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Grandma's Place (Schoolhouse Hotels) (Nǎinaijiā)

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a wonderfully rustic getaway with modern comforts
  • views of the Great Wall
  • The Schoolhouse restaurant is nearby

    Cons

  • guests need a car to reach the property
  • no hotel services
  • outside of Beijing

Grandma's Place (Schoolhouse Hotels) (Nǎinaijiā) Review

This two-bedroom rental cottage is part of a project by Jim Spears, a long-term resident of Mutianyu, called Schoolhouse Hotels, which offers gorgeous self-catering stays in remote villages around the Great Wall; Grandma's Place is the pick of the bunch, created using stones salvaged from Ming and Qing Dynasty structures, as well as massive beams from an old village house, featuring a cosy, traditional kang—a brick bed heated from beneath—and a very private fruit garden and terrace that provides jaw-dropping views of the Great Wall. There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, wireless broadband, a kitchen, and laundry facilities.

    Hotel Details

  • 2 rooms (8 homes available).
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 03-19-2013

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