FAQ

GENERAL

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO RETREATS?

The main difference is that naked Home Village is the preservation of a village andnaked Stables Private Reserve is about the preservation of nature.

As for the experience, naked Home Village is made up of chic, renovated old farm-houses within a rural Chinese village, whereas naked Stables Private Reserve has been entirely built from the ground up of new, sustainable structures within a 60 acres resort, designed entirely by us.

AVAILABILITY AND BOOKINGS

HOW DO I CONFIRM MY BOOKING?

Once we receive your request, we will tentatively block your room and send you a quotation within 24 hours. A 100% deposit is requested within 3 days after you receive your quotation. Once we have received your deposit, we will send you a confirmation letter, and your reservation is complete.

CAN I USE A CREDIT CARD TO DO A GUARANTEE?

Yes. Please fill out the credit card authorization form and send it back to us together with a copy of both sides of the credit card.

WHAT’S YOUR BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please click here for information about the booking and cancelation policy

FOOD

CAN WE COOK FOR OURSELVES AT THE BUNGALOWS?

We encourage our guests to cook for themselves and make use of our fully equipped kitchens with ovens, pots and pans as well as microwaves.

WHAT MEALS AND CATERING CAN YOU PROVIDE?

We provide local Chinese home-cooked style mealswestern-style food and BBQ packages. For the BBQ packages, we prepare the meats and vegetables, buns, etc., and our Ayi’s will be happy to grill for you, or you can grill it yourself. As another option, you can bring your own meat and do your own BBQ. Charcoal is sold by the bag at RMB 50.

DO YOU HAVE WINES AND BEERS AT THE HOUSES?

Our houses are all stocked with a variety of wines, beers and other drinks that you can help yourself to.  There is a price list inside the bar cabinet and at the end of your stay, our staff onsite will bill you directly. You can pay with credit card. For further details, see ourbeverage list.

Please go to the food & beverage page for details.

DO YOU PREPARE PICNIC LUNCHES?

Yes we do. This is great for those of you who want to be out and about hiking and biking.We can provide a pack lunch or a picnic basket to save you from having to worry. This needs to be ordered 24 hours in advance.

DO WE NEED TO BRING OUR OWN DRINKING WATER?

No. Drinking water along with tea (Lipton English and Green tea) and coffee (Nescafe instant) is provided complimentary.

SURROUNDINGS OF NAKED HOME VILLAGE

IS THERE AN ATM CLOSE BY?

No. The closest ATM is a 20 minute drive away and none of the surrounding restaurants or hotels take credit cards. If you plan to be taking a few meals around Moganshan, please make sure you bring cash.

ARE THERE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA?

The closest shops to us are about a 20 minute drive to the foot of the mountain where there is a small supermarket, a small wet market for groceries and a couple of Chinese restaurants. At the top of the mountain, a 20-30 minute uphill walk from us, a few more Chinese restaurants and Moganshan Lodge (a western style café/ restaurant) can be found. The closest main town is Wukang (also called Deqing) and is about a 30 minute drive away; here you can find a Centurymart, a large wet market and a KFC.

HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE NAKED HOUSES FROM THE LODGE AT THE TOP OF MOGANSHAN?

The Lodge is located in the tourist area of Moganshan and is a 20- 30 minute walk from our houses.

ACTIVITIES

WHAT ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT CAN BE FOUND AT THE NAKED HOME VILLAGES?

The hills and valleys abound with opportunities for outdoor activities. In the area of naked Home Village there are lakes for fishing and swimming, trails for running and mountain biking, well-made and mostly deserted roads for road cycling, cliffs for and remote villages and tea fields for exploring.  Please visit our activities page to learn about all of our outdoor offerings.

ARE THERE ANY ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES INSIDE THE HOUSES?

Our bungalows have large lounge beds with a flat screen TV & DVD player that will keep most entertained on those rainy days. We have a small DVD library but please feel free to bring your own or leave your DVDs to contribute to our library. A variety of board games are available for the evenings.

ARE THERE ANY CHURCHES AROUND THE AREA?

There are no churches that operate services in the area. There is a Buddhist temple about 45 minutes walk from the Purple Ridge Lodge.

 

 

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ACCOMMODATION

WHAT DIFFERENT KINDS OF ACCOMMODATION DO YOU OFFER?

Please visit our accommodations page to learn about our different rentable farmhouses.

DO YOU HAVE BABY COTS?

We can provide baby cots upon request.

DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH HEATING?

We have radiators and wood burning ovens in each room as well as extra heaters during the winter.

DO YOU PROVIDE TOWELS AND BEDDING?

Yes, we provide all towels and bedding, including our “naked” blankets.

ARE THERE SPARE MATTRESSES AND DUVETS IN THE HOUSES?

We have spare mattresses and duvets in the houses if needed for larger groups. Please request in advance.

DO WE NEED TO BRING OUR OWN DRINKING WATER?

No. Drinking water along with tea (Lipton English and Green tea) and coffee (Nescafe instant) is provided complimentary.

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

WHERE IS MOGANSHAN?

Moganshan is located roughly one hour Northwest of Hangzhou or two and a half hours southwest of Shanghai.

WHERE IN MOGANSHAN IS NAKED HOME VILLAGE?

Our bungalows are located in the small village of Sanjiuwu (395) half way up the Southeastern side of Moganshan. It is tucked away from the tourist area, but only a 20 – 30 minute walk up to the Moganshan National Park.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

For printable English and Chinese driving directions please click here. We can also organize transport directly from Shanghai in a shuttle bus or transfer from Hangzhou train station in a private car.  Please take a look at our transportation options.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO YOUR RETREATS FROM SHANGHAI, HANGZHOU AND NANJING?

Shanghai to our retreats takes less than 3 hours
Hangzhou to our retreats takes around 2 hours
Nanjing to our retreats takes around 2 hours

Please note: Traveling in the larger shuttle bus or leaving during rush hour can add 30 to 60 minutes to the travel time.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS AND PRICES FOR TRANSPORTATION TO YOUR RETREATS?

You can take the shuttle from our Shanghai headquarters to naked Stables every Monday, Friday and Sunday. From naked Stables Private Resort, another shuttle will bring you to naked Home Village. Or let us arrange a private car service for you. Please see the price list here.

HOW CAN I FIND MY DRIVER AT THE HANGZHOU TRAIN STATION?

If you have booked a private car, once you exit the train, please walk through to the exit hall and look for your driver holding our naked Retreats sign. Your driver will be waiting for your arrival and will escort you personally to your car. If you are taking the shuttle bus, once you exit the train, please walk through to the exit hall and look for the driver holding our naked Retreats sign. Please check in with the driver who will then escort you to the bus. We will pass your contact details to your driver and the driver will call you if needed.

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE AND CHARGE FOR YOUR SHUTTLE BUS?

Please view our shuttle schedule for dates and times.

HOW DO I RESERVE A SEAT ON THE SHUTTLE?

To ensure a seat on the bus, please contact us at least two days in advance to reserve your space.

WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT?

Check in time is at 3pm and check out time is at noon. If we do not have other groups arriving immediately afterwards, we are happy to extend the check out time until 3pm. This can only be confirmed at check-in.

PETS

ARE YOU PET FRIENDLY?

Yes we are very pet friendly as long as they are not dangerous and will not eat our neighbors’ chickens and ducks! We have a number of our own dogs, who are very friendly and love visitors!

CLOTHING

WHAT KIND OF OUTDOOR-CLOTHING DO YOU SUGGEST ME TO BRING IN THE DIFFERENT SEASONS?

From March untill May, we suggest you to bring a rain jacket, since it can be rainy sometimes. During the summer, be sure to bring one pair of long pants to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes. In winter time, a warm coat is a must.

DO YOU NEED HIKING SHOES TO HIKE AROUND MOGANSHAN?

Professional hiking shoes are no necessity. However, we do suggest you to bring your comfortable shoes, trainers if you plan to go hiking on the mountain.

 

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