Ashley Wick

Rancho Pescadero

  • Where:
  • Why:We had a week to kill in between two weddings in Mexico and it seemed
    like our kind of place.
  • When:May 2013
  • Who:Me and my man.
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Rancho Pescadero Comfortable bed, check. Ipod dock/speaker, check. Fan, check. Lanterns and candles, bonus point.

Comfortable bed, check. Ipod dock/speaker, check. Fan, check. Lanterns and candles, bonus point.

Rancho Pescadero Clever in-room ‘necessities.’

Clever in-room ‘necessities.’

Rancho Pescadero At dusk, the hotel glows in the foreground of a dramatic, mountainous landscape.

At dusk, the hotel glows in the foreground of a dramatic, mountainous landscape.

Rancho Pescadero The brick colored adobe suites with thatched roofs have a residential feel and are spacious and quiet. Think Spanish Colonial meets Santa Fe.

The brick colored adobe suites with thatched roofs have a residential feel and are spacious and quiet. Think Spanish Colonial meets Santa Fe.

Rancho Pescadero Lounge chairs in the pool - genius.

Lounge chairs in the pool - genius.

Rancho Pescadero Balinese-style beach beds with individual fire pits – pretty much where you want to be day or night, especially when the sun sets.

Balinese-style beach beds with individual fire pits – pretty much where you want to be day or night, especially when the sun sets.

Rancho Pescadero The hotel has mastered the art of indoor/outdoor living. Here: the deck off our room where we had breakfast delivered in the morning.

The hotel has mastered the art of indoor/outdoor living. Here: the deck off our room where we had breakfast delivered in the morning.

Rancho Pescadero Sweeping views of the palm grove and the Pacific from our deck.

Sweeping views of the palm grove and the Pacific from our deck.

Rancho Pescadero A more secluded pool next to a grand palapa, which doubles as a bar and event space.

A more secluded pool next to a grand palapa, which doubles as a bar and event space.

Rancho Pescadero The open-air restaurant helmed by Chef Bueno (I kid you not) serves healthy food from organic produce harvested in their own garden and some tasty fish tacos.

The open-air restaurant helmed by Chef Bueno (I kid you not) serves healthy food from organic produce harvested in their own garden and some tasty fish tacos.

Rancho Pescadero The fire pit is a great addition and the perfect spot to curl up with a cocktail after dinner.

The fire pit is a great addition and the perfect spot to curl up with a cocktail after dinner.

Rancho Pescadero A secret-garden-worthy entrance that led down a snaking path to our room.

A secret-garden-worthy entrance that led down a snaking path to our room.

Rancho Pescadero The beach is wide, stretches for an eternity and is almost always vacant. You can walk for miles!

The beach is wide, stretches for an eternity and is almost always vacant. You can walk for miles!

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel is artfully landscaped and promotes privacy. There are plenty of places you can retreat to for a dip, to lounge in the sun, or star gaze…

  • Attention to detail; the hotel has anticipated your every need at the pool – from complimentary sunblock, straw hats and cucumber infused water on tap.

  • It is muy romantic. Don't bring your brother.

  • The rip tides are particularly strong near the hotel and it is not always safe to swim in the ocean.

  • The hotel offers a myriad of activities, but I wish there was more than one yoga class per day.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Baja Boho Chic.

  • Location

    Off the beaten (dusty) path by the beach. A short 15 minute drive from the historic town of Todo Santos.

  • Rooms

    28 rooms

  • Music

    The music by the main pool is streamed Sirius radio. At times, it left something to be desired, but otherwise the hotel is quiet and serene.

  • Year Opened

    November 2009.

  • Designed By

    The owner, Lisa Harper.

  • Health & Wellness

    Two pools, a jacuzzi, a rustic beachside cabana dedicated to spa treatments, fire pit, and a separate yoga studio are the hotel’s main amenities.

  • Restaurant

    Yes. There is one menu whether you dine by the restaurant or the pool.

  • Bar

    Yes. Try their oak-cask aged Tequila.

  • Children

    Sorry kids, you have to be 18 or older.

  • Price

    Pricey for Mexico but worth every peso.

  • Website

    http://www.ranchopescadero.com

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