I dreamt of staying a place like this. I found the TripAdvisor reviews on the Bruce Chalet and Lijiang in general really helpful. I was after somewhere magical, just like all the guesthouses in Lijiang had described themselves on their websites. This place was so beautiful. I regret only staying 2 nights.
The Bruce Chalet is outside of the old town (2nd old town, not main old town). It is on the edge of some fields and is a walled complex situated amongst a tranquil and serene private garden through which runs a stream into a pond. There are little bridges over the stream and places to sit in the garden. The buidlings themselves are in the traditional style with balconies out the front. I believe there are 3 or 4 separate buildings, with all rooms overlooking the garden and with an amazing view of the snow capped peak of (I think) Jade Dragon Snow Mountain 玉龙雪山. The rooms themselves are spotless clean and decorated so beautifully (with very thick duvets and fluffy pillows).
Our host and her helper we so wonderful and gracious. My most cherished experience was the host picked fresh kumquots from the garden and gave me a bowl. They were delicious, I couldn't stop. In the morning she cooked us fresh eggs, and at night we were given warm milk and treats. I bought some strawberries in the old town and brought them back and the host insisted on cleaning and preparing them for me to eat. I can't go on about this place enough! It was magical. You must stay here if you come to Yunnan province.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more less
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