El Albergue

Originally opened in 1925 under the name of hotel Santa Rosa, family-run El Albergue is a historic and romantic hotel, located in the Ollantaytambo train station little more than an hour away from Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco. With only 16 rooms, special detail is given to each and every one, resulting in an elegantly rustic style. Beautiful gardens visited by hummingbirds surround the rooms, engulfing guests with the aroma of fuchsia, passionflower, peaches, and avocado trees which all adorn the early 20th century hotel. The on-site restaurant is one of the best in the Valley and the hotel is adjacent to a small farm, managed by the owners, that provides the hotel with much of the produce, eggs, and meat products you’ll see on the menu and at breakfast. Tours of the farm and Pachamanca Lunches can be arranged in advance, giving guests the opportunity to help with the preparation be it digging potatoes, planting crops, husking corn, or any myriad of farm jobs.