The best recreation centers on Lake Baikal for the New Year

The largest and deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal, will become the best place to spend New Year’s holidays and vacations, if you correctly determine the recreation center. Not all tourist sites work year-round. A brief overview will help determine the place for an excellent winter holiday on the shores of Lake Baikal.

Da Shi Holiday Center

In the Da-Shi Center, nothing will prevent you from enjoying your outdoor holidays. To accommodate guests are offered one, two and three rooms. They have the necessary furniture for living, there are exits to the terraces. Café-bar “Sagaan-Iorin” specializes in cooking European cuisine. Fans of thermal treatments appreciate the sauna complex with a sauna, a relaxation room and an outdoor pool. In summer, excursion tours to the reserved and historical places of Lake Baikal are organized. On the territory there are gazebos with barbecue facilities. The recreation center is located in the Irkutsk region.

“This is one of the best places on the western shore of Lake Baikal. For visitors, new log houses with a terrace and a cozy restaurant have been built. The staff is friendly, cleaning is done every day» Arseny, Russia




Baikal Residence Hotel

Premium country hotel is located in Buryatia. The nearest town of Severobaikalsk can be reached by car in 10 minutes. The recreation center is built in protected areas on the shore of Lake Baikal. In winter, fishing, jeep trips, QUAD bike and air travel races are organized here. Nearby there is a slope along which ski slopes are laid. All rooms are Suites and Premium class. Each has an entrance hall, a luxurious bedroom and a living room. Leisure is prepared for each guest individually, especially with regard to the provision of wellness treatments in the SPA center. The restaurant serves delicious dishes of Siberian cuisine. Breakfast.

“The five-star residence fully justifies the money spent. This is the best country hotel on Lake Baikal. Cooks cook perfectly, in winter the ice rink is flooded, and in my opinion, you can ride on airmobiles only here” Olesya, Russia




Park Hotel Sobolinka

Fans of active pastime are invited to celebrate the New Year in the resort hotel “Sobolinka”. It is located in The city of Baikalsk (Irkutsk region). A well-groomed path leads to the ski base, which is usually walked. In 2019, a complete renovation of the housing stock was carried out. To accommodate guests are offered rooms of categories Standard, Junior Suite. In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served. Next, most guests go to Mount Sable. It has 5 lifts, laid trails for skiers and snowboarders, there is a rental point. On New Year’s Eve, musical show programs are held with Santa Claus, the Snow Maiden, an impressive presenter and live vocals. For children on January 1 and 2, the Residence of Santa Claus is open (in the lobby of the park hotel). At noon, the entertainment program with animators begins. The New Year’s package includes: accommodation, banquet, breakfast.

“Sable has been transformed before our eyes! Now it is a modern hotel complex with cozy rooms, comfortable beds and decent service. The SPA offers very good treatments” Lyudmila, Russia




Recreation center Altan

One of the few year-round tourist centers of Lake Baikal “Altan” is located in an ecologically clean area on the shores of the warm Gulf of Khuzhir-Nuga. All rooms,guest houses and cottages have balconies overlooking the lake. Pets are allowed (the service is paid). The restaurant serves Russian, Siberian and European cuisine. Breakfast or full board can be included in the room rate. Picnic areas are located on the picturesque shores of Lake Baikal. Barbecue facilities are available at the reception.

“Solitude and peace prevail here. Beautiful nature disposes to rest and get a charge of vivacity for many months. The service staff are very nice people, they try to create comfort for each guest” Victoria, Russia





Snow Geese Country Club

A 20-minute drive from Baikalsk in the village of Novosnezhnaya there is a unique country club “Snow Geese”. This holiday home is designed for a company of 6 people. A full range of relaxing treatments is provided for them. Among them: a SPA center with massage, a rejuvenating vat, a personal chef who knows a lot about Siberian cuisine, everything for a perfect holiday in nature. The author’s bath ceremony with steam and broom was designed by a professional bath attendant. After refreshing walks through the snow-covered forest, guests will be waiting for a laid table, a samovar on cones, a lit fireplace. The house has 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms. The company can arrive by car (parking is provided) or order a transfer at the hotel.

“This is not just a comfortable place to stay with all the delights of the VIP class service, but also an excellent starting point for a trip to Lake Baikal. Staff can help you get directions or organise excursions” Tatiana, Russia




Ski-Let Hotel

Cozy wooden cottages,a bath and an outdoor pool are offered to vacationers by the recreation center “Ski-Let” in Baikalsk. On the territory there are 2 cottages for 7 and 10 people, a gazebo with barbecue facilities, an equipped kitchen, car parking and a helipad. The hotel provides meals, board games, fishing, sauna with swimming pool. A 5-minute walk from the hotel is the restaurant “By the Lake”, in 10 minutes there is a mountain Sobolinaya with ski infrastructure. For added comfort, an airport shuttle service is available.

“Nice holiday home, has a kitchen, shop nearby. The gazebo with barbecue is electrified, there is a table, benches, all accessories. Normal for a friendly company to celebrate a holiday, anniversary, New Year or just get together for a weekend” Glory, Russia




Cottage town “Rus”

In Baikalsk, you can also consider spending the New Year holidays in the cottage town “Rus”. This recreation center is designed for those who love peace and quiet, living in houses made of timber, a traditional Russian bath. The houses are made in the style of Russian architecture, the interior decoration is made of Siberian pine wood. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. The on-site restaurant serves Russian cuisine. The hotel complex is part of the infrastructure of the ski resort “Mount Sobolinaya”. On New Year’s Eve, you can go to any nearby restaurant or club, purchase entrance tickets for entertainment events in advance. They will be held in the bar-restaurant “Bugel-Vugel”, café “Sobolinka”, burger “Pozharka”.

“A good welcome! Breakfast is a glutton’s dream! Omelets, pancakes, cereals, stewed vegetables, cutlets are served. After such a meal, you ride down the mountain all day and do not get tired. In the evening there is somewhere to go, and at night no one interferes with sleep, because it is quiet” Stas, Russia




Hotel Anastasia

The hotel complex of 4 star category is located in the village of Nikola. The rooms include Standards, Junior Suites and Suites. A discount is given for a long stay. It offers a cozy Finnish sauna with a swimming pool. The walls and ceiling in the steam room are made of cedar and linden, the floors are made of larch. The relaxation area next to the pool has rattan furniture. On the territory of the hotel built a real Russian bath, externally stylized as a frigate of the times of Peter I. Bath attendant services are provided by prior reservation. The spacious billiard room has a 12-foot table with good overhead lighting. On the shore there is a tavern with a barbecue area. The sauna room has a small fitness centre with exercise equipment. Restaurant “Anastasia” is decorated in marine style. It leads to the hotel’s promenade. Here you can celebrate the New Year together, using the special offer “Romantic Date”.

“The hotel is located in an interesting place – here the Angara takes its start from Lake Baikal. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and bought a Romantic Date package. It included: a meeting with champagne, accommodation, sauna, dinner with delivery to the room or restaurant. We had dinner in the room, everything was brought to us, covered, then cleaned. The service is excellent! In the morning we went to breakfast, as it is also included in the package” Alla, Russia




The Legend of Baikal

At the source of the Angara in the village of Listvyanka is a country hotel “Legend of Baikal”. This is a modern multi-level building with comfortable rooms,a children’s playroom, a sauna, billiards and a terrace. The spacious panoramic restaurant is designed to accommodate 100 guests. On New Year’s Eve, banquet tables are laid in it, music sounds, artists perform, everyone is congratulated on the holiday by Santa Claus. All rooms are individually decorated, the walls are lined with wood, so sleeping comfortably. It offers vacationers: room service for food and beverage delivery, rental of equipment and sports equipment, organization of excursions, booking air and railway tickets.

“Frankly loved the hotel and everything that happens in it. There is never a dull moment. If there is a desire to take a walk. then I recommend visiting the Museum of Baikal. It’s very close. I also note the excellent service, a good restaurant, magical views from the windows, sauna” Angela, Russia





Art Hotel Port Olkhon

In the village of Khuzhir there is a hotel with a request for service in the category of 4 stars. Its status has not yet been established, but the owners have every chance of getting it in the near future. It is not called an art hotel for nothing. In it, everything from the local area and ending with the interiors can be safely called works of art. The house is built in the style of an Alpine chalet. Scandinavian design is designed in all interior spaces, including bathrooms. The rooms are decorated with natural materials. The color scheme is dominated by pastel shades. In the morning, a continental breakfast is served in the dining room with fireplace. Guests are served porridge, cheesecakes, omelet, stewed vegetables with meat products, coffee, croissants. In the restaurant of author’s cuisine “Port Olkhon” it will be pleasant to spend New Year’s Eve.

“It’s nice to live, walk, look at art objects, communicate with the staff. Everything is organized at the highest level of hospitality” Olga, Russia




Villa Malina Olkhon Baikal

This property is offering accommodations in Khuzhir. For accommodation are available rooms of categories Standard, Junior Suite and Suite. Summer bungalows are closed. The wooden hotel building is made in the Alpine style. The rooms are decorated in Nordic design. There is a lot of wood inside. The rooms on the first and second floors have panoramic windows. For romantics, rooms in the attic are more suitable.

“Perfect for a holiday for two. Quiet, peaceful, nearby there is where to walk. Meals can be fully included in the accommodation. The hotel often organizes excursions to interesting places of Lake Baikal” Elena, Russia





Merry New Year’s holidays and Christmas holidays are held annually at the ski resort “Mount Sobolinaya”, so it is worth considering the hotels included in the infrastructure of the GLC.

Selection of hotels Irkutskaya Oblast on map