The Forest Lodge offers 'the best deal in Baguio'-A A +A
Monday, September 3, 2012
VACATIONERS wanting to escape the lowland's sweltering heat and the deafening hustle and bustle of big city have always preferred to make the exciting climb to Baguio.
And when one heads to this highland city, the dream is to retreat to Camp John Hay and enjoy the renowned pleasures of this former American recreation base-wide open spaces, pine-covered forests that lace the cool air with a refreshing scent, and the stillness of the surroundings.
These attractions need not cost an arm and a leg, and may now be enjoyed by the entire family wanting to experience the ultimate Baguio vacation, by best buds on a downtime from the grind at work, and by the whole barkada on a break from school-without spending a fortune.
A cozy and comfortable home away from home
With the opening of The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay, the whole gang, the entire family, and even corporate denizens who long to escape the city and let their hair down can vacation and have the best fun in Baguio on the biggest deal -- which means more fun at less cost!
The Forest Lodge offers the best of both worlds: living spaces that are big on comfort, and an outdoor environment that offers numerous fun activities.
The warm and cozy feel of The Forest Lodge begins at the airy and spacious lobby where the modern paintings and tribal décor provide the dash of color.
At the far end is a fireplace where guests can huddle and enjoy the toasty blaze on cold and rainy nights.
The surroundings offer views of well-tended gardens and glimpses of the Cordillera mountain range in the distance.
The hotel's log cabin design inspires togetherness, bonding and the traditional Baguio hospitality.
Real rest and relaxation await guests inside the rooms. These living spaces are tastefully furnished with handsome furniture, subtle décor and cable TV. Here, windows open to more views of the surrounding pine forests and gardens.
Some of the rooms offer refreshing views of the airways with their expansive stretches of greens.
The Forest Lodge gives guests a choice of accommodations: the Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and One-Bedroom Suites.
Free Wi-Fi services are naturally available at the lobby for those who still want to get in touch with family, friends and business associates while on a holiday.
An environment to enjoy, explore and experience
The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay sits on a sprawling area inside Camp John Hay-away from the big-city hustle and bustle of downtown Baguio. Here, one can enjoy the rare cool temperature in the middle of a pine forest which forms part of Baguio City's watershed.
Nature lovers can take time to bask in romantic sunsets and indulge in a casual stroll along quiet, tree-lined roads on what used to be an American military recreational camp.
Those on a nostalgic trip can still get their fill of the attractions that have made Camp John Hay a favorite all-season destination. Since Baguio is horseback riding country, young and old alike can saddle up and enjoy a pony ride along the bridle path shaded by pine at Shalan Ti Kabadjo.
Those who want to get acquainted with the flora and fauna at Camp John Hay on foot can take a lengthy hike on the eco-trail, or pitch a tent at the nearby campsite and commune with Nature.
The Butterfly Sanctuary offers a rare close encounter with the forest's winged creatures -- here they can hold the colorful butterflies with their bare hands.
Golf aficionados and even beginners can test their mettle on the fairways of Camp John Hay Golf Club with its 18-hole, par 69 golf course designed by Golden Bear International of Jack Nicklaus.
Of course, those who have a yen for simply enjoying the scenic view can pack a basket and head to the picnic grounds. Picnic tables set under the towering pine trees may be arranged for a perfect gathering with family and friends.
For adventure-seekers and those that get their kicks from action-packed sports activities, The Forest Lodge hosts an outdoor sports area where rides promise to raise the body's adrenaline levels.
The Canopy Ride takes one above the tree line and gets them acquainted with ecology on the tree tops.
Not one for the fainthearted, the Superman Ride gives the sensation of flying above the trees.
In the Tree Drop, as its name suggests, riders plummet straight from the tree top to the ground beneath. The Silver Surfer literally allows riders to surf above ground.
Mouthwatering treats at the twist
Baguio City is also a foodie's haven and The Forest Lodge offers some sumptuous treats at The Twist. The new café has a laidback and friendly feel that sets the mood for casual dining.
Renowned culinary artist, Chef Billy King, has whipped up a menu of delicious snacks, quick-but-hefty short order items and tempting pastries for those who have a sweet tooth.
At The Twist, one can pass the time away plugged to the music player while nursing a cup of coffee, or shoot the breeze with a pal in between sips of iced tea or fresh fruit juice.
A perfect jump-off point
From The Forest Lodge, holidaymakers can take pleasure from the other attractions inside Camp John Hay. Those in the mood for some retail therapy can head to Mile High and shop in any of the retail outlets that sell the latest fashion issues from a host of brand labels.
Restaurants and cafes offer anything from authentic Italian treats to Filipino all-time favorites. The Baguio-AyalaLand TechnoHUb, on the other hand, invites visitors to its selection of charming cafes and specialty restaurants for quiet meals and snacks.
Of course, the rest of Baguio City waits to be experienced all over again bargain hunters with a penchant for affordable but fashionable buys can shop to their hearts' content at the city's ukay-ukay centers.
Fresh greens and flowers, newly harvested from the city's gardens are available at the local market. Those who want to bring home the exotic color and style of Baguio can head to handicrafts stores that sell handmade fabrics and décor made by local artisans.
The Forest Lodge: “The Best Deal in Baguio!”
True to its promise of providing "The Biggest Deal, The Best Fun!" vacations at The Forest Lodge are the most pocket-friendly. There's absolutely no need to bust the budget because room rates at The Forest Lodge are competitive and special rates can be enjoyed through the hotel's in-house promotions.
The extremely attractive room rates are as follows: P2,900 nett for a Superior Room on a twin sharing basis; P3,300 nett for a Deluxe Room on a twin sharing basis; and P5,400 nett for a One-Bedroom Suite on a triple sharing basis.
Corporate event planners can also take advantage of The Forest Lodge's special convention rates. "Kompakt Meetings" is a special business promo that gives convention participants the chance to stay at Forest Lodge for three days and two nights for only P5,800 in a Superior Room on a twin sharing basis.
"Kompakt Meetings" also includes 1 morning and 1 afternoon snack, 2 buffet breakfasts, 1 buffet lunch and 2 buffet dinners.
Providing accommodations at extremely friendly rates, The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay is a true treat with "The Best Deal in Baguio!"
The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay is managed and operated by Camp John Hay Leisure Inc. It is located at Loakan Road, Baguio City.
For reservations, please call The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay's Manila Sales Office at (02)678-6710 687-0351 and 687-6524, or email: email@example.com. (PR)