Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Gaotian Town, Yulong River
Yangshuo, Guangxi, 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 gem among Guilin 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, we didn't have a computer, just Angel and a telephone at the front desk. As we grew in popularity, we found it necessary to 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 a simple Yangshuo resort where guests from around the world can experience the beauty and serenity of Guilin Yangshuo China. We're unique among Yangshuo hotels for our commitment to sustainability and empowering the wonderful local people who run the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.

The original riverside Guilin Yangshuo resort

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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.

The best in China for family-friendly accommodation

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Recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best hotels in China for families traveling with children. 

>> Read the article here

No rooms? Try the Farmhouse at Yangshuo Village Inn

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Where else in 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 construction makes the Farmhouse naturally warm and 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

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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

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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 hotel in Northwest Yunnan

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Our sister hotel in Shaxi Yunnan, Old Theatre Inn, has re-opened with all new bathrooms and guestrooms. Explore the beauty of Shaxi and eco travel in Northwest Yunnan on our website.

BBC 1 travel host Simon Calder at the Mountain Retreat

AWARDS

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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!

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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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Congratulations Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, winning TripAdvisor's ChinaTop 25 hotels in Spa/Relaxation and Bargain Hotels as well as Top 10 China Family Hotels categories! This is our fourth year winning TripAdvisor's best China hotels, ranking #13 among ALL hotels in China.

Thank you for making us a perennial favorite in Yangshuo.

COMMUNITY

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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.

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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.

MEDIA

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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.

RECOMMENDED BY

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Loney Planet China 2011 Edition

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

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International Ecolodges

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