Staying at Bamboo Nest for 2 nights was by far my favorite part of my visit to Chiang Rai. You simply can't beat the beautiful scenery and awesome hospitality. Nok and Noi (the owners) are incredibly nice and accommodating (and great cooks too!). I was perfectly content with lounging around my bamboo bungalow and napping in my hammock during my stay there, but they do offer plenty of activities, including trekking. If you don't want to spend any money but have the urge to explore, there's a small Lahu hill tribe village only a few minutes walk down the mountain. There's also hot springs and a waterfall in walking distance. In the morning, mist settles in the valley and its an unbelievably beautiful and peaceful view to wake up to. At night, Noi lit us a fire in the fire pit at the top of the mountain. There's electricity at night by solar power from the day and each bungalow has an attached bathroom with toilet, sink, and hot water shower heated by gas. Nok cooks most of the food at a fair price and its delicious. Beer, bottled water, and soft drinks are also for sale. Coffe, tea, and hot water are all provided free of charge throughout the day. Overall, the atmosphere can't be beat and at their prices, it's a steal. If you're in Chiang Rai, I'd recommend this over everything and anything else that you can do there. I'll definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bam Boo Nest offers a range of simple, comfortable and uniquely styled bamboo cottages built by local craftsmen in natural locally sourced sustainable materials. Following the wisdom of the native people, each cottage has bamboo flooring, walls and thatched roof. All have private bathrooms with hot showers, comfortable beds (with mosquito nets), verandas and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the spectacular views. ... more less