Lodge Review: Touch Star Resort Near Doi Inthanon

There are several independently run resorts just outside the Doi Inthanon NP and out of these I chose the Touch Star Resort because I found a good rate on Hotels.com.  It has a great location right near the Blossom-Headed Parakeet Conservation Area and opposite the Inthanon Highland Resort.

IMG_9798 IMG_9801

The grounds are beautiful and very birdy but unfortunately the Blossom-headed Parakeets don’t come this far from their roost.


Taxis can be organized for those who don’t have a car.  I highly recommend renting a car in Chiang Mai so you can be independent.


The bungalows are very cute and have nice views of the garden.

IMG_9804 IMG_9805 IMG_9806

The furniture has a Thai flavour and the AC is welcome with the heat.

IMG_9807 IMG_9808 IMG_9809

Verandah with a view.

IMG_9810 IMG_9811 IMG_9814

Staff are well used to birders and will pack you a breakfast box to take with you if you leave early in the morning.  Breakfast is included in the rate and you can also have it in the restaurant.


The nearest shopping is back on the main road, not walking distance so be prepared.

IMG_0124 IMG_0125

These cute figurines were at the Inthanon Highland Resort next door.  I wish I knew where to buy them!

IMG_0188 IMG_0189 IMG_0190 IMG_0191Touch Star is a lovely resort and very reasonable priced.  The food is ok, a bit spicy for our taste even after asking them to tone it down.  We had dinner there the first night but brought sandwiches from outside the 2nd night.  They do have a Western breakfast option with fruit buffet.