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The Linden Centre is an educational and cultural retreat owned by American couple, Brian and Jeanee Linden. Housed in a traditional courtyard mansion originally built by a powerful local warlord, the center offers a range of activities in a meticulously restored, peaceful setting.
Brian and Jeanee spent four years researching local Bai architecture and finding traditional craftsmen to totally renovate their courtyard complex, which is located in Xizhou Village near Dali’s Erhai Lake in the Himalayan foothills. The result is a uniquely elegant and authentic Bai heritage mansion aligned with fengshui design principles to ensure peace and prosperity reign over the house.
Guests are encouraged to linger in the courtyards, gardens and bamboo groves of the compound and also to explore the nearby mountain village to experience the warmth and hospitality of the Bai people first-hand.
Xizhou Town, Dali City, Yunnan Province, China
Dali Airport, 50km or 31mi from the Linden Centre.
Old Dali City (20km or 12.5mi): By taxi, CNY 80.
New Dali City (37km or 23mi): By taxi, CNY 120.
Dali Airport (50km or 31mi): By taxi, CNY 150.
Lijiang (200km or 125mi): By private vehicle, CNY 450 - 600.
Kunming (350km or 218mi): By plane, CNY 450 per person to Dali Airport. Then proceed to hotel by taxi. | By private vehicle pick-up from Kunming, CNY 1,200 - 1,500. Prices increase to CNY 1,800 for major holidays.
To arrange private vehicle, please contact hotel in advance.
In general, Dali and Lijiang enjoy temperate climates, sunny skies, and fresh air all year-round. However, the daily temperatures fluctuate greatly, averaging a range of 10°C. We recommend layered clothing for all seasons.
Given its low altitude (2200m or 7218ft), guests do not normally experience altitude sickness in Dali. However, sun protection is needed to protect against intense sun exposure during outdoor activities.
Tel:+86 (0) 872.245.2988 | +86 (0) 872.245.3699
All rooms in the Linden Center are unique and reflect the local Bai culture with custom-designed furniture built by local craftsmen. Contemporary art and regional antiques adorn the courtyards to create an elegant, stylish and artistic space. All amenities and bathrooms have been renovated to international standards. The beds are equipped with Western style mattresses and fine cotton linens.
Suitable for 2 persons. All rooms equipped with two twin beds.
# of room: 13
Suitable for 4 persons. The suite contains two rooms with two twin beds and a queen bed.
# of room: 1
The Centre features two restaurants - a spacious Western style room and a more intimate Chinese style dining room, serving only the best local food using fresh ingredients sourced from the farming families in Xizhou village. In addition to sumptuous regional Chinese cuisine, delicious Western fare is also prepared by the executive chef, who boasts over 30 years of experience at some of the finest eateries in Yunnan.
All meals can be served on-site during your stay, including a full Western buffet breakfast and Yunnan coffee and tea every morning. Meals are served Chinese style and can be tailored to specific dietary needs. Guests can also enjoy the café and espresso bar's full range of local teas, coffees, wines, and spirits either indoors or on the secluded garden terrace.
For capacity, the Western style dining room holds up to 40 people. The Chinese style dining room holds up to 20, and the Café holds up to 12 people.
The conference room can comfortably seat 16 persons. The Linden Center has two large conference tables, a screen for computer presentations, a white board, and 2-3 breakout rooms that complement the main conference area. There is no extra cost for the conference room.
You can arrange a special event at the Centre, including weddings or family reunions.
To arrange activities, please contact hotel in advance.