Embrace Northern Thailand’s rich the heritage and traditions including golden teak temples, mountains, forests, and hill-tribe communities at this forest retreat in Chiang Mai. Set in the foothills of three mountain ranges, just a few miles from the ancient capital of Chiang Mai, it was originally a family’s winter retreat. It is the ideal location for exploring the nearby hills and valleys either on horseback, taking gentle hikes, or going bamboo rafting along streams and rivers. Guests can also visit local farms, gardens and orchards.
Offering every contemporary comfort, the imposing example of Lanna-style architecture has several pavilions on the property that date back to the 13thcentury. The four-unit residence is also filled with antiques, and artefacts including a fine collection of Sukhothai and pre-Lanna porcelain as well as Buddha statues from different periods.
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The Upper House (1 unit with 2 bedrooms)
The Middle House (1 bedroom)
The Lower House (1 unit with 3 bedrooms)
The Sala (1 bedroom)
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Ms. Anantica Ratnamhin
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“Northern Thailand is a blessed region – with nature, food, and the root of the Thai sense of aesthetics and creativity. This area allows one to experience what old Thailand and true Thai culture is about. The Rose of the North’s way of life is still intact here. We want to share it with the world through our eyes, our approach, and our sense of hospitality.”
Welcome to Chiang Mai
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Current Temperature20° C
Local Time10:48 pm
The Mountain Foundation
As a family and a private organisation, this forest retreat actively contributes to various local charities, particularly in causes concerning forest restoration and conservation,
sustainable agriculture, and stateless citizens. It also promotes and advocates good practice and skills by lending support to the rural community through hospitality training and creativity.
“Meaning “a peaceful place in the woods”, this forest retreat is a jewel. Featuring four units and some structures that date back to the 13thcentury, the classic Siamese-Lanna country manor reflects Northern Thailand’s rich heritage and traditions.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 4 units (7 rooms)
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSFrom Chiang Mai, take highway towards Maerim-Samoeng Road. After the junction in Maerim, turn left towards the Maesa waterfall and Samoeng District, and continue driving for about 2 km. At the small road, turn left towards The Four Seasons Resort and drive in for approximately 1.5 km. Upon reaching the main entrance at The Four Seasons, continue driving. Vana Som is situated directly opposite the resort’s main gate.
Nearest Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) - 22 km
Nearest Train Station: Chiang Mai Station - 22 km
CONTACT512/6 Moo.1, Tambon Rimtai – Mae Rim , Thailand