Sitinggil Muncul is a heritage building, around 150 years old. Featuring ornate wood carving and old-style charm that reminds Javanese of their grandparent's era. The name Sitinggil means ‘a raised meeting point’, and is a well known landmark in the local (Ambarawa-Banyubiru-Salatiga) community.
In the heart of one of the agricultural hubs of Indonesia, Sitinggil has extensive gardens with well-established nutmeg, clove, durian, jambu and mangostein trees. The back of Sitinggil offers a spectacular view of rice field terraces that are still owned and operated locally framed by famous ancient volcanoes. Glamping and Rumah Sitinggil are on the first property, with the three Treehouse huts located a few minutes walk over the hill.
There is free on-site parking for all guests and online transport services are available from Salatiga.
Local attractions include serene, newly-opened Bukit Cinta ecopark on Rawa Pening lake (3.5km), a 9th century temple Çandi Dukuh Banyubiru' (3km), a huge natural spring water swimming pool (150mtr), the old Ambarawa jail and railway museum (7.5km), Kopeng mountain area (8km), Java man museum (45km), Borobodur (40km) and much more. We have also developed several trekking paths to help guests explore, and offer a variety of courses and activities in-house.
Sitinggil is committed to developing eco-tourism, and aims to be plastic-free. Food and beverage ngredients are all sourced locally, supported by both in-house and local community farms and neighbourhood market. Employees are from surrounding villages and big-city efficiencies are swapped for the traditional warmth and welcoming hospitality that old-school Java is famous for.
The nearby university town of Salatiga has won national awards repeatedly for being a centre of tolerance, however, we do not serve alcohol and appreciate visitors of all sexes observing a modest dress code (no tank tops or short shorts).
You will also hear the 5x/day Muslim calls to prayer, passing traffic, local celebrations and all the other sounds that characterise modern Central Java.