A family hotel has appeared in the village of Arkhyz for those who want to relax at a height, dream and look at the stars.

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Arkhyz is a well-known tourist place, not so long ago a ski resort was also built here, which is gaining momentum every year. According to the plan of its development in the village of Romantic, where most of the resort facilities are located, new trails and lifts, hotels and restaurants should appear in the coming years. It will be almost as crowded here as in Krasnaya Polyana. 

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

The village of Arkhyz is a little apart from all these activities, and the values here are a little different. There are rivers, pine trees, air. A place for those who do not want to explore the ski slopes, but to slow down, relax, breathe clean mountain air. The Dreamland Villas hotel, which opened in Arkhyz the year before last, is designed for such tourists.

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Dreamland Villas are six small houses scattered in a coniferous forest. Their story is like this. “In 2018, we traveled from Iceland to Norway,” says designer Yulia Pereverzeva, “and looked at the architecture there. These pointed houses are from there. And the shape, and the proportions, and the material. I wanted it to be just as cozy””

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

The customer, a local resident, wanted to build a family holiday home. The Scandinavian version, which was proposed by the designers, he immediately liked. The houses were designed taking into account the pine trees growing on the site — they are two hundred years old, and they did not cut them down. “Many neighbors are cutting down, but our customer left everything,” Yulia is proud.

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Therefore, those who rent a house have a feeling that they live right in the forest. The front facade is entirely glass — you wake up, and there is a snow fairy tale around. If it’s winter, of course. In summer, it is also good in Arkhyz — there are lakes, waterfalls, and alpine meadows.

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Mikhail Chekalov

The designers refused curtains on principle, although Russian tourists feel uncomfortable without them. In the first year, according to Yulia Pereverzeva, many people wrote at the booking: how about without curtains? Then they got used to it. 

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

The houses are frame, decorated with pine, the facade part is larch. Inside there are two bedrooms and a kitchen-living room, the furniture is assembled from an assortment of popular stores – IKEA and Leroy Merlin. “There was a task to do everything so that everyone would want such a house,” explains Yulia.

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

The hotel with the alluring name is part of a program that, according to Yulia Pereverzeva, should help every family build their own home. “I made a website designer, it is designed for young families who choose where to live — in an apartment or in a house. It is believed that a house is expensive, but I want to show that this is not so”” On the website, you can buy a standard architectural project and one of six design options. It remains to find a plot with the same century-old pine trees — and build yourself your own Dreamland. Fortunately, there are enough beautiful places in Russia.

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

Отель Dreamland Villas в поселке Архыз

Photo: Mikhail Chekalov; stylist: Ekaterina Naumova

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