Located on the second floor of the wooden building, the super-sized deluxe room is well furnitured with light-hearted sunshine and fresh air, and has views to both the lively street as well as the tranquil aisle facing beautiful the garden.
Shuhe Old town is an 800-year stone-laden enclosed old city, and historically a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. It is also an integral part of the world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang. Renowned for its orderly system of waterways and bridges, the old town of Shuhe stands out from other ancient Chinese cities with its unique architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents, the Naxi people.
Sitting at the center of the less touristy old town of Shuhe, the Sun Valley Inn, or 悦然居 (Yueranju) is a family-run Chinese style boutique inn built in an ancient residence with a history of over 300 years, sitting right at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Centered around the a beautiful garden, single, double or twin rooms, as well as family suits are designed to offer travelers with a wonderful lodging experience in an oriental ambience. The cafe and tea house under the shades of a century-old walnut tree will serve you with the perfect setting for a leisure afternoon of book-reading, lounging and daydreaming in the sunshine, with fresh beverages and pastries specially prepared by our award-winning F&B lounge, also known as the Suren’s handmade dessert shop.
The fully equipped Sun Valley Inn is a picturesque wood and stone residence, offering hotel style single, twin or double rooms, and family suites to host our world guests.
Our facilities and services including but are not limited to the below:
• Airport pick-up and drop-off
• Hot shower, solid bed, soft towels, quality linens and duvets, toiletries, heater and A/C, adaptor, hair dryers, TV, humidifier, etc.
• Free offerings including Wi-Fi, luggage storage, parking, and movie screening, etc.
• Self-servicing facilities including an open kitchen, communal washing machine and laundry area
• Public areas including a tea house, a lounge, and various sitting area in the garden
• Travel planning and consultancy, professional photography services, etc.
• Event planning and caterings, such as picnic (3-day notice), anniversary celebration (7-day notice), book club gatherings (7-day notice), birthday or engagement party (30-day notice), weddings (90-day notice), and more. Please contact us at (email hidden) for details and room/facility availabilities ahead of time.
24-hour on-call service is provided by helpful and friendly “know-it-all” staff, and the Sun Valley Inn is fully staffed daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Interaction with Guests
The Inn wouldn’t be complete without its very own "know-it-all" philosophy to go an extra mile in helping travelers navigate around this diverse and exiting area. Be it a day of fantastic hiking or horse-riding right from our doorstep, a romantic candle-lit dinner of local delicacies on our Star Terrace, or even a journey or weekend escape into the mysterious Shangri-La and Lugu Lake, our local staff will always find a way to help you make the most out of your time around.
The Sun Valley Inn is conveniently located at only minutes away from the Square Street, which is proliferated with local music bars, book stores, restaurants, and boutique stores selling hand-made leather and wooden products, silverwares, linen decorations and cloths, and Tibetan artworks. It is also within walking distance from popular tourist spots such as the Ancient Tea Horse Road Museum, and the Nine-Tripod Dragon Pond.
For traveling out of the Shuhe Old Town, Sun Valley Inn guests can find local transportations to anywhere in town at the Shuhe North Gate Parking Lot, which is only 5-minute away from us. Options include taxis and economical passenger vans. Please seek help from our staff so that we can book transportation ahead of time if needed.
Other Things to Note
1. We do not have lift or elevator. You need to exercise ;-)
2. A refundable deposit of ￥200 RMB in cash will be collected upon checking in. This will be returned to you when you return the keys to us when checking out.
3. Reception available from 9 am to 9 pm daily, but you can always reach us through mobile once your booking has been confirmed
Because of the wooden structure and Yunnan’s semi-arid climate, smoking is restricted at the Sun Valley Inn for safety concerns.
Please always check with our staff if you have any questions or concerns.
This was an excellent room with all the amenities. It was beautifully decorated in old style Chinese fashion which was lovely.
We loved having two young women, Anita and Yukie, as helpers and translators. They met us at the taxi stop and helped us with our bags and getting settled in then Yukie took us on a tour of the town. It was fabulous!
The inn is beautiful and relaxing and overlooks the street so we could watch the activity below us. It was interesting! Being right in the town is easy to go rent bikes, eat, or shop as it right out your front door. We loved how central and easy it was.
The staff were friendly and helpful and couldn't have done more to make this an excellent stay in Lijian.
Thank you to you all!
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I'm a travel addict who eventually put my life's saving into this boutique inn, wishing to provide a homey and comfy retreat for people on the road to the mysterious Shangri-La and dreamy Lugu lake.
The essence and soul of this era lies in sharing, not only sharing of just the intangible but valuable memories and joy, but also the very basic of time and space that ultimately translate into our passion towards life. Studied, worked, and lived in metropolitan hubs around the world, I'm now a proud quitter of the spectacular and boiling cities, and rookie owner of the trivialities of the small-town life.
Apart from the common hobbies of city dwellers such as books, films, and music, I am also really into handcrafts of all kinds, and am constantly looking into home decors that can brighten up the Sun Valley Inn for friends around the world. Please feel free to stop-by, lounge around, and talk to me while you are around.