The Naked Stables, Moganshan

So at the last minute we decided to head west to Moganshan for a couple of days. The Naked Retreat was fully booked (it was National Holiday week, after all) but the Naked Stables, run by the same people, was holding their “soft soft opening” – they’re not officially open until the end of the year. It was pretty expensive, but we got a pretty good deal which made it easier to tolerate the little glitches such as tentative plumbing, a lack of kitchenware and facilities that weren’t quite finished. Hey, what is a soft opening for if it’s not to find out these wrinkles and iron them out. There isn’t much eco-resort about this place, unlike the Naked Village – more 5-star resort, I think. But we had a fabulous time, and that’s all that matters, really. It was a great getaway and another tick off our must-do-in-China list.
View from our villa
We stayed in a two bedroom villa like the ones on the mountainside. This was our view from our balcony.
View from our villa 2
We looked down onto one bedroom roundhuts in the valley.
Lookout near our villa
Our villa was on a ridge and this was the view behind us.
Sunrise from our bed
The view from our bed in the morning – not too shabby.
Chilling out with dad
Chilling out with dad on the balcony.
On the boardwalk
Going for a walk after breakfast.
Ready for the hike
Hiking (on a mostly paved path…).
Frog
A frog.
Bug
A bug.
Sleeping
Hiking on mostly paved paths can be incredibly tiring!
In the tub
We had to take a dip in the hot tub on the balcony.
Grandma's knitting
A slight chill in the evening called for Grandma’s latest knitting masterpiece (that was admired by many).
Fire
A fire in the firepit. Toasty warm.
Pool at night
One of the swimming pools.

OK, that’s enough pictures for now. I’ll put more in another post.

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