Dekhanovka, a small ancient Siberian village is located right on the border between steppe and taiga, 10 km away from a bigger settlement, Beya, main town in the area. Dekhanovka has a small shop and several rest houses nearby. After walking 500 m you find yourself in real taiga. Not far there is also a pond and taiga river with fish. Other places of interest include:
salt lake with healing waters, located in a picturesque steppe - 30 km
Sayany Mountains with famous mountain skiing place, Gladenkaya (operates through mid-May) - 90 km
One of the biggest hydroelectric station in the world, Sayano-Shushenskaya, built on the wildest Siberian river, Enisey - 150 km
Within reach (150 km) there are multiple archaeological sites related to ancient Khakas culture, including several open-air museums.
All roads have asphalt. Whole area is covered with mobile network.
The capital of Khakas Republic, Abakan city (170 000 inhabitants) is 110 km away. It has big airport with regular flights to Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, etc.
The weather in summer is very warm (up to +30 degrees C) and sunny.
The Homestead (“Dacha”)
Apart from the house the homestead has a nice fruit garden with apples, pears, plum, raspberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, viburnum, bird-cherry. The whole plot is 1/3 hectare. From May till September there is a little clear creek from taiga flowing across it, filling a small artificial pond. Part of the plot has a high fence creating an intimate atmosphere for you and your companions. One third of the plot is made by a meadow with flourishing flowers and healing herbs. There is also a place for sports activities: volleyball, mini-football or badminton. There are 2 barbeque spots – one near the house and another one by the creek, under the trees.
Ancient wooden house standing in the shadow of pine trees consists of a living room and kitchen, 50 sq. m in total. Interior is recently renovated. Has one king bed and a single bed, it is also possible t put in 1 big inflatable mattress. Heating by old traditional furnace. WC is outside. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, electric kettle and stove.
It is possible to arrange bicycle or horse-riding trips. There are a lot of toys and books for kids, also there is a sand box outside. There are materials for paining: paper for aquarelle, brushes, pencils. There is also a small collection of scientific and documentary literature from the Soviet period, as well as fiction. If necessary the TV-set can also be provided.
This is a tranquil place where you easily lose track of time. Rest among wild nature almost untouched by civilization. When spending time near the house you can stumble upon a little neighbor – the chipmunk living in the lands of the homestead. From village locals you can buy ecologic, completely natural products – vegetables, honey, milk and meat. By end of the summer you can pick ripe fruit and berries right from the trees in our garden. In the garden we put a swing and a hammock between trees. During summer and autumn season you can engage yourself in picking wild berries (strawberry, raspberry, black and red currant, blueberry and bird cherry), pine nuts and healing herbs, or swim in salt lakes, go on a Nordic walking, horse-riding or bicycle tour.
In winter you can admire crystal-clear snow covering taiga and go sleighing.
Come and take a breath of crystal-clear air and admire beauty and variety of Siberian nature. This place has a great regenerating power. Having spent there just a couple of hours you already feel well-rested. (Locals say that sometimes they see UFOs near their village… Maybe you will be lucky too!)
The house can be rented all year round. Preferred guests are families with children – your kids will particularly enjoy being surrounded by nature. It is a perfect spot for a secluded vacation. A return transfer from Abakan is free. The house is available from April 28 until October 15. Pets are allowed. There is a parking place for up to 4 cars.