We arrived at Khum Lana somewhat tired from a day walking and then time traveling. They made us feel really welcome and delayed the start of the cooking class to give us the opportunity to shower and freshen-up.
Khum Lana is a converted rich man's house with 10 rooms (for wives and concubines) set around a common open communal area. The construction is wood on raised pillars using traditional furniture located in large gardens to give a very pleasant and unique environment. Lovely.
The highlight of the stay was an evening Thai cooking class followed by a pleasant evening eating your own food (naturally the best Thai food that we had eaten in 2 weeks!).
The restaurant is set apart from the accommodation and has a real sense of grandure.
The hotel has bicycles that enable you to visit the pleasant local town (15minutes ride).
This was a great stay and we were sorry not to be able to stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khum Lanna, discover the rural charms of traditional Northern Thai life and bathe your senses in this enchanting Lanna experience. Set in a small valley surrounded by mountains, the property is located in the serene village of Phrao, an hour and a half drive from Chiang Mai. With emerald-green rice fields and lush orchards, Khum Lanna gives you a luxury home-stay experience - a celebration of heritage, food and lifestyle. ... more less