BY NIGHTFALL THEY SOON BECAME FRIENDS

getting to know each other, swapping stories over dinner. It was simple, yet beautiful with an overlying sense of calm. It was a homey place that guests raved about when they got home and came back to year after year. In collaboration with his dear, old friend, Nyoman Sukanata, Walker knew that one day he would open a hotel just like it…..one that was all about the experience and the people you meet.

BY NIGHTFALL THEY SOON BECAME FRIENDS

Getting to know each other, swapping stories over dinner. It was simple, yet beautiful with an overlying sense of calm. It was a homey place that guests raved about when they got home and came back to year after year. In collaboration with his dear, old friend, Nyoman Sukanata, Walker knew that one day he would open a hotel just like it…..one that was all about the experience and the people you meet.

 

OUR STORY

Stone House is the brainchild of owner and founder Nyoman Sukanata, a kind Balinese man, designer extraordinaire Walker Zabriskie and his free-spirited, life partner, Wendy Kassel. Together, their dream was to provide a truly intimate experience in their ‘soul country’. A stunning place where you can live amongst the most beautiful people and interesting cultures in the world.

A few years ago, while on holiday, Walker Zabriskie, an American furniture designer based in Bali, had an epiphany. Walker and his family were staying at a small hotel on the beach. The landscaping was lush and tropical, hammocks slung between palm trees and there was a large, communal table where guests dined together every evening. In the morning they were strangers…

OUR STORY

Stone House is the brainchild of owner and founder Nyoman Sukanata, a kind Balinese man, designer extraordinaire Walker Zabriskie and his free-spirited, life partner, Wendy Kassel. Together, their dream was to provide a truly intimate experience in their ‘soul country’. A stunning place where you can live amongst the most beautiful people and interesting cultures in the world.

A few years ago, while on holiday, Walker Zabriskie, an American furniture designer based in Bali, had an epiphany. Walker and his family were staying at a small hotel on the beach. The landscaping was lush and tropical, hammocks slung between palm trees and there was a large, communal table where guests dined together every evening. In the morning they were strangers…

THE INSPIRATION OF A LIFELONG DREAM

 

The hotel was a passion project by Walker Zabriskie, a 40 year traveler and an explorer of Southeast Asia’s nooks and crannies. Stone House encompasses his life long experiences in architecture, interior design, furniture making, visits to country inns and farming to create his vision of the ultimate fantasy escape for someone lost in the jungles of Bali. Our Longhouse room is a vision of an explorer determined to live with style and comfort in a traditional longhouse deep in jungles of Borneo. Sky View is a Mediterranean style vision of crisp, white, undulating walls, handmade windows, with magnificent views of the property. Java Suite, built specifically to house three panels from a royal palace, elicits 19th century with elegance and flare. Living a dream as expressed through Stone House has always been Walker’s life’s ambition.

Ironwood timbers, hundreds of years old, salvaged from docks and bridges form the structures of the buildings. Some columns weighing tons were hand-winched in on beds of banana leaves and mud, similar to how they built hundreds of years ago. No cranes were used at Stone House. Teams of skilled Indonesian craftsmen hewed the wood, stacked the seven-meter stone walls, wove grass thatch and carved the intricate details. All furniture, lighting, and accessories were designed and made by Walker to elicit the essence of originality and authenticity.

The unique architectural experience of Stone House, from handcrafted wood buildings, to an eight meter tall bamboo tree house villa, to an authentic Javanese farmhouse surrounded by farm and gardens engulfs the senses. The small details of carved lights, stone walls with water falls, antique accessories and curated room accoutrement is an endless feast for the eyes….. guests never to want to leave the property.

Our new rooms Farmhouse and Treehouse are opening in Spring 2019….we have taken the dream to a whole new level.

THE INSPIRATION OF A LIFELONG DREAM

 

The hotel was a passion project by Walker Zabriskie, a 40 year traveler and an explorer of Southeast Asia’s nooks and crannies. Stone House encompasses his life long experiences in architecture, interior design, furniture making, visits to country inns and farming to create his vision of the ultimate fantasy escape for someone lost in the jungles of Bali. Our Longhouse room is a vision of an explorer determined to live with style and comfort in a traditional longhouse deep in jungles of Borneo. Sky View is a Mediterranean style vision of crisp, white, undulating walls, handmade windows, with magnificent views of the property. Java Suite, built specifically to house three panels from a royal palace, elicits 19th century with elegance and flare. Living a dream as expressed through Stone House has always been Walker’s life’s ambition.

Ironwood timbers, hundreds of years old, salvaged from docks and bridges form the structures of the buildings. Some columns weighing tons were hand-winched in on beds of banana leaves and mud, similar to how they built hundreds of years ago. No cranes were used at Stone House. Teams of skilled Indonesian craftsmen hewed the wood, stacked the seven-meter stone walls, wove grass thatch and carved the intricate details. All furniture, lighting, and accessories were designed and made by Walker to elicit the essence of originality and authenticity.

The unique architectural experience of Stone House, from handcrafted wood buildings, to an eight meter tall bamboo tree house villa, to an authentic Javanese farmhouse surrounded by farm and gardens engulfs the senses. The small details of carved lights, stone walls with water falls, antique accessories and curated room accoutrement is an endless feast for the eyes….. guests never to want to leave the property.

Our new rooms Farmhouse and Treehouse are opening in Spring 2019….we have taken the dream to a whole new level.

THE INSPIRATION OF A LIFELONG DREAM

 

The hotel was a passion project by Walker Zabriskie, a 40 year traveler and an explorer of Southeast Asia’s nooks and crannies. Stone House encompasses his life long experiences in architecture, interior design, furniture making, visits to country inns and farming to create his vision of the ultimate fantasy escape for someone lost in the jungles of Bali. Our Longhouse room is a vision of an explorer determined to live with style and comfort in a traditional longhouse deep in jungles of Borneo. Sky View is a Mediterranean style vision of crisp, white, undulating walls, handmade windows, with magnificent views of the property. Java Suite, built specifically to house three panels from a royal palace, elicits 19th century with elegance and flare. Living a dream as expressed through Stone House has always been Walker’s life’s ambition.

Ironwood timbers, hundreds of years old, salvaged from docks and bridges form the structures of the buildings. Some columns weighing tons were hand-winched in on beds of banana leaves and mud, similar to how they built hundreds of years ago. No cranes were used at Stone House. Teams of skilled Indonesian craftsmen hewed the wood, stacked the seven-meter stone walls, wove grass thatch and carved the intricate details. All furniture, lighting, and accessories were designed and made by Walker to elicit the essence of originality and authenticity.

The unique architectural experience of Stone House, from handcrafted wood buildings, to an eight meter tall bamboo tree house villa, to an authentic Javanese farmhouse surrounded by farm and gardens engulfs the senses. The small details of carved lights, stone walls with water falls, antique accessories and curated room accoutrement is an endless feast for the eyes….. guests never to want to leave the property.

Our new rooms Farmhouse and Treehouse are opening in Spring 2019….we have taken the dream to a whole new level.

MEET THE TEAM

We would not be Stone House without our amazing staff! Each and everyone of them are the glue behind our tiny b & b. The Balinese are the most gracious, kind people in the world and they make everyone feel at home. Erna is busy waving her magic wand arranging logistics for guests and making last-minute dinner reservations. Rosi, Kadek, Ketut and Iluh tend to your rooms and whip up some of the most delicious breakfasts. Wayan is our main man looking after the entire property, while our other Wayan is the friendliest driver on the island. Jero and Nolis are talented chefs that whip up delectable food. Jess is busy working on grounds, while Iwan and Gede are planting seeds and harvesting our vegetables. Lastly, big Made and small Made ensure your safety throughout the night.

MEET THE TEAM

We would not be Stone House without our amazing staff! Each and everyone of them are the glue that makes our tiny b & b work. The Balinese are the most gracious, kind people in the world and they make everyone feel at home. Erna is busy waving her magic wand arranging logistics for our guests and making last-minute dinner reservations, while Rosi, Kadek, Ketut and Iluh tend to your rooms and whip up some of the most delicious breakfasts. Wayan is our main man looking after the entire property, while our other Wayan is the smiliest, most friendly driver on the island! Nolis and Jero are two of the most talented chefs, you’ll be amazed at how delectable our food is here. Jess is busy working on grounds or down in the gardens, while Iwan and Gede are planting seeds and harvesting our vegetables. Lastly, big Made and small Made ensure your safety during the night. Yay for our Balinese staff.

WENDY

Wendy effortlessly weaves the exotic culture into their everyday lives and has a knack for making all guests feel as they were a long, lost friend.

KYAN

Mini concierge. When Kyan is not at school, she enjoys meeting new people, sharing stories and helping the guests whenever she can.

BELLA

Our newest addition to our family….Bella, a pint size dog that enjoys lazing in the sun with her bone.

LULU

Lulu, Property Mascot and official canine greeter. She will either drop a ball in your lap in the hopes of a toss or two (or fifty), or curl up at your feet.

WENDY

 

 Wendy effortlessly weaves the exotic culture into their everyday lives and has a knack for making all guests feel as they were a long, lost friend.

KYAN  

Mini concierge. When Kyan is not at school, she enjoys meeting new people, sharing stories and helping the guests whenever she can.

BELLA

Our newest addition to our family….Bella, a pint size dog that enjoys lazing in the sun with her bone.

LULU

 

Lulu, Property Mascot and official canine greeter. She will either drop a ball in your lap in the hopes of a toss or two (or fifty), or curl up at your feet.

LULU

Lulu, Property Mascot and official canine greeter. She will either drop a ball in your lap in the hopes of a toss or two (or fifty), or curl up at your feet.

FIND US

T: +62 822 47255745

Jl. Tirta Tawar, Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Bali