Molly McCorkle

Quinta da Corte

www.byerscollective.com
  • Where:Douro Valley, Portugal
  • Why:Annual girls getaway.
  • When:June 2019
  • Who:Me + my gal pal.
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Welcome to Quinta da Corte...a two hundred year old winery turned boutique B&B.

Cute, huh?

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The hotel is made up of only eight perfectly appointed guestrooms. Pro tip: for a bit more privacy, request a room in the adjoining building.

I love how European hotels aren't scared of a linen bedding situation.

And branding them too. Thought about taking these for my friend and queen, Clair.

The brilliance of Pierre Yovanovitch bringing a comfortable mix of old and new.

Burnt orange...an unexpected color choice, but I like.

No shortage of cozy spots to make yourself at home in.

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Custom ceramics commissioned for the hotel...they really need a little boutique where you can buy these cuties.

Perfection.

Poolside essentials emblazoned with the hotel logo. Love a good branded moment.

Where the wine flows like water. But the water is pretty good too.

Vineyard vines vibes.

If we must...

Highs & Lows

  • I’ve always admired the work of Pierre Yovanovitch, so the opportunity to stay in one of his masterpieces was a real treat. The interiors are charming without feeling stuffy or over-designed.

  • The views are unparalleled. So much so that we opted to skip exploring the area in favor of hanging by the pool all day to take it all in.

  • This is a working vineyard and you truly feel like you’re nestled amongst the vines - particularly on the stroll to the pool.

  • I’m not a huge fan of Portuguese wines (should’ve figure that out before heading to the wine country) - but not to worry, Quinta da Corte is stocked with french rose’s as well. Check check.

  • The hotel is located at the very tippy top of a mountain so it’s a harrowing journey up (and down). But worth it once you arrive.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Winery turned B&B.

  • Vibe

    A Douro design delicacy.

  • Location

    In Portugal's wine country, the Douro Valley.

  • Rooms

    8

  • Purposeful Practices

    Glass bottles of water by the bed!

  • Music

    Nope. This is the kind of place where a whisper feels more appropriate.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    The ever-so-talented Pierre Yovanovitch.

  • Pool/Gym

    No gym...but a breathtaking infinity pool overlooking the valley.

  • Restaurant

    The restaurant in the main house serves three meals a day...all farm fresh, of course.

  • Bar

    No bar, but wine is available anywhere and everywhere on the property. This is a winery after all.

  • Minibar

    Nope.

  • Pet Friendly

    Nah.

  • Children

    Definitely for the big kids only.

  • Price

    Not too bad!

Stop on your way to the hotel for a gourmet lunch at DOC.

DOC

Cais da Folgosa, Estrada Nacional 222, 5110-214 Folgosa, Portugal

Stop on your way to the hotel for a gourmet lunch at DOC.

Quinta da Corte

QUINTA DA CÔRTE - 5120-491 VALENCA DO DOURO - PORTUGAL

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