Comments: Brian Woodcock
Amazing, tranquil, quiet, super comfy bed. Friendly staff too, all round great experience.Chae Amando
A Jewel in the Clouds
We stayed here as part of our three day cruise down the Mekong through Laos with Luang Say Cruises. At first I was hesitant at cutting our time short in Thailand for a cruise that didn’t officially begin until the next day, but what a beautiful surprise it was.
The Lodge is nestled atop the hills and as true to their eco-tourism credo, is all built from locally sourced materials and by local hand, with proceeds from guests benefitting the community. There are four separate villas, each with four rooms and a shared massive veranda. We were the only guests in our villa and had the entire space to ourselves.
The views of the valley and the Mekong through it are expansive and enchanting. As part of the stay, a local guide takes the guests on a walking tour of the local village in order to give a first hand account of Hmong tribal life and customs, including visits with local priests.
The meals were absolutely delectable, probably some of the best Thai we’ve had, and we are avid Thailand travelers. The evening cultural sharing of music and dance capped by a surprise birthday song and cake for my Birthday was a beautiful way to cap the evening.
Then… waking up… The VIEW… the sun slowly spilling over a valley rolling with clouds was magically breathtakingManuel Antonio
Comfortable beds, fantastic views and very attractive staff.David Roholt
The lodge is set in a beautiful location and the local people are very kind, although, it is VERY rustic in the villages. I truly appreciate the concept and keeping the local culture alive. However, the villages are very smokey, as they cook outdoors for their meals and burn the fields after harvesting, which is when we were there. We were unable to stay more than 1 night due to the smoke.
If you are ok with minimalist and walking amongst local villagers and sitting uncomfortably with the village shaman only to feel obligated to give a tip, and you want the experience of living not like the villagers, but being waited on in rustic luxury, then this is your place.Maggi Smet
Super ! Nog nooit gezien! Heel knap en aangenaam. Heel afgelegen.