Mae Hong Son, located in Northern Thailand, is also known as the land of three mists. Surrounded by mountains and covered by mists all year round, Mae Hong Son is one of the most mountainous provinces in Thailand. Despite its remoteness, Mae Hong Son is a popular destination, especially for busy city-dwellers seeking tranquility and adventure travelers or trekkers around the natural terrain. If you are seeking an idyllic stay here, you would be happy to know that the resorts are nestled in a lush setting outside the city of Mae Hong Son, offering a magnificent view of the rice paddy fields and the surrounding mountains. You may be interested to know that Hollywood celebrities, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, stayed at Fern Resort during their visit to Mae Hong Son!
Entering nature and serenity
Fern Resort is one of the eco-friendly resorts in Mae Hong Son. Situated away from the city and the main roads, the serenity of the resort brings peace to all its visitors. A short domestic flight from Chiang Mai or Bangkok will bring you to the land of three mists. The resort offers free transfer from Mae Hong Son airport so you need not worry about accessibility in spite of its location. Also, Fern Resort provides free shuttle services to town if you wish to do some simple shopping for souvenirs or to visit the local night markets. The shops and night markets in Mae Hong Son are definitely much fewer and smaller than the ones in Bangkok city so do not expect to do much shopping in town. Visiting the town in a smaller province is a good cultural experience though.
Resort setting amid peaceful greenery and rice fields
There are 30 bungalow styled rooms in the resort where guests can choose between the deluxe and suite rooms based on your preferences and budget. Built along the rice fields with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop, the suite comes with an open balcony and is certainly recommended for guests wanting a more luxurious experience of immersing in nature. As an eco-friendly resort, there is no television or telephone in the room so that guests can enjoy nature to the fullest. However, hot shower and air-conditioner are provided to ensure comfort.
Relaxing and chilling out by the paddy fields
Behind the resort is a natural trail for hiking and cycling, which will lead you to a beautiful waterfall. For nature-lovers, the trail is also excellent for birds-watching as well as admiring the floras and faunas. Given the clean and fresh air in the cool climate, the nature trail is highly recommended for one to immerse in the tranquility of Mother nature. Upon return from the natural trail, you can enjoy soaking in the swimming pool or relaxing at the sheltered rest areas.
Admiring the charming sunset over the mountains
If trekking or hiking is not your cup of tea, book-lovers can enjoy reading a good book at the rice-terrace bar or the open-air restaurant. In harvesting seasons, you have the chance to observe the rice harvesting by the workers and if you are interested, you can also help them out in the field! This is a rare opportunity especially for urban-dwellers. Sunset is amazingly beautiful over the mountains so do take some time to appreciate the sun setting in the evenings.
A valuable visit to the long-neck Karen tribe in the mountains
For adventure travelers, the resort is also able to help arrange motorbike or scooter rental at a very cheap rate so you can explore the surrounding areas such as the tribal villages in the mountains. However, please be aware that the pavement and roads in Mae Hong Son are uneven, so riders must be careful and avoid riding at night since there is no street light. The weather may get slightly chilly, as the day falls, so do put on a jacket especially if you are riding. For non-bikers, the resort can also help to arrange for a tour if you notify them in advance.
Fern Resort: An ideal choice for nature-lovers
With so much to offer in this natural setting, Fern Resort is ideal for all nature-lovers, adventure-travelers as well as city-dwellers seeking serenity in your next vacation to Northern Thailand.