Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Yulong River Road, Gaotian Town
Yangshuo County, Guangxi Zhuang, 541907, China
86 773 8777 091
86 7738 777 092
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Legendary service and breathtaking views on the Yulong River in Guilin Yangshuo China

Welcome to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, a riverside gem among Yangshuo hotels. The Retreat was originally conceived as a simple ecolodge where expat friends could escape from the chaos of polluted mega-cities. In the beginning, there was just Angel and a telephone at the front desk. As we grew in popularity, we found it necessary to continually upgrade accommodation, adding wireless broadband and even a pizza oven! But guestrooms have remained simple as when we began: no telephone, no TV, and locally made bamboo beds. We've stayed true to the authenticity of our original concept, like making our own furniture and offering a simple farm-to-table menu with a few western favorites. Our Yangshuo restaurant now has great wines and Belgian beers, but we remain one of the only certified sustainable Yangshuo hotels where guests from around the world can experience the beauty and serenity of Yangshuo Guilin China. We're unique among Yangshuo hotels for our commitment to sustainability and empowering the wonderful local people who run the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.

Serenity and great value among Yangshuo hotels: the original

riverside Yangshuo resort since 2000

  • Balcony View Double King, Guilin Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, Yangshuo China

We recently renovated our small building's previous lounge, studio and budget rooms to create some stunning new guestrooms, all with breathtaking views of the garden, Yulong River and nearby karst peaks.

>> For a gallery of the new room photos please click here.

Mountain Retreat wins Travelers' Choice Award for 6th year

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Congratulations Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, winning TripAdvisor's ChinaTop 25 hotels in Romance as well as Top 10 China Family Hotels categories! 

Thank you for making us a perennial favorite in Yangshuo.

The best in China for family-friendly accommodation

  • Lonely Planet Yangshuo China reviews

Recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best hotels in China for families traveling with children. Another top vote among Yangshuo hotels!

>> Read the article here

No rooms? Try the Farmhouse at Yangshuo Village Inn

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Where else in Guilin Yangshuo can you enjoy staying in a restored mud brick barn with all the modern comforts? Add a complimentary pantry, private beer garden and a serene village setting and you have The Farmhouse, just a 20-minute bike ride from the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, located just behind our sister hotel the Yangshuo Village Inn. The traditional double-walled mud brick construction makes the Farmhouse naturally warm in Winter, cool in Summerand a great private getaway, located near caves, Moon Hill and other great Yangshuo attractions. Free shuttle to Mountain Retreat and Yangshuo town twice daily.

Promotion: Stay 3 nights and the 4th is complimentary at Village Inn and the Farmhouse

>> Click here for photos 

Recommended Yangshuo restaurants: Luna

  • View from rooftop Yangshuo restaurant Luna - Guilin Yangshuo

Luna is the rooftop restaurant at our sister hotel the Yangshuo Village Inn. With spectacular vistas of Moon Hill and surrounding village, Luna's simple Italian dishes and outstanding wine collection is a unique offering among Yangshuo restaurants. 

New private dining room

  • Mountain Retreat Yangshuo private dining

Enjoy an intimate space for small groups of up to 16 people with river views. Perfect for families or corporate groups. Special set menus are also available.

Visit our sister Yunnan hotel in Shaxi - Near Dali & Lijiang

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Our sister Yunnan hotel, Shaxi Old Theatre Inn has re-opened with all new bathrooms and guestrooms. All rooms sound-proofed and radiant heated for 2015. Explore the beauty of Shaxi and eco travel in Northwest Yunnan on our website.

BBC travel host Simon Calder at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat


  • TripAdvisor reviews Yangshuo China

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat wins for the 5th consecutive year for Top 25 Best Hotel Service in China. Thank you for helping us to be the best again!

  • National Geographic Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Guilin China

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat named by National Geographic Traveller as #7 of the World's 25 Best Ecolodges 2013. We were the only property chosen in China. 

>> Read more here


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One of the many inspiring things about our receptionist, Angel is that she learned all of her skills on the job at Mountain Retreat. Because of her physical disability, she never had the chance to go to school. Now a U.S.-China partnership of academics, educators and advocates aspire to change this situation for other children like Angel in China.

Visit the project blog here.

  • Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Receptionist Angel Zhao and President Bill Clinton in New York

Mountain Retreat Receptionist and Disabilities Advocate Chun Li (Angel) honored by President Clinton on stage at the Clinton Global Initiave in New York Sept. 25 for her work toward our education project Ginkgo Academy. See Angel with President Clinton in his Closing Remarks here.


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Mountain Retreat featured among 15 hotels to visit before you die.

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 Harper's Bazaar Magazine 10 Great New China Hotels

Harpers Bazaar magazine featured the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat in its article on China's 10 Best New Hotels.

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A beautiful article from EcoTraveler

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New Zealand Herald journalist Shandelle Battersby enjoys her Summer stay at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Read her article here.


  • lonely planet Yangshuo China reviews - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat - Guilin China

Loney Planet China 2011 Edition

  • Frommers Reviews Yangshuo Mountain Retreat China

A rave review from one of the most trusted names in travel

  • International Ecotourism Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

International Ecolodges

Take a vacation that respects natrual habitats and helps improve the local community.

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