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Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall

Yingbeigou Village, Beijing 101405, China (Huairou Scenic Resort)
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25 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely escape at the foot of the hills, home to the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu After a long hike in the rain it was so wonderful to arrive at our room, with huge windows and real character. A charming courtyard had a restaurant which served a delicious BBQ and yummy breakfast. We enjoyed the live band despite... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at the Brick Yard for 2 nights and it was certainly different. Our room was basic but Oh the views , from our toilet and shower you had a magnificent view of the Mutianyu Great Wall. The gardens were lovely to stroll around and the archway smelt of Jasmine(I think) beautiful. They grow their own herbs and veggies.... More

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Shanghai, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed in their lovely Stone Forest cottage, which is 5 mins walk from Brickyard reception etc. Walk up to the wall from here is about 90 mins - part road part mountain path - our 4 yr old just about managed it! Walk along the road till the third corn press and take path on right hand side. Once... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Gouldie, We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at Stone Forest, one of our Brickyard Homes near the Great Wall. There are many dining options in the area, including a wonderful local place just below Stone Forest called Beigala which is cooperatively owned by the Beigou Villagers, and our guests are free to choose the dining experience... More

Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I went just before Spring festival as a birthday treat, the staff were lovely in the communication beforehand and gave a complimentary upgrade when they knew the occasion. The facilities are very luxurious, the staff are friendly and food & drink are quite generous. The only thing I was disappointed with was the surrounding village and view... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Cerian F, We certainly winter -- our mountain area can a tually be a spectacular winter wonderland with snow and bright blue sky. But I am just delighted to know that you appreciated our special kind of experience and hope you will be able to visit again. Thank you for your review and our whole team wishes you happy... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a great place to stay and get out of Beijing and "do" the wall. The rooms are basic and have no curtains which is not ideal and frankly not necessary as the view of the wall is ok but not great and you could open them if they were there instead of being woken in the light at... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Studd10, Thank you for giving our team your feedback about your four night stay. I am so sorry we didn't get you out and about on the bikes -- we DO have them and they ARE available. It looks to me like our service just wasn't up to snuff. I am so sorry. Our maps weren't meant to be... More

Clearwater, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We started our trip to China by booking one of the packages that included transportation and massages - it was wonderful!! Communication was excellent before and during our stay. After 18 hours of flying, it was wonderful to see someone with your name waiting for you at the airport and to take a ride and enjoy the first sites of... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear CME Walk -- What can I say? Thank you for your review! Thank you for visiting! Thank you for your wonderful spirit! Thank you for sharing with me and our team and I truly hope your travels may bring you back again to the Brickyard! All the best, Jim Spear More

Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Three of us visited the SchoolHouse for one night in June, 2014. We booked a two room house for one night. We planned on catching the chairlifts up to the wall, walking it, and riding the toboggan back down. I was very very impressed with the accommodation - we stayed in the 'Hearts Desire' house. A very relaxing, traditional but... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear gbug1, Thank you for reporting on your experience in one of our Brickyard Homes, Heart's Desire. I am the designer of the property so I especially appreciate your enjoyment of the experience. We do hope you come back soon! Kind regards, Jim Spear & the Brickyard Team More

hong kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to Beijing for a few days between Mongolia and Hong Kong and took advantage of the 72-hour visa free transit policy in China - Awesome! Anyhow, we spent a day in Beijing city touring the common sites before heading out to Mutianyu for 2 days of Great Wall action. We loved our stay at the Brickyard. From the... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear travelyj, On behalf of our team I want to thank you for your review for the Trip Advisor community. We're just delighted to know that you enjoyed the experience of staying at the brikcyard near Mutianyu Great Wall. With best regards, Jim Spear More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

OK, granted, it was the storm of the century. Being from Florida, as soon as the lightning started I knew it was just a matter of time before the power failed. A few minutes later, it did. What I didn't expect was the roof to start leaking ... onto the bed. But let me backtrack. I'm an American editor living... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear MJ_WestPalm, This is Jim Spear. I am so sorry that you were not satisfied with your visit to the Brickyard and felt compelled to write your review. The young man you mentioned responds, “Her table inside was not away from the rest, other tables were also inside next to hers, but as she is one person, of course her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed at the The Brickyard for 2 nights as part of my husbands tour group. After living in China for 4 years (about 3 years ago), this was our first time stay here. We were welcomed by the owner Jim Spear and his wife and given a briefing of the property. (Jim also signed copies of his book, with... More

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear DaisieB, It was a real pleasure for me and our whole team to host your group. Thank you very much for contributing your review to the Trip Advisor community. BTW we are working on getting a second therapist on board so there will be more slots for guests to have massage treatments and we will also offer a couple's... More

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Address: Yingbeigou Village, Beijing 101405, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Huairou Scenic Resort
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The Brickyard is a lush and private eco-retreat that incorporates the kilns and other buildings of a traditional glazed tile factory in a design which is "green" from the ground up. The 16 queen rooms all have private terraces and story-and-a-half window walls with spectacular views of the Great Wall. Wireless internet but no TVs. Complimentary breakfast buffet and coffee, soft drinks, and homemade cookies all day the Lodge, where casual meals and bar service are also offered. The Activity Center is fully-equipped for conferences. The Brickyard Spa is set in our four-season garden with lotus pond and yoga platform. Enjoy complimentary use of the Exercise Room and the Outdoor Jacuzzi (available May). Try a Chinese massage or relax in the Spa's Gold Suite with Great Wall view sauna, private bath, treatment room, and courtyard with outdoor shower and cold plunge. ... more   less 
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