The SpaceThe second floor of our house is open to you. This is separate from downstairs and has its own entrance. You will have your own lounge, kitchen, bathroom and comfortable bedroom. Views from the windows onto Pitusiray peak and the Sacred Valley are simply amazing! At the back of the house is a barbecue and covered seating area, including an adobe oven, which you are welcome to use. In front of the house we have a bench where you can sit and enjoy the view, the sun setting on the Pitusiray Peak in front of you, and have a fire in the fire pit. We have a separate laundry area,with washing machine, washing detergent,which you are welcome to use. There is no dryer,but we have a covered hanging area to dry clothes. We also have a small gym which is open to you,with free weights and some equipment, yoga mats and benches. Our herb garden is located next to the barbecue,and you can help yourself to what we have in growing. Guest AccessThe accommodation is situated on our small piece of farm land, where we grow seasonal produce and raise a few chickens, we are happy to share our produce and free range eggs with you. The gym space, is also my studio and sewing room, but there is ample room to work out if you like. The barbecue area in the backyard is generally stocked with wood, but just give us a heads up if you want to barbecue, and we will make sure there is enough wood. A generous welcome basket is provided, sufficient for two days, which includes fruits, milk, butter, preserves, our chickens eggs, bread, and herbs from the garden. Basics stocked in the kitchen are salt, sugar, ground coffee and oil. The washing machine and laundry is available to use. The herb garden can be picked from. There is a wifi router downstairs,and you can access wifi in the lounge area upstairs, it is quite slow. Interaction with GuestsWe live separately downstairs, and are generally working in the mornings,at Viva Peru Cafe, a construction project or around the house, and are available for any advice about the area. Some days we are around the house a lot,and other days we have projects that take us out. I have compiled a guide to the surrounding area with includes maps, and have a printed copy available when you arrive, and try to include information on most things in the valley. The NeighborhoodHuaran is such a lovely little village, filled with a mix of locals and foreigners. We have a few little shops with the basics available, and easy access to public transport to Urubamba or Calca for the closest markets. There are great walks around our village and in the whole Valley. One popular walk in Huaran is to the waterfall in Arin, it is a relatively easy walk, taking about 1 hour, finishing at the waterfall, which is a magical place to sit and have a view down into the valley. I have more details on all the walks in the guide I print.
Groceries - 2 little shops on the main road, about 50 metres from the turn off with the signs for the Greenhouse BnB, the shops stock bread, milk, wine, butter, fruit and vegetables, tinned goods, shampoo, etc.
Restaurants - Viva Peru Cafe - lovely spot for lunch, or a coffee, they have wifi, and are open from 11 - 4 pm, Monday to Saturday. The Greenhouse BnB does dinner for its guests, and if you enquire, you can make a reservation for dinner. There is another new hotel down the road, IFK, that has a gourmet restaurant. In Urubamba there are a lot of restaurant options. You can have a look at the instagram accounts of Viva Peru Cafe, Greenhouse Bnb, and Carmen Murray Peru to have an idea of the area. Getting AroundWe have parking space for one vehicle. It is a short walk to the main road, where you can get a local minibus for S/.1 to either Calca or Urubamba, or S/.6 to Cusco. They have a yellow sign in the front windscreen that says - Corazon Huanca, to stop one, just raise your hand - the only time they dont stop is when they are chockablock full. Wed & Fri are market days in Urubamba, they can get quite full. To get off the minibus taxi, you say "Baja" or " Bajo", they generally stop in Urubamba at the main gas station as you enter the town (also a good place to pick up groceries), near the market, and in the terminal. In Calca, they stop at the terminal, and then carry on to the main square, and the market.
Private taxi´s are easy to arrange. Other Things to NoteWe are located approximately an hour and 15 min outside of Cusco. It is possible to reach us with a taxi or local transport - which is easy to explain.