There’s no pleasure in the world quite like sitting on a mountaintop enjoying the view, the cool breeze, blissful peace and quiet, and fresh clean air, especially when the plain and its cities below are sweltering in summer heat and pollution. That’s why one hundred years ago some enterprising foreigners and locals built a ‘heat retreat’ on the top of Moganshan, Mogan Mountain, not far fromShanghai.
In one of our three original, lovingly restored Moganshan villas you will stay in the heart of the Moganshan Scenic Resort, a four star national tourist area. The Mao Zedong Villa, Chiang Kai Shek’s honeymoon hideaway, the ancient Sword Pond that gives the mountain its name, they’re a stone’s throw from our terraces.
The villas can be rented whole or by the room. We welcome groups of families, gangs of friends, and individual travelers looking for an “intimate atmosphere”. We have space for corporate retreats, workshops and conferences. You can even bring your own helpers to take over the kitchens or barbecues, or we can cook. Each of our villas is a short walk from the nearest road. You will not be disturbed by the blare of traffic or the intrusion of passers-by. The well-known Moganshan Lodge, also under our management, is nearby, where you might meet the author of the popular China memoir, China Cuckoo, who’ll be happy to sign your copy, or sell you one. We’ll also show you the way to the local restaurants that serve the delicious local cuisine or arrange for it to be delivered to the villa.
No need to wait until summer. We have warm log fires and central heating for the coziest winter weekend this side of Christmas. Browse our websiteHouse 23, House 25 the cottage and House 2, tell us what sort of getaway you are looking for, we’ll be delighted to help you arrange the perfect escape.
Moganshan – Shanghai’s Original Summer Resort – Now Open All Year Round.