All rooms make the most of their setting, with gorgeous views over the valley showcased by outdoor terraces. Although you can expect exposed beams and colonial-style wardrobes, pima cotton towels, WiFi and iPads bring things into the 21st century. For some extra space, look to the luxury stand-alone casitas, whose private patios offer the best views. The suite options even come with baby alpaca blanket and a complimentary bottle of pisco.
As mentioned in introduction, the restaurant sources its produce from the lodge’s 10-acre organic farm. Here, guests are invited to pick their own quinoa and medicinal herbs, with farming techniques remaining unchanged over the centuries. Think oxen and traditional hand-made tools. The end result? Delightfully wholesome Andean cuisine, paired with South American wines at the bar.
Like the restaurant, the lodge’s spa is fully informed by the local produce, with treatments using only fully natural products. And, alongside the facials and hot-stone massages, there’s a plunge pool and dry sauna. It’s all ideal for resting up after your day’s exertions, with a full array of active options available. There’s everything from trekking and rafting to mountain biking and horseback rides. Don’t also miss out on the nearby Incan ruins and colonial towns, along with the aforementioned complimentary excursions.