About this listing
Our bungalows are simple bamboo huts. Come and stay if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and enjoy peaceful mountain scenery.
You will learn about traditional lifestyles of local hill tribe people, farming, cooking and more!
Spicy Villa bungalows are set in the hillside of Northern Thailand, just a short drive from Chiang Mai (1.5 to 2 hours), in Baan Huay Pong, T. Mae Win, A. Mae Wang, Chiang Mai.
Their location offers amazing mountain views, especially at sunrise while the morning mists in the valley are rising.
(The address shown for this listing is for our offices in Chiang Mai, not for the bungalows.)
The idea of our place is to stay in harmony with nature and spend time together as a family. We cook together, we eat together and share the experience. You can experience local traditions and meet local hill tribe people in neighbouring villages. All our staff is local as well.
Spicy Villas are environmentally friendly and self-sustainable. Our energy is derived from solar panels and we cook on open fire, using wood.
Spicy Villa Eco-Lodge is a place to appreciate simple living. You will find peace, serenity and authenticity in this non-touristic area. This is not the right place for those who seek luxury, but it is extremely rewarding to those who seek pristine experience.
Our bungalows are handmade like traditional, hill tribe, jungle huts in the area. They are comfortable and clean.
We have three family and six private bungalows available for our guests.
Private bungalows are suitable for one or two guests while family bungalows are suitable for up to four guests. Private bungalows consist of one and family bungalows of two rooms. Each room has a comfortable queen-sized mattress.
Each bungalow has a private bathroom with toilet and cold shower and a balcony with hammocks where you can chill out and enjoy the views.
Spicy Villa has a wonderful Thai Kitchen where we prepare meals for our guests on open fire.
Breakfast is included in the price of your accommodation. The price for lunch and dinner is 150 THB per meal.
All meals are prepared with fresh ingredients from our organic farm and consist of several courses.
You can also take cooking classes and learn to prepare delicious Thai meals on your own!
In the kitchen all our guests eat together, sitting on the floor and sharing dishes, as is the local custom.
There is a communal shower area on the premises and we have a hot shower available for those who need it.
Our lounge area is a place to relax, read, sunbathe or play pool on our new pool table.
We have just finished building a jungle bar where you can order delicious cocktails and other drinks.
There are two organic farms around the bungalows and they are constantly expanding. We grow seasonal vegetables, fruit, spices and herbs to use in meals for our guests. If you are interested in gardening, you are always welcome to help with work on the farms.
And we have our own hens and pigs as well!
Interaction with Guests
As much as I would love to meet every one of our dear guests, I am unfortunately not always able to do so.
If we do not get a chance to meet, rest assured that you are in great hands.
All my staff is local and knowledgeable about the area, they like to spend time with guests and teach you about local traditions.
They speak English and are kind and accommodating.
There are a lot of activities you can do during your stay. Ask us and we will organize them for you. You can go on a humane elephant trek (bareback riding), hike to traditional hill tribe villages, trek in the jungle and visit waterfalls, hike over rice paddies and learn about traditional farming methods, you can also bamboo raft, river tube or canoe on the river.
Activities are not included in the price of your accommodation.
If you wish to do any or all of them during your stay, ask us and we will prepare a custom itinerary for your stay.
We can organize transfer from Chiang Mai and back for $ 60 (1.800 THB) per van for a round trip. Price per person depends on how many people are in your group, one van is suitable for 6.
During your stay, we can organize for transportation to Mae Wang valley for activities. Price depends on what activities you choose.
We can also take you to Doi Inthanon National Park.
Other Things to Note
This is a main listing for Spicy Villa Eco-Lodges, if it is booked for your dates, check our listing for a private bungalow, just write 1859130 instead or the current room number in your address bar.
If both listings are booked, contact me, and I will make another listing.
We have been supporting the ethnic minority groups nearby through education and medical supplies. If you would like to donate articles of clothing and other goods after your stay at the Eco Lodge, we will organize and deliver the items to the villages.
Check out the website below for more details and then book with us! You'll love it :)
If you want to see more details just search for "Chiang Mai Eco Lodge" www.chiangmaiecolodges.com
I have one and only one house rule: While you are here this is your house and we all live together. Be respectful to the other guests, please clean up after yourself and most importantly please feel at home!
it is simple relaxing place, close to nature, nothing fancy so do not come if you are looking for luxury resort or hotels!!!
About the Host, Samart (Joe)
Grew up in the countryside, lived in Buddhist temple for 8 years as a novice monk then I went to university where I graduated in tourism management in 2002.
Along with my eco-lodges, I also operate an Eco-Tourism company, where I organize custom small and private group tours for outdoor activities off the beaten tracks, real village visits, local waterfalsl, bare back elephant riding, cooking by using bamboo in the jungle, healthy cycling and more. Ask for details!
I like outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, cycling and off roading. I am very involved in local community projects and run an English teaching volunteer project as well for ethnic minority school kids.