Georgia Hopkins

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort

  • Where:
  • Why:Quick getaway from LA.
  • When:October 2014.
  • Who:My Canadian roadtripping companion.
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Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Smiles that go the distance. The kindness and hospitality of the staff here was our favorite thing.

Smiles that go the distance. The kindness and hospitality of the staff here was our favorite thing.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Rocky outlook.

Rocky outlook.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Siesta here.

Siesta here.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Drama.

Drama.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Breathtaking views from the eco-villa.

Breathtaking views from the eco-villa.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Poolside.

Poolside.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Magic Hour.

Magic Hour.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort The entry.

The entry.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort At one with the rocks

At one with the rocks

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Eco-lofts scatter the ridge of the valley.

Eco-lofts scatter the ridge of the valley.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Dramatic landscapes.

Dramatic landscapes.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Daily ritual.

Daily ritual.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort The sun goes down over the valley.

The sun goes down over the valley.

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Encuentro’s eco-lofts sit high above the clouds, with breathtaking views over the Guadalupe Valley.

Encuentro’s eco-lofts sit high above the clouds, with breathtaking views over the Guadalupe Valley.

Highs & Lows

  • Innovative architecture and impactful interior design.

  • Admirable design philosophy: to not interfere directly with the land and to respect nature in every possible way.

  • Impressive eco credentials: sustainable eco-lofts built using wood and Corten stell, which changes color, hence allowing the structures to blend seamlessly into the surrounds. Eco-lofts were elevated into place, to avoid contact with the soil, hence protecting natural surrounds.

  • Staff: support local villages and communities by only hiring local staff.

  • Service: the most genuinely warm and friendly service we have ever encountered anywhere.

  • Proximity to Michelin star restaurants.

  • Too many amazing places nearby to visit, too little time.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    “Anti-resort:” eco-design meets wine country luxe.

  • Vibe

    Friendly, eco-conscious design and nature-driven vibes.

  • Location

    Off the grid if you want it to be…but also close enough to endless wining and dining opportunities, if you are in the mood.

  • Rooms

    20 freestanding eco-lofts, 1 residential eco-villa.

  • Music

    Yes. Perfect background tunes.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Graciastudio

  • Health & Wellness

    Pool, yes. Gym, no.

  • Restaurant

    Yes - Origen.

  • Bar

    Yes. Lobby bar, pool bar, and wine cellar/tasting room.

  • Minibar

    Yes. A lovely little curated offering. Nuts and olives and wine and crackers. All local.

  • Children

    Leave them behind. It’s a couples thing (or big group – rent out the whole place!).

  • Price

    Totally worth it.

  • Tel.

    http://www.grupoencuentro.com.mx

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Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort

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