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 (email hidden)rst 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 a double bed in it. Other facilities: 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.
We had had a very nice time at quellomayo.
Food was the best we eat on our selve organized trip through south peru.
Tatjana herself showed us the farm, she was explaining everything and we could ask everything we want to know.
She gives us a lot of background information about Macchu Picchu and about the railway, enviroment of sacred valley and rio urubamba.
Thanks a lot for this two days, we will never forget you.
bertram and family
Tatiana and her family are amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this to anyone seeking an adventure. We flew into Cusco early morning and made our way to Santa Lorena St where we took a minibus to Santa Maria. The ride from Cusco to Santa Maria is amazing in itself -- a rushing river, a huge gorge, and a winding road up the mountain side. Sharing the minibus with the locals is part of this amazing experience!
From Santa Maria, we took a 30 minute taxi ride to Quellomayo. We would recommend asking the driver to take you to the front door as the hike down is quite long and if you are unfamiliar, it may be daunting. We spent the evening enjoying the company of Andrew, Tatiana, Maya, Nathan, Nathan's mom, and Tatiana's parents. The next day, we hiked out to a lookout point. We would highly recommend this; the hike to the peak takes about an hour and a half, but the view is spectacular. If you continue on this trail, it actually takes you along the edge of the mountain pass back to Santa Maria. We again enjoyed a wonderful evening with the family. The next day, Tatiana drew us a map to get from Quellomayo to Santa Teresa. This hike is beautiful!! and also highly recommended. The hike goes through various terrains through the forest, over bridges, along mountainsides and over land slides and ends at a hot springs. We would take a collectivo for the last leg of our walk from the hot springs into Santa Teresa as recommended by Tatiana as it is just a dry and dusty road. From Santa Teresa, we bought tickets for the train in Hidroelectrica and relaxed the rest of the way into Aquas Caliente.
This was the perfect way to start our trip. Richie and I have never had such an amazing experience -- the hikes and views have been spectacular!
I had a fabulous time here at the beginning of my journey around Peru! I stayed for 3 nights, hiked to Machu Picchu, then hiked back to the farm the following day before heading to Cusco, then on to the Amazon Jungle.
I took a beautiful hike up to the lookout point over the farm, Tatiana filled me in on the current local and Peruvian politics and Maya, their daughter was a sweetheart! I did a cacao roasting course-very interesting!
Andrew, before my arrival, answered countless questions about how to navigate the area and arrive at the farm. Think of getting & leaving there as an adventure and leave yourself PLENTY of time… everything takes longer than you think it will so if you need to be back in Cusco or anywhere at a certain time, give yourself a few hours of wiggle room.
On my 4th day, I hiked to Machu Picchu from Hydroelectric and Tatiana drew me a very helpful map--this is an incredibly beautiful 2 hour hike and this alone is worth coming this route for your Machu Picchu visit! Because of torrential rain and landslides the night before, it took about 3 hours to get to Hydroelectric but it normally only takes 1-2 hrs. It was an exciting adventure driving through rivers that had overflowed the night before!
Leaving the farm to head back to Cusco at the end of my stay was hilarious and took about an hour just to get to the main road since a local inspector had come down the long descending driveway leading to the farm(which is only wide enough for one car)and the guy didn’t know how to back up his truck to a point where we could pass each other! It was like a comedy film! Fortunately, I wasn't in a hurry to get anywhere!:-)
The new building at the farm is great, btw - it has 3 luminous and spacious bedrooms which all share one bathroom that's right inside the building. Having the bathroom indoors is Oh so nice if you have to get up in the middle of the night to use the facilities!
The other 2 bedrooms, which I stayed in during my final night, are in another building attached to the neighbour's, about 100 feet from a second shared outdoor bathroom (not a big deal to walk to in the middle of the night...unless it's pouring rain which it was the night I was in that room! lol. Just don't drink any water before you go to bed!)
The shared outdoor bathroom has hot water and can also be used by the guests in the new building if they don't want to take a cold shower (if you wait until it warms up after 11 am, the cold water is fine and they may get hot water out there again at some point.)
The farm itself and the entire valley are breathtakingly beautiful.
It was the perfect start to my one month stay in Peru!
Leanne, thanks so much for staying with us.... glad you enjoyed everything. I'm pleased to say that our hot shower has now been fixed in the new building so both now have hot water! Thanks for your understanding while you were with us, we loved having you to stay with us.
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