The middle part of our trip was spent in a locale know as Valle de Leyva. I remember visiting this town on our last trip (15 years ago) and I fell in love!
Take a peek at my pictures and see why it was love at first sight.
The main plaza in town:
Since I haven’t shown any shots of me yet I figured I would thrown one in for all to see I was actually on this vacation! :)
I loved seeing all the green & white throughout the town.
Aren’t my parents cute? I snapped this picture without them knowing while we were shopping in town.
A restaurant in town:
A snap of the city at dusk:
Now me must be wondering where we actually stayed. Well my mom has a dear friend from college who knows spends half her time here in an unbelievable house and runs a charming shop in town. *Hello dream life!
Entrance to the house where we were staying:
Side view of house. I really don’t think I would ever tire of all of those beautiful mountains in the background.
Don’t you love this front door?
This is the entry way.
Once you get past the entry way you are met with this amazing courtyard. Step out of any of the bedrooms and you get to the amazing fountain and amazing plant life all throughout.
To the right of the fountain:
This house has 3 super cute dogs in it and through that back door you find their dog houses:
A peek into the lovely homeowners bedroom:
A little vingette outside in the courtyard:
Another little horse hanging out:
A little seating nook outside one of the bedrooms:
A seating area outside of the kitchen/dining room:
Here I am in one of my favorite chairs:
I of course couldn’t decide if I liked my hair up or down so I had Jon take both!
Colorful dining room set up. Love the massive windows! Plus the view isn’t too shabby!
To the left of the dining room. The little kitchen filled with yummy food and more eye candy.
Another little nook in the dining/kitchen area. I love the massive fruit holder.
Next to the dining/kitchen area is a family room:
This is the view opposite the fireplace.
Loved this wood flower shaped bowl. I was so sad to hear that the store where it came from was no longer around.
These striped colorful rugs were all over the house in different colors. I loved them. They are all hand made in Colombia out of natural fibers and come in a variety of sizes.
My mom’s friend Pia has a store in town and it’s in this little courtyard.
Here is a peek inside. I couldn’t take it all in at once. So much great stuff.
My favorite thing in the shop had to of course be something with elephants. Isn’t it sweet looking?
By now I’m sure I’ve talked you all into visiting and since Pia can’t house everyone I thought you would like a peek into the most exclusive hotel in town.
Outside of reception:
Hallway with guest rooms:
Stairs, stairs and more stairs to get a peek at the amazing view:
Look at that view. Wasn’t all those steps worth it?
On my way down I snapped a picture of Marlboro man… I mean my husband.
As I was running down all those steps I ran into a lounge room that had an amazing ORANGE tufted sofa with navy blue curtains and pillows! Loved it. So I had to sneak in for a shot.
On our way down we found the pool area.
Cool pool shower. Jon would only take my picture if I pretended to shower. :)
The flowers everywhere were simply beautiful.
A final good bye shot with my mom and dad.
If you are interested in the hotel it is known as Duruelo and a double room in dollars is between $77-$83. Craziness!