The Bamboo Sea is a highlight but almost impossible to navigate if you don't speak Chinese. Joan speaks English, knows the area and is generous. She drove me, for no charge, to the cable car; and on another day to Moxi stream; she informed me about the free bus that runs most of the way between the two cable cars; she marked things on the map for me. She also arranged my transport to Yibin airport for which, naturally, I paid.
The room was basic but clean and the bed comfortable. The food was OK and reasonably priced. There are also restaurants in the village.
If you want to go to the Bamboo Sea, don't speak Chinese and don't mind basic accommodation I would highly recommend staying at Joan's.