Our featured lodges : From understated luxury to local charm
Gangtey Dewachen Lodge
The Gangtey Dewachen Lodge: A traditional property high on local charm–with panoramic views
The Mountain Resort-Bumthang
The Mountain Resort: Where family-run hospitality & regional architecture take center stage
The Zhiwa Ling Ascent
The Zhiwa Ling Ascent: A boutique oasis in the capital with a soothing, zen aesthetic
At the tail-end of the 1990s when we started introducing a hardy set of travelers to Bhutan, the kingdom was considered something of a "hardship destination," the idea being that one would give up one's creature comforts to experience what is still the enormously transformative power of Bhutan. Not anymore. A new distinctive set of luxury properties seeks to position Bhutan in the upper reaches of the luxury travel market while local mom-and-pop and family-run lodges high on charm, kindness and unpretentious warmth, still provide visitors a taste of the old ways of Bhutan. Here are a few of the ones we use, and some others not listed here, to suit according to taste. If you'd like to remix lodges on on an itinerary because of pricing concerns of just out of personal preference, please browse the list below and let us know which ones you'd like to stay at during your custom trip, or feel free to ask us for recommendations on those not listed here.