Recommended for hikers
Ban Nam Rin T: (083) 582 4496, (083) 054 8497
Lisu Lodge is a very pleasant little guesthouse with some fair chalets set in a well kept garden.
It is quite a walk right through the village to reach the guesthouse, situated on the hill on the far side of Ban Nam Rin, so it may be best to give them a call and ask them to pick you up at the entrance to the village. It's worth the effort of getting there though; it's a charming spot and especially recommended for hikers since numerous trails lead off into the surrounding mountains to some picturesque scenery and plenty of hill tribe villages that are not too heavily tourist-frequented. The guesthouse is run by a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful German-Lisu couple and is well organised, with clean, simple but comfortable and well maintained wooden or stone chalets. Stone chalets with shared bathrooms are large and at a pinch can sleep three to four people. Thai, English and German are spoken, with internet available and a simple cafe. A great map of the area drawn by the owner himself is on the small restaurant wall and tons of information is forthcoming from this long-term resident. Again, as with Mae Lan, Nam Rin has only basic services so stock up with whatever you may need in Soppong or Mae Hong Son beforehand.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 24th July, 2015.