Who We Are
The Mountain Retreat family originates from the surrounding villages, bringing with us the local charm and traditional hospitality of Yangshuo China. For the last six years, led by American designer Chris Barclay, Resident Manager Little Fish and trained by Staff Development Coach Ronald Van de Weerd of the Netherlands, we continuously learn about western guest expectations and how to exceed them. In addition to learning English and hospitality management, we share a commitment to learning about the interests of our guests, and introducing them to the unique culture of Yangshuo. To read more about our staff you can go to the YSMR blog.
To be a source of inspiration for guests, through the beauty of our surroundings, the quality of our service, and the sustainability of our business practices.
To be consistently recognized as a model tourism facility in China by offering superior value and an authentic experience to guests. Our work results in the prosperity of Yangshuo by creating opportunities for local people, and a deeper appreciation for their culture and history for all who visit us.
Our Core Values
Environmental Preservation - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
Teamwork - supporting one another as a family, focusing on the common goal of delighting our guests
Integrity - being who we say we are, keeping our promises and being honest in all communicationCourage - taking a stand for one another and against practices not in line with our values.
Local Community Support - Investing in the education and welfare of people from our neighbouring villages.