Great base for exploring the area
This tiny little guesthouse with a very rustic feel is located just out of the village down the track past the wat that leads to Mae Lana Cave.
A half a dozen or so chalets are set around a pond with a large sitting area serving drinks and meals (with a bit of warning required), plus WiFi. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable enough and there’s a choice of huts with or without attached bathrooms. Mae Lana’s a scenic spot surrounded by dramatic mountains and myriad hilltribe villages, so if you’re into trekking, caving, discovering the surrounding minority villages and above all finding some serious peace and quiet, then this is a good base. Bear in mind Mae Lana is pretty remote with only basic services so stock up with whatever you may need in Soppong or Mae Hong Son before coming.
The helpful owner can provide suggestions and information on what to do -- with a bit of luck he may even dig up a local guide to help with your explorations.
Address: Mae Lana village
T: (081) 706 5601;
Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan share bathroom||200 baht||200 baht|
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||400 baht||400 baht|
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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