Come to the village 'above the clouds'
You are coming to Svaneti and want to experience the "real" life in the Caucasus Mountains? Then stay with us, the Chelidze family, in Upper Ushguli - the highest village in Europe. Our ancestors have lived here for centuries, farming and raising cattle.
In 2011 we have added some guest rooms to our farm house, overlooking the village. So if you want to live for a couple of days with a Svan family and share our life and traditons, but don't want to miss the comfort of a hot shower and clean sanitary facilities we might be your perfect hosts in town.
And wait until you get to taste our mother Gulo's homemade food like Kupdari, Tshishidvari or Chatshapuri you'll definitely know, that you have chosen the right place for your stay for your vacation above the clouds!
Want to see some summer pictures of Ushguli? In the short documentary Verdzoba by our niece Mariam Xachvani on youtube you can get some impressions. Unfortunately the text is only in Georgian, but if you watch it, you may already get aquainted with some of the inhabitants of the village and hear some Georgian music!
On the Edge of Time
Our family participated in the cinema documentary "ON THE EDGE OF TIME" by German filmmaker Stefan Tolz. The film, which shows life in remote male domains in the Caucasus, was screened at film festivals around the world and received several awards among which the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. If you want to see the trailer, please click here: Filmtrailer