Since many years we are living and working in Central Kalimantan. We love to invite our guests to experience a little bit of Kalimantan. In our Guesthouse, you can meet traditional Dayak constructions and building materials combined with modern timber architecture with a fine taste of well-organized service. If you come to Kalimantan, you may know that this is not the most developed part of Indonesia. We try to offer you an interesting mix of living in a simple, culturally adequate environment combined with some basic luxury and feeling-good facilities. Tropical lifestyle asks you to interact with nature, local customs and habits.
Yes, we try to keep bad habits and unexpected encounters with animals away from you, but yet you risk meeting things you probably wouldn’t meet in the 5-star hotel in air-conditioned rooms with marble and glass architecture… With other words: we do not try to turn Kalimantan into Europe! Are you ready for the challenge? We would love to host you in our house and make you part of the family for a certain period of time! Welcome to Kalimantan!
Dayak people normally have to clear their land before they can sell it. In consequence, plots ready for sale do not have any trees and plants growing on it. The climate on such plots is often hot and unfriendly.
Bukit Raya plot has been a little forest like it’s till today and the neighbors around called it “Hutan anker” which means “spiritual forest”. There was a rumor about spirits and ghosts
going around on that plot… But you do not need to be afraid, just come and find out what there is good spirit about the plot …
Buildings, cottages and the famous “snail house” have been built all around the trees without cutting one single tree on the plot. In the center of the plot a big Rambutan tree (hair fruit) and most room doors are just facing this nice tree. On our small plot, we have a variety of different trees such as minimum nine different fruit trees, then sago, cinnamon, akazia, ficus benyamini, ulin, durian, gaharu (agarwood), rubber tree and many more. Or, can you find some blooming orchids in the garden? Just go around and open your eyes! We are sure you gone discover something special…
After passing by the garage and main entry, the public part of the guesthouse with the dining room invites for a cold welcome drink – the famous “Teh Serai” – lemongrass tea.
Also on the second floor, our air-conditioned “honey moon suite”, the Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and private bathroom is ready for those looking for some more luxury.
Following the covered gallery on the ground floor, the visitor comes to 3 Standard Double guestrooms with their own unique timber architecture and curved grass roof for natural cool climate. The public sitting room facility with barbeque corner and natural swimming pool leads to the special snail house, or “Rumah Keong”. On the grass roof, our guests will find the “sunset bench” and a cozy place to overview the neighborhood.
Another special attraction in the garden is our famous tree house. We already had guests sleeping in the tree house.