The accommodation is divided into three levels, individual cottages, combined cottages and a super-luxury Presidential Suite. Traditional adobe exteriors combine with spacious luxury interiors designed to incorporate local materials and décor, with heavy wooden doors and shutters adding to the rural ambience. Glass-roofed en-suite bathrooms with luxury fittings, separate living, sleeping and dining areas with underfloor heating and open fireplaces, private terraces with heated plunge pool and lovely valley views give a romantic holiday heaven on earth surrounded by natural beauty.
Casita del Colca’s restaurant is open from early to late, serving the unique dishes of Peru as well as fine international cuisine. An extensive buffet breakfast, lunches offering four courses with wine and a chef-detailed a la carte menu for evening dining are all provided. Andean cuisine is a delicious combination of peasant food and unusual ingredients, with the dishes using locally-sourced, ultra-fresh vegetables and fruits, many of which are grown in the resort’s gardens. International choices are varied and include pasta dishes and fusion recipes combining the best of both gastronomic worlds. Dining on the terrace in the warmer months is a unique treat for the superb views and the chance of spotting one of the magnificent Andean condors known to live in the area.
Leisure activities here concentrate on ecotourism, with options including horse riding, cycling, fishing and expeditions to the ColcaCanyon. The condors make their nests in the crags, and hunt within the canyon itself, and viewing their three-metre wingspans as they soar and plunge is the experience of a lifetime.
Nighttime is stunning here, with the clear air revealing more stars than you could imagine. The resort’s luxury spa offers ancient Inca herbal therapies using home-grown organic herbs to relax and heal. A variety of treatments is available, both for health and beauty, a sauna and outdoor heated swimming pool completes this unusual luxury package.