We stayed for 3 nights here (1 night in room with snow mountain view and 2 night in family room). Called for a taxi to bring us to Bruce Chalet but taxi driver didn' bother to find out the exact location. He only dropped us at Shuhe Old Town - Main Entrance, but helped us to contact Bruce, that came about 5 - 10 min later to pick us there, very prompt response & reliable hospitality.... First impression on Bruce hospitality was great!
When we reached Bruce Chalet, was welcomed by Bella, with her enthusiastic tone, sweet laughter and warm welcome. Both of them went extra mile to help us carrying our 2 super heavy luggage and 1 small luggage, using staircase to second floor, where our room were located. Thank to both of you!!
We love the King bed room with Snow Mountain view very much. Unfortunately for the rest 2 more nights, this room was not available, so we moved to Family room - Ground floor (1 double and 1 single bed inside). Both room space are spacious. Bella and her 2 assistants did a great cleaning job!!
The Snow mountain view room comes with big balcony that have wide view of blossoming Canola flower field, covering the ground like yellow blanket and Snow capped mountain as huge backdrop, wonderful & breath-taking view!! We love to read book at balcony area, it gives us serenity and stress reliever, away from hustle and bustle of city life
On the first afternoon, we went ahead to Shuhe Old town. Guess what, they have a very helpful and smart dog that lead and guided us all the way to Shuhe Old Town. My 4 years old boy love the dog so much. Now, even 1 week after our Lijiang trip, he always mentions about this dog and recently he had dream; he played with the dog that made him super-duper happy woken up from his dream :-)
Bruce Chalet is within close walking distance to Shuhe Old Town. Since we can't walk too fast with our 4 years old boy, it takes about 15-20 minutes to reach Shuhe Old Town. Initially Bruce offered his kind help to drive us to Shuhe Old Town, but we would not want to trouble him. Where can you find this kind of service level if not in Bruce Chalet :-)
On the 2nd and 3rd night, we moved to Family Room. As our family room was located on ground floor and we had another Canadian family with 2 young todlers staying on 2nd floor, in the morning we were always awaken by "thump thump" noise coming from running todlers, stumping on 2nd floor. Other than that, the room was perfect!
In the morning over breakfast table, we had chance to get to know other travellers from different countries, speaking different language. With Bella as a great chef, breakfast selection was good, with porridge, prickle, fried eggs, bread comes with butter, jam, etc, some local bread (i don't know the name), hot coffee and tea. Breakfast is optional with additional of 20 yuan per person. Reasonable and good value!!
In the evening, we could gather at reading/living room for some discussion on our plan to explore Lijiang tourism spot and its nature beauty. Bruce is extremely helppful to contribute his advice & opinion, and goes further to help us on booking for Driver; English tour guide, and Hotels if you want to stay overnight (e.g: Lugu Lake, Shangri-La, Dali, or Tiger Leaping Gorge visit).
Wish to stay longer in this place, Bruce!
This is the only place that really make us feel Home away from Home. With its surrounding serentiy & tranquility, this place instill me a feeling that money can't buy!
Having Bruce & Bella companions like having your relatives or good old friends in China. Kudos to both of you and definitely miss you all!
Hope I can organise another family trip about 20 of us, shall we have chance to visit Lijiang in the future. Will love to visit & stay at Bruce Chalet.
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- 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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