Ta Phin Cottage in Sapa: A Touch of Nordic Charm in Vietnam Northwest Highlands

Ta Phin Cottage in Sapa: A Touch of Nordic Charm in Vietnam Northwest Highlands

Rachel Tran Rachel Tran | Published Apr 24, 2024

Ta Phin Cottage is a homestay located in Can Ngai Valley, Ta Phin Village, Sapa, in the middle of the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range. This enchanting homestay, though newly opened in 2022, has already captured the hearts of travelers seeking a connection with nature and sustainable living. Ta Phin Cottage offers a perfect blend of relaxation and eco-conscious experiences, allowing you to unwind while contributing to the preservation of the local environment and culture.

From its fairytale-like garden and cozy coffee house to the warm and inviting rooms, Ta phin Cottage is filled with delightful details that will charm you from the moment you arrive. This unique retreat is the ideal choice for those seeking privacy, tranquility, and breathtaking scenery. Imagine gentle, poetic landscapes interwoven with the unparalleled majesty of the Vietnamese mountains – that’s the magic of Ta Phin Cottage.

I. Overview of Ta Phin Cottage: A Unique Blend of Charm

True to its name, Ta Phin Cottage is like a comfortable country house nestled amidst the majestic mountains of the Northwest. It is a vibrant blend of the idyllic beauty of the English countryside and the pristine wilderness of the Northwest Vietnamese highlands.

More than just a place to stay, Ta Phin Cottage embodies the heartfelt dedication of its owner, a Hanoi-native woman, who holds a deep love for both the captivating scenery of mountainous landscapes of her homeland Vietnam and the tranquil yet vibrant charm of rural England, her husband’s birthplace. This harmonious blend of two profound loves inspired her to “paint on barren hills and turn every inch of land green.” Ta Phin Cottage was thus created in this simple yet meaningful way.

Fresh beauty at Ta Phin Cottage - a unique Sapa homestay
Ta Phin Cottage from a distance
Flowers blooming at Ta Phin Cottage

Everything at Ta Phin Cottage seems effortlessly balanced, as if crafted by the hand of an artist rather than an architect or engineer. From the vibrant garden bursting with year-round colorful blooms and the rustic yet tidy wooden café, to the elegant, minimalist yet fully equipped guest rooms, every detail exudes a sense of thoughtful design.

Ta Phin Cottage’s Nordic-style wooden construction emphasizes simplicity, elegance, and comfort, ensuring a relaxing and cozy experience for every guest.


  • A Healing Escape: Immerse yourself in a vibrant, natural setting perfect for exploration and rejuvenation.
  • A Fusion of Cultures: Experience a charming blend of English countryside elegance and the pure beauty of Vietnam’s Northwest mountains.
  • Eco-Friendly Practices: Enjoy peace of mind knowing that Ta Phin Cottage utilizes sustainably sourced food, especially fresh greens grown in their own garden.
  • Warm Hospitality: Encounter the genuine care and warmth of the local Dao, Thai, and Hmong staff, complemented by the professionalism of chefs from Hanoi.


  • Shared kitchen
  • On-site restaurants
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Coffee house
  • Picnic area

Price: from $40 / double room with mountain view / night

Location: Hamlet 6, Can Ngai, Ta Phin, Sapa, Lao Cai

Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2uebrzDArtYPXh5t9

Mobile: +84 976 746 864

II. Accommodation at Ta Phin Cottage: Where Elegance Meets Comfort

Sapa is home to a variety of homestays, resorts and hotels catering to a wide range of preferences, from traditional and modern to romantic and luxurious styles. Among them, Ta Phin Cottage stands out with its unique character, blending rustic simplicity with a touch of elegance and freshness.

With the concept of “homely atmosphere with simple luxury”, this homestay prides itself on its close connection to nature and the local community while still being fully equipped.

Room accommodation at Ta Phin Cottage in Sapa
Room decoration at Ta Phin Cottage in Sapa

Accommodation at Ta Phin Cottage is where elegance truly meets comfort. The homestay has bungalows built in the local stilted-house style, offering breathtaking mountain views that immerse guests in the captivating scenery of the Northwest.

Guests can choose from 03 room options:

  • the Deluxe Double Room with Balcony,
  • the Double Room with Mountain View, and
  • the Junior Suite with Mountain View.

In particular, the Junior Suite offers a particularly stunning vista, overlooking either the ancient rock fields and the rolling mountains of the Northwest or the vibrant surrounding foliage.

View at Ta Phin Cottage homestay in Sapa

III. Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Ta Phin Cottage

Ta Phin Cottage offers a range of services designed to enhance your relaxation and enjoyment during your stay, including a restaurant, bar, coffee house, spa, bicycle rental, etc.

For coffee lovers, savoring a cup of rich, “non-commercial” coffee crafted from coffee beans sourced from Vietnam’s renowned coffee region, Buon Ma Thuot, and then roasted and brewed in-house is an unforgettable experience.

For those with a passion for flowers, the enchanting garden at Ta Phin Cottage is really captivating. Described as a “fairytale” setting, it boasts a diverse collection of beautiful flowers from Vietnam, England, and around the world, including peach blossoms, plum blossoms, Mrs. B.R. Cant rose, climbing roses, etc.

Especially, if you visit Ta Phin Cottage between late December and January, you will have a chance to witness the breathtaking sight of peach blossoms in full bloom, painting the Northwest landscape with vibrant hues of pink. This scene is sure to leave a lasting impression on any nature enthusiast.

Beautiful peach blossom in December season at Ta Phin cottage in Sapa

After a day of exploration, unwind and recharge at the book café, a peaceful and poetic corner within Ta Phin Cottage.

Wood cafe shop at Ta Phin Cottage in Sapa

No matter where you are at Ta Phin Cottage, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the ancient rock field, surrounded by terraced rice paddies and the majestic mountains in the distance.

IV. Activities at Ta Phin Cottage – Immerse Yourself in Local Culture and Nature

At Ta Phin Cottage, you have a chance to engage with the local culture through a variety of activities, including cooking classes, tours to local villages, bicycle rentals, and public baths.

Furthermore, the convenient location of Ta Phin Cottage, less than 10km from Sapa town and 9.4km from the Fansipan cable car station, makes it easy for tourists to explore Sapa’s renowned attractions, such as the Sapa Hanging Gardens, Ham Rong Mountain, etc.

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V. Dining at Ta Phin Cottage – A Taste of the Northwest Highlands

Beyond its heavenly scenery, Ta Phin Cottage offers a culinary journey into the heart of the Northwest highlands. Staying here, guests are treated to the region’s unique cuisine, prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

For those who are vegetarians, Ta Phin Cottage also serves delicious vegan food featuring a variety of vegetables like kohlrabi, cauliflower, lettuce, onions, and Malabar spinach, all harvested from the homestay’s garden.

VI. How Much Does it Cost to Stay at Ta Phin Cottage?

The cost of staying at Ta Phin Cottage varies depending on factors such as room type, duration of stay, and booking time. For example, it costs about US$158 per double room with a mountain view for 4 nights at Ta Phin Cottage.

With its breathtaking natural beauty, cozy atmosphere, attentive service, and unique cuisine, Ta Phin Cottage promises an unforgettable vacation. Come and experience the peace, relaxation, and connection with nature that awaits you at Ta Phin Cottage!


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