5.0
Excellent 96 Reviews
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What We Love

  • This rate includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, cooking lessons, horseback rides and more
  • Historic adobe structure with a storied past
  • All of the suites have living rooms; Premium and Special Category suites come with private terraces
  • Gourmet, vegetarian-friendly meals from the traditional kitchen
  • Candlelit spa offers professional treatments
  • The hacienda is deeply involved in helping the local community

What To Know

  • There's a two-night minimum stay
  • This is a secluded spot, 30 minutes from San Miguel de Allende and four hours northwest of Mexico City
  • Ideal for couples or small families
  • All rooms have private en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and WiFi
  • The property offers art and wellness workshops throughout the year (for a fee)

Amenities

  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

I stepped through the 20-foot carved doors of Haciendas Las Trancas into a beautiful Spanish courtyard (think traditional adobe arches, a gurgling fountain, gently swaying hammocks) and was instantly impressed by a sense of history. Dating back to the mid-1500s, the property is situated midway between San Miguel and Guanajuato and has, at times, served as a fort, a storage place for silver from nearby mines, and the heart of a million-acre ranch. (And, yes, Pancho Villa slept here.)

Today, the property consists of just 11 expansive suites, all of which have a separate living area. Many also have a private terrace that looks out at the Sierra Madres. I felt as if I was on the set of a historical telenovela, thanks to my suite’s white canopy bed (fitted with 1,000-thread-count sheets), arched brick ceiling, antique crucifixes and wood furniture, and its downstairs bathroom punctuated by pillars and a stone tub.

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There’s always something spicy bubbling in the stone-floored kitchen, which is open to curious guests who want to look around or even take a cooking class that incorporates freshly picked vegetables from the organic garden to prepare dishes like sopa de champinones (soup with grilled mushroom, chayote and cactus). The adjoining dining room houses a rustic 16-seat table, and it’s lined with glass cabinets stocked with a selection of liquor.

This is a blissfully secluded place, but there’s a lot to do. The property offers an ever-changing roster of workshops that includes everything from watercolor painting and photography to yoga and wellness. Stables flank the back courtyard, which has sweeping views of central Mexico’s dry upcountry. For the more adventurous, the property operates twice-daily excursions for riders of all skill levels, making it possible to gallop through the countryside in the burnt-orange afternoon.

How to Get There

Hacienda Las Trancas
Plaza Tres Estrellas
Trancas, undefined Mexico

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 96 Reviews
Wonderful week!
Heidi F

Great place! Highly recommend! The service was exceptional; the food outstanding; the grounds neat and tidy; the staff very accommodating and friendly and willing to go above and beyond; the hot stone massage wonderful; and the horses easy to ride. We left the windows and doors open each night, feeling very safe and secure. A beautiful place! 10 plus stars

LOVE ????is in the air from the moment you enter the Hacienda!
Lifeschool75

We celebrated the most beautiful, wedding at the hacienda.. The magnificent beauty, of these manicured grounds added sooo much to my friends beautiful day! Exceptional from the moment you arrive! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ staff ~ Thank you for making my friends dream wedding become magical memories ????

The most magical and romantic place to have a wedding in Mexico
Nancy T

This place exceed all my wedding expectations. I was looking for a venue that could show the history of Mexico to all my guests. This hacienda provided it and delivered it. Thank you Juanis and staff.