We rent the UAZ 2206 and stayed two nights at the Farm. The region is amazing and the family is doing a great job. We felt very welcome. The flexibility with all the services we had was great. The homemade food is perfect and the local trips arraund the village were amazing.
Visit the Lake Baikal in Winter time is one of the best things we did!
We have spent 10 days around lake Baikal, and used Bugukdeyka as our starting base, both the accommodation and the rented cars were just perfect. Ilia and his family was super helpful in building and executing our plans. We even experienced the local rituals to make our journey safe. I would come back any day, and I would recommend Eastories to anyone who wants to get insider advises to build their plans.
We stayed in Ilja's accommodation and we couldn't be happier for our choice. All the arrangements prior our stay were excellent (he even arranged with the bus driver to drop us off outside of the house). Ilja's cousins prepared everything for us(Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner, with fresh ingredients from their farm), made sure that the house is very warm (was -20oC outside) and prepared the Banya for a relaxing shower. The house is big and warm, extremely local home-stay feeling(bathroom and shower outside of the house), also very close to 2 mini markets. Bugul'deyka is a very small village next to lake Baikal. We totally recommend it.
I stayed at eastories farm for two weeks with Ilja and his family. When I arrived I did not expect such a nice, cosy and comfortable place where to stay. Eastories farm is a perfect spot. I could walk to the lake, hike the mountains, and enjoy the incredible views. Ilja and his family showed to me many things about this region and introduced me to super interesting and unknown culture. I loved very much to eat special organic and delicious homemade food. I recommend eastories farm with no doubts for all of those who really want to live a unique experience.
The village is close to lake Baikal and surrounded by hills. Great to hike around - and find your own path! Lake Baikal is very beautiful... Ilja and his family were very friendly and helpful. A very authentic place to taste typical food and to get a feeling what life in a Siberian village is.