The Tea Horse Guesthouse (phone: 13988717292, 13988707922) is located on the Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking trail, about a five to six hour hike from the entrance. We arrived after a leisurely six-hour hike, while taking photos and chatting with people along the way.
All along the hike, you'll see ads for other guesthouses, but we settled on Tea Horse for its stunning view. I can’t speak to any of the other guesthouses, but the Tea Horse was great. The rooms are clean (opt for a 2nd floor room for the view) and the food was beyond our expectations.
Much like after a long day of skiing, at the end of a solid hike food tastes exceptionally good. So I’m not sure whether it was just because we worked up an appetite, but our meals here were amazingly good (curried fried rice & stir-fried smoked meat w/ veggies). It was simple food that was just salty enough to be delicious.
Besides the food, just chilling out at the guesthouse was great. The views from the courtyard and upper balcony were fantastic, and the perfect place to witness night overtake the mountain tops.
Our experience was made all the better by a really cool couple we ran into on the trail and again at the guesthouse. One was an American guy and the other was a Chinese girl, but they spoke Japanese to each other as their common language. We had fun getting to know them while trading English and Chinese. I wish we could make all our friends playing cards huddled around a candle in the middle of a magnificent gorge.