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Spring Updates – Hopefully Open Soon

Soon Maybe Opening for business as (nearly) normal

We want to slowly reopening post winter and the first wave of C19 virus. We have had quite a lot of guests wanting to book however we cannot currently accept bookings. We are waiting for government inspections and also clarification on if we are allowed foreigner guests or what criteria they should meet. We are patiently waiting. 

So far we have been informated our area has had zero recorded cases of the virus, our staff have had the required medical tests, we are being very careful about how we operate the place. We do not want guest visits to add a unduly stress on the local health system or pose higher risks to other guests.

Going forward and through the C19 times our own requirements (still waiting for clear local government regulations) for all guests, foreign or domestic;

  • have to have stayed in China for the past 14 days or longer, outside of domestic hotspots.
  • have shown no signs of fever, high temperature, prolonged coughing over the past 14 days.
  • had no any close contact in the past 14 days with others who have had the C19.

These requirements might change as we understand more about the virus. For the homestay we are implementing group social distancing (GSD) and enhanced sterilization procedures (ESP) to minimize chances of spreading viruses.

What is GSD: stay in groups (2 people and up to 16) of people you know. Each group has their own external access to their home / room, meal space and does not need to come into physical contact or the same internal space as another group. Some guests will need to be somewhat flexible in peak season meal times so we can accommodate different groups at sitting times. Roofs and outside eating areas are being enhanced to help elevate this.

What is ESP: all internal spaces are sterilized 24h before a new group arrives in that space.  All bedding and towels are cleaned and sterilized 24h before another guest uses them. All eating utensils are sterilized after every meal. Hand wash is available on entry to all buildings. All staff wear masks and gloves to minimize cross spread and have their temperature checked daily.

When in public spaces we ask all guests to wear masks even if the locals are mask free. We are entering their closed community so please respect this.

Spring is a great time to go. Tea picking and rape seed flowers will be in full bloom. Evenings are cool and mid days warm. It should be a great escape and unwind from life under quarantine. On this note, we extend free week stay through spring / summer, to people who have been working on the front line of this pandemic, no matter where you are from. If you, your friends or family have been helping out on the front lines please contact us and we will see what we can do to accommodate you and your immediate family for free.

Keep strong and well.

Wildhomestay Team

Some of the freshest and natural green tea you can get!
Local spring festivals are fun to watch and be part of.
Come ride a bike with your family or take some weekend hikes.
Fresh local bamboo shoots and many spring vegetables.
Seasonal flowers and fun
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The Wild Runs. Info on our 2020 run series. Being updated!!! Race Challange series for 2020. Click here for sign up! On the 30th November and 1st of December we will be hosting a run weekend to test some of the courses we have planned for the 2020 YEPAO Race Series. We are spending time cutting back and marking trails so we can provide a safe but very challanging course. Our aim for this weekend is to get feedback and discuss next years races. We are suggusting only experienced runners attend the test weekend and please email if your interested. 

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RNCC November Weekend

Great to be hosting RideNow Cycling Club at the homestay on 22nd to 24th November. RNCC provides all the bells and whistles including chilled transport, fun ride leaders, bike maintenance, vehicles to jump into if too tired, munchies etc. If your a new rider or just want to build your mountain riding skills then this is a great opportunity to experience the area through cycling.

More Info

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Winter Wilderness!!!

Winter season starts in the middle of November. Open for groups during the week and everyone else during the weekends. We winterize some of the houses and close others, special winter food, drinks and activities. Christmas and Western New Year Packages. Closed for Chinese New Year except for a few “self service” houses so we can all get a needed family brake.  More details at

Updated with winter routes and recommendations!

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Hickory Crazy

漫山遍野的山核桃已经到了收获的季节。93日至15日将是当地村民收获丰收的日子。来野趣乡居体验打山核桃和村民共享丰收的喜悦! Wildhomestay and whole area going Hickory Picking nuts from the 3rd to 15th September. Come and experience a adventurous time picking hickory, climbing trees, learning how to shell and process them, cooking them and having a wild time 🙂 

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2019 Spring Summer Updates 野趣乡居春夏趣闻

Its been a busy few months and now getting back to writing the blog.  经过了一个忙碌的春天,终于可以在这里和朋友们一起分享一些有趣的片段和新闻。

Visits 访客

We were very pleased to host a weak long Specalized company, ambassador and rider event this spring. People from all over China came to test new bikes, learn about the Specalized brand and ride around the local hills 🙂


Bike demo days 新车介绍
Group Ride – Specalized 闪电团队
Group Rides – Specalized Ambassadors! 闪电团队
Specalized Ambassadors 闪电大使
Specalized Ambassadors Training 培训

The Clean & Dirty Races turned out really well. Thanks to the whole team and guests who helped make it happen. A great cycling community event and plans being made for next year and some other cycle “races” for later in the year.


Full Race Recap

F45 Wild Weekend F45 野趣之旅

清晨,温暖的阳光照射进屋子,耳边传来了阵阵鸟儿的鸣叫,伴随着潺潺的流水声,冥想,拉伸,慢慢开启了这次野趣之旅。Wake up by the birds and fresh air,  medidation and streching starting a Wild Day.

徒步在碧绿的山林,雨后的空气总是格外的清新,让人总是情不自禁的深呼吸 ,想与这片山林融为一体。The air is fresher and sweeter after the rain.

来到了当地的村民家,和村民一起体验返璞归真的农家生活,感受最原始的自然生态,近距离的感受这农耕之乐。 Go to the villager’s house, join them for farming, experience the real farmer’s life.

在一处一清澈见底的小溪中快活的戏水。在这山林李里,在这溪水边,席地而坐,享受一顿充满野趣的野餐,别是一番风味。Dipping in the water, enjoying the wild picnic, enjoying the wild life.

Link to  full F45 blog of the visit.


Food 美食

Jenya, the wild chef, is starting to take our food to the next level. Its going to be a long term job developing new dishes, training, building new cooking experience areas etc. Our food concept remains the same; fresh, local, homemade and wild! We’ve managed to improve a range of our old items while launching new deserts and all day dinning options. Drinks have also improved with smoothies, ice tea, stronger coffee and draft beer! Over the summer we will develop a slow cooking and food smoking area and get to work on our local dishes. 

Home made ice cream 🙂 自制冰淇淋


Home Made – Fresh Natural Produce.

Some other developments 新进展

We’re mostly focusing 2019 on systems, process and training. Not the most exciting thing for our guests. However saying that we have been able to launch a new house and are about to launch a new R&R area for children, and the occasional adult. 我们又新增了一栋民房,即将出租。还新设了一个室内儿童游戏室。

We have added The Stream House (marked with a S on the photo). Located next to a stream / mini waterfall and available with its own simple kitchen and outdoor eating.
The new bike shed (on bottom right) has now been finished. We will start work on a new enlarge cooking and outdoor eating experience over the summer :).