Going to Sagada wasn’t really the plan for our 8th anniversary trip. We only thought of Sagada because I can’t have my hair exposed to direct sunlight right after hair rebonding. So we’ve scrapped our plans of going to the beach, and searched for Sagada accommodations.
We messaged the places where we want to stay, however, only 2 responded to us. One of which was Misty Lodge. We were told that we can tell the bus driver to drop us off directly at Misty Lodge.
We were dropped off at Misty Lodge at around 9 am. From the outside, it looks like a typical home but the moment we went inside, we fell in love with the place because it’s very cozy and the place was like a log cabin. They have a fireplace at the lobby where the restaurant is and Chikie, the cute Dachschund, came out and pranced around us. Maybe she could tell that we’re dog loving people! Anyway, the beautiful cozy, wooden place was accentuated with Christmas decorations and the cool weather (it was around 14 to 18 degrees celsius when we were there).
Nice weather in Sagada today. 🙂 18 degrees. Yey, much cooler than Manila. A photo posted by Sharlyne Ang (@rockerfemsha) on
Check in time is usually at 2 pm but we were allowed to enter our room at 10 am. While waiting for our room to be cleaned, we had our breakfast at their restaurant and took pictures of the whole place.
The rooms are located at the second and third floors. The views from their balcony and windows are the pine trees of Sagada. Before going up, we had to leave our shoes / slippers to maintain cleanliness in the upper floors. Names of rooms are named after the family who owns Misty Lodge, we were at Miggy’s room, I would assume it’s named after the owner’s son.
We have a double bed room with dresser cabinet and a mirror. The toilet and bath are common among all the guests. They make sure that they the bathroom is always clean. They also have hot water in the shower but the flow of the water is a little bit weak. If you’re someone who is an internet addict, this place isn’t for you. They don’t have wifi, hence, you’d have to rely on your mobile internet when you’re there. At that time, Globe has really good connection (our Smart Bro postpaid wasn’t working the entire time we’re in Sagada).
Overall, our stay was really nice and hassle-free. For the entire time we stayed there, we only paid PHP 2,100 which is composed of the below:
- PHP 600 x 2 nights (December 1 and 2, 2015) = PHP 1,200
- Food for 2 people consumed within Misty Lodge’s restaurant = PHP 850
- Breakfast – Beef Tapa (x 2), 1 Sagada Coffee
- Lunch – Pizza
- Breakfast – Spam (x2) plus 1 bacon add-on, 1 Sagada Coffee, 1 tea
- Snack – Yoghurt with Honey
- Towel rent = PHP 50
To help you decide, here are some pros and cons.
- Really cozy place
- Very nice staff, they are very helpful and would really take the time to talk to you. We would usually talk to Kuya Awing. They speak and understand Filipino and English.
- If you forget to bring a towel, you can rent it during your stay (PHP 50)
- They only charge PHP 300 per night, per person. I think that the maximum number of persons that a room can accommodate is 2 people. Regardless if you’re a lone traveller or not, you’ll be charged for PHP 300 even though the room is for 2 people.
- Nice place to read books, you can choose from their book shelves. Just return it when you’re done. You can also donate books if you want!
- Really great food and not so expensive. Food prices are from PHP 150 to PHP 250 per person.
- Beds are comfortable
- Hot shower
- Cute dog named Chikie 🙂
- You can rent a bike for PHP 200 for 2 hours (minimum) and PHP 100 per succeeding hour.
- Near Kiltepan Peak if you want to hike going there
- Common bathroom – the good thing here is that the bathroom is spacious and clean
- No wifi
- Far from the town – you can hitch a ride from the lodge’s jeepney service
- It’s in the main road and the bus or jeepney to Bontoc can pick you up from Misty Lodge (you have to arrange it with the driver or operator personally)
Misty Lodge and Cafe