Art’s Riverview Lodge

Art’s Riverview Lodge

Swing from the cliff

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Eco-conscious Art’s Riverview Lodge often gets lost in the conversation between Our Jungle House and Treehouse Resort, but this longstanding spot boasts a cliff-and-river outlook that we think is bar none in Baan Khlong Sok. The rope swing doesn’t hurt either.

Travelfish says:

Yet another small resort set at the end of a dirt lane within walking distance of park headquarters, Art’s place has two room types. Tall-stilted bungalows are made of wood and set back in the forest, while brick-and-wood duplexes have one room set atop the other by the river. Both can sleep four, possibly more, and the lodge’s unusual pricing system charges by number of guests so that a solo traveller pays only 1,200 baht, a couple 1,500 and a full family 2,500. These rates include a breakfast that we’ve heard is great.

Jungle setting. : David Luekens.
Jungle setting. Photo: David Luekens

The exclusively fan-cooled rooms were full during our most recent visit, but we could see interesting features like stained glass and partially walled-in balconies facing back towards the jungle or river.

The best part is Art’s location at a bend in the Sok River where a cliff sticks its chest out over the water. A small beach forms beneath the rock when the current is not too strong, providing one of the best places to swim in the valley. A couple of kids were having a blast with their mum when we took a seat on the river-view dining terrace.

Hi Mum. : David Luekens.
Hi Mum. Photo: David Luekens

The lodge offers an experienced tour and trekking service, and has a good reputation for helping guests put together all-in excursions to Khao Sok.

Contact details for Art’s Riverview Lodge

Address: 54/3 Moo 6, Baan Khlong Sok
T: (090) 167 6818;  
Email: art58guy@gmail.com
Web: http://artsriverviewlodge.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º31'41.85" E, 8º54'27.73" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Sgl fan private bathroom 1,200 baht 1,200 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom 1,500 baht 1,500 baht
Triple fan private bathroom 1,900 baht 1,900 baht
Family room 2,500 baht 2,500 baht

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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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