Family bonding time, we have 12 members of our families stayed at Baan Banana House during the last week of Dec 2015. Host's K-Lin was very welcoming and she ensured we were well taken care of. Pity we didn't have a chance to meet Max though. K-Lin has arranged a wonderful driver to picked us up from the airport. Driver was very accommodating on most of our requests. He even surprised us with Sky Lanterns on the eve of New Year, which my in-laws commented it was most fun.
We engaged personal transport with the same driver to bring us around town and activities we planned for. K-Lin recommended some great places of interest and my families; especially my in-laws enjoyed it very much who later joined us on the 3rd day. We have a great time doing ATV, Zip Lines, White water rafting, visited National park etc. We visited Chiang Rai when my in-laws joined us for the rest of the trip, which they were so much looking forward to see the awesome White Temple, enchanting Longneck tribe and the unreal Golden Trianlge.
We have value for money dinner at host's local restaurants at Baak Dang. Drivers also recommended cheap local foods, massage and night markets.
Baan Banana is big and has a countryside feel, which we missed where we came from. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Baan Banana because we have a great host and awesome drivers from day 1 to the last day of our trip in Chiang Mai.
I would strongly recommend Baan Banana House if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place that could accommodate a big group, and most important a peace of mind.
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We had an AMAZING experience here staying at this home, and would HIGHLY recommend this location to any who would like a quiet, relaxing getaway just outside of Chiang Mai.
We felt that the preparation by the owners of the establishment were spot-on in terms of the facility we would be coming to, and they even assisted us with planning an appropriate itinerary that would suit our younger family of eight children.
The distance the estate was from Chiang Mai -- about 35 minutes drive, was PERFECT for us in that we were able to separate ourselves many days from the traffic, chaos and noise of busy Chiang Mai. That being said, it was nice to have easy access with the excellent driving company the owners recommended to us to use.
Almost daily, we delighted ourselves with the simple pleasures of running through the rice paddies, and fishing in the pond located next to the home. What a delightful break from this electronic, screen focussed age!
Further, the home helper allowed us to cook, and EVEN DID OUR DISHES -- what a treat!
It is without hesitation that we unreservedly recommend Baan Banana to any who would enjoy a quiet getaway outside of Chiang Mai -- where "worries really DO melt away"!
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Spent 6D5N with my family at Baan Banana House (BBH) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great food, clean facilities, super wifi. Located 30 mins outside Chiang Mai town, its close enough to amenities, yet nicely distanced to get out of the city. Kids got to do rustic "kampong" activities e.g. - gathering chicken eggs for breakfast, fishing for their dinner, planting own fruit & vegetables, releasing sky lanterns etc.
K-Lin and Max were perfect hosts, they organized white-water rafting, rainforest waterfall trek, Trickeye Museum, Thai massage, Nite Market etc and brought us to local eateries with the most amazing food! BBH is the perfect getaway for bonding with the family, we will definitely be back again!
Tip 1: Pay to hire the car if you want to do activities outside
Tip 2: It can get chilly in the morning/nights depending on time you travel.
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K-Lin and Max were such wonderful hosts - making us feel right at home, planning our itinerary, and preparing all kinds of special treats for us. This was the perfect base for us to explore Chiangmai - unique, relaxing and very affordable for larger groups. The kids and the whole family loved it, and we can't wait to return!