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Lugu (Xitou), Nantou

Sunny Day B&B

A Sunny Holiday in the Lush Mountains

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Eco-friendly green building surrounded by mountains
  • Each room comes with a balcony facing verdant mountain view
  • Healthy breakfast with fresh local ingredients
  • Close to the Monster Village and Xitou Forest Recreation Area

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Sunny Holiday in the Lush Mountains

Driving along the winding mountain road, you pass by a series of scenic views. There is no steaming hot air in Xitou at noon, instead, the abundant greenery along with cool wind soothes your nerves. One moment the sun shows its face, the next it hides in the clouds. Flanked by the swinging grass and woods, you turned into a slightly downward path. After parking the car, you look into the sea of trees swaying like waves in the wind. Following the gray trail, you are led to a simple square building stood peacefully in the forest. This is Sunny Day B&B, embraced by nature, giving you a pleasant mood as the bright sunny day.

 

 

Natural ambiance awash with mountain breeze and sunshine

“Turning my head, I see the dreary beaten track./ Let me go back!/ Impervious to rain or shine, I’ll have my own will (tr. by Xu Yuanchong).” The calmness and broad-mindedness in this famous stanza from the great poet Su Shi’s “Calming the Waves” inspires the formation of Sunny Day B&B. Neighboring the experimental forest belonging to the National Taiwan University, Sunny Day B&B stands aloof from the world. With its large windows that introduce daylight and well-designed ventilation system, cool mountain breeze dances like a fairy in the inner space of Sunny Day B&B.

 

The stream gurgles in the garden pond, while Formosan sweet gums and gingkos stretch out their branches to greet the new-coming guest. Taking off shoes and pushing open the glass door, a light and airy space unfolds before your eyes. A red pony-shaped chair stands on the gray-blue carpet welcomes your arrival. Walking to the long table in the living room, the hostess Shirley, holding a plate of freshly cut seasonal fruits, smiles and says hello to you.

 

Sunlight pours in from the floor-to-ceiling windows with the Taiwan Cypress frames of different sizes arranged in a staggered layout, creating a unique landscape painting. Sitting at the bar counter in the kitchen, you take a piece of cold fruit with the sour and sweet flavor spreading in the mouth, the restless heart cools down in the leisure atmosphere of the natural environment.

 
 

Embrace the waves of greenery in each room

Like a small bridge, the plain wood stairs lead you to the second floor. Here the sunlight, beige walls, and royal blue floor tiles beautifully complement each other, echoing the blue sky and white clouds while rendering a mood as brilliant as a sunny day. Sunny Day B&B has a total of four rooms in double and quad room type, all have a simple and spacious space inviting the brightness in. Each room comes with a balcony facing the forest, allowing the verdant mountains to embrace your holiday.

 

Push open the door, the wooden floor delivers a gentle ambience that permeates the space. The sofa of dark color sits in the corner, waiting for you to sink into its softness and relax. Slide open the glass door to the outside and step onto the wooden floor of balcony barefoot, the chirping of birds and cicadas are floating in the air, improvising a song of the season for you. You would love to spend the whole afternoon being immersed in the beauty of nature until the overwhelmed soul can regain freedom and breathe with ease again.

 
 

Restore energy by showering in the soothing nature

As the sun rises, morning light secretly climbs onto your face, waking up a brand new day. Whiffs of aroma drift from downstairs, that’s Shirley preparing a healthy and hearty breakfast for you. The black porcelain bowl is filled with spring bamboo shoots and pork congee made with local ingredients. The sweetness of the bamboo shoots is intertwined with the aroma of Ruitian rice, which makes you take one mouthful after another. Paired with local seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as cold black fungus of a slightly sour taste, fresh chayote leaves, and savory pickled bamboo shoots omelet, the colorful breakfast pleases the eye as well as the palate.

 

Select a book of the essay collection, and pick a seat by the window, read and occasionally discover the inspirations from the light and shadows outside the window. Or leisurely sip coffee and chat with your besties around the wood table to your heart’s content. If you desire to experience an in-depth tour in Lugu, Shirley will be happy to take you on a trip to the nearby villages and stroll in the local culture and atmosphere.

 

Nature is the magnificent treasure of Sunny Day B&B as it bears the power to purify one’s body and soul. After a few days of rest, you find the burdened soul become unwinded once again. Rain or shine, you will restore the energy of life in the mountains of Nantou, where Sunny Day B&B guards this warm place and leads you to move on.

 

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Shirley.Embrace the Mountain Lushness and Share the Beautiful Life with You

When the water was brought to a boil, Shirley loaded the pouring kettle with hot water, then poured it slowly into the dripper as the coffee grounds gradually rose up. Delightful aromas flowed in the air as the coffee dripped into the carafe. While Shirley concentrated on brewing coffee with a calm smile on her face, our minds also quieted down with the flowing of water. We were at Sunny Day B&B, where invited the natural elements into its space and presented four spacious rooms to the guests, embodying the hostess Shirley’s dedication to an ideal life.

 

 

Realize the dream of mountain life

In her simple but elegant dark blue shirt and floating long skirt, Shirley spoke of the starting point of the b&b with her eyes shone so bright that her black-rimmed glasses couldn’t conceal her enthusiasm. “This is exactly my dream!” said Shirley, who has always longed to live in the mountain. Before the b&b was built, Shirley led a busy city life day in and day out. She met her husband Rey after finishing high school and soon stepped into marriage, starting to juggle caring for their children and helping out at Rey’s company. The dream of mountain life stayed quiet in her heart and waited for sprouting someday.

 

One day, someone told Shirley that there was a piece of land for sale in Lugu Township of Nantou County. Although located in the mountain valley, it was surrounded by the vast experimental forest belonging to the National Taiwan University. After seeing the land, Shirley immediately decided to “migrate” from Taichung to Lugu. Coming from a construction-related business, Rey was in charge of building Sunny Day B&B. “She is the most difficult customer.” What lied behind Rey’s joke was his endless love for Shirley, and the b&b was the most romantic birthday present from Rey of Pisces to Shirley, as he built her ideal life into reality.

 
 

A migrant to Lugu entering a new chapter of life

For Shirley, the most important elements of interior space were the daylighting and ventilation. Therefore, Rey designed a great number of windows in response to the topography that invited mountain breeze and sunlight in. Incorporating eco-friendly construction materials, Sunny Day B&B lived and breathed with the natural environment, as Shirley and Rey realizing the vision of sustainability in everyday life.

 

“In order to enrich the lives of others, I᾿ll have to build up a better self.” With this belief in mind, Shirley learned how to make pour-over coffee and brew tea, as well as developed her own original breakfast menu. The more she learned, the more fulfilling life she gained, as it turned into the warm and powerful energy that she shared with every traveler who came from far away.

 

As a migrant to Lugu, Shirley spent six months delving into the local history and culture. While visiting the neighboring villages, she not only took the chance to search for suitable breakfast ingredients but also connect with the land in this way . Shirley believed that, as the Taiwanese hotel tycoon Stanley Yen once said, “only through the power of culture that one can be moved,” she also practiced this idea in her life in the hope of introducing the beauty of Lugu to more and more people.

 
 

Share her philosophy of life with travelers

“Stanley Yen divides traveling into three types: a hurried and casual trip, in-depth trip, and spontaneous trip. And I believe that travelers could go with either way they prefer here.” No matter what kind of expectation travelers might hold when coming to Sunny Day B&B, Shirley has always been able to deliver appropriate services for them, as making every traveler feel relaxed and comfortable here was her commitment.

 

“I’m not trying to create such atmosphere here, I just want to share my life with travelers,” said Shirley in a calming voice. She used to be a perfectionist at work, now turning over a new leaf with mountain life, she would take her time and enjoy every minute of it. Watching the changing scenery of mountains and clouds, spending a long afternoon over a cup of pour-over coffee and a good book, this was a typical day of Shirley’s current life. From her smile, we all deeply felt the joy that gained from the slow but fulfilling life in Shirley’s heart.

 

Noticing that we finished our coffee, Shirley took out the tea set and lined up the cups on the table. “I’d love to share my attitude toward life with travelers,” she said with a smile. Once again looking at Shirley’s composed face, we felt like that Sunny Day B&B embodied Shirley’s ideal, as if being filled with the warmth of a sunny day, holding onto the initial purpose, and sharing the beautiful life with travelers.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Room B: Little Sunny Day
Guests: 2 people

NTD 4,800 ~ 4,800/room

doubleBedmountainViewshowerbalcony

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

Price List
+4

Room C: Funny Sunny Day
Guests: 2 people

NTD 4,800 ~ 4,800/room

doubleBedmountainViewshowerbalcony

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

Price List
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Room A: Bright Sunny Day
Guests: 4 people

NTD 6,800 ~ 6,800/room

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

Price List
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Room D: Beautiful Sunny Day
Guests: 4 people

NTD 6,800 ~ 6,800/room

doubleBedmountainViewshowerbalcony

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

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Chinese style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD1,000 per person
  • Please note that the rooms are not equipped with Air conditioner.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • 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:
      • Taichung International Airport: 88 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台中國際機場.
      • Yuanlin Train Station: 50.6 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Shalun Line, 濁水 Train Station: 25.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Xitou Station Bus Stop: 0.6 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 彰化客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 濁水火車站 by taxi: about 39 minutes, NTD780 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

No. 32-12, Xingchan Rd., Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Living room, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Bar counter
  • Other Amenities: WiFi, Books, Magazines, Tableware, Cookware, Seasoning
  • Appliances: Audio equipment, Refrigerator, Rice cooker, Induction hot plate
  • Outdoors: Yard, Parking lot, Dining area

Services

  • Booking service for rental car
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 23:00. 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
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: please make reservation upon checking in
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please please help clean up after using.
  • 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.

Contact Info

Address
No. 32-12, Xingchan Rd., Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-910562762
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Official Website
http://sunnyday.emmm.tw/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/溪頭有晴天民宿-1066328356737757/

Email
shirleychang58@gmail.com

LINE ID
@vla7546j

WeChat ID
shirley21732