“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself:” - Maya Angelou
Welcome to your home away from home. Relax, as you sit atop our handmade eucalyptus benches listening to the running waters of the Inkan aqueducts beneath you while you marvel at the stunning view of the ancient Inkan monuments. The location of our Casa is ideally situated on a cobblestone pedestrian street in the “old town” section of Ollantaytambo, just 5 minutes from the Plaza and all attractions. In the morning after checking your email for we have WiFi throughout the house, enjoy a tasty breakfast of eggs, fresh warm rolls and local organic jams. During the day, we’d be happy to help you organize unique excursions to amazing local sites that are off the beaten path. In the evening, enjoy a cup of warm tea from our kitchen, watch a DVD in our cozy living room or gaze at the stars from our rooftop nook. Finally retire to our beautiful and traditional Quechua (Inkan) handcrafted beds with high quality mattresses for a good night’s sleep. Once you’ve stayed with us you will know why we are called Casa de Wow!!!
Tayta Family Room…. Tayta is quechua for ancestors. This room has high vaulted ceilings with sky lights for a bright airy feel and a window with a view of the Temple of the Condor. It has an extra incredible “Wow made” tree frame bunk bed with a double bed as the bottom bunk and a single bed as the top bunk. Both beds have high quality mattresses and wool blankets for warmth and natural comfort. This room uses shared bath which has gas-fed 24 hour hot water shower.
Once considered an afternoon stop-over on the way to MachuPicchu, more and more visitors are deciding to make Ollantaytambo the primary destination from whence they can experience the Sacred Valley and all it has to offer. In contrast to Cuzco, the small village atmosphere, lower altitude and easy access to incredible hikes has prompted many of our guests to feel more comfortable here and thus extend their stay. Ollantaytambo is called “the last living Inka village” as it has been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. It was the town for the Inkan Nobility and High Priests and once you are here it is hard not to notice the magic. So come walk the streets of gigantic jigsaw stonework or try some chichi (Inka Beer- fermented corn) with the indigenous people who are the direct descendents of the Inkas. Let us introduce you to some of these wonderful local people who can guide you into their world, provide cultural connection within traditional communities where tourist seldom venture and lead you on stunning treks through the natural wonder.
We really enjoyed staying at Casa de Wow and in quaint Ollantaytambo. I HIGHLY recommend a stop here. The home was amazing, clean, convenient and really Peruvian. My husband and I stayed in the "matrimony room," and we loved our experience/town so much that we booked an extra day. Our hosts were amazing as well and even made us their own version of Coca tea. I also recommend taking a collectivo while driving between towns at some point. What an adventure!
Casa de wow was an unexpectedly great find. The hostel is very lovely and artsy. It reminded us on a treehouse. The view from the roof and our room was spectacular. We just stared at the ancient ruins and watched the light change.
The room was very beautiful and airy. Great location as well. It's only a few minutes walk away from the main square and the Ollantaytambo ruins. The hosts were very sweet and kind people. This place was the most expensive place we stayed at during our trip as we were two college students traveling on a budget but our splurge was well worth it. We wanted to stay longer as well but there were other towns and cities to visit. Would definitely recommend anyone staying in this town to stay here.
Es una casa muy acogedora en una situación bellísima y especial a lo largo de aguas yiedras incaicas llevada por bellas personas y uno comparte la mesa del desayuno con viajantes y sus aventuras