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Bears in the Forest Guesthouse

Bears! A Comfortable Vacation in a Lakeside Forest

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Situated in the beautiful lakeside scenery of Yun Shan Shui Park.
  • Cute and friendly stuffed bears offer constant companionship.
  • Privately enjoy the comfort and relaxation of the open-air hot-tub
  • Eat local delicacies which warm the heart and fill the belly

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Bears! A Comfortable Vacation in a Lakeside Forest

Your car drives into Shoufeng township, situated in Hualien county between the central and coastal mountain ranges. Hidden away down laneways and between farmers’ fields you discover Yun Shan Shui Park. Across a bridge, several small white cottages rest between white clouds, green hills, and crystal-clear waters. Bears in the Forest Guesthouse invites you to enter a verdant landscape on the side of a lake, to enjoy a comfortable vacation… with bears and the forest!

 

 

Bears will enjoy your vacation with you

The wind blows across a vast field of grass spread out like a green carpet. A big bear doll stands in the doorway outfitted like a British guard to welcome you. Pushing open the wooden doors, bear dolls one after another are to be found throughout the lobby. Coming here is all about relaxing with the bears!

 

Happy music begins to play while the large glass windows reflect the lake and the emerald green scenery beyond. You only need to slow your pace, and breathe deep the fresh clean air. Look up from the grassy lawn at the starry night sky with the natural symphony of bird and insect song surrounding you.

 
 

A dreamland by the lakeside

Allen, the host of Bears in the Forest Guesthouse, recalls of when he came to Hualien to serve in the military. He was attracted to the great mountains and waters, and to the good air. At that time, he established his goal to return to this place and build a comfortable little house. He planned the gardens in European style and designed the rooms with Japanese elements. Allen has help from friends with business and marketing experience. He also has ties with the locals, and his diligent efforts bring people the same satisfaction and contentment as entering the forest.

 

The Guesthouse is made up of 12 independent little houses in five different styles, such as four-person rooms suitable for bringing your parents or your children to enjoy together. Couples or pairs, on the other hand, might choose to check into a loft or an exquisite little double room. There is a little black teddy bear friend in every room, or several cute, loveable bear dolls lying on the sofa. Every washroom has a heating system and the pleasant smell of Chinese juniper. Enjoying your own private courtyard in the dim evening light, you feel inspired to soak in the outdoor hot spring and wash away your exhaustion.

 
 

Local Hualien vegetables in your meals

The moment you check in, cute bear cookies are laid on the table before you, paired with panna cotta, Hualien sweet potato cakes, and a variety of other local snacks. You can also book in advance for a chef’s tasting menu to enjoy delicious dishes made with local ingredients.

 

In the morning, you cross the spacious lawn on your way to the lobby to enjoy a sumptuous Taiwanese style breakfast consisting of cold-dressed lotus root, salted egg with wild bitter gourd, beef and potato stew, and sauteed salmon accompanied by a bowl of sweet potato congee for a beautiful start to the day. You set out into the breeze on a reserved bicycle to admire the deep green scenery and tranquil atmosphere of the lake. At Bears in the Forest Guesthouse, you’ll feel the warmth of the bear’s embrace.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Happy Bear Loft
Guests: 2 people

NTD 6,500 ~ 12,500/room

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Breakfast included, Indoor 66 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Sweet Bear Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 5,400 ~ 10,000/room

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Breakfast included, Indoor 50 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Big Bear 4-Person Two-Room Suite
Guests: 4 people

NTD 9,800 ~ 17,000/room

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Breakfast included, Indoor 99 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double beds, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Big Bear 4-Person Suite
Guests: 4 people

NTD 9,300 ~ 16,500/room

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Breakfast included, Indoor 99 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double beds, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Warm Bear Room
Guests: 4 people

NTD 8,000 ~ 14,500/room

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Breakfast included, Indoor 83 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double beds, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Chinese style, Local ingredients (adjusted with seasonal ingredients), Refreshments
  • Regular days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Peak days: Sunday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday and The day before consecutive holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries, breakfast and Refreshments included, Extra person rate: NTD1,000 per person; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 12 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Accessible room(s) on the ground floor suitable for travelers with large luggage or disabilities.
  • Open for bookings up to 4 months in advance.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • Paid dinner available by reservation; please make reservation upon booking.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

By car

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Hualien Airport: 29.8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮航空站.
      • Hualien Train Station: 24.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Fengtian Train Station: 4.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Hualien Bus Station: 26.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮客運.
      • Fenghuazaixian Shop Bus Stop: 1.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 太魯閣客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Fengtian train station by taxi: about 11 minutes, NTD190 (time and fare are for reference only).
  • Lodging provides shuttle service to and from transportation spot with reservation in advance. Please refer to the Booking Info section for details.

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 68, Aly. 201, Ln. 2, Sec. 2, Fengping Rd., Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Lobby, Dining room
  • Other Amenities: WiFi, Mosquito repellent, Bicycles
  • Appliances: Audio equipment
  • Outdoors: Yard, Lawn, Garden, Lakeside, Parking lot

Services

  • Taxi booking
  • Travel information
  • Booking service for rental car
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Crib, Baby bathtub, High chair, dishes and utensils, Bottle sterilizer (by reservation)
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Free bicycle rental service
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: 08:00 ~ 10:00; special meal(s) available: Vegetarian meal,please make reservation upon checking in.
  • Afternoon tea time: 14:00 ~ 17:00
  • Dinner time: 18:00 ~ 20:00
  • Common area opening hour: 07:00 - 21:00
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • Please make bookings in advance as we are unable to accommodate same-day booking.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • We take credit card and Taiwan Traveler Card.
  • We provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt).
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

Address
No. 68, Aly. 201, Ln. 2, Sec. 2, Fengping Rd., Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-3-8651598
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Official Website
http://www.bearforest.com.tw/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Bearforest/

Email
service.bearforest@gmail.com