Love to experience the outdoors with a touch of luxury? One of Mae Rim’s plush farmstays could provide the perfect blend of nature and comfort. Here are two to check out!
Once upon a time, a successful architect from Bangkok, who had long been in love with Chiang Mai, decided to uproot his life and start anew. He bought a large piece of land in Mae Rim, surrounded by white cutter flower fields, which glow with warm, gentle lights at night, and built a large modern structure filled with local flavour, modern artistic accents and whimsical touches. Each of the four rooms is uniquely decorated and generously sized, many with private balconies overlooking the flowers towards Doi Suthep, and all come with sun hats and boots for visitors who want to get into the vibe and wander the fields below. A massive roof deck will soon be strewn with beanbags and open to stargazing. The architect is currently studying baking and will open an on-premises all day and late night caf? and bakery, but visitors will have to settle for local breakfasts in the mornings and beers in the evenings for now. A stunningly simple and charming getaway a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre, this is a perfect place to spend quality time with your lover.
Room price: 1,590-1,790 baht per night
240 Moo Ban 4 Muang Gaew, Mae Rim
092 275 3939
Youdin Kindee Farmstay
Fred Flintstone meets Thai farmer at this adorable Mae Rim farmstay, where mud huts with straw roofs are artfully decorated, and wending walkways take you through paddy fields, around ponds and into organic gardens…from whence your dinner comes. The views of rice fields and lush green mountains in the distance make this a wonderful setting for romance. Two meals are served per day, breakfast and dinner, with food served seasonally with whatever the garden produces. Guests tend to spend their days visiting the city or driving up the Samoeng Road to really get away from it all.
Room price: 2,000 baht for couples
83 Moo 12, Mae Nai Soi 1, Mae Raem, Mae Rim
091 479 8687, 081 452 1372