* Bedding : King-sized or 2 Twin-sized beds with Sealy Posturepedic® state of the art Mattress .... Sleep like a king and queen!
* First floor up from main level. This room has French doors which open to the garden/ pool/fountain, lovely sounds, great natural light, elegant and spacious
* Private area with lounger in front of the pool
* Colonial cantera fireplace w/ Gas heater logs & Ceiling Fan
* Deluxe bath with authentic talavera Mexican tiles. Bathtub & Showe
* Flat screen 32" TV with cable channels
* Solar heated water to conserve the environment
* Gilcrist & Soames Toiletries
* Hairdryer & Robes
* Fresh Roses
* In room safe
Casa (website hidden) has 10 luxurious rooms to choose from.. The intimate, colonial charm and friendly atmosphere that Casa Schuck offers, is complemented by the services, space and amenities that provide the utmost comfort and sophistication. The house, which is minutes from the village jardin and the famous Parrochia cathedral, is the perfect resting spot for travelers spending time in town, and is convenient to horseback riding, hiking in the cactus preserve, soaking in the natural hot springs outside of town, golf, shopping, galleries, and the famous Instituto Allende.
This inn offers the chance to live like a king--or queen--right in the middle of town and enjoy the local cafe and art world culture that has made San Miguel a popular destination for the smart set since the 1960s. You may not want to leave the house much though, as the rooftop deck may beckon, or you might find a cozy spot to relax in the shaded landscaped courtyard or the heated pool.
Easy access from the US and Europe; fly into Bajio de Leon International airport just an hour away and Casa Schuck will have a car waiting to take you into town. Fax and computer service, purified water, and deluxe private bathrooms with deluxe robes and slippers are standard.
Breakfast served in the formal dining room from 8:30am till 10:30am. This inn is perfect for group retreats or special events such as weddings for up to 90 guests. The house comfortably sleeps 20 people. Each room has its own colonial style bathroom with tub, shower and purified water. Private dressing areas with ample closets. Beds are laid with 600 thread count all cotton sheeting's, new Sealy Posturepedic Luxury Quality beds and plump pillows
R E S E R V A T I O N S & C A N C E L L A T I O N S Policies :
A " HOLD " is made for the full amount on the credit card given when creating this reservation. It is NOT a charge, strictly a hold, holding the complete funds which are used by hotels around the world. If you chose to pay by check or cash, then the holding amount upon arrival is removed from the credit card on file. With out this, the reservation is not guaranteed. We believe our cancellation policy is consistent with the other Bed & Breakfasts in San Miguel. We do not want to keep your deposit if you do not stay in our hotel, so, we have tried to make our cancellation policy as clear as possible. Please read our cancellation policy.
* All cancellation must be made by a phone call, and backed up by an email. If you cancel your reservation before 30 days of your arrival date (45 days before arrival date during all holiday seasons) you will not be charged the total amount of your reservation, and will not incur a cancellation fee.
* If you cancel between 30 to 15 days of your arrival date ( 45 to 30 days before arrival date during all holiday seasons ), we will allow you to apply the total amount of stay value less $100.00 cancellation fee towards a future reservation made within 1 year from the cancel date.
* If you cancel 15 days or less ( 30 days or less during all holiday seasons ) there will be no refund whatsoever unless we can fill your complete reservation. In that event, we will be happy to refund your entire amount less a $250 cancellation fee.
* All rates are based on single or double occupancy and include taxes and full gourmet breakfast.
* Tips are not included for the staff in our rates. Common tipping within Mexico is a standard of 10 to 15%.
* Several rooms may accommodate 3 people in which case an additional person fee of US$35 will apply.
H O L I D A Y R E S E R V A T I O N Policies :
* Christmas week & New Years' week, all guest rooms must be booked for a minimum of 5 days and will reflect and extra holiday fee of US$40 per day.
* All Mexican Holidays, Day of the Dead & all "Puentes" must be booked for a minimum of 4 nights
C H I L D R E N & P E T S :
* Casa Schuck is not suitable for pets, but well-behaved children are welcome.
S M O K I N G :
* Smoking is permitted in only some outdoor common areas of the hotel, but not in any bedrooms or common rooms or private terrace
* If you smoke in your room or suite, a US$500 cleaning-fee will be added to your credit card on file.
* Cigars are not permitted.
D I S C O U N T S, S P E C I A L & P R O M O T I O N A L R A T E S and W A L K – I N S:
* Payments must be made by any type of Cash or Personal Check (a valid credit-card must also be on file in the event the check bounces). If you decide upon leaving to pay by AMEX, VISA or MasterCard, will reflect the “RACK RATE” as shown on the website to your final bill
T R A N S P O R T A T I O N : ( * these rates may change at any time * )
If you are flying into: LEON, Guanajuato (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) the fees are as follows:
1 - 3 people, a comfortable Sedan car costs: $75.00 USD each way
1 - 7 people, a spacious Suburban van costs: $100.00 USD each way
If you are flying into: Mexico City (airport code: MEX) the fees are as follows:
1 - 3 people, a comfortable Sedan car costs: $220.00 USD each way
1 - 7 people, a spacious Suburban van costs: $250.00 USD each way
Here is a great check list of items to bring for your pleasant stay in San Miguel
* "EAR PLUGS": Completely necessary if you are even somewhat of a light sleeper as fireworks, church bells, whistles, etc. are all normal everyday noises in Mexico at all hours of the day or night.
* SLEEPING MASK : Always helps you to sleep more deeply and comfortably.
* Comfortable walking shoes": Leave the heels at home. The cobble-stoned streets are a real challenge.
* Lightweight Jacket, Shawl, and or Sweater: It gets very cool in the mountains at night, and into the morning.
* A good hat & sunscreen: A must!
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In the desert highlands of central Mexico there lies a rich history of wealth, culture, art, music,and religion built around centuries of silver mining, regional pottery craft, hand painted ceramic tile production, leather goods manufacturing, desert hot spring spas, a vibrant art community, and a perfect year-round climate. Welcome to San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of central Mexico, a National Historic Monument and bustling international art community located two hundred miles to the north of Mexico City, an ancient cobblestoned town nestled in a valley far away from the hustle of city life.
It was here in this magical place that artists from the world over have assembled and flourished since the mid-20th century, gathered around the internationally known Instituto Allende, an art academy that transformed the region and inspired a bohemian lifestyle in a similar spirit to Santa Fe, Big Sur, Fire Island, and Provincetown, Massachussets. American travel writer Rima Suqi wrote of San Miguel in TRAVEL & LEISURE: "With its cobblestoned streets, colorful 16th- and 17th-century houses, neo-Gothic churches, and hilly terrain, it's no wonder San Miguel de Allende has been luring artists and writers since the 1940's," adding, "In recent years, an infusion of new B&B's, stylish restaurants, and boutiques has given this colonial town a more modern vibe."
Among the early American expatriates who arrived in San Miguel in the 1950s was an energetic couple, Charles and Gladys Schuck from Westport, Connecticut, who were drawn to the region by wanderlust and the siren call of the Mexican desert lifestyle. The Schucks were incredibly active in the burgeoning expatriate community and organized efforts to invest in the building of schools in and around San Miguel for local children, the formation of the library, and reading and language programs to enrich the lives of all who called San Miguel their home.
In 1966 they rescued an Colonial ruin at the corner of Barranca & Hospicio where they rebuilt the statuesque 18th century hacienda that had once stood there. When completed in 1971 Casa Schuck, as they called it, now a stunning 10,000 square foot walled family compound built around a lush central courtyard, became known as one of San Miguel's most elegant and dignified homes.
Gladys and Charles entertained in grand style throughout the late 1960s and 70s, and their daughter's family visited during the winter months, residing in a private guest house inside the compound. In 1977, upon the deaths of both Gladys and Charles, the storied house became one of San Miguel's original bed & breakfasts, and hosted an international clientele who were just then discovering the Mexican highlands, including Princess Lee Radziwill, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Kitty Kallen just to name a few.
Since that time Casa Schuck has built a lasting reputation as one of the best hotels in the area, earning praise from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and The New York Times. American travel writer Mary Trasko may have captured the spirit of service and accommodations best in AUDREY Magazine: "It's as if you are a treasured guest in someone's lovely Mexican hacienda."
Like many of San Miguel's famous Colonial homes, the magical atmosphere that lies behind the massive wooden doors is a secret garden seen only by those invited inside. Just inside the doorway at Casa Schuck you are immersed in a world of bright colors, lush gardens, and the sound of splashing water in the landscaped fountain. Upon further exploration you discover that the house is built on three levels, with a lower level, a garden level, and an upper level, with a rooftop sun deck that overlooks downtown San Miguel and the foot hills in the distance. The scale of the rooms is larger than any other hotel in San Miguel, and guests often say they feel like they are staying in a grand castle. Each bedroom has 12 foot beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and carved French doors, and access to the pool and the sun deck. "I felt like I was staying in a chateau," says New York interior designer Mike Robinson, who comes to San Miguel each year. "It's like you are staying in someone's lovely hacienda," says travel writer Mary Trasko, who fell in love with San Miguel on a trip last year. Among the list of appealing aspects of Casa Schuck is the spacious and quiet atmosphere, with over 5,000 square of gardens, sun decks, balconies, and livingrooms—both indoor and outdoor---to roam around in. "We want guests to feel at home here, and for most people this amount of space instantly relaxes them. Guests find quiet areas in the garden to read, or write in their journals on the patio," says Susan Cordelli Easter , the granddaughter of Gladys and Charles Schuck, who along with her husband Charles Easter (she was married in the courtyard at Casa Schuck in 2001) who are now the managers of the family business for Nancy Schuck Cordelli and Tito Cordelli the owners of Casa Schuck.