Casa de la Cuesta is an amazing find. Its proximity to the historic town center makes for just enough, but not too much walking the cobblestone streets back home at night. The house itself is a labor of love - a serene retreat of tasteful design which incorporates all sorts of original Mexican arts and crafts. Our room on the second level was amazing - the room itself was plenty large, and as if that wasn't enough, it had an even more spacious sitting room with comfy chairs, fireplace, and balcony with a killer view of the town. The room is stocked with maps, guidebooks, etc. of the San Miguel area. They will provide you with an extra fan to block the sound of the morning roosters, and it works. The place, in general, is spotless, and even though it has the character of an old place, it's spotless. Heidi and Bill, the owners are gracious, knowledgeable, and love what they do. Casa de la Cuesta is more than just a B&B to them, as they 1) built this place from scratch, and 2) are each involved in preserving and promoting indigenous Mexican arts ~ Bill with his extensive mask collection and museum (and upcoming book), and Heidi with promoting various local folk artists who each specialize in a different medium - a paper, tin, beadwork, painting, and weaving. She offers informative presentations and works available for sale, and Bill will provide a tour of the mask museum in the building next store - free of charge to guests.
The breakfasts are prepared and served (by candlelight!)in a beautiful kitchen by four Mexican girls, and include a homemade granola and fresh fruit followed by a local egg dish or soufflé. Additional homemade sauces complete this delicious feast. Heidi and Bill are knowledgeable about what's going on in town, have great insider tips, and specialize in anticipating and providing all the little extras that make you feel welcome and cared for. Casa de la Cuesta is a perfect place to stay in this magical city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the warmth of traditional Mexican Colonial architecture, comfortable bedroom suites each with access to outdoor living areas, plus a uniquely personal environment created by Casa de la Cuesta's fine collection of Mexican folk art and crafts. Choose between one of Casa de la Cuesta B&B's six special suites, each with its own artistic folk art theme. Our personal attention and pleasant atmosphere makes Casa de la Cuesta one of San Miguel Allende's favorite destinations. ... more less