Take a deep breath, and take it all in: this charming retreat on the banks of the Urubamba River is the perfect base for a relaxing getaway—and, thanks to a lower altitude than Machu Picchu, it’s also the ideal place to get acclimatized before exploring the site or a retreat to contemplate all that you have seen if you arrive here after visiting the famous Inca site. Designed to resemble the Andean villages dotting the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the 21-room, two-villa hotel is all about celebrating the region, from the local textiles, decorative pieces, and photographs in the rooms to the picture windows and private terraces overlooking the river and surrounding hills. Contemporary details abound, too, like the Swiss showers, under-floor heating, WiFi, and golf carts.
You'll also find local influences in the two restaurants as well, which highlight ingredients both from regional markets and the hotel's organic garden. The wood-and-stone El Bar del Huerto, also with river views, is the place to sip a Pisco Sour and chat about your Valley adventures with other guests. And while the array of available area activities is definitely tempting (think horseback riding, river rafting, and thermal baths), be sure to save time for simply relaxing in the on-site spa and pool—the first outdoor, solar-heated one in the Valley.
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Peruvian pima cotton sheets, feather pillows, bed positioned so that guests wake up to river views
Heated floors in bathrooms, rain shower, hairdryer in room
Views of Urubamba River and the Sacred Valley
Complimentary WiFi, high-speed fiber-optic broadband, international calls, iPod dock, computer facilities in lobby, TV and DVD player on request for movies
El Huerto - Peruvian cuisine with organic produce from on-site garden, guests can handpick ingredients for their meals, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; El Jardin - Outdoor dining, serves lunch
El Huerto Bar - Located near the Urubamba River, large selection of wines, spirits and liquors; Unu Bar - Pool-side bar with cocktails and light fare
Spa Mayu Willka - Full treatments including massage, facials, and reflexology, includes indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and Inca shower
Outdoor heated swimming pool, horse riding, local tours, ATV rides, spa and yoga, bicycle rentals, garden and local market tour, cocoa reading, golf cart transportation to on-site facilities and rooms
Up to five days of luggage storage, complimentary car park
Deluxe Terrace Rooms
Each Deluxe Terrace Room is unique and offers stunning views of the Urubamba River and the Sacred Valley. Rooms feature two twin beds or one king or queen size bed with Peruvian pima cotton sheets, a large private terrace, and luxury Swiss-style bathrooms with river view.
Garden Junior Suites
Suites feature double queen or one king size bed with private terrace and garden. Luxurious bathrooms have large, slanted windows and heated wooden floors in bathrooms.
Overlooks the Urubamba River and accommodates four to six guests. Three bedrooms; one room with two twin-size beds, two rooms with two queen beds and three and a half bathrooms. Dining room, living room with fireplace and full kitchen.
Villa includes panoramic views of the valley and features authentic Andean stonework. Three bedrooms; two rooms with two twin-size beds, one room with king size bed, studio loft space, and three bathrooms. Spacious covered terrace, dining room, exterior dining room, interior living room with fireplace and full kitchen.