Just outside the room is the garden.The shared living area for rooms 1 to 3
Cloud Forest Homestay Machupicchu 2
Cloud Forest Homestay Machupicchu 2

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2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Hi there, we're a homestay option a few hours from machu Picchu and a great place to start or end your journey to the Inca Ruins.

We're open again after a heavy rainy season and have already had some fantastic airbnb guests. We're also almost done with some important renovations....first exciting news HOT SHOWER! Yes, we're excited too. Also, we've got two doubles and a new single room almost finished so we can make repairs on the other buildings.

This room is for 2 people and is private. Normally it has two single beds in it. Outdoor bar, campsite with adobe oven and a grill. Hammocks, two rivers, our farm to explore, roast your own coffee or chocolate. Eat with the family, speak some Spanish and all a few hours walk from Machu Picchu. Package deals for Dinner, bed and breakfast.

We're constantly renovating and upgrading our garden and facilities. Recently we added a new grill up at the main house and we're about to start work on a new toilet block right next to the original guest rooms. The plunge pool still hasn't happened....we'll get there eventually.

A stay with us is a rare and individual experience of Peruvian family life in the countryside where most people make their living from agriculture. We are nestled down by the river in a stunning valley with waterfalls and tributaries winding their way through the tropical vegetation. We have optional workshops such as coffee and cocoa roasting for you to take away some of your own organic presents for friends and family; and there is the chance to take local walks and visit our farm and see how locals experience this landscape.

Essentially, a stay with us is what you want it to be. We may just be a convenient stopping-off point or perhaps a chance for you to experience living in a place cut-off from the main arteries of Peruvian tourism. Whatever your reasons for visiting we're sure you'll love it here.

Guest access

Access to main house, shared common room and bathroom from room. Gardens, dining room, patio and the forest beyond.

Interaction with guests

We are always somewherre near and love to chat but we're equally aware that some people want to relax and just read without being disturbed. We're happy to be as visible or invisible as you want and there's plenty of space if that's what you need. Just let us know :)

Other things to note

We're farmers so sometimes we're not at the house and we don't always have a chance to get to internet to check emails. We have on occasion found people waiting for us at the house after a day on the farm and luckily everyone has been wonderful about it, but we do ask you to make sure you let us know your rough time of arrival so we're there to meet you :)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises

Extra people $35 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

We're a family, we have young children in the house who love to meet our guests and a couple of dogs who are rather friendly. Please feel at home while you're with us. We're non-smokers so if you do smoke could you do it outside away from the house and not in your room. Try to take your shoes off before going inside if you're muddy and other than that enjoy yourself and let us know if there's anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable.


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Charles User Profile
May 2016
Where do I begin? Having spent already a week and a half in Peru, including a visit to Machu Picchu, I will tell you that my stay at YellowRiver was the highlight of my trip! You will meet the friendliest, caring and warmest people ever here at Yellow River. After a long day hiking and traveling, I found myself energized by the fun and warm conversations we had with the family around an incredibly delicious dinner prepared by Svetlana, Andrew's sister in law. I wasn't able to meet Andrew, but was able to meet his wife Tatiana, who despite being exhausted from her day's activities, took the time to chat, exchange stories and spend a few moments with us. The rooms are exactly as they are described in the photos, but they do not do justice - you have to come an experience this for yourself as the soft sounds and tranquility of nature surround you with every moment. The rooms were extremely clean and cozy. The bathroom was uniquely modern and nice. But again spending time with the family, especially with Svetlana and Nathan was so much fun and I truly felt like I had a family in Peru! We were constantly laughing and exchanging stories as we did the tour of the family's farm and during the coffee and cacao workshops. And the home cooked meals - WOW. Svetlana prepared perhaps some of the most amazing food I've had on my entire trip on Peru. The banana pancakes were to die for! And make sure to ask for the honey cacao (URL HIDDEN) will cure all your depression woes away! Spending time at a homestay with great people is really what makes travel worth it. I was disappointed that I was only able to stay for 2 nights, but hoping to visit again soon! Muchas gracias mi familia en Peru!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Thank you very much for your lovely words Charles,we appreciate it and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us,and of course you do have a family in peru,when ever you want to visit again,you will be very welcome in our home and lyn too of course.Thank you again for such a kind comment and hope to see you in your next trip to Peru. Svetlana
May 2016

Yukari User Profile
March 2016
Andrew and his extended family are wonderful people. They went above and beyond my expectation. We had exceptional experience at Yellow river. We loved the homemade cooking, the chatting at the dinner table. We tagged along with Svetlana to see the school, banana field, and the market. We even had a 5 hour walk to the hot springs, and it was worth it :) The garden is beautiful. Weather is very comfortable. Mountains so spectacular. Our kids loved the hammock and cats and dogs. I think heaven must be a place like this! I felt comfortable, safe and relaxed. Excited, and enjoyed the company. Thank you so much for all your service and friendship.

Joe User Profile
February 2016
We were welcomed as soon as we arrived at the door by Andy. We were made to feel at home and part of the family from the time we met. The meals and discussion were immensely enjoyable and the beauty of this hidden gem in the forest is indescribable. If you like peace away from the usual tourist traps and a host family that will take you into their arms as their own, this is the place for you. Not to mention that the food was delightful and that the accommodations were clean and comfortable. I would stay here again.

Hanna User Profile
November 2015
We had a perfect stay. Beautiful house, very nice family. Lovely surrounding. Highly recommend.
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Thanks Hanna, we loved having you and your friend to stay. Thanks so much for finding us and for being such lovely guests. We have had assurances from airbnb that our inability to get to internet quickly enough to respond to guests' messages won't result in us being unpublished from the site which is good news. They can't make exceptions for us but I think at least they have understood we live far from services and this means we may show a low response rate but our ratings and reviews allow us to remain on the site. We're really happy.
November 2015

Mārcis User Profile
January 2015
Such an amazing place! This definitely is a "homestay" because I really felt like a part of a family. This is not a sleep-over, this is much more. If you are booking this - you are booking experience. All the standard things (clean room, comfortable beads, meal etc.) are provided in the way that I even forgot that it could be otherwise. It leads to a feeling that this place is "next level" from ordinary ones. I just returned from my 2-weeks trip to Peru and was asked by my parents: What was your top experience of the Peruvian cuisine? I responded: It was breakfast in prepared by Tatiana. It was provided as a usual breakfast - just a freshly squeezed papaya/passion fruit juice, simple salad from avocados, egg and chicha morada. But this breakfast (all the ingredients) tasted so superb!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Marcis, thanks so much for your comments, we're just so glad you had a good time. We've said it so many times but we get a lot out of having people to stay and our home is always better for sharing it with guests. We thank you for finding us, for choosing us and for sharing your experience with other travellers. Maybe we'll see you in the UK one day.
January 2015

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December 2014
I sadly was not able to join Andrew and his family. My review is thus based solely on my interactions with Andrew via Airbnb and text. Andrew was nice enough to offer me flexibility as I tried to find alternate days to join him at Quellomayo. Getting to that area of the region proved to be more difficult than I expected. From the other reviews, those that make it to Quellomayo seem to think it's worth the transit time!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
So sorry that your plans changed and that you weren't able to join us. We hope that the rest of your trip went smoothly and that you had a great time in Peru.
December 2014

Yuval User Profile
June 2014
We had an amazing stay at Yellow River. Despite only just recovering, Tatiana was a perfect host, cooking up delicious meals, sharing knowledge and stories of the region and showing us how chocolate is made. Only after going to stay in this small relaxing, quiet Homestay, we can understand the amazing reviews. :) All the best in the future, and thank you for everything!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Thanks so much, I'm glad things worked out and you had a good time. The workshops are really popular, I'm glad you got to experience it....we've not done enough to promote them :)
June 2014

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We are now once again taking bookings. Please note that we need a certain amount of advance notice for bookings as communication is not always instant considering our location and the fact that our family jointly runs everything from Peru, to France and even the UK.

Hi I'm the co-owner of Yellow River. Our family home is open to all visitors, my wife is Peruvian and her family has farmed these valleys for generations. We grow coffee, chocolate and a lot of fruit so the food is amazing and you'll not believe how green everything is. The price of your room here on airbnb includes a delicious home-cooked dinner and an equally delicious breakfast.

We have 3 listings with different bed configurations, all of which share a bathroom. We're not your typical tourist hotel. We are on the way to Machu Picchu and more and more tourists are avoiding the crowds and the trains and doing it themselves. Get there in style, relax, experience the real Peru that the majority of people never get to see. I love this area because the pace of life is slower, the landscape is awe-inspiring and every day brings something new. I had never tried coffee before living in Peru and I ended up growing it!

We had no internet before February 2016 but now have access to a reasonable phone signal and a basic internet connection for responding to guests. We have had an amazing time with our airbnb guests, it seems to be a community of lovely, friendly travellers. The family looks forward to meeting you.

From June 2016 it was my wife's sister Svetlana who received our guests for a while as we returned to the UK with our daughter. Since then, things have changed again and now it is just Olga and Angel, my parents-in-law who meet our guests and who will help you to your room. Emory, Tatiana's sister is also usually on hand to help out. We have always taken a lot of pride in giving time to our guests and talking with them about life in this pretty valley. It was with great sadness that we had to return to the UK. However, guests can still come and stay, experience the magic of this place and take a break from the crowds. Whilst we won't be there to enjoy it with you, our home is yours to enjoy, with Tatiana's parents offering excellent home-cooked meals and you're always welcome to go and see the farm at any time. We've become a more classic airbnb host and less hands-on, but we hope you still check us out and get to see what we have to offer.

Please note, whilst we are near Machu Picchu it is hard to do a day trip from us to the ruins. We recommend people stay with us before or after their visit to Machu Picchu to avoid an unnecessary rush or tiring day of travel and walking. It's best to spend the night in Aguas Calientes before your day at the ruins so you can get up early and be one of the first through the gates. We love airbnb and hope you find the time to visit the family here at Yellow River Quellomayo.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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