Who doesn’t love Sagada? It offers a beautiful mountain range, cool weather, towering pine trees, endless verdant landscapes, fresh air, rice terraces, and many more, which can genuinely mend someone’s heart and soul. There’s something about traveling in the mountains that makes me feel comfortable. Aside from these, I also love the hospitality of the Igorots, which made us feel at home. I went to Sagada with my friends earlier this year, and OptiTravels Philippines coordinated our trip. We stayed on a cozy homestay at Bosaing’s Place during our three-day vacation.
Bosaing’s Place: Your Home in Sagada
This is their tagline posted on their Facebook account, “your home in Sagada,” which reflects the quality of service given to their guests. I experienced it and truly felt at home in this beautiful place.
The homestay is located along Staunton Road, just beside Mapiya-aw Pension. The location is perfect because it is only a kilometer away from the main town, and its vicinity is surrounded by nearby tourist attractions such as the Kiltepan Peak and Echo Valley.
Upon arriving, I immediately fell in love with its homey vibe and endearing atmosphere. On the house’s ground floor, a fireplace sits parallel to the main entrance, giving warmth to its guests. The flooring is made of tiles, and the whole house is embellished with various woodwork with indigenous Cordillera art.
Our room is located on the ground floor, where all the necessities are found, like the living room with a fireplace, kitchen, and dining area for the guests. More rooms are also available on the second and third stories, and each floor has a balcony overseeing the other houses in Sagada. Their shared bathrooms are also neat, with an available hot/cold shower.
Our room can accommodate five people. Since we were five in a group, we accommodated this spacious room. The beds are also made of wood, with pillows and blankets to protect yourself from the relaxed environment. Electric sockets are also available so you can charge your digital devices. On the other hand, the network signal is weak, but I don’t mind it after all. I preferred to stay disconnected from the internet during my travels to relieve my stress from information overload.
The two windows are enough to ventilate our room, and a wooden cabinet is also available to keep our belongings safely.
Indeed, this is your home in Sagada. During our mealtime in the dining area, we could share stories with the owner and play with their kids, Harley and Thor, both less than five years of age (this post was initially published in 2017).
We even had a bonfire activity outside the house after dinner and played fun games together with the other travelers. At night, we acquainted with the locals with a bottle of beer and shared amazing conversations while savoring the warmth emitted from the fireplace. I think it is not just your home in Sagada; it is your family. I felt like I was staying in the house of a close relative rather than being felt like an ordinary visitor.
If ever I’m going to visit Sagada one more time, I will stay in Bosaing’s Place again. For a short period, the people behind Bosaing’s Place gave us an unforgettable experience of Igorot hospitality and a place to stay like home.
Bosaing’s Place General Information
As of this update, the local tourism office of Sagada requires every tourist to contact a DOT-accredited accommodation before registering on their online travel portal. If you want a great place to stay in Sagada, try this fantastic lodge. Bosaing’s Place is accredited and located close to Central Sagada.
Here’s their contact number for more information about their price and to make any reservations: +639154922193. You can also add their Facebook Account at https://www.facebook.com/harleythor.bosaing
This post was originally published on August 26, 2017, and updated on October 11, 2023.