Message from Founder
WELCOME TO VIETNAM - "my new adopted country!"
My name is Stiermann Martin Walter. I was born in Augusburg, Germany (a small town is 60km far from Munich). My career is a Professional Chef/ Master Chef with 40 years working experience in different restaurants and small hotels in Germany.
After hard working time, I decided to stop everything in 2014 with the thought that working could not be everything. Then I started to travel around the world to catch the inspirations for my own life once again.
I travelled a lot of beautiful and incredible countries such as Cuba, Senegal, Gambia, Oman, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and etc. Then I found out the "hidden charm" of Vietnam - a beautiful country with a long, hourglass of land, stretching over 900 miles up the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula. After the long journey around Vietnam from the South to the North, from Mekong Delta to Sapa, I fell in love with the land, the local people and the cultural beauty here. So I decided to start my new life's chapter in Vietnam.
I had lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 1.5 years, I would like to settle my life in a small countryside of Truong Long, Phong Dien, Can Tho because Ho Chi Minh City - a million metropolis is too noisy, hectic, western style for me to enjoy my life in there. I started to build my lodge -cozy accommodation in the countryside to make my childhood dream of being a farmer come true with more than 500 fruits trees, a lot of ducks, geese and chickens.
At the present, you can reach my lodge by motorbikes and speed boats; however, it is the place where the real "authentic" holiday comes in. Every thing is really natural and not messed up by the tourism although nobody speaks English in here. People are hospitable and welcome the guests. Sometimes, you will enjoy the feeling as a Pop-star with the cheer of the children in here while going on the road.
Visit here, you can easily catch a glimpse of uninterrupted green paddy fields, farmers in conical hats and a great number of water buffaloes. All contributes to create a brilliant picture of people's everyday life.
Welcome you to the countryside of Mekong Delta and immerse yourselves into a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere surrounded by amazingly refreshing landscape.
40 Years’ Experience
It can be said that Ricefield Lodge is the culmination of my 40 years active involvement in the hospitality industry. Having previously owned and worked at Stiermanns' restaurants and hotels in Germany, renowned for their high-quality services, all of those provided me deep insights into running a thriving hospitality business. Every aspect of the lodge, from room design to restaurant cuisine, has been meticulously crafted to provide guests with an unforgettable experience.
Ricefield Lodge - Where Unique and Excellent Services Are Our Guiding Philosophy
At Ricefield Lodge, our business philosophy is clear: "Only provide unique and excellent services." We are committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations, offering a distinct and exceptional experience for our guests. From meticulously crafted accommodations to personalized service, we go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. Our dedicated staff is focused on exceeding guest expectations and delivering outstanding service. By continuously seeking feedback, we strive to improve and enhance our offerings. At Ricefield Lodge, we believe in doing it best, delivering outstanding service, and creating lifelong memories.
Mission & Vision
At Ricefield Lodge, our mission is to provide our guests with an authentic Vietnam-German experience in the heart of the Mekong Delta. We aim to immerse our visitors in the region's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, offering a unique blend of Vietnamese surroundings and German quality influences. Through our services, amenities, and activities, we strive to create an unforgettable experience that showcases the authenticity and charm of the Mekong Delta.
Our vision at Ricefield Lodge is to be a paradise for those seeking relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy the authentic essence of the Mekong Delta. We aspire to be recognized as a premier destination where guests can unwind, rejuvenate, and connect with the natural surroundings and local traditions. By providing exceptional hospitality, tranquil accommodations, and a range of immersive experiences, we aim to create a haven where visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly embrace the beauty and tranquility of the Mekong Delta. Our vision is to be the go-to destination for those seeking an authentic and memorable Mekong Delta experience.