The Blue Sheep is run by an extremely adorable couple – Sheena and Aditya. Sheena is from Seraj Valley of Himachal Pradesh that rebelled her way to break stereotypes surrounding her. Aditya on the other hand is half Spanish/half Tamilian, who takes decisions rationally and is a great contender of PUBG. They met in college, fell for each other and decided to travel the world together.
But since life rarely supports our plans, they got diverted to Sheena’s hometown when her parents opened a homestay, and needed help to run it. It was last year in December when they revamped their home completely to turn it into a stunning property for travellers.
Six rooms plus a dorm of six beds, house around 25 people, when in complete capacity. The whitewashed walls with hints of blue paint lined on the borders give you the first glimpse of this home away from home. It is surrounded by an orchard that has trees of apple, plum, pear, persimmon among others. It is the fruit of hard work (pun intended) by Sheena’s dad who you can find gardening at most times. The surroundings change colour according to the seasons. You’ll find flowers blooming in May, tasty fruits lined during August and leafless silhouettes against the sky in January.
Once you enter the space, a feeling of warmth washes all over you. Cedar-wood walls and furniture give you a sense of cosiness, and a cat passes by you, caressing your feet. The common room/dining hall is where you meet other guests, and bond with the ones you connect with. If it is cold outside, the tandoor inside keeps everyone warm as Sheena tells you tales of her village. And she is a damn good storyteller, I must tell you. While she keeps you hooked on to her words, Aadi sits silently, smiling every now and then.
It’s a home packed with great vibes, friendly doggos (Momo and Thentuk) and service staff that makes you feel comfortable.