I was surprised to read all the comments about Sean's surly disposition, perhaps my experience was tempered by Rosey, my amazing hiking guide & Sean's daughter, who did all the communication for me. So I never really had to communicate with the proprietors. You can book Rosey's services by searching Country Cafe Tours on Trip A. She is a guide for the Kunming, Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-La areas and speaks great English and is super friendly.
If you are able do to ~9hrs of hiking on the first day, Sean's guesthouse is a lovely culmination to the day. Nice cosy courtyard, I was hiking solo so paid 40 yuan for single bed, shared bathroom. My only complaint was the room had no curtains!! But the bathrooms had proper sit-down toilets - hallelujah !
Food was hearty , reasonable but coffee was pricey 28 yuan for Yunnan coffee. This little village is surrounded by a Walnut plantation. You can buy a 300g bag of walnuts for 60 yuan.
From Sean's guesthouse, it is an easy walk down to Middle Leaping Gorge. One has to pay a couple more token fees 10 yuan to access a bit carved out of stone and 10 yuan for the rope bridge (optional) and 15 yuan on your ascent back to the main road. Sean's guesthouse can organise the bus to take you back to Lijiang.More