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!


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

  •   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
  •   You must go there. I think it was a good experience.

    thumb Yinglux
    March 2, 2018
  •   Séjour authentique dans une famille bouriate au bord du Baïkal. Accueil chaleureux, cuisine familiale, environnement unique.

    thumb Mélanie
    August 17, 2019
  •   Our stay in Buguldeyka was great. The hosts did everything possible to make it easier for us to arrive in the village and leave. The place is really beautiful and... read more

    thumb Margaux
    July 25, 2019
  •   The best Siberian experience we could have asked for. Voloyda and his family are so kind and such genuine people. We are so glad we chose to stay at eastories.... read more

    thumb Lesley
    January 8, 2019
  •   Eastories Farm is one of the best kept secrets in Russia. We were blown away with how beautiful the lake and the surrounding nature were. The accommodations were clean and... read more

    thumb Matt
    July 21, 2019
  •   Just perfect if you like wild and quite place. Ilja and his family are very kind, and home made food is amazing!

    thumb Ivan
    November 27, 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
  •   Мы благодарим Илью и его семью за чудесный прием! Мы провели отличную неделю в Бугульдейке! Домашние завтраки, обеды и ужины- ничего сложного, но очень вкусно! Отличные условия. Если выбираете между Хужиром и Бугульдейкой, мы точно рекомендуем остановиться здесь!
    Мягкие комфортные кровати, свежее постельное белье и баня каждый вечер! Невероятный вид из окна и Байкал в 20-ти минутах от дома.

    thumb Irina
    March 21, 2021
  •   What an amazing weekend spent in an incredible and peaceful farm. Ilja and her family are very kind, they did a lot for our comfort, and his uncle brought us to... read more

    thumb Robin
    April 15, 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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