The Bivou Lijiang, located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, is a designer guesthouse for the modern adventurer. Housed within two historic farmyards built by the area’s Naxi minority tribe, our 16 rooms look out over private gardens landscaped to reflect the...Read More
The Bivou has a mixture of designer rooms and suites clustered around two lushly landscaped courtyards, as well as a fully self-contained villa perfect for a family. To the west, the Farm Yard mirrors the ever-changing scenes of the surrounding fields; to the east, the Garden...Read More
We are perfectly located to take advantage of a mind-boggling variety of natural and cultural attractions. From the ancient village spring right at our doorstep, to the virgin snow peaks of Yulong Mountain less than a half hour’s drive away. Add to this a kaleidoscope of...Read More
Congratulations to our March winner: Loredana De Sole! You too can win a free stay! The Bivou believes that the amazing cultural and biological diversity of the Lijiang area should be shared through responsible tourism. As part of our collaboration with award-winning...Read More
The Bivou is a boutique facility designed to host events for 10-40 people. Set within the rich cultural fabric of Lijiang town, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes that are both tranquil and majestic, the lodge is a perfect base for group retreats. Choices abound for...Read More
- Starry Chen, Conde Nast Traveler China (April 2013 Inaugural Edition)
Bivouac - an old Swiss word meaning “temporary encampment” – is now used by adventurers to describe an improvised shelter. A bivouac is about simplicity.
The Bivou is our version of the bivouac for today’s discerning travelers. It is a bed-and-breakfast built around the notion that modern adventurers have modern needs: comfort, sustainability, authenticity and style. We are housed in a restored century-old Naxi farmyard at the foot of Yulong Mountain. Our vision is simple…
We are Designed for Adventure
The province of Yunnan is famed as the land of eternal spring. And Lijiang’s location at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau puts all its natural treasures within reach all year round.
In spring, The Bivou and its environs burst into a riot of colours as cherry and apricot trees, as well as rose and rapeseed flowers blossom. In summer, delectable mushrooms and fruit trees ripen for the picking, while horse riding through verdant meadows of wild flowers is an activity not to be missed. In fall, sunflowers carpet the valley and perfect blue skies make hiking a dream. And in winter, migrating birds from Siberia flock in the thousands to highland lakes. There is never a dull season at The Bivou.
The Bivou Lijiang is uniquely located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, just a minute away from the historic village square of ancient Shuhe. Much older even than Lijiang Old Town itself (which is only a short ride away), Shuhe Village preserves much of the original tranquility which first enticed travelers to the region.
The lodge is perched on the edge of the sacred waters of the Jiudinglongtan Spring, overlooking vegetable patches tended daily by local farmers, with a stunning view of Yulong Mountain beyond.