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Zhuangwei, Yilan

Chang House

A Dwelling That Breathes Along with Nature

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Surrounding rice fields that provide ever-changing seasonal beauty.
  • Classical Yilan residence that breathes in harmony with the rhythm of nature.
  • Designed by award-winning architect, Mr. Huang Sheng-Yuan.
  • Building design that allows guests to stroll onto and along the rooftop.

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Dwelling That Breathes Along with Nature

Following the perfectly straight country road, you drive into a golden rice paddy with farm houses scattered throughout. Rolling down the window, you stretch your head out to admire Yilan’s pastoral landscape, the rice stalks by the roadside laiden with grain sway in the gentle breeze to welcome travelers. Following the road signs onwards, you approach your destination: Chang House, in perfect harmony with the natural world, and enveloped in the breeze rich with the aroma of rice.

 

 

Tasting local refreshments in a classic Yilan residence

Hanson is the owner of Chang House. Wearing a warm smile and wooden clogs, he walks out to greet you, leading you along the slate pathway into the back yard. Pushing open the screen door, the wind and sunlight dance together as you see the unique desserts and traditional refreshments that Chang and the housekeepers have prepared for you. As they place the local flavors of Yilan upon the table, you admire the plate arrangement and local ingredients. Taste a bite of kumkuat, enjoying the sweet & sour flavor; salted plum cakes, a local delicacy, stuffed with dehydrated fruit, get sweeter the longer they are chewed; roasted wheat flour tea with a sprinkle of crispy bun cake combines the most classic traditional flavors; wash it all down with a cup of warm honey peach black tea to warm the stomach and the heart.

 

Designed by famous architect Huang Sheng-yuan, Chang House is the most representative residential building in Yilan. The height of the ground floor allows one to appreciate both the view of the fields and the painting- like mountain scenery. Slow down your pace and appreciate the rhythmic interaction between the courtyard and the surrounding natural environment. Even when sitting indoors under the midday sun, you can sense the movement of the wind. The sun floods indoors through large floor-to-ceiling windows, bright and warm. The cubic structure, the square-shaped courtyard, the single pink plumeria tree highlight the year-round beauty of Chang House.

 
 

A home accordant with nature and founded on people

Eight years in construction, Chang House is founded upon people, accordant with nature, and fused with the local culture. “Looking down at the design of our house from above, you can see the square-within-a-square shape (回) of the Chinese character for return. It is built upon the concept of home, which is precisely what I wanted.” In order to implement this ideal, Hanson waited eight years for the design and construction to be completed. He used patience and trust to exchange for what he loved most.

 

Moving alone from Yilan to Taipei, Hanson got a job as a hairdresser after graduating from high school in order to help ease his family’s economic pressure. Along the way, he met the most important person in his life - Sister Lan. After saving a bit of money, they decided to move together to Yilan and build a home they could call their own. Even though an accident quietly took Sister Lan from this world, her warm spirit had already had a profound influence on Chang House. Hanson says that the property upon which Chang House is built was bought by Sister Lan, so no matter what, he must continue her dream of making her dreamland a reality.

 
 

The greatest luxury is in fact very simple

Chang House’s five suites have all been named after the rooms formerly inhabited by members of Hanson’s family: the Master Bedroom, the Mother Room, the Eldest Daughter Room, the Little Daughter Room, and the Guest Room. All rooms are simple and elegant, while retaining a cozy warmth. Hanson lived with his family in this home for ten years before deciding to share it with the outside world, allowing even more people to stay in a local Yilan residence. His hope was that travelers could also share in their experience of life in this special living room and in this courtyard.

 

In the morning, you enjoy a delicious Chinese-style home cooked meal made entirely of seasonal vegetables and fruit grown in their own garden. Afterwards, you lie in the spacious front yard enjoying the aroma of the rice paddies. In the afternoon, you curl up in a corner of the courtyard with a book. The evening is the most important time of day at Chang House - you climb to the rooftop from where you can enjoy the expansive natural scenery. This is the most magical moment of all, when the golden sun setting beneath orange clouds creates a splendid play of light and shadow across the open fields. It has been said that human beings require sunlight, air, water, and trees. After coming to Chang House, you realize that all you need to do is open your eyes and relax your mind, and all at once, all of these wonderful elements are yours!

 
 
 

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Master Bedroom
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 3,800/room

doubleBedfarmViewshowerbalcony

Breakfast included, On the first floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Sun lounger, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Mother Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 3,800/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included, On the first floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Guest Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 3,800/room

doubleBedfarmViewshower

Breakfast included, On the first floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, LCD TV, Terrace, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Eldest Daughter Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 3,800/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast included, On the first floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Table set, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Little Daughter Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 3,800/room

doubleBed

Breakfast included, On the first floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Eldest + Little Daughter Room
Guests: 4 people

NTD 7,600 ~ 7,600/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast included, On the first floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, Balcony with view, Table set, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Chang House
Whole Building

NTD 10,000 ~ 25,000/building

doubleBedoutdoorArea

Breakfast included, Chinese pavilion, Yard, Pond, Parking lot, Lawn, Dining area, LCD TV, Up to 6 extra person (more)

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Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Chinese style, Local ingredients (adjusted with seasonal ingredients), afternoon tea
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries, breakfast and afternoon tea included, Extra person rate: NTD1,000 per person; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 3 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • 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:
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • 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:
      • 松山機場: 57.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北松山機場.
      • Yilan Train Station: 7.4 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • 宜蘭轉運站: 6.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 國光客運, 首都客運, 葛瑪蘭客運.
      • 漁寮 Bus Stop: 0.45 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 國光客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 宜蘭火車站 by taxi: about 15 minutes, NTD220 (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. 36, Ln. 1, Guoling Rd., Zhuangwei Township, Yilan County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space:Living room, Small living room, Dining room, Parking lot
  • Other Amenities:WiFi, Books, Magazines
  • Appliances:Air conditioner, LCD TV, DVD player, Audio equipment
  • Outdoors:Balcony with view, Chinese pavilion, Pond, Parking lot, Yard, Lawn, Dining area

Services

  • Travel information
  • 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. In the event that you arrive later than the scheduled check-in time, the lodging reserves the right to cancel your accommodations without refund
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time:08:30 ~ 10:00
  • Afternoon tea time:please make reservation upon checking in
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • 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.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • 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. 36, Ln. 1, Guoling Rd., Zhuangwei Township, Yilan County, Taiwan

Phone
+886-3-930-7565
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Mobile
+886-928-018-999

Contact Hours
09:00 - 20:00

Official Website
http://www.chang-house.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/changhouse999/

Email
hi@chang-house.com