Monday, October 26, 2009

The ANNEX (George Guesthouse Cottages)

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Experience Sagada in quiet comfort. Here's how...

George Guesthouse Annex is a pleasurable fifteen to twenty minutes walk to the famous Sumaguing Caves. This pretty much saves the traveler additional expense in hiring a vehicle from the town proper.

The Hotel assists guests in the SOP Tourist Registration at the Municipal Hall. Tours could also be arranged upon request in coordination with the SAGGAS.

Aside from the caves, the hotel annex is also within walking distance from the Church of St. Mary the Virgin and the Echo Valley. Guests can enjoy an off-roader on foot through a lovely footpath behind the Annex that winds up the church hill past the ball field.

The Lemon Pie House is also near the Hotel Annex for guests to spend their snack time or tea time.
Should guests prefer to cook, stores along the road to The Annex sell some of the day's produce (fruits and vegetables) at really friendly prices. Plainly put: cheap fresh vegetables!


** WIFI- hooked !!!

** quiet, peaceful neighborhood

** clean, modest rooms with private toilet and bath & invigorating views!!!

** worry- free transportation to and from the bus station to the Annex (upon advance notice)

** referrals on tour arrangements upon request

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Place to Feel at Home

When traveling to this mystic municipality of the Mountain Provinces, all you need is a bus ride from Baguio via the Lizardo Trans with its terminal at Dangwa Station or from Banaue with a jeepney ride starting from Bontoc. The Baguio point takes around six (6) hours...

This is where THE GEORGE GUESTHOUSE comes in.

Quietly resting by a road overlooking the Demang Valley, The George Guesthouse is a very commendable place to stay within a 5-minute walk from the Sagada Municipal Hall and market. Built in 2005, the George Guesthouse sits within walking distance from the Yoghurt House, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and a trekking comfort towards the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves.The Demang Village, with its timeless twelve dap-ays and rice terraces, can be viewed from the pent house veranda.

The George Guesthouse occupies a semi-residential area called Dao-angan, a barangay in Sagada. Sitting between some houses and souvenir shops, George Guesthouse offers a village atmosphere. The hotel is accessed also by Ambasing-bound lizardo buses and Bontoc jeepneys.This road will take guests to the Lumiang and Sumaguing Caves, Burial caves, and off a beaten trail towards Mt. Ampacao.

The Hotel's entrance consist of a native wine store and restaurant serving home- cooked meals. A masseuse can be available upon request for an hour of full body massage 300 pesos. This concrete, tile, and wooden edifice features private rooms with private hot and cold bath, queen-size beds and a private viewing deck for each of the rooms. A gazebo sits three floors above where guests could have their breakfast or barbecue alfresco. Other on-site amenities include two (2) 4th floor penthouse which is good for groups or families. These rooms also provide private restrooms each and a wider terrace for mini-parties or simply for enjoying the panoramic view of the villages and terraces in the day and on moonlit nights.

THe George GuestHouse also arranges tours for guests in coordination with the Sagada genuine guides association (SAGGAS)