I’ve lived in Baguio for so many years but I’ve only learned about The Country Place Baguio last May. I mean, with how beautiful it is, I would’ve heard of it at least once. Well, I guess hanging out with less than 5 people at school and having a school – home – school life, it would make sense that I don’t know a lot of places in Baguio.
To my luck, my workmates decided to go on a staycation slash teambuilding at The Country Place Baguio. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered if it would be like the typical Baguio hotel. Hmmm..
The Country Place Baguio
By the time we arrived, I was blown away by the decors and the overall look of the house. From the road, you wouldn’t be able to tell that The Country Place Baguio was anything special. It looked like a simple one-story house painted in white. However, once you look down the road, you’ll see the whole four stories.
Upon entering the house, I immediately noticed the homey atmosphere and rustic design. It’s my kind of place – my dream home! There’s even a fireplace by the living room!
If you’re alone though, The Country Place Baguio looks like the perfect setting for a good old horror movie – especially when you learn that it used to be called an ancestral house before they changed it to ‘a heritage home/house’. The reason for this was because a lot of people kept asking if the house is haunted.
Good thing, I came with a lot of people.
We booked Residence 1 – the one located on the lowest part of the house. It’s basically underground but the house’s architect designed the place so the window part overlooked the beautiful garden outside.
The rooms were clean. Residence 1 had 4 rooms. One room is the master’s bedroom. Another room had 2 beds with a private bathroom. The third and fourth rooms were connected with 3 beds each.
On the other hand, the bathroom looked beautiful. Hot and cold showers were available. The Country Place Baguio also provides clean and fluffy towels, which is a good thing because I forgot mine. Harhar.
I forgot to take a photo of the shower area, so go check out the photos taken by Manila Mommy.
The Country Place’s cook makes really delicious dishes. When I asked about each residence, apparently, each one has a kitchen. The one on our residence had a dining table, a sink, a refrigerator, and most of the basic things a kitchen should have. Located on the lowest floor, our kitchen leads to the outside garden.
The Outside Garden
Once you’re out of the house, you’ll be amazed by the garden. The place has a lookout area, wooden stairs, two areas where a table and a set of chairs are placed making it a great location for some afternoon tea party, a mini garden that was patterned from the Banaue rice terraces, a greenhouse and a hidden cave (covered cave).
However, despite the greeneries surrounding the house, you are subjected to a view of the Baguio houses. From the garden, you can see a bunch of colorful houses that have replaced what used to be a mountain full of pine trees. At night though, you’ll have a really pretty view of the city’s lights.
In Baguio, the temperature drops at night so bring some jackets with you if you decide to hang out at the garden. To make the place warm, feel free to ask the caretaker if you could have a bonfire. I suggest you do, though, it makes your stay worth it. Have some fun with your family or friends and play a few games to make your stay more memorable.
Despite staying in Baguio for so many years, it was the first time I ever heard of The Country Place Baguio. I guess, unsociable as I was back in college, it’s no wonder there are still a lot of places in Baguio that I have yet to discover. If you’re a group of friends, or a family looking for a cozy and wonderful place to stay in Baguio, I definitely recommend booking The Country Place Baguio.
P.S. I never saw any ghost soooo yeah.
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Johanes is a digital nomad and a web content writer who loves to go on spontaneous travels. She likes to go camp under the stars and play with her dog and cats.