Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel

Dali, China

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From the subtropical lowlands in the south up to glacier-capped mountains in the north, Yunnan is a province of extremes. The climate varies so much across this vast and diverse area, that it has given rise to an ancient Chinese saying: “You can enjoy all four seasons on the same mountain, with each just a few miles from the next”. Generally speaking, most of Yunnan province is mild in winter and cool in summer, with large variances in temperature occurring across the day. Mornings can start with a wintery chill, and warm up to 25°C by lunchtime. Spring and Autumn are mild and pleasant and the best times to visit Yunnan, despite May being the rainiest month of the year. For snow-capped mountains and dramatic alpine scenes, the winter months of November to January can be spectacular.

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Carefully converted from an old historic Bai-style building, Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel combines the traditional nuances of the original mansion with modern comforts to offer a great hideaway in Dali.

Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel is the perfect start to experience authentic village life of the past. Once a national heritage listed private house, careful restoration works has been done and in its place is now the exclusive and elegant Sky Valley Heritage Hotel.   Featuring only 16 rooms, all rooms are tastefully designed by incorporating modern elements while retaining its original historical materials and form. Families can enjoy the luxury of space in the family suites with two bedrooms. Modern amenities include flat screen television, air conditioning, heating and limited-edition sanitary wares. Indulge in contemporary Bai cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients in the “Yue” restaurant. Get in touch with nature with the activities offered by the hotel to explore the hidden gems of the city and the countryside. For the active, bicycles are readily available at the hotel for rent. Wander through the town at your own pace or head out to the countryside and cycle past local farms, rice paddies and vegetable gardens.
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There is a total of 16 guestrooms, consisting of 10 premier rooms and 6 suites in Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel. Premier rooms are located on the ground floor and suites on the second. Each room is furnished in a minimalist yet sophisticated design that is meant to retain its original charm and character. The Sky Valley Family Suite measures 90 sq. m and comes with one living room and two bedrooms.


Children are most welcome at Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel. Although there are no specific child care facilities in the hotel, families can enjoy the space of the family suites.


Indulge in the delectable Bai cuisine of the “Yue” restaurant of Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel. Unwind in the garden of the hotel, a peace sanctuary amidst nature.


Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel offers tailor-made activities plan for guests to explore the city and the countryside. Bicycle rental is readily available for exploration at your own pace.


  • Cultural Dali

    Take a cable car to Cangshan Mountain Peak and walk to explore the Gantong Temple and Zhonghe Temple. Proceed to the famous Three Pagodas of Dali before ending with a visit to historic Dali Old Town.

  • Donglianhua, Weishan & Weibao Mountain

    Today, we make visit to two ancient villages of Donglianhua and Weishan before continuing into Weibao Mountain for a 40-minute hike to Changcun Cave.

  • Horseback Ride in Xizhou

    Enjoy 1-hour hoseback riding in Xizhou, passing through vast pastoral trails, wetlands and reeds. You may come across traditional Bai women, egret birds or eagles depending on your luck!

  • Outskirts of Dali Exploration

    Visit the rotating market in a local village and watch the locals go about their daily activities. Take a boat cruise of Lake Erhai and enjoy the scenic lake views.

  • Rushan Cheese Workshop

    This 30-minute workshop provide unique insights into the unique culinary culture of the Bai people. Rushan cheese is made from fresh milk, boiled and shaped into a wrapped thin sheet resembling a folding fan.

  • Taoxigu Tea & Waterfall

    Today, we head into Taoxigu Valley at Cangshan Mountain, where you will visit Tuocha Tea Factory & Museum before embarking on a hike to a waterfall. Conclude at Mocui Tea House to rest and enjoy some tea-picking, roasting and tea cake-making experience.

  • Three Course Tea Ceremony

    Experience the ancient tea ceremony customary to the Bai people. The practice has been ongoing since the Ming dynasty.

  • Tie & Dye Workshop

    Learn about the traditional folk crafts of the Bai people in this Tie & Dye Workshop. The workshop takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

  • Xizhou Morning Market & Zhoucheng's Farmer Home

    Stroll through the Xizhou Morning Market to purchase fresh produces. Afterwards, we continue into a local farmer's home in Zhoucheng to learn about their produces and taste their local specialties, finished off with a Three Course Tea Ceremony.

Location & directions

Dali, China

Sky Valley Heritage Boutique Hotel is located in Xizhou which lies north of Dali city. Key attractions of Erhai Lake and Cangshan Mountain is easily accessible with a 15 minute and 40 minute drive respectively while Dali airport is approximately 1.5 hour away.

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