About this listing
All bookings include half board. This is a bright and fresh room with views over the forest and has internal access to the shared living area and bathroom. The basic configuration is a double bed. We are a local coffee farming family.
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.
Room 4 is for 1 or 2 people (couple) and is private. It has a double bed in it but if you're not sharing with that special person then we have other rooms available. This room is a little cheaper than the others as it doesn't have a window, but all of our guests spend most of their time outdoors so we hope you also enjoy your stay. The bathroom for this room and room 5 (our triple) is next to the main house and has a hot shower, it's not far at all and sits under an orange tree.
Most people spend their time exploring. 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. The price of your room includes Dinner, bed and breakfast. We have optional coffee and chocolate roasting workshops for those who are interested.
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.
The main house, the patio areas, the gardens, the kitchen. We're an open house really, we hope you feel comfortable during your stay with us.
Interaction with guests
We live here too so we're around to help you out if you wish but we won't impose if you feel like doing your own thing. We eat with our guests and often end up in the kitchen before meals are ready talking. We love meeting our guests and finding out about their lives but we would always respect your privacy if you just wanted to relax on your own.
My wife was born in this town and it has undergone some huge changes in the past few decades. Floods have destroyed most of the town, leaving only our area and a few houses. The old town lies on the cliffs above the river and it's an interesting walk down by the shore. The family has lived and farmed here for generations so there's a lot of local knowledge and we're happy to share what we know with our guests.
We're remote but if you walk up to the main road (10 minutes) you can catch a taxi to either Santa Maria or Santa Teresa. There's a fantastic walk along the river to the hot springs at cocalmayo (90 minutes) which can be done May - November.
Other things to note
We're not a hotel, our accommodation is comfortable and unique and we're surrounded by the forest and wildlife. There are dogs, chickens, ducks and other livestock in and around the village and there is only one tiny shop. A stay with us is definitely to escape the crowds and unplug for a while.
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 are 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.
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 and bathroom configurations so check them all out to see which best suits you. 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 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 had no internet before February 2016 but now have a reasonable phone signal (movistar is the provider) 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. We look forward to meeting you.
From June 2016 it will be my wife's sister Svetlana who receives our guests as we take a break in the UK with our daughter. Svetlana is awesome, an amazing cook and speaks both English and a little Dutch (she worked for a year with a Dutch pop star). We are so lucky to have family be able to take over for us and we know that everything is safe in her hands. I will still be involved in reservations so if you have any questions fire away.
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 to meet you soon here at Yellow River Quellomayo.