Nok and Noi make this place pretty special. They are extremely kind and helpful, and have excellent English. Noi is a great cook, the green and yellow curry are both delicious. The entrees can feed 1-2 people. I hired Nok as my private tour guide, and the all day hike with a delicious lunch (chicken skewers cooked over a firepit, with sticky rice cooked in bamboo) was only around $30. If you are interested, Nok can tell you all about the local hill tribe cultures, history, or wildlife in the area. He also kept bringing me fruit to snack on.
Having stayed in various jungle and mountain huts in South America I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the facilities were. Although basic, all the bathroom fixtures are new and modern and the bed was one of the most comfortable I'd stayed in in SE Asia.
I will say coming here alone on a whim during the rainy season resulted in a lot of alone time - there was one other guy there on one night and the next night I was the only guest. This place is extremely remote, but they will pick you up free if you stay 2 nights. Note, they dont get internet service there so they have to wait until they are in the city. Try calling them if you are trying to make a last minute reservation.
- 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