Set amidst rice fields,
Ing Doi House overlooks Pai Valley, Thailand - a friendly and relaxing place where you can leave your cares behind.
I spent four days at Ing Doi Guesthouse and it was time well spent. My Bungalow was very comfortable, with a king size bed, writing desk and most importantly, a bathroom and hot showers. Ming's breakfasts were delicious and mingling with the other guests in the common area was an added bonus. The Guesthouse is only a short pleasant walk to the town and also if you turned in the opposite direction, it is a short walk to be immersed in nature. The atmosphere of the place just leads you to slowing down, it's a very relaxed vibe. The only downside would be that the Guesthouses close by played dance music loudly 1 night and I'm not sure how often this happens but I would suggest the use of earplugs if this happens.
The bungalows are really lovely and in the most beautiful spot in a valley. Be aware that the bathroom is open to the elements, however, so you will share your shower with some insects! Also when we were there Jake was away and Ming was on her own with another member of staff who was less helpful. Ming herself was absolutely lovely and went out of her way to help.
Ming and Jake are very hard working and generous hosts. The hut has a beautiful view, close to town but far enough away for quiet nights. The food Ming cooks is probably the best in Pai. On Sunday they have a farmers market and Ming serves up the best lasagne and lentil soup. She even offered to take our bags in to the bus station for us so we didn't have to carry them. Thanks for all the laughs Ming.
A nice location to be there. The laugh of Mink can you hear the whole day. She cooked very goed from 8.00 am till 8.00 pm. Only the nights are very cold so if you like to stay there in Janary take a warm swaeter and coat with you. Mink and Jake thanks for all.
We were the first Air BnB guests to stay in the newly renovated house and while it was missing a few small things (which I'm sure will soon be added), we had a great time there. The pictures don't do the views justice-it's a truly beautiful rural Thai landscape. And Ming and her cooking (in her restaurant down the road) were fabulous! Some of the best food we had on the trip. Sit around the campfire and soak in Pai's laid back lifestyle. Be warned: wintertime in Pai is COLD at night, so be sure to bring plenty of layers-we were totally under-prepared!
Staying in one of Ming and Jake's hillside bungalow's was an absolute treat. About a five minute walk to town the peaceful surrounding and hammock on the porch make for a restful stay. Coupled with Ming's wholesome cooking it was the perfect place to hang out. The bungalows are clean and we stayed in one with a private bathroom, which although slightly open to the elements was perfectly fine, and apart from the occasional lizard was free from wildlife!
Pai does get chilly in the evening, so I recommend bringing a jacket. We ended up buying a jacket each from one of the vintage shops in town to make morning motorcycle rides into town more comfortable...
We would highly recommend Ing Doi for those wanting a great city escape in Pai.
Such a warm fun place, like having your own house and a mom to cook for you! Beautiful yoga studio too. Hard to capture this place in photos.
I stayed in this amazing community for such a short time yet felt right at home. Mink has a whacky sense of humour, her own group of friends living with her and the best location in northern Thailand. It's a short walk to the bustling town of Pai with its crazy night markets and street buskers yet far enough away that I you choose to rest the beat of the town does not disturb you. It features stunning bamboo huts, beautifully maintained and outdoor bathrooms where you can shower watching the stars. Misty mornings anow smoke problems make this a greatite place to visit and the sunsets are spectacular. This couple have thought of everything to make your stay always 'too short' .
If you want to relax and find peace of mind, it is the right place to go!! Ming and Jake were great host. Jake picked us up at the bus station, because we were a bit lost (about 15-20 mins from the city by walk), so we were grateful for that. He helped us a lot for some information in Pai.
The bungalow was really nice, clean and comfortable, there is a hammock for relaxing on the balcony. The view of the place is amazing.
The food was nice and fresh, we asked for a fresh orange juice almost everyday, pretty cheap. There is also yoga class three weeks per week.
Finally, it was our favorite place in Thailand!
My husband Robb and I went to Thailand for our honeymoon, and Jake and Mink's place (and Pai) was, by far, our favorite place that we visited. It's hard for me to describe how much we loved staying here because there are so many reasons. Mink cooks delicious made-to-order food throughout the day at the restaurant. She makes delicious Thai and western food, but my favorite dishes were the Penang curry and Indian curry noodles, which I often ordered for breakfast (YOLO). The bungalow that we stayed in had a patio with a hammock where we hung out, played cards, read books, and watch some ducks do their thing. When we felt like socializing, we just went to the restaurants, ordered food or a beer, and chatted with our fellow guests. Everyone was very friendly, and we felt like we were among kindred spirits.
Pai is a great mix of Thai and foreign tourists. It's more peaceful than the islands down south, and prices are cheaper as well. I think the bungalows are technically outside of Pai town, but it's about a 5-10 minute walk into the busy areas. We found it easy to walk into town when we were looking to go out and mingle, but the bungalow was quiet and peaceful when we wanted to just chill out. We're already plotting how we can come back to Pai for, hopefully, a much longer stay.