About The Bivou


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 full color and fragrances of the changing seasons.

In 2019, for the 6th consecutive year, The Bivou has been awarded one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Small Hotels in China (Traveler’s Choice Award) and has been inducted into the prestigious TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. The Bivou has been borne out of a simple idea: an adventure lodge that is authentic and sustainable, and sets new standards in comfort and style.

Built around houses that have stood on the site for over a hundred years, The Bivou stays true to its roots and celebrates the authentic building techniques of the local villagers. At the same time, sustainability lies at the core of all that we do: from the use of bamboo floors in the interiors, to the installation of super-efficient LED lighting throughout the lodge. Solar panels provide renewable heat to all our guest rooms, and insulated glass ensures maximum comfort within even during cold nights.

On top of this we’ve added our own unique Bivou touches, and imbued our rooms and spaces with a designer aesthetic which wouldn’t be out of place in Shanghai or New York. Who says adventure travel can’t be stylish?

It’s time for a different adventure.