I was curious if anyone could recommend a place to stay in Vang Vieng for my husband and myself that is relatively easily accessible to the main town and goings on, yet a bit removed from the party-ers. Is there such a place? We are fine with noise, but are more interested in the natural beauty of the place and other activities aside from the drinking and drugs that draw so many. We are on a budget, and would like to pay much less if possible, but depending on the quality of the accommodation would be willing to spend up to $40-$50. How necessary is it to book in advance here? We would be staying the night of Dec 22, arriving on the earliest bus from Vientiane.