Thanks to the comfortable bus rides and newly opened expressways, Baguio City—the Summer Capital of the Philippines—is now more accessible than ever. It has become a favorite weekend spot for those looking to go on a food crawl, wanting a bit of cool weather, or just taking some time off their busy schedule.
And what better way to experience the city's flowers in full bloom than by booking a bed and breakfast with their own pocket gardens? We list down a few options for when you're planning to take a trip up north.
Peredo's Lodging House
5 C.M. Recto Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Rates start at P1,450/room
On the day of its 100th anniversary in December 2015, Peredo's Lodging House was declared by the National Museum as a "Mahalagang Yamang Pangkalingan ng Tanda" (or Important Cultural Property). It was crafted by Japanese carpenters under the supervision of owner Rogue Peredo, himself a craftsman and engineer. The house is made mostly of pinewood, while the furnishings are a display of local carpentry and woodcraftâincluding the 12-seater long table made of narra.
The Country Place
20 Dominican Hill Road
Rates start at P12,500 for the whole house (10 pax)
The Country Place takes advantage of the beautiful view of Baguio City through its huge glass windows. Natural light streams into the room as soon as the sun rises, ready to greet you and make you fall in love with the City of Pines. Guests are also encouraged to step outside and lounge around the benches and chairs in the garden.
10 Montinola Subdivision
Rates start at P800/head
Martha's Bed and Breakfast, located behind the Crown Legacy Hotel, is perfect for families and big groups. It has a total of five rooms, with the family room (for 12 guests) being the biggest in the whole house. You can even take a family photo with the red brick walls as your background.
Lucia's Bed and Breakfast
7 Navy Base Extension
Rates start at P2,800/room
Lucia's Bed and Breakfast's Facebook handle is shabbychicbaguio and we couldn't agree more. It pulls off a shabby-chic vibe through upcycled materials and eco-friendly furnishings. Their breakfast dishes are made from freshly picked ingredients, which is the only way to go when you're in Baguio.
WN HillTop Bed and Breakfast
0976 Kilometer 4, Asin Road
Rates start at P1,250/room
Wake up to a stunning view of a nearby golf course and the surrounding mountains when you book a room at WN HillTop. It's also a huge plus that it's located far from the more congested areas of Baguio City, ensuring a quiet stay when you're up north.
Old Orangewood Bed & Breakfast
20 Gomez Street, Lower P. Burgos
Rates start at P670/head
Old Orangewood Bed and Breakfast has a total of 11 rooms, which you can rent for a maximum of 55 guests. Teapots, old photos of Baguio City, books, and a fireplace accent the living room, making the whole place a comfortable home away from home.
Le Coq Floral
240 Elisabeth Court, Suello Village
Rates start at P2,000/room
Le Coq Floral brings a touch of Provence to Baguio through the trellis by the terrace and well-maintained garden. The names of the rooms Sunflower, Rose, Lavender, and Leaf matches the floral-themed bed and breakfast.
Colione Bed and Breakfast
40 Easter School Road corner Manzanillo Subdivision Road 2, Guisad
Contact: (074) 424-1868
Rates start at P1,700/room
With the white wood panels on its facade, Colione may look like any other house in Baguio, but its interiors say the opposite. The fireplace in the family room, rattan chairs in the dining room, and shelf with various kinds of pottery give this bed and breakfast a homey feel, you wouldn't want to leave.
Guesthaven Baguio Bed and Breakfast
9 Justice Village
Rates start at P2,860/room
Guesthaven was built in the early '70s and recently restored. It has four bedrooms with Hebrew names: Aleph, Beth, Gimmel, and Dalet, all furnished with locally made cabinets and chairs, and floorings made of narra wood panels. Outside, various kinds of flowers fill the garden.
Loakan Road, Camp John Hay
Rates start at P2,250
Originally "just a cafe," Forest House has expanded into a bed and breakfast to serve guests who want to be closer to the hiking trails and gardens of Camp John Hay. Knickknacks, colorful sheets and pillow covers, and wall decor give its interiors a warm and homey feel. Don't forget to order a cup of freshly brewed Benguet Arabica when you wake up.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.