Golden Teak Home
A charming homestay located in Saraphi in the province of Chiang Mai, Golden Teak Home offers an authentic Thai experience for those who really wish to connect with their destination and appreciate the local way of life. Nestled in a quiet part of the village, this home is ideal for those who want to explore the more rural side of Thailand. Staying with the friendly and hospitable owners, you will be made to feel that Golden Teak is as much your home as it is theirs and you will benefit from their breadth of knowledge on the nearby area, including the best places to go and what to do. The delicious cooking and Thai cookery classes are one of the standout features of this property, and any foodie should certainly make sure they stop by the Golden Teak Home to try them. With sprawling Asian architecture and vast beautiful gardens, you will still certainly feel like you have the privacy and space you need if that is what you prefer, and couples, families, and solo travellers alike will all feel more than welcome here.
- Authentic homestay offering a true Thai experience
- Friendly and hospitable owners
- Excellent Thai food and cooking classes
- Beautiful property with lush gardens
LocationChiang Mai, Thailand
How to get there
To reach Golden Teak Home first fly from the UK to Bangkok, a journey of approximately 11 hours, next make the 1 hour 10 minute flight to Chiang Mai before transferring by road around half an hour to reach the property.
Best time to go
The best time to visit Thailand is between November and April as this avoids the monsoon season that falls between May and October.
For those who want to really get to know Thailand and have an authentic experience, a stay at Golden Teak Home is perfect. A real home, you will find the owners Marcel and Jim to be incredible friendly and welcoming, and it is the attention to detail that they pay that will make your stay such a special experience. Make sure you try the delicious Thai food and opt for one of the cookery classes to truly make the most of your time here.
- Tropical Gardens
- Thai kitchen
- Authentic teak furnishings
- TV set in the family home
- Bicycle hire
You will find authentic Thai cooking offered here and are invited to learn the art of Thai cooking with hands on lessons offered in the open-air kitchen.
Ayuthaya Room – This spacious ensuite room is bright and airy and enjoys a private entrance. It can sleep up to 3 in a double and single bed, making it ideal for small families.
Ava and Amarapura Rooms – These rooms are built on a second story teak platform and enjoy beautiful views of the garden and patio. Separately can comfortably sleep 2 with space for an additional third, the rooms together would be ideal for larger families and groups.
Chiang Mai Room – The most spacious room on offer, the Chiang Mai room can sleep 2 adults and 1 to 2 children in a second elevated bed. The room has its own stairway as well as a private mezzanine between the garden and room entrance.
Chang and Eng Rooms – These two rooms sit on an elevated platform and each sleep 2 or can be connected to sleep a family or group of 4. The rooms come with spacious balconies that offer sweeping views of the gardens.
- Thai cooking classes
- Excursions to the ruins and temples
- Village visits
- Local sightseeing
- Visit holy mountain of Doi Suthep
- Shopping at local handicrafts centres
- Visit Doi Inthanon National Park
- Bicycle rides in the countryside
Children are welcome at Golden Teak Home and many of the rooms are equipped to accommodate families.