Set amid temples and tea plantations about 20 minutes from central Hangzhou, this tranquil resort is housed by the rustic structures of a former village, many dating to the early 1800s. The 46 lodgings, linked by cobbled pathways and set around private courtyards, feature simple but elegant elmwood furniture, lattice screens, underfloor heating and calligraphy. A stone walkway, once the main street of the village (and still a public thoroughfare), links the resort’s various areas, which include a library, a cigar room and a spa consisting of five bamboo houses with a seasonal outdoor pool and a Pilates studio. The casual Steam House restaurant and Hangzhou House restaurants offer local specialties, and the Tea House serves tea grown in the surrounding fields. This haven provides a memorable glimpse of traditional Chinese culture.
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