Checking In: Bruma rolls into the Valle
Past the design side of things, your eyes will be drawn out to the property's vineyards, which can be taken in like your own personal garden from the quaint sitting area. Large sliding glass doors allow that picturesque view to be seen without any obstruction in sight. This area is to be used by all of the guests staying at Bruma, with a stocked "honest bar", and Casa de Piedra's wines, it's an ideal spot to relax at the end of your day, or really any time of day that is.
Alejandro D'Acosta is the genius behind the architecture, and his brother Hugo D'Acosta is the enologist for the project. Co-proprietor Juan Pablo Arroyuelo describes Bruma as his 'passion project' and explains the inspiration behind Bruma, which means fog, is the layer of fog that rolls in and gives life to the Valle. The property itself has been an ongoing labor of love since 2007, but has only recently opened to the public, functioning as a Bed & Breakfast since just a short few months ago. The project is constantly evolving, and not only is their own wine tasting room set to open by the end of November, but you will also notice another larger hotel in the near distance that is also in the beginning phases.
We decided to check into our room, before exploring the exterior of the property. Our room was perfect for our stay. The "rock walls", as my oldest likes to call them add such a unique and true to the Valle beauty to the room. The clean lines, and slightly masculine touches remain to flow throughout the entire property.
Once we were settled, we grabbed the kids and ventured out to see the vineyards, and setup outside. Antonio and I opted to share a bottle of a local red blend, as the kids frolicked up and down through the vines, and collected as many fallen acorns as their tiny pockets and sweaters would old. The communal picnic table is so dreamy that I honestly wish I could have every meal there. Whether it was wine and snacks in the evening, or breakfast and coffee the next morning, it was like the pages of a storybook being able to dine with such a serene setting.
Speaking of breakfast, it is included in your stay, and is served from 8-10am. Our table was studded with fresh fruit, chilaquiles rojos and verdes, scrambled eggs, beans, and of course I can not forget the fluffy pillow like bread rolls and freshly baked muffins.
Bruma is truly such a wonderful experience in its own. No words can describe the inspiration and good for the soul feelings that this place evokes.