Home Stay B & B
Partners with ‘MaplePine Farm Bed & Breakfast’
We are Located about 12 Kilometres from the Bangladesh border, in the Jaintia Hills. This is a calm little village surrounded by beautiful valleys, rivers and living root bridges. Ideal for small families, individuals and groups who understand the concept of getting away from it all, revitalizing and returning to their regular life with a new outlook.
Travelling a little differently
Some Things about this Home stay:
We have three Beds available in a separate house from the Main House
Simple Toilet (Indian Style) and bath area
Breakfast is simple, and is served at 8 am, unless special request is made otherwise.
Meals (lunch and dinner are simple village meals) – must be told ahead of time as far as preference, non-veg or veg and preferred type of meat. Mostly your choice of meat is chicken. All meals are cooked the way we cook them, no specific Indian or western dishes.
We do not take arrivals or departures on SUNDAY: – much of the village is Christian and wish to keep Sundays as a rest day, travelers are asked not to arrive or depart on a Sunday. People staying are welcome to be around the village on a Sunday, even attend a church service if they like; or they go on a hike in the area.
Drugs and Alcohol – During your stay, please do not use recreational drugs or alcohol in public areas. You may have your own drink in your room in moderation. Please do not show alcohol or drunkenness outside in the village.
Smoking – Smoking should only be done outside, not in homes.
Pets – Please leave dogs and other pets at home.
Music – Music may be enjoyed with the use of headphones.
Dress – While we have no formal dress code, we ask that you dress modestly.
Roads – Please help keep our roads safe by observing a 20 kmph speed limit.
Hiking – While you are welcome to enjoy the beauty of our area, we ask that you request a guide if going on unmarked or unknown trails, not to pick fruit or flowers without permission, not to swim in rivers without being with a local person, or with a group that knows the area and the currents.
‘Tread softly, lest you destroy that which you so desperately seek.”
PRICES (Oct. 2016 to April 2017)
|Per Bed - with Breakfast Payable||Amount to Sustainable Fund||Amount to Administration Fund||TOTAL PAYABLE|
|Rs. 350.||Rs. 75.||Rs. 75.||Rs. 500.|
- Prices are for first year, all money to Sustainable fund and Administration fund will go to development of information centres to help this and other areas develop into sustainable travel destinations. Sighs, information centres, maps, projects for further development.
- Donations above and beyond are welcome.
We are here to offer you a service based on what we are capable of and within our values. We ask that you:
Respect our Schedule:
Since we are a small home business without the extra helpers we also have our other work to take care of, as well as a family. Please show respect for this: timing for meals should be within the times we specify and on time – we don’t have the energy or the time to heat your food then reheat it if you decide to come late. Any request for extra’s should be done prior to arriving and with an understanding of our capabilities.
We in our lives are busy with things, but we will come and greet you and welcome you, even if we may not be able to sit and visit for a long time with each guest. We ask that you also be courteous and personable.
A first for Village Tourism in Meghalaya
Welcoming you on our terms….
Set about 2 km off the main road from Dawki (about 10 km) to Amlarem and Jowai. This is a quite village in War Jaintia considering its options to host travelers on a limited basis. Nearby are access to several Living Root Bridges, Great Waterfallsls and ideal camping sites. The village at the moment will offer limited home stay options (one home at this time), possibility for Camping by the river in season (between October and April). Guest can only come if they are staying in the village for two nights or more, and with prior booking. Day visits are not encouraged.
The village is in the very early stages of inviting guests to stay, they are not interested in large scale tourism; however they see the potential opportunities and advantages of small scale tourism. Therefore they have set up a small committee to oversee and develop these opportunities within their village as well as in partnership with other villages with similar values that are nearby.
Travelling a little differently and make a difference: One of the special offerings of this village is a concept of
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF:
A guest can be partnered with a person from the village for the day. You would participate in whatever the person is doing for the day; as simple as going to the field areas and taking care of things, to picking beetle nut, washing cloths. The basic concept is that the village partner will pack a lunch for both, do what he or she does on a daily basis, the guest will partner along with this and participate in the village partners activities. A chance to interact with the villagers, as well as giving a direct benefit to your hosts.
Per Day Charge for A Day in the Life: Rs. 700./ guest: includes lunch with village partner. 10% of this money will go to the village fund for further development, the rest to the Village Partner and his or her house hold. Donations to the village fund for further development of programs and offerings are welcome and gratefully accepted.