Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
What We Love
- Picking produce (artichokes, purple corn) from the 10-acre organic farm onsite
- Cocktail hour inside the property’s wine cave
- Stargazing from the oversize leather chairs on the lodge’s terrace
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Located right between the Peruvian capital and Machu Picchu, this hotel is the perfect stopping point to help with the acclimatization process
- For an unforgettable experience, visit the onsite chicheria and learn how to brew local corn beer
- The staff can arrange for guided tours of the neighboring Inca villages and trails, included in the rate
- Bring layers of clothing—temperatures can dip significantly after sundown
Burrowed in Peru’s verdant Sacred Valley, this sprawling property spans 100 acres with a lodge inspired by Andean and Spanish sensibilities where, inside, you’ll find an artful mix of antique tapestries, Incan masks, and rustic woodwork. Guests are invited to foster genuine connections with the surrounding highlands through guided hilltop hikes, excursions to nearby weaving villages—the Andes’ significant alpaca population makes this a popular local trade—and visits to spiritual services conducted in Quechua, the ancient language of the region. For those who prefer a slower pace, bird-watching (there are 30 species on the lodge grounds) and llama cart rides are also available. Ultimately, it’s an unpretentious and relaxed resting place for trekkers and adrenaline-junkies, eager to raft, rock climb and explore the neighboring Incan citadels.
You’ll experience unmatched solitude in all 12 rooms and 24 standalone casitas—which both earn bonus points for heated floors and complimentary mini-bars—though our vote would be on the latter. Decked with eucalyptus furniture and a wood-burning stove, each of the bungalow-style accommodations also has a private lounging area perfect for reclining and staring out at the lofty Andean peaks.
No matter what’s on the menu, your farm-fresh, locally-inspired meal—grilled trout from nearby Pumahuanca Valley and quinoa pancakes from the lodge’s own chacra (veggie garden)—will always be accompanied by a side of dramatic mountain views, thanks to the dining room’s floor-to-ceiling, wraparound windows.
Though the hotel is an hour and a half’s drive from Cusco, visitors stopping here on their way back from Machu Picchu typically take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. From here, the lodge can organize a ground transfer.
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This is one of the finest places I have ever stayed , the staff were so great to all of the patrons. Rooms were outstanding right down to the heated towel rack in the bathroom. There was excellent service and food in the dining room. The view is stunning from all angles. They have a huge garden and grow most of the vegetables on sight. I cant say enough good things about this resort. I will return to Inkaterra . Staff will help you with altitude sickness.
The Inkaterra at Urubamba is a beautiful hotel in a peaceful setting with excellent staff who deliver very good service. The cottages with a log fire are well equipped and very comfortable. We did the early morning bird watching which was great fun. The bar and restaurant both excellent. Agree with anotehr reviewer - the Inkaterra at Machu Picchu town was not as good
6 adult people stayed 3 nights at this hotel i the Sacred Valley of Peru, getting used to the altitude before visiting Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca as well as other memorable sites in Peru. The hotel has great charm, wonderful staff and super food, we stayed in charming one bedroom cottages, used their skilled and pleasant guides for several excursions, used the spa for several treatments, and had an outstanding time.
Spectacular hotel. Finished perfectly and accommodating for groups. Lovely resturant with superb dinner selections and breakfast each morning. Activities available on-site which take advantage of the sizeaable acerage position. Very peaceful atmosphere! Our room was just perfect with a nice balcony / view. This is a very special property in the Sacred Valley. Staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. Perfect three day stay for us.
We stayed at three Inkaterra hotels during our trip through Peru. We loved them all, and really support the chain's commitment to the environment and local economy. This hotel is situated in the side of a mountain, and all the cabins are located up a small hill, each with their own dramatic view of the valley. The rooms were spacious, with nice amenities like a towel warmer and bathrobes. The main lodge had plenty of spaces to relax and the dining room was very comfortable. Great stay!