Pool with a view on the cheap
At most resorts, prices are sure to edge up well above the 1,000 baht mark once you add a swimming pool and air-con into the mix. Not so at Morning Mist, a terrific budget resort spread over a large riverside parcel blooming with orchids and countless other flowers.
The pretty setting, small swimming pool and notably helpful staff make Morning Mist stand out from similar options in the village. When it comes to lodgings the resort has something of an identity crisis, with tiled concrete duplex rooms, large bamboo bungalows, freestanding brushed-cement villas, two-floor brick-and-log houses and old wooden huts all vying for attention.
Going for 500 baht, the cheapest fan-cooled rooms come in cramped duplexes with hot water in partially open-air bathrooms, while 750 baht bags you a large freestanding wood hut closer to the river. Comfier concrete rooms have air-con and private river access.
Interiors are simple with mosquito nets draped over soft beds and portable fans to go with some hooks and chairs on the roofed porches. Families are well taken care of by extra beds for no extra charge in some 750-baht bungalows, and two-floor stacks that allow you to rent both rooms to get yourself a full house with large balcony for around 1,500 baht. Rooms will not knock any socks off, but the walk through the gardens to reach them might.
Beside the pool is a small restaurant where you can also do a cooking class, and the built-in trekking and activities outfit has a good reputation. Morning Mist sits in the heart of the village, a five-minute stroll from park headquarters. If it’s full, which is often the case, head over to Nung House or similar options on a nearby side road, or backtrack to Jungle Huts or Monkey Mansions further up the village road towards Highway 401.
Address: 53/3 Moo 6, Baan Khlong Sok
T: (095) 356 3466 ; (062) 337 0607;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º31'29.49" E, 8º54'41.52" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||500 baht||500 baht|
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
Same price for a garden view duplex room
|750 baht||750 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||900 baht||900 baht|
|Superior double room||1,100 baht||1,100 baht|
|Family room||1,500 baht||1,500 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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