I stayed in Misty Villa, 雲濛仙境 , http://www.misting.com.tw, for one night on 23 Dec, 2010 with a family of 6 (2 kids - 6 and 4 year old, 2 senior citizens, my hubby and myself).
Prior to the holiday, I browsed the tripadvisor forum for recommendation on where I can stay for my stop at Cingjing. With so many choices to choose from, I had a hard time deciding which one to pick as they all looked about the same. I wanted a home stay in a accessible location to eateries and shops and not too high up in the mountain as it might be too cold for the young and old ones.
I finally settled for Misty Villa base on what I saw from their webpage. I was not disappointed.
Miss Chen, who manages the reception, made us felt welcome the moment we reach and patiently explained to us the facilities and what could be found in the surrounding area. She also arranged for the buggy to send the old folks to their room. She also offered for the buggy to pick the old folks from their room to the reception should they need help.
The old folks did not have any trouble getting around the home-stay except for a slope that leads from the home-stay entrance to the road that leads to the nearby places. As such, we had the buggy to send the old folks down to the road level, while the rest of us have no problem getting down to the main road.
The view from the room was excellent and there was a heater provided in the room. There is also a water cooler dispensing hot and cold water in the room. Breakfast was included in the room rate and there was selection of porridge, bread, eggs etc.
The home stay is within 5mins walking distance to the Little Swiss Garden, 7-11 convenience store and eateries. We had dinner at Carton King and regretted our choice. We should have had taken our dinner at the home stay.
The next day, Miss Chen, arranged for a driver to send and pick us to and from Cing Jing Farm. We had lunch at the home stay and the lunch was most scrumptious, authentic and one of the best meals I have had during my holiday.
The warmth, thoughtfulness and hospitality shown to us by the staff at the home stay made our stay enjoyable. I am also certain this is one of the reasons why there are many other nationalities and returning guests at their home stay.
I would certainly recommend this home stay to anyone for a comfortable and accessible location.