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The private terraceBath tub by the window, with the terrace on the other side
The Sun Valley Inn Private Terrace
The Sun Valley Inn Private Terrace
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This private terrace is on the second floor of the oriental style Sun Valley Inn. It has a king-size bedroom with a living room and bathroom en-suite. The glass house living room itself is on the terrace that oversees the beautiful garden.

The space

The space:

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 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.

Guest access

Guest access:

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 and bath, 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.

Interaction with guests

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.

Other things to note

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

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 1%
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

House Rules

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.

30 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Chang User Profile
February 2016
This is a great place to relax and to walk around Shuhe old town. Teresa is a wonderful host, and the front desk staff are also very friendly and helpful. We had a great time here at Teresa's place. Thank you so much for everything, Teresa!

Alice User Profile
January 2016
Travel to Lijiang I booked three days for staying at Sun Valley Inn Private Terrace, before the check in day I had been told the room I booked already full, so I had to change to the other room. Finally I stayed at the Flower Terrance, the room is tidy, clean and well designed. The overall experience was good, especially the supervisor of the Sun Valley Inn was really helpful. He escorted us to the room and helped us take the luggage when we arrival. During the period we stayed Lijiang was freezing cold, it was so appreciated that he gave us two heaters for keeping warm in the room. In addition, the romance show of Lijiang he recommended and arranged for us was fantastic! I would recommend the Sun Valley Inn to you!

Shelly User Profile
June 2015
The room is clean and designed. I love that tub and a small wooden table to have some tea. The host is very helpful and nice. After a whole day outside, this room makes me feel like home. Downstairs there are two cute dogs in the garden. I really recommend this hotel if anyone want to come to Lijiang!

Michael User Profile
June 2015
Hello Teresa, We had a great time and relaxed experience at Sun Valley Inn. We felt the location was perfect for getting around the ShuHe old town and felt very relaxed. We definatley preferred ShuHe to Lijiang town which was way too touristy! The rooms we're comfortable and nicely setup with a homely feel. Your team were wonderful and so friendly and we just loved the dogs Mario and MiuMiu. I would like to mention YiFan who took the time to show us around the town when we first arrived and we also joined him to walk the dogs. Also Daniel invited us for tea and educated us more on the history of Puer Cha which was really interesting. Hope to stay with you again next time! Cheers! Michael

May User Profile
April 2015
Def enjoyed my stay at Sun Valley Inn a lot. Greeted by Mario & Miumiu (resident dogs) everyday and the host is really friendly and helpful. The place is clean and it is equipped with all necessities as well. The location of the inn is also ideal. I really enjoyed my stay there and I will def be back

Lisa User Profile
December 2014
This room is fantastic and Teresa and Anita are terrific hosts. The room is as beautiful as the pictures show, with modern amenities that somehow manage to keep the character of the old town. It's at an amazing location too, right by all the restaurants and shops and vibrant night life of shuhe old town. Shuhe is much more quiet and less touristy than the craziness of lijiang old town, so I definitely recommend the location. Finally Teresa was very responsive from the day I made the booking to after we checked out, always available on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Anita took care of us at the inn, and went out of her way to help us book transportation to tiger leaping gorge. I would recommend Teresa's inn to anyone visiting lijiang!

Elaine User Profile
November 2014
I was warmly welcomed. Very friendly staff. Very helpful. I was greeted at the entrance of the ShuHe old town and one of the staff brought me to the hostel. Very nice setting. Teresa and I emailed back and forth before I arrived. It was a wonderful stay.

Lijiang, ChinaJoined in December 2013
Teresa User Profile

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.

Languages: English, 中文

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