Mar 15, 2008

How to get to Vieux Chalet

If you're coming from Ortigas Center, you can take Ortigas Avenue going up to Antipolo. Ortigas Ave. Extension (from Robinson's Galleria) ends at the fork marked by an island across from Ynares Center, with statues of the Filipinos of olden days. (Trivia: This little island is locally known as hamaka--from the word "hammock". Years and years ago, the ascent to the Shrine of Our Lady of Antipolo had pilgrims walking uphill, and the women were borne on hammocks. Nice, no?)

Please take the left branch of the "hamaka" fork. Soon you'll see on your left a gas station, USA88. Turn left there and keep driving on and then keep right when the road forks once more. Drive down this road and you will see the arch with names of several resorts. Go through the arch and drive down keeping left until you reach Purok Sampaguita gate, which is always half-closed. Go in and keep moving on the road to turn right uphill at the second corner. You'll see Vieux Chalet directional arrows and signs along the way, don't worry.

Drive up this winding road passing by Cristina Villas resort/hotel and soon you will see Vieux Chalet's roadstand signboard on your left. We are at the first corner to your left. You won't miss it especially if you "follow your nose"--there's surely the smell of good food cooking! Hope to see you soon.

For more info, please call 697-0396 or 344-5056. You may also call my cellphone, 0917-856-5175. Or email me at or

If you prefer to take the Marcos Highway route: Say you're coming from C-5 or Cubao--take Marcos highway heading for Masinag Market (way past the Sta. Lucia Commercial Complex). Once you spot Masinag (on your left, it's a big big sign), turn right into Sumulong. The road winds up to Antipolo City passing through Valley Golf, Padi's Point, Good Shepherd Retreat House, Richdale, MMLDC Training Center, Assumption, Bankers' Village, until you hit the first corner--that's the circumferential road of Antipolo or Lorenzo Sumulong Memorial Circle. Turn right and then right again through the arch with resorts' names, and follow directions as above.

See you soon!

Susan R. Hassig

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