About Cloud 9 Alpine Lodge

Hi there, my name is Ian Robert, and I run Cloud 9 Alpine Lodge.

I’v spent my life in academics – as teacher in remote Aboriginal communities, and as a headmaster in schools and colleges. I enjoy travel, and have spend much of my recent years exploring South Korea and Vietnam. For many years I wanted to open a small fully-hosted, boutique accommodation lodge, particularly in a high altitude/alpine region.

Investigations into opening up this style of accommodation in Hanoi and also in Seoul proved to be too difficult due to local laws, unavailability of suitable houses and language difficulties. However, Dinner Plain met all the criteria and the rest is history!