Sunday, July 20, 2008

Casa de las Flores

Although I am very happy to be home with my husband, I greatly miss Casa de las Flores! This B&B truly is something very special. Since I didn't get a chance to post an entry just on my accommodations earlier, here is a more detailed account.

Here is my room. It had an extremely comfortable bed and a small sitting area.

There was folk art in the room, including these great pieces over my closet.

My room looked out on the lovely gardens.

Walking from my room, I went to the patio.

This was the site of breakfasts and evening desserts. Pictured below is Friday's breakfast: Chile Relleno - a chile pepper stuffed with three kinds of cheeses and bathed in tomato sauce.

Our host and chef for the breakfasts and desserts was the wonderful Stan. Here, he is showing us a special way to poach an egg.

Every other day, Stan would make a gourmet hot breakfast. The other days, we had a delicious selection of cereal, scrumptious yogurt with toasted pecans, breakfast empanadas, fresh fruit, and juice. Over breakfast was how I met Glenn and Sally last Sunday.

The best part about Casa de las Flores was the people I met, both the hosts, Stan and Jose, and all the wonderfully warm, interesting, and well-traveled guests.

One evening was quite chilly, and a bunch of us sat around the fireplace in the reception/sitting area. Everywhere you look there are different kinds of art.

I definitely hope to return, and I would love to keep in touch with the new friends I made. Here are Barry and Bill from Arizona, after we had dinner at El Nahual my last night.

My room cost about $111 USD total per night, and that included breakfast and dessert, as well as coffee, tea, and purified water available all day, use of a communal laptop or free wireless, and lots of great travel advice and personal assistance from the hosts and staff. The connections I made and the conversations I had, of course, were priceless. I know you can definitely find less expensive places in Mexico, but given everything Casa de las Flores offers, I think it's a heck of deal!

1 comment:

alexlady said...

I'm TOTALLY gonna try poaching eggs like that! i suck at the traditional way!!