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Fuhsing (Lala Mountain), Taoyuan

Goo Dian Coffee House

A Cheerful Guesthouse Beside A Verdant Green Valley

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  • Every window collects the expansive scenery of Lala Mountain
  • Experience with your five senses the seasonal transformations of the fruits and vegetables in the landscape
  • Comforting and delicious homemade food

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Cheerful Guesthouse Beside A Verdant Green Valley

You drive out of the city on a winding country road and head deep into the mountains. Opening the car window, the breeze brushes by smelling of green grass. Slowing down the car, the layers of greenery outside the window put you in a fine mood. Turning a corner, you come upon a traveler’s relay station in the mountains—Goo Dian Coffee House is subtly located in a valley on Lala Mountain, embraced by the blue sky and green environment and just waiting to bring you in touch with the natural world.

 

 

Situated in relaxed and carefree mountains

Shutting off the engine, you hear the wind flowing through the mountains. As you breathe the cool mountain air, you smile and raise your head to take in your surroundings; a simple wooden house sits in the embrace of the green mountain forests. House and forest merge together, creating a harmonious scene. Tiantian (literally means “sweet”), the enthusiastic little Corgi, rushes forward to welcome you with his big, round eyes. You follow Tiantian into the relaxing environment of Lala Mountain.

 
 
 

Serene life in the mountain valley

In your bedroom, host Yuren has created a cozy, simple decor that mirrors the rustic character of the mountains. In the trio of double rooms — namely, the Maple Leaf, Ginkgo, and Wistaria rooms— elegant color schemes further accentuate the endless green scenery outside the windows. Lying lazily upon the soft bed, you can admire the myriad transformations of the mountains as you drift naturally into slumberland.

 

The three-room Sakura Family Room is large enough to accommodate a large family on vacation together. In the afternoon, playful children can feed the koi fish in the nearby pond while adults chat about life in the living room. The wooden swing hanging outside the house brings innocent smiles to the faces of young and old alike. In the evening, you prepare a simple late-night snack. After everyone has eaten and drank to their heart’s content, you sit, enjoying each other’s company. It is just such simple things that fill life with happiness.

 
 

A generous and friendly ambiance is the spice of life

For the convenience of travelers from afar, Goo Dian provides both breakfast and dinner using vegetables from the local mountain landscape to satisfy the taste buds of their guests. From fresh, crisp bamboo shoots to crispy yet tender trout, just grilled to perfection—with fine skill, the chef produces dish after dish of beautiful, seasonal cuisine, with a mother’s home-cooked touch. It is almost as if you’ve returned to your own home away from home in the mountains.

 

Early spring is the time to appreciate the sakura blossoms, and in summer, you can savor the fragrant sweetness of juicy peaches. Winter is the time to marvel at the romantic landscape of snow-covered mountains. Stay for a single night at Goo Dian Coffee House and allow your body and spirit to be completely absorbed into the embrace of Lala Mountain. Leave the gloom of the city far behind and return to nature to enjoy the beauty of mountain life. Here, you decide to relish the day in your very own way and let the leaves in the canopy give you a round of applause before you set out again on yet another journey.

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Yuren and His Family.Sharing the Simple Beauty of the Mountains

In the afternoon, while appreciating the magnificence of Lala Mountain, a humble greeting caught our attention from behind. With a smile on his face and wearing a casual outfit, Yuren gives people a sincere and carefree impression. Not wearing any make-up, his youthful mother also carries a pure character. Her actual age was the first surprise we received here, which is to say, the simple yet abundant life in the mountains does not seem to carve any mark of worry upon their faces. Yuren and his family generously share this place and enthusiastically meet every traveler from afar.

 

 

Finding the site for the ideal life

“Originally, we were looking for a better residential environment, and we just ended up moving into the mountains,” Yuren’s mother slowly recalled. Over a decade ago, Yuren’s family used to run a poultry business in the Guanyin District of Taoyuan City, and later moved to open a shop in the Shulin District of New Taipei City. Although the business was a big success, they found it hard to bear the everyday noise of the crowds, which resulted in them moving to the hills of Lala Mountain to open a small restaurant in the Dasi District of Taoyuan City. After a while, they purchased, by chance, a piece of land in the mountains, allowing their ideal blueprint for retirement to develop.

 

Life in the mountains could be very simple, yet Yuren’s parents weren’t ready to slow their pace. In order to secure their income, they started with an outdoor café business allowing travelers to share in the beauty of the mountains. After receiving some valuable advice from their visitors, they transformed the café into an accommodations venue. While constructing the new building several years back, they asked their son, Yuren, a civil engineer by profession, to join the team. With sufficient manpower to realize their dreams, each family member was able to find his or her hobbies while living in the mountains, and everything in Goo Dian gradually fell into place.

 
 

Selflessly sharing the beauty of the mountains

“It’s common to have different opinions with the older generation. It’s all about communication,” Yuren said, sharing what he had learned over the past few years. Inevitably, the constructing process was accompanied by many quarrels, as each of them defended his or her ideas in order to bring the space to perfection. Fortunately, when the B&B was completed, thanks to all the conflicts they’d endured, now they could stand in each other’s shoes, which has brought the family closer together.

 

Nowadays, Goo Dian Coffee House is mainly managed and hosted by Yuren and his brother, while their parents have taken charge of the vast outdoor area. Yuren’s lovable, taciturn father has created a space for keeping special and unusual animals, while his mother is responsible for cooking and taking care of the fruit trees. “Your work has to be your passion or it all becomes toilsome chores,” Yuren’s mother’s said, smiling and summing up the pleasantness of life in the mountains. Then she pointed out the peaches wrapped with paper bags on the peach trees to us, “all fruit grown on our fruit trees is reserved for our guests and not for sale,” demonstrating this family’s generous endeavor to treat all guests as part of their family and to share the sweetness of all seasons.

 
 

A dream space with a touch of homely warmth

When chatting about the name of the guesthouse, Yuren’s mother delightfully explained that it was her husband’s idea. “You wouldn’t guess that he plays piano, would you? One time, while he was appreciating some classical music, he just came up with the idea that because our guesthouse is situated in a valley, why not simply call it Goo Dian (literally means “a spot in the valley” and pronounced the same as “classical” in Mandarin).” Although shrugging off others’ compliments about her husband a few minutes ago, Yuren’s mother couldn’t help showing her affection toward the family in her words.

 

“Our goal for the future is to make this place into a miniature holiday resort,” Yuren shared as he gazed out the window at the new building under construction outside. With anticipation, Yuren shared his dreams with us at the end of the interview. To be frank, far from feeling like a holiday resort for travelers, you will profoundly feel that Goo Dian Coffee House’s starting point was actually the idea of “home”, a place for generously sharing what they love, and letting the warmth of home permeate the valley between the mountains indefinitely.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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201 Maple Leaf
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 3,000 ~ 7,600/room

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Breakfast included, dinner, Stay overnight with two meals, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 33 m2, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, Open-style bathroom with shower curtain, 2 double beds, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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+5

202 Ginkgo
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 3,000 ~ 7,600/room

doubleBedmountainViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, dinner, Stay overnight with two meals, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 33 m2, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, Open-style bathroom with shower curtain, 2 double beds, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+5

203 Wistaria
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 3,000 ~ 7,600/room

doubleBedmountainViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, dinner, Stay overnight with two meals, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 33 m2, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, Open-style bathroom with shower curtain, 2 double beds, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+10

Sakura Family Room
Whole Level

NTD 2,200 ~ 21,600/floor

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Breakfast included, dinner, Stay overnight with two meals, 1-story building, Indoor 99 m2, 1 4-person room with ensuite bath, 2 4-person room with shared bathroom, 6 double beds, 2 single mattresses, 2 bathroom(s), In the event of booking entire lodging, only one group of guests will be accommodated at one time (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Stay overnight with two meals: breakfast: Chinese style, dinner: Chinese style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Peak days: Sunday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday
  • Extra person without extra bed: pillow, cover, personal toiletries, breakfast and dinner included, Extra person rate: Regular days: NTD800 per adult, NTD400 per child under the age of 6, Holidays: NTD1,000 per adult, NTD500 per child under the age of 6, Chinese New Year: NTD1,200 per adult, NTD600 per child under the age of 6, Each room can have 1 children under the age of 1 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 3 months in advance.
  • 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 (with a handling fee of NTD100 charged):
    • 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.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 10 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 3 months. ;In the event of postponement, failing to inform the lodging 10 days (the check-in day included) prior to the reservation date, the deposit will be forfeited in proportion as stated in the cancellation policy above.
  • 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 or a postponement in 3 months (the check-in day included) can be reserved for one instance.
  • 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

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Taoyuan Airport: 84.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 桃園國際機場.
      • Taoyuan Train Station: 62.8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Yingge Train Station: 58.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Jiji Line, Neiwan Train Station: 54.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Zhongbaling Station Bus Station: 1.4 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 桃園客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 桃園火車站 by taxi: about 111 minutes, NTD1330 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

No. 30, Baling, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Dining room, Toilet
  • Other Amenities: WiFi
  • Outdoors: Dining area, Walking trail, Yard, Leisure farm, Parking lot

Services

  • Travel information
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Ancillary Dining room; Opening hours: 12:00 ~ 17:00; Closed on: No regular closure dates.
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 19:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. please inform the lodging for late check-in time upon booking; the lodging reserves the right to cancel the booking without refund for checking in after 21:00
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules. Additional NTD500 per hour will be charged in the event of late check-out.
  • Breakfast time: 08:00 ~ 09:00; special meal(s) available: Vegetarian meal. Please inform the lodging your needs upon booking.
  • Dinner time: 18:00 ~ 19:00; special meal(s) available: Vegetarian meal. Please inform the lodging your needs upon booking.
  • Ancillary Dining room; Opening hours: 12:00 ~ 17:00; Closed on: No regular closure dates.
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accomodations without refund for bringing pets into the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Please inform the lodging of the correct number of guests in advance, and no extra person is allowed on the check-in day. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations without refund in the event of a violation.
  • 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.
  • Daytime and nightly temperatures vary greatly during the summer. Please dress appropriately.
  • Please note that autumn and winter temperatures can be quite cold and dress appropriately.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • 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.
  • Please do not move, destroy, or remove the equipment in the room. In the event of damaged or lost property, the lodging may take the following action(s): Ask for full monetary compensation for any damaged or lost property
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking. NTD1,000 will be charged for violation.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts and barbecue. NTD1,000 will be charged for violation.
  • 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. 30, Baling, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Phone
+886-3-391-2415
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Contact Hours
09:00 - 20:00

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/goodian.coffee/

Email
kdcoffee30@gmail.com