It is fair to say that this place is a little heaven in this sleepy town of Alishan. We initially booked 4 nights but change our mind a few weeks before our departure and decided to stay for only 3 nights, a decision we regretted later on.
The place is surrounded with nature and is very relaxing.
There is a big balcony behind the homestay facing the mountains, and if you are lucky, you will witness the clouds dancing in front of you sometimes. This photo was taken from the 2nd floor balcony of the rooms from the main building.
On the left side of the balcony, there is a stairs going down which leads to another set of guest rooms. The main building has 4 rooms and on this area there is another 3 rooms.
We never really mind staying in here the whole day, relaxing and taking everything slowly. We stayed mid September so its a bit cooling and dancing clouds in front of you is a normal everyday affair.
If you have an early morning schedule for the sunrise viewing (they can help arrange a shuttle for you), they will prepare the breakfast the night before so that we you wake up the next day (usually the shuttle will pick you up at 4:30am) and have your breakfast before you leave.
The breakfast is simple, there is porridge and other local dishes and on another table is “western” type such as bread, butter and different jam (i love their coconut jam).
A “normal” view during breakfast.
The homestay only has one staff (other than the owner), so the guests are “encourage” to be responsible especially after having their meal to separate their used plates and other utensils and return them to return trays.
They provide free afternoon tea and you can request to have outside at the balcony while enjoying the scenery in front of you.
The homestay is 1.5 hour bus ride from Chiayi HSR Station (Bus 7329 which leaves HSR Station at 10:10, 11:40 and 13:00, fares costs at 276 NTD) or 1.0 hours bus ride from Chiayi Railway Station. Once you see the Km 64 signage, inform the bus that you are alighting and they will drop you off at the next bus stop which is just across the road from Alishan Lauya Homestay
+ The whole place is a perfect place to relax and unwind because you will that you are so close to nature
+ The owner, we call her “Lǎo bǎn niáng” or literally means lady-boss is very accommodating. On your first day, she will seat with you and bring out a map and explain to you all the interesting places you can go. Also, you can always request her to drive or pick you up on a nearby town where there are restaurants and convenient stores. Even her lone staff is very accommodating, we love 711 food so we buy them from the nearby town and when we arrived back, we ask her to heat it for us and we eat it in our room.
– Honestly, I enjoyed our 4 days/3 nights stay that I cannot think of any negative thing to say.
Name: Alishan Lauya Homestay
Address: No.301-3, Leye Sec., Leye Village, Alishan Township, Chiayi County 605, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Website: Alishan Lauya Homestay