Cloud Forest Homestay Machupicchu 4

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Yellow River, Quellomayo, Peru

Our lush, tropical family home in Peru's cloud forest is a few hours walk from Machu Picchu. We're organic Coffee farmers and offer a slice of the real Peru to those not wishing to follow the traditional tourist trails.

Your host, Andrew
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Our lush, tropical family home in Peru's cloud forest is a few hours walk from Machu Picchu. We're organic Coffee farmers and offer a slice of the real Peru to those not wishing to follow the traditional tourist trails.

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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 (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 used to be shared but it now just for 2 people and is private. Normally it has a double bed in it but if you're not sharing with that special person then we have other rooms available. 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $165 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • My friend and I stayed with Tatiana for a couple of days and had a wonderful time. She was an amazing host and cook. The place is awesome and is perfect for relaxing and hiking.
    Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to meet Andrew because we were there during the week. Maybe next time. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

    May 2014
    Response from Andrew:

    Guys, Tatiana had a great time with you both, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you. Let's hope we get another chance in the future. Take care

    May 2014
  • We had an amazing experience with Andrew, Tatiana, Angel, Maya and Tyson. We highly recommend making yellow river a destination in Peru, it will definitely be a life altering experience!

    May 2014
    Response from Andrew:

    Thanks guys, we also enjoyed meeting you both. Thanks for finding us :) have a great trip home.

    May 2014
  • My best friend and I just finished travelling in South America for 9 weeks, and I must say that Yellow River was a highlight of our trip. The entire family was so welcoming, and was happy to have us.
    We arrived after visiting Machu Picchu, taking the train from Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectrica, collectivo to Santa Theresa, and again to the footpath of Quellomayo. The instructions Andrew lays out on his website is extremely helpful and straight forward.
    Our room was comfortable, and all areas were very well kept and clean.
    It was really nice to be able to unplug, and leave technology behind, and take in all the beautiful nature that surrounded us - and play around with their 6 year old daughter who's a ball of energy!
    Tatiana prepared meals for us, and they were all absolutely delicious.
    We thoroughly enjoyed learning how to roast our own cacao and coffee, and we got a tour of their farm which was great. We learned so much on our two night stay with the family, and that was really refreshing and exciting.
    The small town is Peru's best kept secret, but I would recommend this homestay to everyone I know. The family and environment that surrounded us was absolutely wonderful. So happy we stumbled across this posting while planning our trip months and months ago, it was a great place to stay.

    April 2014
    Response from Andrew:

    The pleasure was ours in having you guys to stay. Honestly we've never had a bad airbnb guest and we're delighted you had a good time with us, we enjoyed having you. We wish you all the best on your return home and maybe one day we'll be in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the airbnb community.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Quellomayo was the best part of our trip to Peru. Unfortunately Andrew was not at the farm during our stay but we were very happy to meet him and his daughter in Cusco at the end of our trip for dinner with his wife Tatianna. Tatianna who hosted us during our stay along with her father Angel made us feel like part of the family. Tyson the dog readily accepted us too. Our room was very sweet, and the grounds are so magical and alive. Nearly everything we cooked in the great kitchen under the direction of Tatianna came from the farm - coffee, cacao, fruits, vegetables and eggs - all grown and prepared with wisdom and love. We especially loved seeing the sacred valley with the stories and information from Tatianna. Our trip to the thermal baths at Cocalmayo was incredible. I can not more highly recommend this guesthouse and this experience. This place is reason enough to take a trip to Peru. You can easily visit the farm before a trip to Machu Picchu, after a trip to Machu Picchu, or Tatianna and Andrew can help prepare a trip for you to visit Machu Picchu by way of the Inca trail for a night during the course of your stay there. We can't wait to come back and see how the newly arrived pineapples are doing! Thank you both for such a wonderful stay. Looking forward to hosting you when you come to NYC!

    April 2014
    Response from Andrew:

    You're too kind...... it was a pleasure having you at the house, glad we got the chance to meet. NYC is definitely a 'top of the list' spot for any future holidays.

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Andrew and Tatiana at Yellow River Lodge was by far the highlight of our time in Peru. The accommodations were comfortable and modern, all without losing the organic feeling of being on a farm in the middle of the Andes. The food was amazing, the surroundings beautiful, and our hosts were gracious and attentive. Most importantly, we were able to not only relax and take in the scenery, but also learn so much about the farm and the community where it exists. From hiking through the acres of farmland to roasting fresh coffee, our visit went above and beyond a simple home stay.

    Overall, we would highly recommend to anyone looking to experience a side of Peru that so many visitors are sadly missing. Mach Picchu is impressive, the Nazca Lines are mysterious, but to to really feel the spirit of this beautiful country you have to take a detour off the beaten path.

    March 2014
    Response from Andrew:

    We loved having you guys. Our greatest problem now is figuring out how to get over to see you again in your part of the world.

    March 2014
  • Yellow River is an oasis of calm and relaxation. We arrived there after the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu and were very happy to get a rest of the busy, touristy places.
    The welcoming of the family made us feel home immediately. It is a nice and very interesting family.
    Our conversations switched from Spanish, English to even French. As Andrew speaks also French!
    We stayed only one night, but left wit the feeling that we had holidays of a week.
    Merci pour ce séjour ! Gracias por todo !

    December 2013
  • Quellomayo is a wonderful place to stay, with lush tropical gardens, interesting and friendly people and hammocks next to the river. (If you're coming once the rain has started, don't forget the insect repellent.) The hospitality of the family is very special, the food is good and the animals are also enthusiastically welcoming.

    It's possible to learn all sorts of fascinating things about life in their corner of Peru by sitting and talking (and eating) or going on walks to their farm and meeting people with Tatiana. There are several lovely walks to do without a guide, using Yellow River as a base. I feel very lucky to have stayed (website hidden): the hot water was still erratic but that's part of the charm.

    October 2013
  • Absolutely, hands-down, amazing hostel/homestay experience! This is a backdoor to Machu Picchu gem. We arrived to Yellow River by car (taxi) from Ollantaytambo. The views along the route were spectacular. It took about 3 hours to reach Quellomayo. Andrew and Tatiana were incredible hosts from start to finish. The accommodations were perfect...comfy bed, hot shower, and a nice porch for relaxing. Breakfast and dinner are provided, and were some of the best meals I've had in Peru (I've been here for 5 months). Andy took us to their farm, told us about the area, let us cut down a banana tree, and then led us up the nearby Inca trail for amazing views of the valley. Tatiana also led us to the river where there is a hot spring. They were a wealth of knowledge and we really enjoyed spending time with their family, relaxing, and learning about their way of life. Also, Tatiana's father is so sweet. This stay is highly recommended for the person who is adventurous and/or looking for a homestay experience in a beautiful, quiet, and relaxing setting.

    At the end of our stay, Tatiana drew us a map, that led us to Santa Teresa. It was so easy to find and stay on the trail (2 hours). From the Santa Teresa hot springs we found a taxi into town and then another taxi to Hidroelectrica. We walked the trail/train tracks to Aguas Calientes from there (3 hours).

    October 2013
  • It was lovely staying with Andrew and Tatianna, they were so welcoming and open. It was really interesting learning about their life and the home-cooked, Peruvian food was delicious. We loved learning how to roast coffee beans and cacao. An excellent experience and we'd love to visit again!

    September 2013
  • Very cosy homstay in a quite area. We felt very very welcomed into the familys home and enjoyed the great breakfasts and dinners. The suroundings are beautiful and this place was exactly what we needed to relax a few days after busy days in and around MP.

    September 2013
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John Beddoes School, University of Sussex
Yellow River Hostel, Restaurant, Camp Site and Organic Coffee Farm
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. We have 5 listings with different bed configurations so check them all out. We are on the way to Machu Picchu and more and more tourists are avoiding the crowds on 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 where we live 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 now I grow it! Life is good. We have no internet or phone signal where we are so we prefer direct contact with guests before they submit reservation requests as we often don't get to them in time to accept them. We have had an amazing time with our airbnb guests, it seems to be a community of lovely, friendly travellers. We look forward to meeting you.
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