A solo retreat is a perfect time and place to pull back from ordinary worldly activities, slow down, recharge, and renew.   Here at The Bivou, we help you to create that sacred space where YOU can focus solely on yourself, enjoy being alone or meet like-minded new people.  In this quiet, calm and safe environment, you can practice meditation, yoga, taichi, read, write your journal, think or just simply enjoy being by yourself, whether in nature, walking through century-old villages or gazing out from the Bivou at the views of lush farmland and pine forests.  With a friendly and professional team to assist you as and when you need, we are sure you will find that rest and rejuvenation you have been looking for.


  • Book minimum of 7 nights for up to 30% off*
  • Free use of mountain bike, with helmets and locks
  • 15% off Bivou Spa & Massage
  • DIY Exploration of all three UNESCO old towns, villages and markets (walking or cycling) using the unique Bivou hand-drawn maps
  • Expert travel advice and arrangement with professional guides and cars; or joining professional local tour groups; or using local public transport
  • The award-winning Bivou Cafe with Western and local menu and farm-to-table concept using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients
  • In-house BivyBar with great cocktails and a carefully selected range of imported and local wines, liquors and whiskeys, and Daily Happy Hour (4-6pm)
  • In-house activities including pictograph writing, clay modeling, incense making and plein-air painting and sketching
  • Free use of yoga mat and studio with view of snow mountain
  • In-house library of hundreds of books on subjects including Travel (Yunnan, Lijiang, China, Tibet), Photography, Culture, History (Lijiang, Joseph Rock), Nature as well as novels and inspirational books
  • Extensive DVD collection with over 700 DVDs titles of blockbuster movies, hard to find classics and indie movies, local documentaries and more
  • Free Tea appreciation corner (complimentary use)

*Subject to availability and current promotional rates