Spent three nights here to start our trip based on a recommendation from a friend. Lived up to its billing on trip advisor! Green House was an excellent way to unwind from work, begin our vacation relaxed, and acclimate at altitude before beginning our four day Inca Trail hike. Situated approximately midway between Pisac and Urabamba in the Sacred Valley, the views from the lodging are incredible. Rooms are cozy and well priced and since there are only four rooms things will be peaceful. Kelly is relatively new to her job as owner and host, but you would never know based on how well things operate. It is possible to get here via local/regional bus from cusco, but it requires some effort. Alternatively and far less stressful is to spend $40 US on a taxi and enjoy a couple hours comfortable ride and likely a few picturesque stops overlooking the valley.
The location of the lodging, discussed above, makes it easy and very cheap ($1-2 US) to get around in the Sacred Valley since there is only one road. Getting to the Inca ruins at Pisac or Ollaintytambo takes an hour or so each way. Arranging a taxi to Salineras and Moray is also very doable and affordable (< $30 US). We didn't do it, but you could likely rent a taxi for the day for $50 US.
The location of the lodging, 90 minutes cab ride from Cusco, might be a negative to some although it really shouldn't be. For reasons mentioned above it is well worth the time spent and extra cab fare. Perhaps the only other possible negative is that given it's not in a large city, there are no good dinner options within walking distance - however dinner can be arranged at the Greenhouse for a fee of 55 soles/person and is amazing (3 course meal, of Peruvian dishes complete with candlelight to make for a more relaxing dinner than at any restaurant). For outside dinners we'd suggest a cab to a nearby city at night as opposed to taking the bus. Breakfast is included in price of rooms. Plenty of time for busy restaurants in Cusco and Lima! Would definitely recommend to friends and have already recommended it to fellow travelers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at The Green House we cater to each individual need, offering assistance with many activities. We offer a unique and tranquil resting place, welcoming every type of visitor. We invite you to come disconnect and recharge with us away from the hustle of everyday life. We offer free use of communal kitchen, Meditation/healing room offering an array of services such as massage-reiki-accupuncture-energy work, library, Internet, common area with games and fireplace, laundry service, Daily menu prepared with our own home-grown organic vegetables, transportation available, free Tourist information and helpful tips. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Green House Peru Hotel Sacred Valley
- The Green House Peru Sacred Valley