Luodong, Yilan

Shire Guesthouse

Tranquil Life in a Secluded Alley


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  • Space filled with warm wooden furnishings
  • Immersed in the lively rhythm of the Beatles music
  • Convenient proximity to the Luodong Sports Park

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Tranquil Life in a Secluded Alley

On a balmy afternoon, you set aside your busy life and take a leisurely stroll across the Luodong Sports Park. In the quiet alleys behind the park, among the many rows of residential houses, you see the elegant Chinese characters of the Shire Guesthouse sign. You need not go far to find your ideal lifestyle after all, for it now appears right before your eyes.



The leisure to be found within a secluded residence

The term “Shire” comes from The Lord of the Rings and is the place where the Hobbits live. Shire Guesthouse is precisely like the Shire we know from the movies; a warm, leisurely, peaceful life amid the natural beauty of the land. In this place, your hosts Ivan and his wife Ivy have realized their ideal lifestyle. The moment you set foot in Shire Guesthouse, you are greeted by genial sunlight spilling across a soft carpet through large French windows with warm wooden furniture everywhere you look. The design of Shire Guesthouse has a simple beauty which is not showy. The red brick flooring throughout the ground level makes for a cozy living room, extending under the dining table and into the kitchen. The pastiche stone walls stealthily absorb the humidity of the Yilan air, making for ideal temperatures all year round. Even staying indoors, it is easy to find a spot to sit or lounge or flip through a book and enjoy a leisurely time.


Ivan, who began learning landscape design when in university, has unique tastes and specialties. He worked with many important construction companies after graduation. The Luodong Sports Park is one of his works of which he is particularly fond. Later on, he fell in love with Ivy, after which time they worked together to realize their aspirations to build a guesthouse. Before retreating into their Shire lifestyle, Ivy who was born in Yilan was working in Taipei as a clothing assistant. Though the bustling city has its charms, Ivy longed to return to her familiar hometown. As such, when Ivan proposed returning to Yilan to open a guesthouse, Ivy threw herself into the project without hesitation in order to create a beautiful life with her lover.


A beautiful evening with the Beatles

Following the pastiche stone walls upstairs, the unadorned whitewall design evokes the simple life, alleviating your everyday exhaustion. Walking into the shower to wash away your fatigue, the multi-colored porcelain wall tiles add a splash of excitement to life. Continuing the solid-wood theme of the Shire, the bedroom’s wooden pillars were handpicked by Ivan himself. The unpreserved Taiwanese cypress shows the vestiges of time, like the process of the beautification of life itself.


In the quiet of the evening, you are accompanied by the Beatles singing “A Hard Day’s Night” as you recline on the retro leather sofa reading a book until the vinyl record clock on the wall points to 11 o’clock. Even nighttime at the Shire is full of vitality. If you are lucky enough, you may have the pleasure of engaging in deep conversation with Ivan and Ivy, which may be the start of a secret adult meeting. Make an appointment on a whim, chatting happily over some drinks from their private red wine collection - tonight you feel just as content as if meeting with intimate friends for the first time in ages.


The courage to face your ideal life

As the first rays of sunlight spill into the room, you feel prepared to meet a new day. As your footsteps on the stairs signal your descent to the ground floor, Ivy starts to cook a hot breakfast and the delicious aromas fill the air - the Shire menu changes in accordance with the seasons. Yet one thing always stays the same: the courtesy and consideration extended to all travelling guests. The daily menu and ingredients are flexible, so that even the picky traveler can eat their fill. If you haven’t eaten enough, there is no need to feel awkward - Ivy will happily cook another portion for you! “You need a full belly to be able to head out to have fun!” Ivy’s warm, impassioned laugh and your full belly fill you afresh with energy.


The appearance of the ideal life may be a little journey with your sisters, a delightful trip with your sweetheart, or perhaps running off bravely on your own adventure. As such, Ivan and Ivy have the consideration to offer a special package for independent travelers, as a way to assist you in setting off on a new life. If it is in your destiny, perhaps Ivy can even accompany you in exploring parts of Yilan you’ve never seen.


“In fact, Ivy always says that I’m just like a hobbit, which is why this place is called the Shire.” Ivan smilingly jokes about Ivy. From time to time, the sound of their quarrels and laughter fills the whole house. The Shire feels like a simple, ordinary space, yet it is filled with an indescribable energy that brings warmth and happiness to all who stay there. In this place, the easy atmosphere and genuine ideal lifestyle are shared with you.


Room Type and Price

Room Type


Shire 2-Person Balcony Suite
2 guests

NTD 2,700 ~ 3,900/room


Breakfast not included, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 25 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 queen-size bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Shire 2-Person Sofa Suite
2 guests

NTD 2,700 ~ 3,900/room


Breakfast not included, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 25 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 queen-size bed, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday and Consecutive Holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: sofa bed, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD700 per person
  • For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Guests will not be able to choose a certain room type, as it will be arranged based on the housing condition on actual check-in day.
  • Single person discount: All rooms enjoy NTD700 off per night on regular days.
  • 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 6 months. ;Re-booking for the postponement is not limited to the original room type (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).;Room rate will be charged at the rate of the actual check-in day. (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).
  • 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 6 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:
      • Luodong Train Station: 3.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Luodong train station by taxi: about 10 minutes, NTD150 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

No. 16, Aly. 1, Ln. 23, 河濱路, 宜蘭縣羅東鎮, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Living room, Dining room
  • Other Amenities: Books, Magazines, Tableware, WiFi, First aid kit , Mosquito repellent
  • Appliances: Air conditioner, Audio equipment, Water dispenser, Refrigerator, CD


  • Travel information
  • Booking service for Scooter
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 17:00. 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 01:00 day(s) before the check-in day; the lodging reserves the right to cancel the booking without refund for checking in after 23:00
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • 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
  • If guests book for an extended stay (more than one night), fresh bedding, covers, pillow, Towel, Bath towel and daily cleaning will not be provided.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • 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

No. 16, Aly. 1, Ln. 23, 河濱路, 宜蘭縣羅東鎮, Taiwan

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Contact Hours
10:00 - 22:00