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Lugu, Nantou

Jiji Village B&B

A Courtyard Farmhouse Where Time Stands Still

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  • A large three-building courtyard home on a farm in the foothills
  • Enjoy the fragrance of nature in the courtyard lawns and gardens
  • Stay for a night in a simple, Chinese canopy bed
  • Traditional farm-style food dishes cooked personally by your host

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Courtyard Farmhouse Where Time Stands Still

As you pass over the Jilu Bridge, cross farmers’ fields, and survey the rolling hills, the distracting thoughts in your mind all dissipate. In a moment, you seem to transcend space and time, returning to olden days where you encounter a traditional courtyard farmhouse, majestic in its old age and exuding the genuine ambiance of 1950s Taiwan. You feel as though you’ve walked into the type of picturesque pastoral landscape described in ancient Chinese poetry. Jiji Village B&B possesses a sunny verdancy, the courtyard of a mountain getaway, and host Mr. Liu’s love of the land.

 

 

Deeply felt memories of childhood

You and your friends disembark and put both feet on the soft, grassy ground as sunlight shines through lattice covered with loofah gourd vines. You pass through the wooden front doors surrounded by spring couplets, and admire the red brick walls which bear the traces of passing time. “Come right in and have a seat!” You hear Mr. Liu’s friendly welcome as a small, yellow dog named Cachito greets you. The name Cachito originates from a Spanish folktale, and Mr. Liu regards Cachito as a gift from heaven.

 

This spacious, modern three-building courtyard is full of layers. The sunlight and air from the front vestibule and rear courtyard are able to penetrate inside through large, wooden-framed windows, imprinting the window screens with numerous beautiful silhouettes. The huge space is divided by wooden panels and doors, and to both sides, the refreshing greenery of potted plants is seen along the hinoki promenades of the left and right buildings. The entire space encourages you to slow your pace and wander leisurely around, taking in the scenery.

 
 

A true reflection of the 1950s

From the roof beams inside to the steps in the courtyard, from the low stone walls to the courtyard well, entering this house of wood and stone is like stepping into the childhood memories of Mr. and Mrs. Liu. According to Mr. Liu, “Wood and stone are two key elements here at Jiji Village B&B, because the veins in the stone and the grain of the wood are respectively identical inside and outside. So, too, should be the mind of man and woman.” Mr. Liu hopes that all travelers who visit here can perceive the sincerity which this building emits.

 

Pushing open the rosewood screen doors and heading to the second-floor rooms, the floorboards creaking underfoot are reminiscent of childhood days chasing siblings up and down the halls and stairs. Jiji Village offers three guest rooms in old fashioned styles. The walls of the Country Style Taiwan Fir Double Suite are constructed from Chinese fir, and the woody aroma permeates the room. The Old Style Japanese Style Quadruple Room is exceedingly comfortable. Yet the most romantic of all is the Classic Chinese Canopy Bed Room. Mr. Liu searched far and wide to find this traditional bed. The room is also furnished with an ornately carved dresser, embroidered red pillows, and an antique gramophone phonograph player, creating a romantic dreamland for you and your lover.

 
 

A traditional farmhouse infused with modernity

Beneath a single yellow light bulb, Mr. and Mrs. Liu prepare dinner beside the traditional wood burning kitchen hearth. Mr. Liu cheerfully carries out plate after plate of authentic vegetable and meat dishes; juicy bamboo shoot with meat, organic loofah gourd fresh from the garden, braised bean and pork, and healthy burdock consommé, all made with love. After the meal, you chat over the tea table off to one side of the dining room, admiring the traditional Taiwanese tea spread and delicate ceramic teaware. Mr. Liu also has a traditional Japanese tea spread with tatami seating. Hollows in the floor allow you to extend your legs comfortably as the moon shines through the windows and reflects off the tea in your cup. You walk out into the courtyard to appreciate the tranquil evening and the cool, countryside air.

 

The summer sun, just like a farmer, rises early, illuminating the bright green lawn in the courtyard. Waking to the shadows dancing in the passion fruit orchard outside your window, you walk spritely downstairs to find that Mrs. Liu has prepared a sumptuous breakfast of refreshing salad and rice milk, reminding you of the happiness to be found in simple things.

 

After retiring from the air force, Mr. Liu felt homesick and so decided to return to his childhood home in Nantou and start a guesthouse business. He could not have anticipated that he would encounter the devastating Jiji earthquake which rocked Taiwan on the 21st of September, 1999. That traumatic event did not dishearten Mr. Liu, instead inspiring him to begin the activity of “Orally Recounting History” where he did relief work to aid those affected by the disaster. He and Mrs. Liu set up a vendor’s stall selling Job’s tear milk on the street, using their love of their homeland to get back on their feet. First, they opened a restaurant based on all of the old, traditional recipes they could find by interviewing the local elders, inviting travelers to taste the local flavors of Jiji. Yet they never forgot their original intention to open a guesthouse. Thus, after opening their restaurant and winery, they devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the operation of their guesthouse, a road that they have walked together, supporting one another all the way, using past frustrations to nurture their aspirations. They based their blueprints upon childhood memories, inviting travelers into their traditional courtyard farmhouse, to enjoy tranquility, happiness, and contentment.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Classic Style Cypress Wood Double Suite
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,200 ~ 3,500/room

doubleBedmountainViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Country Style Taiwan Fir Double Suite
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,200/room

doubleBedmountainViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 1st floor, 2nd floor, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
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Old Style Japanese Style Quadruple Room
Guests: 4 people

NTD 2,700 ~ 4,200/room

singleMattressmountainViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 4 single mattresses, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Chinese style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • A variety of tours are also available, please check the lodging’s official website or contact the host for more information and prices.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday and National Holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per person on regular days, Chinese New Year: NTD800 per person
  • 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:
    • 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.
  • Postponement should be informed 7 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 3 months.
  • 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:
      • Taichung International Airport: 73.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台中國際機場.
      • Yuanlin Train Station: 36.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Shalun Line, 水里 Train Station: 8.5 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Buli Bus Station: 37 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 國光客運, 南投客運.
      • Farmers Association Station Bus Stop: 0.17 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 員林客運, 豐榮客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 水里火車站 by taxi: about 14 minutes, NTD300 (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. 9-11, Ruitian Ln., Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Lobby, Dining room, Reading area
  • Other Amenities: Books, Magazines, Mosquito repellent, WiFi
  • Appliances: Water dispenser
  • Outdoors: Yard, Lawn, Parking lot

Services

  • Travel information
  • Leisure activities
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 22:00. 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: 07:30 ~ 09:00
  • 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, Toothpaste, Towel and Bath towel
  • 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 refuse adding extra persons in the event of a violation.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Smoking is not allowed both indoor and outdoor.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts.

Contact Info

Address
No. 9-11, Ruitian Ln., Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Phone
+886-49-267-1688
* 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
+886-905-966-727

Contact Hours
08:00 - 22:00

Official Website
http://www.jijivillagevilla.com/

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

Email
village.jiji@gmail.com

LINE ID
village.jiji