The Linden Centre is a traditional courtyard complex that offers a true immersion into authentic China. Set in a Bai minority village and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and paddy fields, this Bai style courtyard manor was once a family residence and has served as a hospital, military barracks and a children’s nursery since 1947.
Now restored to its former dynastic elegance, this boutique hotel can accommodate up to 28 guests. The rooms are comfortably furnished in a traditional style and the painted beams, courtyards, carved wooden panels and restaurants serving local dishes, give a real sense of how life may once have been.
why we like linden centre
By working closely with the local government, the American expat owners of the Linden Centre have breathed life into this ancient building and created a truly unique place to stay. A historical and charming hotel in a village where business and homes are still locally owned and guests can step back in time.
- Two restaurants serving local cuisine using ingredients sourced from local markets
- Chinese massage available on your terrace or in-room
The joy of a stay at The Linden Centre is the chance to interact with the locals and immerse oneself in a traditional way of life. Activities available include calligraphy, tie-dye classes, the chance to learn the ancient game of mahjong and many culinary classes. Learn to make dumplings, baba’s and other local delicacies or learn about the tea making process. For the more active there is plenty to do from hiking to cycling or exploring by horse and cart.
Located in the town of Xizhou a short distance from the picturesque Erhai Lake and around 25 minutes from the city of Dali.