As much as I like Rock Inn in Sagada, we moved to town center for a much cheaper option on accommodation. We were also going to leave early the next day back to Baguio so it pays to be close to the Bus Station. Since it’s a market day Saturday with not much tourist crowd yet, it’s much easier to go around town and look for places to stay. We decided on George Guest House a few meters down from the center. It’s a nice 4-story road side inn that was of very good value.
It’s a nice looking building with rooms fronting the road having their own veranda. We checked out the place and it was clean and has pleasant common rooms on each floor. They also have wifi in the whole building with a dining area on the first floor. The staffs were accommodating. We chatted a little and learned it was a family owned inn and the name George was of their late grandfather.
We got a twin bed room at the 3rd floor. It has large beds which can fit 4 people in the room. I didn’t expect much for the P500 price per night but it has a working airconditioning, clean restroom, a small TV with cable and veranda. Of course there’s the usual patched up fixture on places like this. At the 3rd floor we could see cows and people walking on the same ground near the St Mary’s Church.
I got to go around for a little walk that afternoon after our late lunch at Yoghurt House. The road going south to the direction is cleanly paved I could ride a skateboard and it would slide down without an effort. I also noticed a huge hotel/inn being constructed further down the road past Lemon Pie House. It could be 5 stories or more. I guess with easier access nowadays, I expect this kind of development to come in.
Coming in from a quiet place like the Rock Inn, it gets some getting used to sleeping in town when the slightest noise from the streets, like the passing vehicles, walking people and passing conversations seemed to be amplified from the quiet. But I did get to get the deserved Zzz’s I was yearning for.
And even in town the fiery explosion of morning light was seen through our window. It was a wondrous way to start the morning. Even with the cool wind blowing as the town sleeps, we went out the veranda to catch what’s left of the light. We would have better view on the other side of the road. The Residential Lodge would probably have a wire-free view.
Surprisingly, there aren’t too many visitors that weekend in Sagada. The weather was just perfect that morning as we were about to leave. As our bus leaves for Baguio, I was already wondering when I’ll be able to go back. Sagada has that certain pull, a unique charm that somehow rejuvenates people who visit Sagada.
George Guest House
Main Building: (63) 918-548-0406 / (63) 920-948-3133 (Look for Dora)
Annex Building: (63) 920-607-0994 / (63) 939-902-0996 (Look for Irenuis)
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.