About This Listing
Simple rustic hut with a view of the forest and the elephants passing by.
Beautiful and cozy Thai style bungalows offer the ultimate private mountain experience and you can watch a family of elephants pass by your windows all day long. The hut features traditional grass roof, high quality mattress and linens, mini-bar, mosquito net, fan, and a small private patio.
Here you can spend your days caring and interacting with elephants — playing, feeding, and bathing them. Cool off with an afternoon swim, ride down the river in a bamboo raft, or simply float away in a tube. Picnic in the garden, eat fresh fruit right from the tree and relax in a hammock. Go trekking to secret waterfalls, beautiful vistas, Hill Tribe villages and hidden spots unreachable by car. And at the end of the day, come gather around the fire pit and experience local Hilltribe music and dance performances that date back generations, while gazing at a sky full of stars.
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Price includes 1 (per guest) coffee or tea and Thai style breakfast in our cafe which is open everyday form 7am to 10pm.
We are located in Mea Win, Mea Wang, 1 hours drive from the city and airport pickup can be arranged in advance. Nearby attractions include several waterfalls, the hill tribe villages, Buddhist temples, bamboo rafting, trekking, and Doi Inthanon National Park with highest peak of Thailand.
free wifi in the cafe
Interaction with Guests
I am here most days and we have a full time staff to take care of guests and help them to feel at home.
Don't leave Thailand without seeing the local lifestyle and natural beauty of the Thai country side, its the best part!.
If you are on a budget you can save a lot of money by renting a motor bike or scooter. The roads are good and you can check out the surrounding villages.
Elephants are powerful wild animals. In the interest of safety please only approach an elephant when accompanied by a mahout.
Smoking: is allowed in outdoor spaces but not inside the rooms. We ask that you help take care of our little slice of paradise by placing trash in the proper receptacles and cigarettes in designated ashtrays.
We had such a great time at Chai Lai Orchid. We were well looked after by Bow and May. They were very welcoming and made sure everything was arranged for us (Elephant riding). Because of the nature of the place, no exact times are given but they were great at keeping us in the loop. The food at the cafe was great and very well priced. The activities are a little expensive, however it's all about assisting the community so it's worth it. We will definitely be back in the future.
We had a wonderful stay at Chiang Lai Orchid. The bungalow was great, many activities are available (including bathing a baby elephant!), the staff is very kind. And Alexa really cares about people, all is about helping the communities around there, including taking care of the elephants. Definitely a place to go if you're visiting Chiang Mai.
My friend and I visited Chai Lai Orchid this past weekend and it was absolutely the best part of our trip to Thailand. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. They arranged rides for us to and from the city, greeted us with yummy thai iced tea, took us to meet the elephants as soon as we arrived, and just generally went above and beyond during our stay. The environment at Chai Lai Orchid is very relaxed. We spent time on at the restaurant chatting with other travelers and getting to know some of the staff. We also spent one of the days there doing the full adventure day (time with elephants, trekking to a waterfall and village, and rafting). It was well organized, authentic and not too touristy, and our guide was amazing. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Lieu magnifique,corrsepondant tout à fait aux photos. Nous avons choisi de faire l'activité "the elephant expérience" se fut un moment inoubliable ou nous sommes partis pendant 1h à dos d'elephant dans la montagne et lorsque nous sommes revenu au camp, nous avons pu laver le petit elephanto et jouer avec lui. Nous la.conseillons vraiment.
Mais... (parcque oui il y a un mais ;) Nous avons trouvé le prix un peu élevé quant au confort des chambres (pas de clim, salle de bain qui laisse a désirer, mais literie au top). Nous avons trouvé Alexa tres distante avec ses clients, heureusement que les employés eux étaient presents.
Nous notons aussi que la cuisine etait exellente.
Endroit que nous conseillons pour 2jours/1 nuit.
This stay was even better than we could have imagined. The staff was incredibly accomodating and welcoming. The activities and adventures available were great, and well executed. It was so charming...one of my favorites stays ever! I would absolutely go back, and will most certainly recommend it to friends.
Amazing trip and amazing experience.
Outstanding service from the employees. Very friendly and welcoming. This is the place to be when visiting Chiang Mai. I noticed people coming for one day in my opinion 1 day is a rushed experience . Take your time relax for a couple of days.
The Chai Lai Orchid was such a great experience. I wish we had stayed longer. All the staff were fantastic and helpful and made us feel welcome. I really hope to make it back in the future to see how the place has grown. It is such an amazing thing that Alexis is doing and visiting the Chai Lai Orchid can help her continue her great work. It is a beautiful and relaxing place that everyone should visit.
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About the Host, Alexa
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Our style of hosting is to treat guests like family so they can explore the real amazing and beautiful Thailand, beyond the typical tourist experience.