ALISHAN House — Cozy and Warm in the Winter

Guestroom with cherry trees right outside

Guestroom with cherry trees right outside

About two years ago we visited Alishan Forest Recreation Area and we did manage to stay in the fancy Alishan House, right in the area. We still remember fondly the cozy beds, the thick carpets, and the warming fireplace in our room. This is not a cheap hotel, but certainly the best you can get at Alishan.

“Bright, airy Alishan House stands amidst the soaring, straight-spine trees and shady walking paths that define the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area. The upscale hotel has two sections, each with its own distinctive character. The front, two-story wood-built section, which was built as a mountain getaway for imperial officials by the forest-loving Japanese in 1913, has the look and ambience of the old, rustic inns you find in wooded areas in the New England countryside. The chic, modernistic new section, opened in autumn 2012, rises above the old in the rear and along one side, like a mother gently protecting a child with one arm extended. Alishan House has all the facilities of a big-city hotel, plus much extra nature-sculpted beauty. Especially inviting are the rooftop decks and café amongst the trees. (Rooms start at NT$7,000.)”

[Travel in Taiwan 2014, March-April]

Modern part of Alishan House

Modern part of Alishan House

Cozy guestroom

Cozy guestroom

Suite where foreign dignitaries would relax in the past

Suite where foreign dignitaries would relax in the past

Bedroom of suite in old part of Alishan House

Bedroom of suite in old part of Alishan House

Bar with a 60s feel

Bar with a 60s feel

Alishan House (阿里山賓館)

Add: 16, Xianglin Village, Alishan Township, Chiayi County

(嘉義縣阿里山鄉香林村16號)

Tel: (05) 267-9811

Website: www.alishanhouse.com.tw

 

Read about our Alishan trip in 2014 here:

https://taiwaneverything.cc/2016/05/15/alishan-trip/