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

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

    thumb Yinglux
    March 2, 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
  •   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 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
  •   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
  •   Первое знакомство с Байкалом. Нижний Новгород.
    Байкал – 10 дней и 9 ночей, проведенные в поселке Бугульдейка на Eastories Farm.

    Удивительно красивая местность этого села, добродушная семья на Eastories Farm, отдельный теплый дом с печкой и домашней едой создадут комфортную и уютную атмосферу для глубокого знакомства с таким Великим, Одиноким и Вольным Байкалом. За эти дни нам удалось, запечатлеть тихую гладь и лощеность Байкала в солнечном ярком отблеске сентябрьского Солнца, суровость и знойность Великого Байкала среди могучих грозных туч и ярких громких раскатов молний, вернуться к своим пенатам - здесь и навсегда, наши сердца покорил Великий Дух Байкала.

    Благодаря радушному приему на Eastories Farm, Байкал откроется во всем Его Величии. Вы познакомитесь с жизнью и бытом коренных жителей, узнаете их обычаи, историю обычных людей, их радости и печали. Утро вы встретите песнопением коров, днем горные цикады проведут вас по берегам Байкала, а ночью будто все звезды нашей галактики соберутся именно здесь на сентябрьском ночном небе.

    На Eastories Farm о вас будут заботиться три женщины (дочка Лена, мама Таня и бабушка). Вас будут кормить домашней едой, обогревать печкой и согревать в русской бане. Дядя Володя познакомит с тайнами Байкала и Бугульдейки.
    Благодарим хозяев Eastories Farm за радушный прием и знакомство с этим дивным уголком нашей Вселенной.
    И особая благодарность Байкалу! За возможность прожить несколько дней в Твоей Стихии и Твоем Безмолвии.
    Любим! Обнимаем и целуем!
    Дима и Настя. Нижний Новгород.

    thumb Dmitry
    September 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
  •   few opportunities in the world like this one. Ilja's family so kind and open-hearted and informative. I mean if you're expecting Disney World this is not for you. but I... read more

    thumb Brendan
    February 22, 2019
  •   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
  •   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

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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