Hacienda de las Mariposas: a mountain resort & spa with a little extra…
Pátzcuaro is a lovely 16th-century city of whitewashed houses, arches and hills and has the feel of a place where time has stopped. Situated above Pátzcuaro at the foot of the Sierra Madres is the wonderful, recently remodeled Hacienda de las Mariposas, a boutique resort and spa surrounded by twenty acres of pine forest and fruit tree groves, orchard, and wild flower meadows.
The brainchild of Rene and his wife, Shelley, the on-site owners have gone to great lengths to create their own dream hotel, combining fine cuisine with five-star service in beautiful surroundings. Now in its sixth year, the resort and spa has earned a coveted five-plus star rating from the newly reactivated Mexico Ministry of Tourism, the highest possible rating. The ten-room hacienda boasts clean, comfortable beds, private baths, some separate cottages, country walks, horses to ride on the old dirt Camino Real still used by Indians and their mules, a gym and beauty treatments and massage in the Hacienda Resort & Spa.
A traditional Mexican buffet breakfast is included in your room and gourmet cuisine in Restaurant Colibrí. The exquisite property offers guests a chance to experience the rich cultural and environmental side of México with eco-adventure travel, and master artisan and gastronomic tours of the Purépecha region. As soon as you step foot inside you’ll feel at home with the rustic furniture, antiques, ceramic tiles and a water fountains and the extraordinarily friendly staff who only add to the charm. And, as soon as you step outside you’ll experience the crystal-clear blue-sky days and cozy, cool nights that invite one and all to experience all that this slice of heaven has to offer. Worthy of noting is that each room comes with it’s own filtered water station and that arrangements can be made for arrival/departures at the international airport in Morelia.
Rooms start at $100 per night.
For more information, visit: www.haciendamariposas.com