Raven's Nest ResortSatsam Chorten, Paro
Hotel OverviewThe Resort at Raven’s Nest is an intimate 21- room resort that is nestled in the beautiful Paro Valley of western Bhutan.
About Raven's Nest ResortThe Raven’s Nest is named after the crown of Bhutan’s “Wangchuck” dynasty. It is nested on an area of one and half acres. The Raven’s Nest was conceived during the coronation of our His Majesty the King.
The Raven’s Nest Resort, is a family run property of 21 tastefully furnished rooms, launched on 10th April, 2014. From conception to construction to its fruition, the project is the amalgamation of collaborative efforts of people from different cultures races and ethnicity.
An architect from Japan, an interior designer from Taiwan, its builders from India; The Raven’s nest is the brainchild of a Bhutanese promoter, who is now the CEO of the Resort. From those who have come in contact with the Raven’s Nest Resort, there has been encouraging feedback. It stands out as a unique, comfortable and subdued décor, yet setting new standards of comfort and personalized attention in the Bhutanese hospitality industry.
It is located at Satsam Choeten, a 15-minute drive from the Paro airport. Close to many cultural landmarks such as the Taktsang monastery and Kichu Temple, it also close to the abode of many eminent Buddhist masters such as Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, Shechen Ugen Chodzong and Dudjom Yangtse Rinpoche.
The compound boasts of hundreds of varieties of flowers, herbs, nourishing fruit trees and vegetables all grown organically. Each of the rooms offer a majestic view of the snow capped peaks, the beautiful Paro valley and the meandering stream.
Built of handcrafted stones, wood from the high Himalayas and local mud, the buildings remind you of the ruggedness of the environment. The curtains, furnishing, bed linens and rugs are from India. The mattresses from China, the bed warmers from S. Korea, electric fittings from Europe have all combined to make this a luxury Resort with a fresh original look.
The Dinning setting can be arranged as according to the requirement of the guest, the view of the fresh water pond with fish and water lilies and the purple color of the lavender along the window make it even more pleasant.
Our Executive suite, “The Perch” has a 180-degree view; it is on the top floor of the main building.
Our Villa “The Nest “ can be the perfect hideaway for those who seek to “nurture their souls & their bodies”. It’s quite, with the chirping of birds and a fresh flowing stream. One can be served meals or even opt to use the well-equipped kitchen. It can comfortably, accommodate four people or more. It has kitchen, large living room, large bed room and two toilets.
The rest of the rooms are categorized into Jr. Suites, Deluxe and Standard. All rooms have the view of the famous Tigers Nest.
Besides your normal program organized by your agency, here are some of the optional events, offered by the Raven’s Nest Resort and Hotel Taktshang View, for the pleasure of our in house guests.
- A picnic lunch in the forest, ten fifteen minutes walk from the hotel. The location offers a panoramic view of famous Tiger’s Nest temple by the side of a clear, clean and snow melted stream. Feel the freshness of the air, in contrast to the noise, pollution and the hustle and bustle of an urban setting.
- If you are not much of an outdoor person, then you can also opt to watch a movie by a Bhutanese Film Director of International repute, Khyentse Norbu, popularly referred to as Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
(a)The Travelers & Magicians (b)The Cup
- For those, who are interested to learn more about the spiritual aspect of Bhutan, we could arrange a presentation on Buddhism or any topic of local interest, on the subject of your choice.
(a) Half an hour talk (b) Half an hour question & answers
(For this we have to pay a nominal fee to the speaker, depending on the subject and the person.) This can be arranged one to one or in a group.
- A barbeque dinner with a cultural program is yet another option.
- A local game of “khuru” (traditional darts) with the staff of Raven’s Nest and Taktshang View Hotel, followed by “dotsho” a stone bath can also be arranged.
(At nominal rate)
- Demonstration on wearing the Bhutanese national dress, in any of the woven materials
(a) Silk, (b) Raw Silk, (c) woolen, (d) cotton, and (e) terry cotton…..
(At no cost) Unless one desires to purchase the item.
- Because of our well located area, we can also arrange a mountain bike ride up to the North, towards the famous old Fort” Drugyal Dzong” or down to the market area for, Nu: 1,500/- per day.
- For those who do not feel inclined to take a rigorous hike all the way to Tiger’s Nest, you can take a leisurely walk around the Hotel’s organic vegetable and flower garden and get a first hand experience of gardening and see what grows in Bhutan.
- We can also arrange horseback riding for an hour or more on actual cost.