文 李南燕 - 從烏來鄉公所停車場往溫泉街的方向走，還沒過第一座橋，便已瞧見有棟全新的溫泉旅館坐落在小山丘上，居高臨下的形勢帶點「鬧中取靜」的風格。這家名為「明月溫泉」的旅館，是由老闆林茂英的老家整建而來。
Full Moon Spa started as a family house, renovated by Mau Yin Lin into what you see today. Mau Yin Lin grew up in Wu Lai. At a young age he loved to venture deep into the mountains and enjoy the scent of the cypress trees.
When he grew up he entered the construction industry and began collecting cypress wood. He stripped his house and replaced the bath tub, ceiling, floor, elevator, doors and windows with cypress wood. Apart from the luxurious feel of cypress wood, Mau Yin Lin shared his belief of using Japanese white charcoal to absorb impurities in the air and release negative ions.
He placed a layer of Japanese white charcoal underneath the floors and used fans to circulate the negative ions into the air. Mau Yin Lin said, “although not all guests will appreciate the difference, I do not intend to prove anything.”
From his own experience he has been sleeping better and hopes his guests will have similar experiences. This is one of the hotels many intentions.