We have 9 rooms in our guesthouse - an enclosed loft, a large room in the communal area, rooms in the older home, and some lake-view rooms. Our simple, clean rooms are equipped with double beds, all have windows looking to the garden or the lake. The communal areas include a beautiful large lake-facing open terrace, dining areas, a cozy private beach and the mango forest.
We have an organic plantation that provides a large variety of food, we prepare tasty and healthy meals and drinks for you (a mix of Western and Indonesian/Batak, tea, coffee, and fruits/juices). We cook together, teaching guests about traditional local methods and ingredients. We are very proud of our fusion andaliman pepper pizza, that has became popular around lake Toba.Breakfast is included in the room, and contribution for lunch or dinner (and available snacks all day) costs 40.000IDR/person each (80.000IDR for both).
We would like to engage you in the farm’s daily life (dependant on the duration of your stay, the season, the garden and other factors):
-production of mango wine, vinegar and jam, (some produce is growing year-round; some is harvested 1-2x/year around January and July)-coffee and cacao harvesting and roasting (2-3 days min) -graviola leaf tea production -plant or care for a cacao, mango, or coffee tree -help us in the kitchen to learn how we cook, share recipes-swim in the lake, visit the buffalo, trek, take out a canoe , go fishing-hire a boat to go around Samosir (can sleep on the boat), rent a scooter to explore the island (traditional Batak villages, stone-carving, waterfalls, stunning views), or hire a guide for an island tour or hiking-we can organise a fish BBQ, and there may be a traditional party nearby you can join
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT IN OUR GARDEN
As well as mango, we grow cacao, coffee, coconut, avocado, durian, soursoup, jackfruit, guava, passionfruit, strawberries, tapioca, onions, eggplant, zucchini, salad, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, lemongrass, citronella, cinnamon, ginger, thallas, cloves and other herbs. We also have water buffalo, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, and we fish lobster, tilapia and catfish.
If you would like to commit to a work-stay of 2 weeks or longer, we have volunteer programs - please send us a message if you’re interested. We welcome ideas for contribution to our community. Project ideas: -building a bamboo treehouse in the mango forest-helping to build a sauna on top of our wood-fired pizza oven-gardening.
Our place is remote and it is not in any cases easy to reach. Look for this just in the Internet. In Wikitravel you find the way to us, when you search for Samosir Island. Or just ask googlemaps. Also they know us.