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South Farm´s Thailand Paradise

An amazing place for a romantic honeymoon or adventurous holiday in Thailand


Myrthe and Reynier, 8/10th 12.2015. Amsterdam

Dear Philip and Gail, What a lovely lush and welcoming piece of paradise in the middle of the stunning Northern Thai countryside. Although we are not on Honeymoon but “just on holiday” we still had the lazy romantic honeymoon vibe. Thank you both and your lovely staff, for making our stay truly amazing! Love from Amsterdam, Myrhe and Reynier

 

Athene and Jon, 30.11/04.12.2015, London

Dear Philip and Gail, Thank you for a gorgeous stay in this amazing spot. The room (and hot tub) is truly beautiful. We really, really enjoyed the walks, the wander up the river was particularly enjoyable, and your local knowledge about Susa Waterfall gave us such a fun day out! The dinners were delicious and we’ll need some tennis sessions to get ourselves back into shape. The best thing of all has been your exceptional hospitality – you have been so amazingly welcoming and looked after us so beautifully, and we can’t thank you enough. We can’t wait to see you back in UK , and look forward to catching up with you in less exceptional environment. Very best wishes to you both, Athene and John.

Postscript from John: Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, your splendid company around the fire-pit taught us so much about Nature and life around here.. What you have achieved here is truly remarkable and a wonderful testament to your spirit and relationship. We very much look forward to seeing you again in England, Jon and Athene

Brooke and Luke, 15.19th .11.2015. Steamboat Springs Colorado.

Philip and Gail!! Thank you so much for your hospitality. The stay here was exactly what we needed to show us the pure beauty of Thailand. Your family was absolutely wonderful and helpful with everything. The cooking was delicious and I don’t think I’ll be able to find Thai food like your sister’s anywhere in Thailand. When we found our trip to Bali wasn’t going to work we knew needed to find a comparable visit somewhere in the world and your home and welcome hearts more than exceeded our plans!! Northern Thailand is one of a kind, filled with smiles, loving people, great food and true hospitality. We love you all and will be back as soon as we can. Come to Colorado and visit us!!! We’d love to share our life and home with you both as you have done for us. Love, Brooke and Luke XXX

Kelsey and Joe, Prescott, Arizona, USA, 05/08.11.15
 

Dear Philip and Gail, Thank you so much for the fabulous stay. Your hospitality exceeded our expectations and we are sorry we can’t stay longer. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Thailand and possibly Cambridge. Everyone at the Lodge was so friendly and food was sizzling! You have the perfect combination of charm and local information whichmafe our whole stay very special. We came as strangers and left as friends. Please come visit us anytime in Arizona and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks so much. Cheers Kelsey and Joe                              

Giselle and Geert, Antwerp, Belgium 28/30.10.15 

Dear Philip, Dear Kanlaya,                                                                                                                                            
Thank you for the wonderful stay, we talk about t as our second honeymoon. Your place is amazing,, the views are so wonderful, the food is gorgeous…. We really enjoyed the sunrise on the mountain, the visit of the Golden Buddha and Mae Lanna, the visit of the Long Neck Village, the hike after visiting Kanlaya’s village and of course the Full Moon BBQ with the Lahu people, what a unique experience!     Thanks, Giselle and Geert

Amber and Ash, England 06/22.08.15 (HM)

Dear Gail and Philip, Thank you so very much for making our dream   Honeymoon a reality!
Your home and family are so friendly and welcoming and everyone has looked after us so kindly. We have had the most amazing experiences from 2 days rafting on the Pai River to two days with the elephants and visiting the wonderful temple on the mountain with the Golden Buddha. These are things we will never ever forget, the Honeymoon of a lifetime. We will be very sad to leave such a beautiful, affable place in these mountains. We have many stories to tell, one of the best will be about our first night’s dinner by candlelight due to no electricity. The joys of the rainy season! Thank you Gail for letting us take part in Mother’s Day here, it was truly wonderful to see your family and friends so happy in your home village.  We really loved seeing the real Thailand and finding out about your culture and enjoying the delicious food here.

We do hope many more will come to your wonderful home during rainy season, as although there have been some fun challenges, Thailand, especially the North, is so very beautiful at this time of year!

We have learnt so much here and we have been looked after every step of the way, we cannot thank you enough for making our time here so unforgettable. We could not have ever hoped for a more magical or romantic honeymoon, we feel so, so lucky to have had it here at Kanlaya’s and in the North of Thailand. Thank you so very much, Amber and Ash

Bob and Lisa, Oregon, USA. 15.02/12.03.15

Words can’t describe the incredible experience of living for an extended time at such a lovely resort as Kanlaya’s Eyrie. The scenery is beautiful and has a very peaceful atmosphere – you really get   the feel of what life in Thailand is really like. The combination of European and Karen influences is blended together to make a wonderful vacation. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Thank you Gail and Philip for a superb holiday and for sharing your home and family life with us. Your friends,
Bob and Lisa     
(Whilst here Lisa studied the local bird life and wrote the authoritative report  “Kanlaya’s Birds,” identifying and recording over 57 species. John, who is a master of concrete and construction, was the brains and much of the brawn behind the flight of 58 steps and terraces we built together down from the house at a 45 degree gradient, which stood up to the 2015 monsoon without a flicker!)

Lauren and Dean Heuer, England 11/17.02.15 (HM)

Thank you for having us stay at your beautiful home – you have provided us with a very unique experience and given us an insight into the way of life here in the northern Thailand mountains. You have been great hosts, service, service and attention to detail have been brilliant and without fault. We have really enjoyed your company and getting to know you both.
We enjoyed the wide variety of trips available, from the day out in Pai through the fishing with Gail’s family and celebrating Lahu New Year! We feel that we have learned a lot about the area. Thanks again, Lauren and Dean

Dominique et Francois de Serient Lige, Jura, France 05.02.15

Cher Philippe, Cher Gail, It will be hard to forget such a nice stay in Kanlaya’s. Everything was just “Formidable.” The charm of the place, the atmosphere, the  people we met. The place is unique and will remain in our heart. A bientot we hope, Dominique and Francois

John and Jan, Acton, Maine, USA 6/9.02.15

Another lovely visit with Philip and Gail, outside of happy we so enjoy this beautiful area, the hikes, the Karen village, lovely food and garden. Thank you once again – our second visit to Mae Hong Son Province in two years. Until we meet again we wish you the very best, John and Jan    
 (for the second year running this generous and altruistic couple spent many weeks at a remote Tribal School by the Burmese border in the toughest conditions, lending their support and leadership to the local people.)
 

Fons and Ulrike, Amsterdam 28/31.01.15

We feel sad to leave Kanlaya after three wonderful days where we experienced all new and exciting things such as the most beautiful Sunrise we ever saw,, meeting the people from the Karen Village, walking through lush and wild valleys of Northern Thailand. We enjoyed every minute on your beautiful premises and in our peaceful Honeymoon Suite. We felt like true honeymooners! All the best to you and your family!
Thank you so much for everything, Love, Fons and Ulrike

Eve & Cei, 04/10.01.2015 (HM)

Dear Philip and Gail,
Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome at Kanlaya’s. We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit and have lots of lovely memories from the first half of our Honeymoon. Your knowledge of the area and your expeditions are something no guide book could ever cover. We have enjoyed learning about local life here and its rich traditions, so different from home.
Kanlaya’s is beautiful so we both felt very lucky to have visited and enjoyed its beauty.
Thank you both for all your time for showing us everything and looking after us so well.
We wish you every success with future Honeymoons. We also wish we could take home the view from the Hot Tub (and maybe an Elephant too!)
Many thanks, Evie and Cei
 
Eva & Tomas, Czech Republic, 01/04.01.2015

Gail and Philip,
Thank you both for your great hosting in your house. We appreciate your open arms and honest company. You are both such lovely people. We think choosing your Homestay was the very best place we have seen in Thailand. Such a beautiful and relaxing place connected with lovely people, a great combination.

Thanks too for taking us up to the Sunrise. It was the best what we have seen, honestly, the landscape and the mist, wow!! We wish you Happy New Year, lots of love and good health to you and all your family.
We will stay in touch, Eva and Tomas

Our first five References from Booking.com ranked “EXCEPTIONAL, 9.9/10
Unforgettable Stay !"   Aurelien,Paris   Score 10/10

We spent 2 days in paradise! Gail and Philip are 2 amazing persons who did everything for our Comfort! This place is just wonderful, so authentic and made with so much taste. We highly recommend their one day trek (to Gail's native village) and the sunrise breakfast!! Our warmest and best souvenir from Thailand!

"Amazing place", Eva, Czeck Republic  Score 10/10


Location among mountains is just spectacular.Peaceful and relaxing place with great hosts Philip and Gail which gave us a lot of care.Night sky, full moon and one of the best sunrise watching what we have ever seen make this place special.There is also lot of things to do - hikking, discovering nature beauties as a biggest cave in asia, watterfalls and meet local tribe people. The accomodation is nicely build, clean, comfortable and quiet.I would absolutely recommend to everyone, becouse you have to FEEL that place :)

“Awesome Experience.” Yu, China   Score 9.6/10

The environment was clean, the landscape was fascinating and peaceful, an awesome place where to relax and have a good time. The best resort I've ever been in my life. Nice and delicious food serving. Polite attitude. We spent the last day of 2014 there, which is unforgettable.

Exceptional, Marc, Switzerland   Score 10/10 6 January 2015

Kanlaya's Eyrie est un lieu magique. Les propriétaires sont des personnes très attachantes et toujours à votre service. Cet endroit calme et reposant possède un jardin extraordinaire avec des plantes et des arbres magnifiques où chaque chose est à sa bonne place. Bien situé entre Pai et Mae Hong Son, il permet de découvrir la région très facilement

Paradise im Norden Thailands"    Score 10/10. 7 January

Wunderschöne, stilvolle Anlage. Sehr zuvorkommende, freundliche Gastgeber. Ein idealer Ort um ein paar Tage auszuspannen.
 
Auriel et Aurielen, Paris, 28/31.12.2014

Merci a Kanlaya et Philip pour leur accueil si chaleureux et si generieux! Nous avons 3 jours immoubliables dans cette endroit magnifique! La douceur, la gentillerie, la qualite des biens et des personnes sont pour nous de tres beaux presents! Longue vie a cet endroit de Paradis! Merci aussi a Pat et a tous ceux qui font ivre cet endroit magnifique!
Au Plaisir de revenier tis bientot
Auriel et Aurelien, Paris
 

Andy and Kerry, 19.24.11.2014 (HM)

Dear Philip and Gail,
Thank you for providing us with a really unique and special start at Kanlaya’s to our Honeymoon. You have built a beautiful place which really does have the wow factor. The Honeymoon Suite was superb and all the small details from intricate hand-shaped door handles, hand-made, emerald green crackled glazed tiles in the bathroom, copper taps and washbasin not to mention beautiful teak wall panelling and Thai silk bedspread, all give a wonderful feeling of pure luxury.

The food was delicious throughout and we have both developed a real taste for Thai cuisine as a result!

We enjoyed our trips and excursions immensely and feel we have had a rare opportunity to see a more traditional, authentic side of Thailand without having to rough it in the jungle with a backpack to do so!

Your hospitality has been warm and genial throughout and we thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Kindest regards, Kerry and Andy
 

James, South Farm, 9/15/12.2014

Dad and Gail,
Thanks so much for looking after me so well. Fantastic to come at last to see what you have been working away on for so long. You really have created something quite exceptional and unique. I take my hat off to you for your vision and endeavour!

The expedition to the “Secret Waterfall” was an adventure to remember, but the whole area is charming and fascinating. Nice landscape, lovely people and perfect climate.

I really hope to return with the whole family next time. Good luck with the future here. Thanks so much,
Love, James
 

Clarissa and Sean, 09/15.11.2014 (HM)

Thank you so much for a fantastic stay! We have had a wonderful time, the staff have been amazing and the food simply delicious.
Gail, you have been a perfect hostess, we have enjoyed all our conversations, getting a very personal insight into local life here. The expeditions have been once in a lifetime experiences, so very memorable.

We feel blessed to have been able to have spent time in such a beautiful place for our Honeymoon, it’s been perfect.
We really hope to come back one day for another visit! Thanks again for everything, we will never forget Kanlaya’s!
Clarissa and Sean
 

Julie and Marcus, who organised the Thailand International Ultramarathon in our Village, 01/07 11.2014

Dear Philip and Gail
Thank you so much for welcoming us to your exquisite home. We have had such a luxurious relaxing and peaceful stay here after the hectic challenge of the Ultramarathon. Every morning we have woken up from a peaceful slumber to see the beautiful view of the mist drifting through the valley until the rising sun burns it away for the day. By day, whichever way we look, we feast our eyes on the beautiful gardens, forests, mountains, the river far below and the house itself. What a stunning place you have created! Every evening we have enjoyed relaxing in the water-garden, dining and warming ourselves by the fire besides the waterfall. And each night we have soaked in the tub! We will never forget your great hospitality.
Marcus and Julie.

Nicky and Jamie, Hertfordshire, 10/14.03.2014 (HM)

Dear Philip and Gail,
We have had the most amazing stay in your beautiful home! From meeting us at Chiang Mai Airport, all through our stay you have been the most wonderful hosts.

We have been completely blown away by the stunning surroundings, the attention to detail and the first class service. It was a privilege to see in the New Year with the Lahu Tribespeople, what an experience!

The Sunrise seen from your charming mountain top hut was totally captivating. We feel our experiences have been so authentic and we would never have got to see such amazing things without your knowledge of the area and all Kanlaya’s Tribal connections.  Her wonderful family and friends made us feel so welcome, especially Penn.
We wish we could wake up every day to that wonderful view!
Thank you, Jamie and Nicky
 

Crawford and Scott, 22/24.11.2014

Thanks for everything Gail. We had a fantastic time. The sunrise was quite possibly the best thing I have seen in my life and having breakfast cooked over charcoal as the sun rose made it perfect. I loved meeting your family in their Tribal village, so warm and welcoming, rice farming, and hiking through the river. But most of all I loved you. Thanks for sharing your life with me.
Love Crawford (Sean) and Scott.

Dan Fraser (Smiling Albino, bespoke adventure holidays in Thailand) 29.31.05.2014

I want to thank you for the amazing stay last week. Sue, Todd and I enjoyed it very much. From the perspective of people who stay in luxury hotels around the world, this was a very pleasant change of pace, and an interesting and exciting experience.

There is no doubt that the crucial selling point here is to brand the experience as a luxury homestay in a Thai village. Quite different from a resort experience and this is the key point to communicate to potential guests we would have.  It is not possible anywhere else in Thailand to have a classy standard of luxury like this while being so intimate with a small Thai town at your doorstep. That is what compensates for lack of other amenities you’d find at a luxury hotel, and makes it a very unique experience in Thailand.

Regarding the experience, it was excellent. The food and treatment was very good. Staff very pleasant – and I understand probably quite early in their training  –  yet still quite satisfactory considering that.

Clearly the design, gardens and grounds are truly lovely. You feel as if you are part of the village, not in a hotel or even remotely near the tourist trail. This is the greatest feature which we will emphasize very clearly with potential guests. A stay in the late rainy season or Oct/Nov must be absolutely spectacular indeed.
Best in Adventure, Dan Fraser

Jessica and Tim, London,  03/06. 03. 2014 (A very delayed Honeymoon, 38 years on!)

What a fantastic surprise. I couldn’t imagine a more amazing Kanlaya’s. And I understand now what a beautiful is all about – it’s taken us 38 years but we’ve finally done it, had our Honeymoon! I could go on forever singing your praises, and have stayed in this exquisite room all day and night, lazing in the Jacuzzi, and gazing out over the most enchanting garden. In a million years I couldn’t have imagined, with fountains and fish, waterfall and the glorious fire pit at night and dinner beneath the stars, delicious and perfect as we watched the local Karen Village children perform their ageless Tribal Dances on the Balcony.

Your staff, so efficient and so charming in an unspoilt and natural way, thank you all. It was paradise, the Sunrise from your mountain top hut, while Sinouan conjured “The Full English” over a charcoal burner, Forest Monastery so spiritual, and Gail’s extended village family, so welcoming, all in hand-weaved Tribal Dress.
With all our love,
Jessica and Tim
 

17/24. 02.2014 Arran and Ruth, Hertfordshire (HM)

The most extraordinary guest house in Thailand!

We feel so privileged to have spent our Honeymoon at Kanlaya’s. It is the best possible Honeymoon we could have hoped for, all of te staff at Kanlaya’s have made every memory close to our hearts. It was very enjoyable to have the guidance of Philip and Gail to show us the culture of Thailand and to give us the opportunities to experience the local way of life and to participate in all the exciting activities.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kanlaya’s and would recommend it to everyone, whether they are coming for their Honeymoon or just to visist the beauty of the North of Thailand. We have felt so welcome and have been looked after by all of the staff. We just can’t wait to plan our next trip to Kanlaya’s.
Thank you so much to all of the staff for making this such a spectacular Honeymoon for us both. Love, Arran and Ruth

12/17.02.2014 Becky Duncan, Baldock, England

Dear Philip and Gail, thank you so much for your extraordinary welcome to Kanlaya’s- what an amazing place you have created.
I wish everyone success and hope that you gain enormous pleasure from living here and opening it up for everyone to share – How kind of you! Your staff are charming and the food simply delicious – a real Jewel in the Jungle,,,,,
Best wishes, Becky

14/17.02.2014 Sally and Jamie, Bedfordshire, England (HM)

Kanlaya’s is Beautiful! Thank you so much for making our Honeymoon so special and for all the attention to detail that made our stay so perfect. You’re right – it’s the best sunrise and we were lucky to have had the full moon too.

Everyone has been amazing and made us feel so very welcome. We loved the Jacuzzi and our evening chats by the fire and all the day trips have been a once in a lifetime experience. We have learnt so much from your wealth of knowledge and please thank Pat for her fantastic trekking and for looking after me when I felt ill.

It has been lovely to get to know you all, the girls have been charming, specially Penn. All in all it has been the best holiday ever and a truly special and romantic time we will never forget. Thank you so very much, Love Sally and Jamie

13.02/15.02.2014  Lydia and Hans, Bavaria

Dank dem Guidebook Alleman  “Hoose.” Haben vir Thum Lod gefunden und vurden sehr m-lich begrissl und bevirtet. Im weiteren ist lat aine super interessante. Wanderbegleiterin, thanks! In bester erinnering blebl uns der anfenthalt hier! Thanks a lot, Lydia and Hans
 

10./14. 02.2014 Vincent and Won-Hee Pigeon, Vancouver City, British Columbia.

Merci pour l’accueil chaleureuxet extraordinaire, merci a Philippe pour les descussions profonds, merci a Gail pour les saurires, et les randonnees. Merci a Penn et les autres.
Thanks for welcome “chaleureuxet extraordinaire.”  Merci to you Philip for the very profound discussions, thanks to Gail for the laughs and the trekking. Thanks also to Penn and your other staff. Vincent and Won-Chee.

07.02.2014  Les Nantais, Catherine, Pascal, Lament et Jean-Noel

Merci a Gael et Philippe de leur marveilleur accueil dans ce cadre somptueux. Le reveil avec le lever du soleil est pour le moins “Magique.” Dommage que notre sejour ici soit trop rapide car il y a trop de chose a decouvrier ici.

Quelle surprise de decouvrier ce superbe site au milieu de la montagne. IL faudrait qu’on y revienne. Merci encore pour l’accueil.
Thanks to Gael and Philippe for your wonderful greeting in this sumptuous location. The dawn with the sun rising was at the very least “Magique.” How sad our stay passed so quickly because there is so much to do and to discover here.

What a surprise to discover this superb place in the very middle of the mountains. It’s imperative we come back. Thanks again for your welcome,
Les “Nantais”

04/06.02.2014  Micaela Hobbs, Crouching Tiger Tours

Sincere apologies for such a tardy email – my feet have hardly touched the ground since returning from such an amazing trip to stay with you in Kanlaya’s Eyrie! Thank you both, Philip and Gail, for your wonderful and generous hospitality. Your home is magnificent and the tranquillity of your beautiful gardens is intoxicating. The enthusiasm of our guided tour around the local area was “catching” and the vivid memory of sunrise breakfast will be with me for a very long time.

I wish you well with your enterprise and hope to be able to bring my own guests to stay and enjoy your fantastic home.
 Many thanks, Micaela Hobbs

03/05.02.2014. Angela Murrills and Peter Mathews, Languedoc, France

Dear Philip and Gail:
Sincere apologies for such a tardy email – my feet have hardly touched the ground since returning from such an amazing trip to stay with you in Kanlaya’s Eyrie!!

What a heavenly spot--and what a surprise to discover it in such rural surroundings. Having massages on our terrace with its valley and mountain views, as we watched the swallows fly over and the stars come out, was one of the highlights of our holiday in Thailand.
You've built something unique that manages to combine modern style with the traditional  comfort of an elegant Thai home.
Angela Murrills and Peter Matthews 

23/25.01.2014  Hans and Minnaf, Denmark

Thanks for 2 days in Paradise! You have spoiled us in many ways. We will never forget and hope to come back some day. Also thanks to Penn, helpful, sweet and a very good cook.
Love, Hans and Minnaf

20/23.01.2014  Martial & Monik, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thank you Gail and Philip for your great hospitality. We did greatly appreciate the beauty and comfort of the place. Penn was the cherry on the sundae; she is a good worker. We did enjoy a lot our visit to the cave. It’s an extraordinary place to see. Good luck with your great project you two. Sincerely Martial and Monique
Good luck with your great project you two. Sincerely Martial and Monik from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

15.01.2014 Robin and Ray. Powell River, British Columbia

Lovely spot, idyllic patch of paradise. Thanks for your gracious hosting. We enjoyed ourselves very much and appreciated our different experiences, the hot tub, full moon rising above Kanlaya’s, the roaring courtyard fire and a great dinner amongst good company. Thanks again, Robin and Ray

01.01.2014 Stuart and Louise, Royston, UK

Gail and Philip, what a stunning place, house and gardens are absolutely amazing. Great hospitality from all staff, thoroughly recommend to friends and family. Thank you for an amazing few days. Louise and Stuart

30.12.2013. Garurin and Megacai, Bangkok         

What a beautiful view from our bedroom. Very friendly and kind owners and delicious local food plus a perfect breakfast. If we have the chance we will certainly return to Kanlaya’s

29.12.2013. Kate and Parker, Los Angeles

Gail and Philip, We had a truly wonderful stay at your lovely resort. Thank you so much for the hospitality. We will definitely spread the word to our friends and family about how great this place is. We feel lucky to have the honour of being your first guests in the Honeymoon Suite. May our paths cross again in the future. Thank you, love Kate and Parker

29.12.2013  Janie and Michael, Toronto, Canada

Philip and Gail: Stumbling on Kanlaya’s was like stumbling upon Shangri-La. What a blissful haven of tranquillity this is. We enjoyed our stay immensely – your warm welcome and thoughtful hospitality made every day here a delight. Many thanks for the wonderful memories. Happy New Year, Janie and Michael.

23.12.2013     Jamie D_C. London and Edinburgh

Having heard so much about Thum Lod Caves and been convinced it was “The Place” for me to go, it’s now clear my true destination was just up-river at Kanlaya’s. You guys are really wonderful and hilarious together. You add a wonderful dimension to what was already a beautiful house in a glorious setting. I have no doubt the project will continue to be a raging success and \I look forward to my next visit so that I can settle in and write my book. Many thanks and congratulations.
Love and blessings, Jamie

20.12.2013 Jeff, Williamsburg, Ms, USA

Gail and Philip, My stay at Kanlaya’s was the highlight of my time in Northern Thailand. The graciousness you extend to every guest, the attention to detail of the place, the wonderful food and the evening conversation made my stay special. Beautiful experience in a beautiful place, with beautiful people! Jeff

19.12.13  Mark Isenstad

Dear Kanlaya’s Resort, I had a great relaxing time. Great staff, service, food, see ya again very soon. Loved the Jacuzzi and the swifts heading for home. Sincerely, Mark

17.12.2013.  Mo, San Francisco

Delightful experience. Truly friendly and interesting people. It was great to meet Gail’s Karen family and have an opportunity to visit her home village and meet her 115 years old grandmother. Great wIne, great hospitality; true class in the mountains. Mo.

09.11.2013  Janat Teachers Group

Thank you very much, we had a very warm welcome, we had a very good time and we liked the setting, atmosphere and views so much. An amazing house in the Wilderness!  Janat and friends.

6.11.13. Keegan, Jill and Sue

Gail, you rock! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, beautiful stories and 5-star accommodations. Best of luck to you and your family in the future, you are a great addition to your community and I hope you come to visit us soon. Our house will always be your house. Keegan, Jill and Sue.

03.03.2013  Fies and Hal

Vielen Dank fir die schoie feil be erch!!. Fir die familiar eindrecke, die super information and Tipps! Karen Lodge is a very lovely place. Nice to meet you – thanks a lot. All the best for you both! Fies and Hal

16.02.2013 Aurelie et Julien

Nous avons passe une journee et une nuit magnifique dans un endroit paradisiaque! Gail et Phillip sont vraiment des gens tres accueillants qui sont tout pour leurs hotes! Aurelie et Julien

14.02.2013. Arlette, Olivier, Jim, Lou & Isa

Tres belles journees! Un petit paradis. Accueil chateaux, nous nous sommes bien repose et vu de belles choses. Merci et bonne continuacion. A Lotus flower for you. Souvenir d’une chute et d’un vase casse

19.02.2013 Timothy Gillett

I feel I have been welcomed as part of the family and been treated to two lovely meals. Very quiet and clean and want to come back next year. Thank you, Timothy Gillett.

30.01.2013. Frans and Laurie

Spent the day with Gail and Philip for the Karen New Year, a wonderful day. And we love Kanlaya’s. Thank you for a great time. It was fabulous. Frans and Laurie
 

28.01.2013. Ellie and Rich

Staying here was beautiful and relaxing lovely place. House is so beautiful, everyone is beautiful people, very good food, everything is perfect. Good luck for your business. Many thanks to Gail and Philip. Ellie and Rich

23.01.2013. Stella and Jess

Quelle bel surprise! Une error de road map nous a conduit jusque ici et ce fait une tres belle surprise. Nous Nous avons trouve dans un endroit tres calme et de tres magnifique. Les chambres sont tres agreables et confortable. L’attention si notre egans a ete irreproachable. Bref su addresse a retenir for a leisurely and lovely time again. Merci bien, Stella & Tess.

30.12.2012. Ineke and Josh

We have had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable time staying here. The outlook is so beautiful. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and welcoming us into your home. This has been a truly wonderful and memorable place to stay and I hope we will be back. Ka kite ano (see you again), from Artearoa, New Zealand. Ineke and Josh

20.12.2012. Patrick and Philipp

Finally we’ve found exactly the place and ambience we’ve been looking for in this region. Very beautiful, clean and friendly place. Philip and Gale are wonderful hosts. We learned a lot about the area, the people, and enjoyed Nature a lot. Thank you for the charming and delightful time. Best wishes and see you soon. Patrick and Philipp.

18.12.2012. Richard and Sue

By fluke we found Kanlaya’s and at the beginning we only wanted to do a day trip. The hospitality and ambience made us decide to stay longer and discover the wonderful region. We enjoyed the cleaness, the excellent food and the talks next to the camp fire. Hopefully we can come back one day. All the best, Richard and Sue

11.12.2012.  Maria and Ariel, Bruno, Domingo & Maitiria

Muchos gracias pot todo, lo premuros muy bien, todo muy rico, la comida el ambiente y por todo la gente, podamos regresar. Thanks a lot, everything perfect, we enjoy here, and the kids too, we hope next time we can visit more days, because here everything so relax. Thanks, and when you visit Chiang Mai call us!! Maria and Ariel and the kids.

15.11.2012.  Christian en Belgique

I’ve loved every minute of my time here! Friendly staff, a pleasant host reaching the heights of her culture and her kindness. Stunning landscape, a paradise on earth (heaven on earth) for those who love peace and quiet! Thank you Gail. Thanks to your team. With love, Chok dee krub, Christian.

28.02.2012. Francine et Serge, St Nazaire, France

Un havre du paix dans un décor magnifique! C’est par hazard que nus avons decouvert ce superbe endroit ou nous avons ete recus du maniere royale. Merci Philip. Gail, we are so sorry we missed you on that evening. I am sure you have enlightened it with yor presence and your culture. Hope to meet you next June in London and at South Farm, and welcome to or home in Brittany. Love, Francine and Serge

23.02.2012. Ute and Uli

Die terrasse ist ein wundersechones. Werhrusimmer Besondirs, wenn abends das feur an ist. Thanks a lot, Ute and Uli

06.02.2012.  Maria

Hemos pasado un dia estupendo. Nos han acojido muy muy bien, muy buena gente, muy limpio, precioso, nos hemos banado en el rio, compartir con sus culturas Thailandesas. Es un sitio que recorriendo mucho para apreciar la belleza de este Pais, para relajarse, no stress, levantarse bien con una maravillosas vistas, ruido de los pajaros, sol, tranquilidad ….. simplemento perfecto!! Gracias por todao. Thank you for everything, so relaxing, very well sleep. Perfect!! Maria
(We passed a stupendous day here. We were very, very warmly welcomed, lovely people, very clean, we bathed in the river and absorbed your Thailand culture. It’s a setting which makes one appreciate the beauty of the country, for relaxing, no stress, waking up to magnificent views, the sound of birds singing, sun, tranquillity…. Simply perfection!! Thanks for everything Maria.)