Where to Stay: Valle de Guadalupe
We are fortunate to be just an 1.5 hour ride to Baja’s wine region — Valle de Guadalupe. The sights, smells, and sounds never get old. One of our favorite aspects of Baja's wine country (besides the eating + drinking, duh!), is the chance to stay at beautiful places that feel a world away from home.
One of the frequently asked questions around L&F is, "where do you stay in Valle de Guadalupe?". Because sharing is caring, we've compiled a list of some solid and reputable lodging options in Valle de Guadalupe. Remember, the Valle de Guadalupe is always changing, and each year the lodging options continue to grow. This list will be updated with time-to-time
Tip: When planning out your travel calendar, keep in mind that August is a VERY busy time of the year in the Valle de Guadalupe, the Fiestas de la Vendimia (2 weeks of special events and dinners with world-class chefs hosted by the wineries) are in full effect, and bookings are nearly impossible in the area.
Traveling to Valle de Guadalupe during the winter-spring could be the best time to find availability and "off-season" prices. You may also get the opportunity to sit and chat with the property's owner, winemaker, or chefs.
Finca La Divina
Dubbed as a ‘culinary house’, chef Javier Plascencia’s Finca La Divina is the interpretation of his ideal pad in Valle de Guadalupe. Decked out with an incredible pool, mid-century touches, Mexican textiles and beautiful tile work.
Best for: Families and small groups looking to book and entire place (6-8 guests) and small events
Good to know: Finca La Divina is walking steps from Casa de Piedra winery and Conchas de Piedra shellfish and sparkling wine bar. Due to its popularity, booking in advance is recommended.
Baja gone ‘glamping’. These tents are equipped with the best beds that we have slept in the area, often an oversight.
What about the cold nights? Fear not, every tent is equipped with a heater and chimney that will be lit by the friendly staff. Cuatro Cuatros is adding a hotel in the near future, for those who are not the camping-type.
Best for: Family-friendly travel, nature enthusiasts (hiking, zip-line, horseback riding…), romantic getaways
Good to know: While technically not in the Valle de Guadalupe, Cuatro Cuatros is a great location if you also want to spend some time in the city of Ensenada. The site is located near the coast and you will need to drive inland about 15 minutes to get to Valle de Guadalupe.
Beautiful cabins tucked into the Valle de Guadalupe countryside. Enjoy the serenity of ordering a local bottle of wine on the premises of Casa Mayoral, and pop it open as the sunsets over the hills, which can be viewed from the personal back patio.
Best for: Family travel and leisure
Good to know: Its about a 10 minute drive inland from the main road, driving during daylight is recommended.
Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the blue painted bed and breakfast is adorned with colorful pieces of art by local artists. The location is unparalleled, right on the main strip to the Valle’s best wineries.
Best for: Family travel, small celebrations, bachelor/ette parties looking to book an entire place
Good to know: The property is located within walking steps to Alximia winery and Rondo del Valle. The property also has their own tasting room.
You've seen all the Instagram pics at Encuentro Guadalupe's infinity pool overlooking the Valle's hillsides. Well, its a real thing! The stylish eco-pods designed by Tijuana's Jorge Gracia blend seamlessly into the Valle's landscape. The property is designed to be in constant touch with nature and take in the 180º best views in the Valle.
Best for: Jetset traveling, romantic getaways and design enthusiasts
Good to know: The ‘antiresort’ hotel is for adults only. Pool, rooms and common areas are accessed by calling-in the hotel’s own private vehicles.
A quaint spot for a weekender getaway to the Valle de Guadalupe. This is the perfect no fuss location to head back to, after a full day of eating drinking, and taking in the sights of the Valley. The air bnb hosts are gracious, and very accommodating.
Best for: A quick getaway
Good to know: Booking is only available trough Airbnb (link below)
La Villa del Valle
The region’s most iconic Bed & Breakfast by Phil and Eileen Gregory is what the Valley is all about.
The property also includes Corazón de Tierra— one of Latin America's Best Restaurants, Vena Cava winery— a winery that produces some of the Valle's best wines and Troika— a food truck slinging out tacos, tostadas and local beers.
Best for: Romantic getaway, wedding venue or special occasions
Good to know: It's about a 10-15 minute drive inland from the main road, driving during daylight is recommended. Because of its size and popularity, booking in advance is recommended. You can also drop-by without a room reservations to dine and drink at the property's winery and restaurants.
Bruma • Casa 8
Bruma has to be the best looking boutique hotel in the area. Wood, stone, and raw textures fill the spaces.
The property also includes a stunning on-site winery and high-end restaurant.
Best for: Romantic getaway, wedding venue, special occasions and design enthusiasts
Good to know: While we traveled with our little ones, we recommend this place for a special occasion to unwind and disconnect.
We always say, you may read, research and look at pictures of the Valle de Guadalupe; but its not until you visit that you really get it. There's some sort of energy you can only experience in person. Well, Campera captures all of that.
The bubble hotel has been the talk of the town. Sleeping under the Valle de Guadalupe stars is something you should add to your bucket list.
Best for: Romantic getaway and leisure
Good to know: The hotel is for adults only