Where Luxury Meets Adventure: Local Culture-Inspired Tents

Golden Triangle, Thailand

There is something deliciously intriguing and inspiring about staying in one of the 15 open-air luxury tents at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle.

Conceived by the celebrated interior designer Bill Bensley, the sense of enchantment begins with the picturesque location of the tents, scattered across half a mile of rolling forest-covered hillside, the better to enjoy gorgeous views.

There are 15 originally-themed tents that are temples of fine design. Exquisite metal craftwork created by exemplary local artisans and an eclectic array of explorer-themed antiques – vintage compasses and rifles and primitive fishing implements – are just some of the delights in store.

Well-spaced for privacy and quiet, the tents are connected by a quaint brick trail lined with bamboo. Guests may choose from Deluxe and Superior styles. The five Deluxe tents, for example, feature private outdoor whirlpools that take the experience to another level of luxury.

Decorative features unique to each tent range from framed artworks to a personal library. Or to be more specific:

  • Tent 1: Elephant - Features elephant-inspired bathtub fittings and an outdoor shower. A veranda complete with ropes securing the railings runs the entire length of the perch. It’s a bit like living in an elephant’s house, the more so with all the tiny elephant figurines that adorn the tent interior.
  • Tent 2: Hill Tribe - A tribal-inspired concept featuring decoratively framed tribal utensils, spears and swords and even a story book about tribal traditions.
  • Tent 3: Culinary Arts - Decorated with culinary items you may not have seen before or even imagined – rare examples of that oldest and most widely used human utensil, the knife.
  • Tent 4: Butterfly - Beautiful butterflies are preserved and framed along with amazing insects and the necessary illustrated biology books to identify and understand them.
  • Tent 5: Botanists - A wow for nature lovers featuring botanically-inspired décor and books on botany.
  • Tent 6: Bird Watcher - Ideal for ornithologists, with a set of binoculars handily poised to catch the abundant local bird-life.
  • Tent 7: Opium - Poppy paintings adorn the walls and literature topics include opium poppy cultivation and curtailment.
  • Tent 8: Basket - Styled after traditional Thai homes woven from basketry.
  • Tent 9: Textile - Adorned with textiles from around the world and enhanced with a little information on their background.
  • Tent 10: Beaded - Beautiful beads decorate every conceivable surface, including even the shower curtain.
  • Tent 11: Silver - Silverware from all around the world and relevant profiles in words.
  • Tent 12: Hill Tribe - The tent where hill tribe people in the area would feel most at home.
  • Tent 13: Explorer - The romance of the great explorers is cleverly captured in this tent that includes a map of the world and binoculars with which to see far.
  • Tent 14: Burmese - Burmese alphabet characters are beautifully framed and a short course in Burmese history is available to read.
  • Tent 15: Elephant - Similar to the first tent but with an original approach to awesome elephants all of its own.

Book online to discover an experience of a lifetime.