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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Stayed here during my tour of Peru. This hotel was the highlight of my trip. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. All of the staff were welcoming and extremely accommodating. The rooms are absolutely amazing; spacious, luxurious, relaxing (heated towel rack, heated water bottle for the bed). We were given a welcome drink and afternoon tea/cookies. The food in the restaurant was delicious and delivered with flare and impeccable service. The hotel is very isolated -- nothing within walking distance, we didn't have a car because we were on tour, but I didn't want to leave the resort anyway. Very scenic location. Wish my stay had been longer.
Oh what a spectacular hotel in Urubamba, Peru. This is a gorgeous property built like a hacienda, surrounded by mountains, with spread out chalets that are out of this world, really unique. The rooms with fireplaces are large and have all the facilities one would think of. We felt so good there that we wished we could have stayed more days. The dining room is very nice and the food is great. We ate there the two evenings that we stayed at the hotel. There was no reason to go out since the food was excellent. We highly recommend this 'hacienda' if you are in Urubamba. It is an unforgettable experience.
I was lucky enough to have stayed here for my birthday.. Amazing hotel pure luxury.. It certainly is the little things that count from a gift card on my bed with birthday wishes and an inkaterra wash bag as a present and they even brought me chocolate cake with birthday wishes . To tea and biscuits by a roaring fire.. There own organic farm where you can pick your veggies for dinner.. Set on 100 achers with spectacular views of the Peruvian mountains it does not disappoint.. I had a relaxing massage after my hike on rainbow mountain.. Would recommend anyone to stay here on the way to machu picchu
I stayed here as part of a tour and what a surprise upon arriving here! Great location with stunning views! The staff are very attentive,especially Jorge who tended to our needs and recommended some good choices to us. It’s very clean and the beds are so comfy. Really recommend you treat yourself and book a stay here!
If I could have spent a week here I would have done, two nights was not enough.
From highly attentive staff to wonderful food this hotel ticks all the boxes.
The standard rooms are large and luxurious.
The free activities like the bird watching early in the morning to the star gazing at night were all performed by enthusiastic and passionate staff.
You can arrange to go a horse trek but unfortunately we did not have enough time, we did enquire and it was 350 sol for two hours.