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Myeongjae Yunjeong (1629–1714), a scholar living under King Sukjong of the Joseon Dynasty, called Myeongjae Gotaek in Nonsan, South Chungcheong, his home. Myeongjae Yunjeong reportedly turned down every kind government position the monarch offered him. The Donghak Peasant Revolution, an armed rebellion in Korea in 1894 led by peasants and adherents of the Donghak religion—a pantheistic religion viewed by many rebels as a political ideology—as well as the Korean War (1950–1953) were a massive threat to the property but thanks to the efforts of his disciples the house was spared, and he continued to practice the virtue of simplicity and sharing in life and taught it to younger generations. Although the house has a distinct and delicate interior, it was quite moderate when comparing to other house of the same calibre. Even though it was built more than 300 years ago, each generation and descendent that lived on the property has maintained and kept the original decorations to provide the most realistic and accurate experience.
Located at the bottom of Mount Noseong, Myeongjae Gotaek has 7 rooms all in a square layout. Each room is equipped with a main house, an annex, a large room flanked by a daecheong, the open wooden floor that play the role of living room and a numaru with an open view of the village and a mountain. In addition, visitors can rent the courtyard's "library," an annex with a sound system, a beam projector, and a bathroom, for events like meetings or shows.
The home also runs a variety of for-pay traditional experience events, including coming-of-age rituals, tea ceremonies, natural dyeing, Korean classical music, and you may even get married in a traditional manner there.

Your Host and The Team


“Our Hanok Stay has been around for a long time, even though the house was designed and built over 300 years ago, but the insightful design and good maintenance make it must-see for aspiring architects, also the guest can experience the atmosphere of Joseon Dynasty together with the Korean culture and traditional lifestyle.”




“Myeongjae Gotaek is a secluded Hanok house which was constructed more than 3 centuries ago and it was the primary residence of Myeongjae Yunjeong. This beautiful property offers an insightful and classical experience for the guests. With the addition of experience programs, the property is now more attractive than ever. ”
Kim, the discoverer.




Rooms

Traditional Korean homes are referred to as hanok. Hanoks with tile roofs and those with thatch roofs were equally prevalent, although the former were normally the homes of noblemen while the latter were typically the homes of the common people in the past.
NB: The rates that are shown does not include the breakfast as it is prepared only on request.

Sarangchae Un-shared House (1 unit)

The Sarangchae is made up of the Keun Sarangbang (major room), the Jakeun Sarangbang (small room), the Ansarangbang (inner room), and the gate. The daecheong (living room) and numaru on either side of the Keun Sarangbang provide open views of the hamlet and a mountain. One bathroom is available in a single, unshared residence.
Room Facilities: Bedroom (3 units), Bathroom, Air Conditioning, Daecheong (living room), Numaru (veranda), Refrigerator, WIFI.
Maximum: 12 guests.

Keun Sarangbang (1 Unit)

This master suite in the Sarangchae building offers a comfortable room setting with a living room.
Room Facilities: Joint Bathroom with another Sarangchae’s rooms, Air Conditioning, Refrigerator, WIFI.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Jakeun Sarangbang (1 Unit)

Similar to the master bedroom, but with a smaller room, Jakeun Sarangbang offers a cosy space with a lovely view of the garden outside.
Room Facilities: Joint Bathroom with another Sarangchae’s rooms, Air Conditioning, WIFI.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Ansarangbang (1 unit)

This room might be furthest from the entrance, but it is equally as comfortable, and it also comes with a nice view.
Room Facilities: Joint Bathroom with another Sarangchae’s rooms, Air Conditioning, WIFI.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Numaru (1 unit)

A large inside veranda with an unobstructed view of the hamlet and a mountain. If the guest does not want to book the entire Sarangchae house, then the guest is able to book the Numaru individually.
Room Facilities: WIFI.
Maximum: 1 guest.

Geonneobang (1 unit)

The Geonneobang is a room opposite the main living room in Anchae building. This room is a is connected to the yard for easy access.
Room Facilities: Joint Bathroom, Air Conditioning, WIFI.
Maximum: 4 guests

Choga / Byulchae (1 unit)

Choga is a separate house from Sarangchae or Anchae. And Choga House is an old traditional Hanok style with a straw-thatched roof with wooden walls and interior.
Room facilities: 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Air Conditioning, Refrigerator, WIFI.
Maximum: 5~6 guests.

Library / Book House (1 unit)

For group meetings or performances, the library, an addition in the courtyard, is equipped with a sound system, a beam projector, as well as a bathroom.
Room Facilities: Bathroom, Beam project, Table and Chairs, WIFI.
Maximum: 4 guests

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Myeongjae Gotaek highlight
  • WifiWifi
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Wedding/EventWedding/Event
    Historic HouseHistoric House
    NatureNature
    GardenGarden
    Art/AntiquesArt/Antiques
    Artisan VillageArtisan Village

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 7 guest rooms
Annual closing:
none

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Currency accepted: KRW
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONTACT
Myeongjae Gotaek (Historic House) - 50, Noseongsanseong-gil, Noseon-myeon, nonsan, Chungcheongnam , South Korea
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ACCESS
3hrs drive from Seoul via #1 National Highway to Nonsan then #23 National Highway.
Airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN) - 210 km
Station: Nonsan Station Train - 12 km



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