Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall

Rated 8.7 in 85 reviews. 34 rooms.


The Brickyard preserves an important part of China’s rural outposts while injecting modern comforts to create simple and luxurious boutique accommodation near the Great Wall of China.

How did it start? Huairou District was a center for producing the glazed tiles used in palaces and temples in Imperial times, and our kiln was originally established in the 1960’s during the Cultural Revolution as a village industry.

When we first discovered the site in 2006 it had been virtually run into the ground by a villager employing a crew of migrants from Sichuan. Thick black coal smoke billowed from the nine chimneys whenever there was a firing, and while rubble and trash were strewn everywhere, the tiles were magnificent.

Today, the Brickyard is no longer a smoke belching tile factory but a resort striving to be a sustainable operation conscious of both our environment and our community

The eco-friendly Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall offers spacious rooms with gorgeous designs and beautiful mountain views in Beijing. Transformed from historical buildings, the property is a 5-minute drive from Mutianyu Great Wall. A free fitness centre and free Wi-Fi access are provided.

Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall is a 45-minute drive from Ming Tombs. It takes approximately a 60-minute drive from the property to Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing downtown and Beijing Railway Station are about a 90-minute drive away.

Individually designed rooms are fitted with air conditioning, heating, a dining area and a private bathroom.

Guest can hire a car to explore around, take a soothing massage at the spa, or have a relaxing walk in the private garden. Luggage storage and hiking maps are available at front desk. Other facilities include a games room, a children's playground, a gift shop and a petanque court. Free private parking is possible upon reservation. At the Spa, there is an outdoor hot tub with views of the Great Wall open year round that can be used free of charge by staying guests.

Handmade noodles can be enjoyed at Xiaolumian Noodle Shop, while western and fusion food are served at The Schoolhouse. A bar can be found on site as well.

Spa Facilities

  • Pedicure
  • Hair cut
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair styling
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Spa facilities
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Fitness
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Make up services
  • Hair treatments
  • Manicure

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