One of the most beautiful locations in entire Bhutan, it was love at first sight for us. The tranquility, the silence and above all the beauty of the valley was mesmerizing. Staff was nice, helpful. We stayed in one of the cottages, quite cozy. Do try the buckwheat pancake for breakfast.
Chumey Nature Resort
Some Key Facts:
- In an idyllic spot of breathtaking beauty, surrounded by hills covered in thick evergreen forests, discover a unique resort in central Bhutan — the Chumey Nature Resort.
- Located on a hillside in the pristine Bumthang valley, dotted with villages and ancient temples spread out against a stunning backdrop of mountains, our resort provides a haven of peace and quiet where one's soul may unwind. Enjoy pleasant walks among the lichen-hung trees, the undisturbed song of myriad birds at break of day, the silence of night but for the sighing of the wind through the pines, the serenity of a traditional hot stone bath.
- This is Chumey Nature Resort, approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Royal Government of Bhutan, to cater to International Tourists.
- Chumey Nature Resort has been rated a Three Star Hotel/Resort by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Royal Government of Bhutan.
Chumey Nature Resort hotel in Bumthang is located in Geytsa village of Chumey Valley, near Zungey Weaving, Prakar Monastery and very close to Domkar Tashicholing Palace. It is located in an idyllic spot with breathtaking natural beauty, surrounded by hills covered in thick evergreen forests. The hillsides are dotted with houses, villages and ancient temples, spread out against a stunning backdrop of mountains. The lodge is located at approximately 2800 metres (9186 ft) in elevation and about 5-minute drive along a feeder road off the main east-west highway.
Across from the Chumey Nature Resort, one can view the historic site of Domkhar Palace, home of the second King of Bhutan. The ruins of Karmapa Monastery lie further afield. The recently restored Buli Lhakhang is located across the valley with Tharpaling Goemba perched on the hillside above it. Not far off lies Nimalung Monastery, where in the summer, one may see the festival with masked dance. Short distance away is village of Prakar with clusters of homes and the Prakar temple, where Prakar festival is held annually during the autumn. There are opportunities for pleasant walks to local villages and monasteries such as Tharpaling. Jakar town or Chamkhar is around 20 minutes drive east from here.
- ➡ 14 Rooms & Suites
- Things to do, ways to relax
➡ - Fitness center
➡ - Spa
➡ - Massage(s)
- Dining, drinking, and snacking
➡ - Restaurant(s)
➡ - Coffee shop
➡ - Bar
- Services and Conveniences
➡ - Postal service
➡ - Gift/souvenir shop
➡ - Daily housekeeping
➡ - Fireplace
➡ - Luggage storage
➡ - Newspapers
➡ - Laundry service
➡ - Dry cleaning
➡ - Concierge
➡ - Safety deposit boxes
➡ - ATM
➡ - Salon
➡ - Shop(s)
➡ - Smoking area
➡ - Shared lounge/TV area
- For the kids
➡ - Babysitting service
➡ - Family room
➡ - Elevato
➡ - Front desk [24-hour]
We loved our stay here for two nights. Up a 'farm track' to the tree line, Chumey Nature Resort nestles its suites comfortably into the hillside amidst the cypresses. Our cottage was double storey with a cosy living room, complete with 'roaring' electric fire, on the ground floor; upstairs was a super big bed with masses of warm bedding and another electric heater. A marble topped vanity unit was an up-market touch in the bathroom, along with a bath, heated towel rail and hairdryer. Towels were white and fluffy.
Also on this floor was a kitchenette with facilities for tea and coffee making.
The main building housed the restaurant and staff quarters. We ate dinner here both nights and the food was tasty with a few choices of dishes. At breakfast we were only offered eggs and buckwheat pancakes or toast, juice, tea or coffee, no cereals.
The Manager was attentive and told us about an annual ritual at one of the local monasteries which was happening the day that we were there. This was a highlight of our whole trip and we were very happy to be the only two tourists at the festival.
I would definitely recommend a stay at this resort, it is way above the average that you will get on a tour.
– “Charming Country Chumey”
Nice solitary place. Great location. Great cottages & rooms. Excellent lunch. Very cordial staff. Would recommend for those to relax . Not for those who need a happening place. Can go by taxi to nearby town for shopping. Also a monastery a few kms up to watch monals bring fed by monks.
– “Great place to relax”
We first checked into our room with our tour guide and the hotel manager (I think), and we realized there was a pungent gas smell coming from the heater.
It was quite bad and the manager was kind enough to upgrade us to a double-storey suite, with a kitchen and a living room area.!
The food was good and they offer authentic Bhutanese dish such as the Ema datshi (Chilli cheese).
Staff was friendly as well.! We were going for the Nimalung festival the next day and their staff came over to our room and helped dressed us up in our Kiras, a wonderful experience.!
Only thing lacking is the absence of wifi. In a way, great for city people, where we can truly rest and appreciate our surroundings. Would definitely recommend a stay here.!
– “One Of The Best Stays In Bhutan.!”
Popped in for lunch on our route between Trongsa and Bumthang. As may is a holy month in Bumthang, there was no meat served, but the vegetarian options were superb. Pema took us for a walk around the resort, we peaked into the rooms and we've put it on our bucket list for next visit. Other commenters have noted the lack of wifi, Pema said that the wifi connection was so bad that she was paying for zero service, and hence she's given up. If you want a real rest then the lack of wifi is probably a good thing.
– “Wonderful lunch”