The Dewachen Retreat is a somewhat simple but adequate hotel where I stayed one night on my way through the Spiti Valley. I had a smallish room with big bed that was actually twin beds pushed together. The matching bedding and curtains were a nice touch and the wooden floor was warm underfoot. There were also a couple of canvas directors chairs and small coffee table. There was no TV in the individual rooms but there was one in the dining room. My room was at the back of the building away from the road and shared a balcony with the room next door. It was a simple matter to carry one of the light canvas chairs outside for the quiet village and mountain views while sipping an early morning cup of coffee. The bathroom was small but complete with an individual geyser. There was no internet which is generally the case in the area and my US telephone and those of my Mumbai-based Indian companions could not access a cell phone network either. However, our guide was able to hook into a reasonably stable network with his BNSL SIM. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel which served good, plain Indian food. We also met the owner who spoke good English and provided interesting and useful information about travel in the Spiti Valley. Overall the Dewachin Retreat is a fairly simple place but perfectly adequate for any overnight stay while passing through the Spiti Valley.