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

  •   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
  •   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
  •   Merci pour ce fabuleux séjour. Nous ne savions pas à quoi s'attendre en venant à Bougouldeïka. C'est notre plus belle étape. C'était authentique, loin des parcours touristes et une... read more

    thumb Flavie
    March 10, 2021
  •   Огромное спасибо Илье, Елене и всей его семье за радушный приём! Были здесь в августе и провели потрясающую неделю. Фантастическое место посреди природы. Вокруг тишина и спокойствие.В дали от толп туристов. В пешей доступности множество красивых мест, от сюда можно отправиться в поход до Листвянки или наоборот (займëт 3-4 дня).Добраться на машине достаточно легко, только сворачивать лучше в Петрова в 2021 году ,там дорога получше, можно ехать 70-80 км/ч, но добавляет крюк~ км 20. В деревне два магазина, там нет излишеств, но минимум из необходимого есть.Животных тут ощутимо больше, чем людей (домашний скот). В шаговой доступности находятся мраморный карьер, горы и, конечно, сам Байкал! Хозяева - прекрасные отзывчивые люди, тепло встретили нас, и мы чувствовали себя как дома. Поселили в очень просторном и уютном домике со всем необходимым. Также отлично кормили и организовали баню. Очень жаль было уезжать, но мы обязательно сюда ещё вернёмся, но уже зимой! Очень рекомендую этот вариант!

    thumb Владислав
    August 7, 2021
  •   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
  •   It has been a really good experience. Ilja was not there during my stay, however was the communicator and the translator via (Hidden by Airbnb) . That was really... read more

    thumb Andrea
    October 26, 2018
  •   I spent three days in this wonderful farm with my boyfriend and it was a very unique experience. We had the felling to be far from everything, in an immaculate... read more

    thumb Emma
    January 4, 2018
  •   Если вы хотите космически красивый лед, если не любите толпы туристов, если мечтаете об аутентичном отдыхе на Байкале - вам сюда. Уютный дом с двумя комнатами и свежим интерьером в деревенском стиле, радушные хозяева. Дядя Володя знает о Байкале всё и даже больше - если хотите найти самые фотогеничные места, возьмите экскурсию. В доме есть вайфай с отличной скоростью, в деревне хорошо ловит теле-2 и мтс. Билайн и мегафон не ловят. Доехать до Бугульдейки легко даже на легковушке (главное ехать не коротким по мнению навигатора маршрутом, а более длинным) Важно знать, что туалет на улице, кого это смущает, но для нас это не было проблемой. Вместо ванны классическая баня - ежедневно.

    thumb Анна
    March 11, 2020
  •   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
  •   It really was a wonderful experience staying with Ilja's family. They really were incredible hosts and we enjoyed every moment. Bugul'deyka is an incredibly beautiful and scenic place and as... read more

    thumb Cillian
    February 20, 2018

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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