Accomodations

OVERVIEW

At Vinophiliac Wine Lover’s Retreat, you will feel at home in our three custom suites with traditional Talavera tile accents, locally made Mexican furniture, and comfy sitting areas. Our open architecture allows for open, airy spaces that will provide you both intimate privacy and beautiful views of the Guadalupe Valley.

THREE CUSTOM SUITES

Our three Custom Suites are disinfected and sanitized for your safety and peace of mind and are each unique in their decor and sleeping accommodations. All of our beds are equipped with the comfy Cool-Gel Memory Foam mattresses and high thread count cotton sheets, providing a deep and revitalizing slumber.

Group Accommodations: We can accommodate groups of up to 10 guests. 

Garden Suite  – Sleeps 2 – King Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower, Kitchenette, Sitting Area, Terrace and Shady Private Garden Patio with a Gurgling Fountain!

Cabernet Suite  – Sleeps 2 to 5 – Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds that can be joined to create a King Bed, one additional small single bed also available – Private Bathroom with Shower, Kitchenette, Separate Sitting Room, Large Shaded Private Deck with Lounge Chairs – also available as an Adjoining Suite with the Grenache Suite.

Grenache Suite – Sleeps 2 to 3 – King Bed and 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower, Kitchenette, Sitting Area, Private Deck – also available as an Adjoining Suite with the Cabernet Suite.

AMENITIES

Coffee, tea, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator. Oversized cotton towels, natural shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion are provided.

If you would like any help with restaurant reservations, a private dinner catered right here at the ranch by one of our wonderful local chefs, or a personalized wine or beer tasting tour just let us know, and we’ll be happy to help. 

Honor Bar: Our accommodations also feature an honor bar that is stocked with our boutique “Besitos de Baja” wines, cold beers, local olives and olive oil, and sodas, as well as a variety of snacks at reasonable prices.

Free WIFI and Free Parking are provided.

Three friendly dogs live on the property – complimentary puppy love included with all stays!

GROUNDS

On Vinophiliac Wine Lover’s Retreat’s private 24 acre ranch you can enjoy long walks on our nature trails, or just sitting on one of our beautiful boulders with a glass of wine or your morning coffee, listening to the birdsong and admiring the scenery and beautiful vistas.

Our spacious artisan decks and gardens with lofty sails offer breathtaking views; a relaxing and private ambiance to enjoy the night sky. Orchard, garden and valley views will surround you, providing you with the added BONUS of a perfect space to practice yoga, so bring your mat!!

For fun and relaxation, you can enjoy our adult-sized swing set and a toy closet filled with kites, frisbees, and other outdoor games – all included in your stay.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR STAY:

CHECK-IN 3 to 6 pm/ CHECK-OUT 11 am, unless you request other arrangements in advance.

***PLEASE CONFIRM WHAT TIME YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE.

REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN: Picture ID and Completed Registration Form.

YOUR RESERVATION IS VALID ONLY FOR THE NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN SPECIFIED IN YOUR RESERVATION CONFIRMATION.

If you arrive with additional guests we may not be able to accommodate them. If we are able to accommodate the extra guests, there will be an additional charge of $75 plus taxes per person, including children over 4. 

***DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Please follow the directions we will provide you and NOT GPS. We are tucked away in a lovely secluded spot and GPS can get you lost!

PLEASE NOTE: We’re sorry, we are unable to offer our Continental Breakfast at this time, due to Covid-19. We hope to reinstate this popular feature in the future.

GETTING AROUND:  You will need a car, either to drive yourself or hire one.

Private Car & Driver/ Tours: If you prefer not to drive yourself to wine tastings and restaurants, we can arrange for a private car and driver. You can design your own tour, or they can arrange an itinerary.

Uber – Take an Uber to the border at San Ysidro, walk across into Mexico, then call another Uber to take you to Valle de Guadalupe.  Note: Once you are in the valley, Uber is not readily available without a prior reservation. Not recommended.

Taxis: Not recommended. Slow, scarce, unreliable, and expensive, all based in Ensenada. Most Ensenada taxi drivers do not know their way around the valley.

HONOR BAR: Our accommodations feature an honor bar that is stocked with our boutique “Besitos de Baja” wines, cold beers, local olives & olive oil, sodas & snacks at reasonable prices. 

CONCIERGE SERVICES: We will provide you with our restaurant and winery recommendations, and we are happy to help with restaurant reservations, a private dinner catered right here at the ranch by one of our talented local chefs, or a personalized wine or beer tasting tour.

We can also arrange for in-room spa services with a wonderful local therapist, or flowers and champagne for that special someone.

NO SMOKING IN ROOMS. $250 fee for smoking outside of designated areas.

HOUSEKEEPING: We’re sorry, but daily maid service is not available at this time.

CREDIT CARDS: You may need to alert your credit card company prior to your visit in order to use your credit card while in Mexico. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

ATMs/GROCERY STORES, PHARMACIES & GAS STATIONS: There are two ATMs in the Valley where you can use your credit card to receive pesos, both in the town of Francisco Zarco, one inside the Roma Pharmacy and the other inside the Mercado Liz Supermarket. There are other smaller markets and pharmacies throughout the valley. There is one gas station in Francisco Zarco and another (24 hrs) in San Antonio de Las Minas on Highway 3.

CELL PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE: Most cell phone and data services work just fine here in the valley. Check your plan for roaming policies. We provide free WIFI. 

ADDITIONAL INFO: Bring comfortable walking shoes and layers for the cool evenings year-round. We have sun hats and walking sticks for you to use while you walk our beautiful 24-acre ranch.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We are a very small and exclusive property. Therefore, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations, and you will be charged the full amount of your reservation. When possible, we will work with you to reschedule your dates, depending on availability and seasonal rate variations. Thank you for your understanding.

RECOMMENDED APPS:

La Ruta VCC+   Up to date info and maps for restaurants and wineries. There are various apps with real-time info on border crossing times. Search your app store for “Border Wait”.

Click on this link for more info on the Wine Country and Ensenada: Descubre Baja Vinos Y Valles

FMM Tourist Visa, Mexican Auto Insurance and General Information on Baja:  Discover Baja.com

PLEASE CONSERVE WATER: We respectfully request that you help us to conserve water – it is precious and scarce!

NO PETS. However, should you care to borrow a pet for the weekend, we are happy to provide one – or 3….NO CHARGE :)!

QUIET HOURS 10pm to 10am – This is a quiet, working ranch, so no loud partying please, unless we are invited :)…