirit, vision, senses of togetherness and wellbeing of all. Mountain Resort is truly a place of light, strength, honesty, integrity, and the highest aspects of the cherished Bhutanese way of life. Built in traditional style, using mostly locally sourced materials, the resort meets the expectation and demand of international clientele. The special architectural features of resort represent typically Central Bhutanese use of hand-cut river rocks and the sturdy Himalayan Blue Pine posts and beams construction. Being a family run establishment, the resort is staffed by charming, gentle, ever smiling people who are like family members through decades of service and association. The entire team works like a close-knit family so guests receive a positive vibration and feeling of staying with local Bhutanese family and enjoying the genuine hospitality. The best of regional cuisine is available at its restaurant while the bar offers variety of local and international beverages. Ashi, the matriarch of the family, still manages & supervises the kitchen with a light of love, affection, grace and beauty. Hearty buckwheat pancakes slathered with coveted Bumthang honey or wild strawberry jam; dark noodles, heavy with fiber and zero-preservatives, regional red rice, swiss-variety potatoes famous in the region and the heavenly cheeses of Bumthang are happy jump off points for daily culinary adventures into the flavor profiles of Bhutan’s beloved central region. Backed by an ancient protected cloud forest and fed by crystalline springs historically reserved for Bhutanese royalty, the resort provides elegant accommodation with grace, longstanding tradition and deeply rooted senses of hospitality. It offers, spacious, well-appointed rooms with plush mattresses, high quality linen and the warm ambience of river rock and natural wood panelling. Attached generous bathrooms equipped with wide rain shower and large size bathtub offers relaxing ways to freshen up. Its multi-purpose hall is ideal place for self-guided yoga or meditation practices. The resort also offers facility of traditional hot stone bath or Doh-Tso, an important part of Bhutanese healing traditions. According to indigenous lore, the combination of smooth river boulders cooked in high heat release healing minerals into the bath which are then enhanced by mug wort and other medicinal herbs – just one of the natural ways guests can unwind after cultural explorations.