Stay in our guesthouse on the shore of the Lake Baikal

The eastories farm – guestshouse

Our small family farm is located in the village Buguldeyka, north east from Irkutsk, 60 km from the Olkhon Island. It’s a small typical Siberian settlement surrounded by mountains and the Lake Baikal.

The tourism here hasn’t been developed yet, so there is a good opportunity to experience authentic atmosphere of the village.

We offer not only accommodation but a package of experience, which includes our home-made organic and traditional food, transport and excursions with our kindy soviet Uaz van and some lessons of Buryat-Shamanic traditions with our Uncle Volodya. 

Don’t hesitate, contact us now!

+7 983 422 03 28 – Vika

Here we are…

Buguldeyka is a small place where live just few hundreds of habitants, including our family, who enjoys cultivating their lands and taking care about domestic animals.

“Coming to eastories farm means to be totally immersed in the local community, tasting traditional food and enjoying the Russian sauna called banya in the evenings.” (Costanza from Italy)

eastories farm on Lake Baikal

Pictures of Baikal, Buguldeyka and the eastories farm

  •   We were very happy staying at Ilja's place for two nights in winter. We were hosted by his very kind family. They cared a lot about our comfort, and they... read more

    thumb Marie
    March 9, 2018
  •   Definitely a place to go if you want a real adventure! Here you will truly experience Siberian village life. For that reason it's not for everyone. Please carefully read the... read more

    thumb Matthew
    March 7, 2020
  •   À very Nice and clean house.
    The buduldeyka area is very nice, I was very pleased with my stay !

    thumb Pierre-Louis
    December 1, 2017
  •   the quiet side of the baikal lake. we were there beginning march, and it was an unique experience, far away from everything.

    But, no worry: Ilja and his family... read more

    thumb Hervé
    March 16, 2018
  •   If you are travelling through Siberia, Eastories Farm is not to be missed. It is an extraordinary village, breathtaking scenery and authentic in its cluster of old and new... read more

    thumb Janet
    October 10, 2018
  •   My husband and I travel often and we have stayed in many Airbnbs around the world. But we never encountered such warmth, welcoming, generosity and kindness as we did from... read more

    thumb Gabriela
    December 27, 2018
  •   They gives us a unforgettable memories. I wanted to give you a 6points of star. We're so thankful about a nice and warm care. We could not forget the memories... read more

    thumb Byun
    August 17, 2018
  •   The hospitality was amazing. Despite the limited English, the warmth of the family really shone through. The family really took care of us and fed us well. The farm is... read more

    thumb Jiamin
    December 6, 2019
  •   Great family to stay with. Seldom that you het their availability and willingness to assist in any challenges. They also washed 2 weeks worth of travel clothing!

    The little... read more

    thumb Derrick
    May 31, 2018
  •   The place, the food, the people, the enviornment, i couldn’t ask for more. Everything is within my expectation. You will never regret to choose this place to stay:)

    thumb April
    February 4, 2019

What can you expect?

We also offer our home food and transport possibilities around the region if you would like to make excursions and trekking.

Surrounded by mountains, impressive rock, marble quarry and the river makes the surreal landscape of Buguldeyka and the farm.
In the morning, the sun rises early and the sunset comes very late, drawing different colors on the sky before the darkness comes.

eastories family


Who are you going to meet?

My father, the man with the blue shirt, was born in Olkhon island back in the year 1957, when Buryatia Republic was part of the USSR. During his studies in medicine he decided to join up the Soviet military army to have more job opportunities. Along the way he met my mum and in the mean time my sister and me were opening up the world, respectively in 1982 and 1986. Due to my father’s career we grow up in west Europe but we always felt connected with our Siberian roots, coming every time we could to visit my gramps, uncles and cousins.

Such a different world in Baikal Lake! I always felt to share those feelings and traditions with other people. Already in the teenager time, I brought my first friend to Buguldeyka and it was interesting to see how such different traditions can meet and communicate even without having any word in common. From this moment eastories farm became a spot where people exchange cultures and learn about Shamanism and ancient Buryat traditions.

Who do you see on the picture above?

During your stay you will probably meet my cousin Lena, who is a great chef and my uncle who is going to be your guide to the unpredictable nature of Lake Baikal. My two uncles, Valera, the one with the “liquidator” in the back, and Volodia, who is grabbing my grandma bag. Most of the time they like to bring our hosts on the frozen lake by car and telling old stories of Buryatia. Also you will find my Grandma around, in the middle, teacher and strong supporter of the Soviet Union.

Would you like to book eastories farm during your trip to Siberia?

You can book your experience in our place via Airbnb or just by contacting us

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