Bianca Gayoso

Estalagem do Mirante

  • Where:
  • Why:A visit to the biggest contemporary art gallery in the world, Inhotim… an open-air museum and botanical garden.
  • When:August 2013
  • Who:Me and my two best friends.
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Estalagem do Mirante Tons of places to lounge.

Tons of places to lounge.

Estalagem do Mirante The different chalets… we stayed in the highest one!

The different chalets… we stayed in the highest one!

Estalagem do Mirante The entrance to our chalet. To get to your room you kind of “climb” through these rocks (which are actually stairs).

The entrance to our chalet. To get to your room you kind of “climb” through these rocks (which are actually stairs).

Estalagem do Mirante Our bathroom with the reflection of our room through the mirror. You can’t see the shower here – besides being horrible, it had barely any pressure.

Our bathroom with the reflection of our room through the mirror. You can’t see the shower here – besides being horrible, it had barely any pressure.

Estalagem do Mirante The swimming pool and the waterfall – amazing place to chill after a visit to the museum.

The swimming pool and the waterfall – amazing place to chill after a visit to the museum.

Estalagem do Mirante Instead of chilling on the swimming pool deck, we stayed on our veranda drinking wine and enjoying the view.

Instead of chilling on the swimming pool deck, we stayed on our veranda drinking wine and enjoying the view.

Estalagem do Mirante The first thing you see when you walk into Inhotim. Breathtaking!!! A place where you feel, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere. Almost 400 artworks by 80 artists are on display at Inhotim.

The first thing you see when you walk into Inhotim. Breathtaking!!! A place where you feel, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere. Almost 400 artworks by 80 artists are on display at Inhotim.

Estalagem do Mirante Adriana Varejão Pavilion.

Adriana Varejão Pavilion.

Estalagem do Mirante The view from our room during the day.

The view from our room during the day.

Highs & Lows

  • Breathtaking experience to wake up early and see the sun rise in the valley. And at night you see more stars than you can imagine existed.

  • Delicious Brazilian breakfast! Pão de queijo (cheese-balls), a variety of breads, cheeses, cakes, everything!

  • Rooms are pretty big and really comfortable (they all have a very cozy fireplace).

  • The hotel rests upon a mountain so all of the rooms have an amazing view. The chalets (all distant from one another) are built directly over the ground (no leveling was done) so you actually “climb” to the rooms over the rocks, which resemble a stair.

  • They cleaning staff did not clean our room! But they were all very friendly and explained that we didn’t leave the keys in the reception (apparently they only have one key per room).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Romantic inn overlooking a valley.

  • Vibe

    Cozy and romantic refuge from the city life.

  • Location

    In the middle of nowhere! 35km (50 minutes drive) from the Inhotim Museum.

  • Rooms

    16 individual chalets.

  • Music

    Brazilian MPB.

  • Designed By

    Debora Magalhães Gomes

  • Health & Wellness

    Pool with a waterfall but no gym (you don’t need one).

  • Restaurant

    Yes. Outstanding breakfast (I think I gained 10 pounds eating it. I wanted to try everything!!)

  • Bar

    No but they do have a pretty good wine list.

  • Children

    Leave them and go for a romantic getaway.

  • Price

    Reasonable… The cheapest room is around $250.

  • Tel.

    http://www.estalagemdomirante.com.br

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