To get to Big Rock House you drive up the hill in the middle of Beigou Village, the creek and forested ridge on one side, stone walls and sturdy brick dwellings on the other, sudden glimpses of sky and Great Wall. You park on a bridge over the creek and walk up a rough path to the stone ramparts guarding Big Rock House, open the gate, turn right and go up a ramp until suddenly the Great Wall looms and the mountain home in its wild garden is revealed. Forsythia, irises, day lilies, honeysuckle, roses, annuals, chestnuts, a persimmon, a willow, pines, The hearth is a massive in situ boulder, the gourmet kitchen occupies the old open-beamed farmhouse, and the master suite is built into the mountainside on three levels including a crow’s nest study. Big Rock House is filled with Chinese antiques passionately collected by the owners as well as contemporary leather and fine fabrics. The luxury of simplicity definitely doesn’t mean roughing it in this mountain home at the Great Wall.
Distance from Brickyard: Big Rock Houses is a freestanding vacation home about 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes by foot in the same village as the hotel. The gallery has a map that shows the relative locations of the hotel, the villages, the homes, and the Great Wall.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 people (babies under three years of age do not count towards occupancy limit, 1 cot can be provided)
Bedrooms: 1 master family suite with a King bed and two other smaller beds with a separate bath with views, 1 guest suite with a queen bed and separate bath with views
Features: Lawn, terrace with Great Wall views
Terms and Conditions:
Check In 15:00, Check Out 12:00. For full information on our terms and conditions of service please see our Brickyard FAQ.