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The sunshiny room
The Sun Valley Inn Standard Deluxe
The Sun Valley Inn Standard Deluxe
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The standard deluxe is on the first floor of the sunshiny backyard. Its post-70s China style is a salute to the simple and satisfying good old days, and has a semi-open balcony in front. It also has a bathroom, two beds, and everything else needed.

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 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.

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, 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.

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

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

1. The wooden structure wouldn't be able to shield your neighbor from excessive noise, please be considerate.

2. Smoking is prohibited in the Sun Valley Inn. Our condolences to those who lost everything to the fire in Shangri-La this January 2014.

3. Please never hesitate to reach our staff if you need ANYTHING.

4. Enjoy yourself.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Cancellations

5 Reviews

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Jim Cui User Profile
November 2015
Clean and quiet

Yi User Profile
March 2015
Great location with exquisite décor, perfect for someone looking for a quiet location with square street in walking distance. The staffs are very friendly and helpful as well.

Suk-Kyu User Profile
November 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Sun Valley Inn a lot. We, that is a family traveling with a five year old kid. After booking Teresa proactively approached us asking if we required any kind of pickup service or if we have any other kind of special request. Answers always came in timely. Pros: Clean and cosy rooms, friendly and helpful staff (general questions, attractions, local transport, they even booked train tickets for us), relaxed atmosphere (we liked the garden and the tee house a lot), excellent location with a nearby supermarket, access to local transport and a good variety of restaurants, all in all an excellent base for exploring the region, Shuhe itself is very picturesque, we preferred it a lot more than Lijiang itself (much quieter, more authentic, less touristy yet all amenities are available) Remark: If you are sensitivity to noise, request a room not facing the road. To sum it up, it doesn't get any better at this price point. Highly recommend. If we would go to Lijiang again we would book this place again.
Teresa User Profile
Response from Teresa:
The pleasure is ours that your family could enjoy the stay with us, and it will be more than lovely to see your angel again, and apparently Mario misses her too ;P
November 2014

Yuxiu User Profile
February 2015
很棒的客栈!
Teresa User Profile
Response from Teresa:
谢谢点赞啊亲!
February 2015

Terry User Profile
December 2014
怎么说呢,我英语不特别好,英文的评价不太看得懂,只是感觉很喜欢这个院子就预订了。来到这里的感觉真的很不一样,至少跟很多当地的民宿不一样! 首先就是很干净!接待外国人的确是会比较注重卫生; 其次我觉得这里很适合外国人或者喜欢外国文化的中国人。这里的一切很有纳西民族的感觉,Teresa和Anita告诉我客栈是改建自纳西老民居。看得出她们花了很多心思让这里变得更舒适,在家具和装饰上也有强烈的传统和现代舒适的冲撞,这是我最喜欢的;另外这里经常能遇到外国人,喜欢学英文的估计会喜欢,hehe,我是聊不开了。我入住的时候还没到圣诞,但已经能看到圣诞节的装点。 最后一点也是我最欣赏的。Anita精心的设计了很多不同的线路和指引,从餐饮、购物到旅游路线;这一些都让我们的旅程省心不少,也省钱不少!再次感谢两位了,以后会再来的,下次来至少住一周,好好的陪陪Mario(可爱的古牧)!

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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 th…
Languages: English, 中文

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