Although surrounded by the energetic, vibrant city of Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona provides an enchanting, tranquil retreat. A place of luxury in the form of a colonial Peruvian manor, exuding authenticity and heritage. Step through the intricately carved emerald door, a portal of the past, and experience why Inkaterra La Casona was chosen as one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.
This exclusive manor, exquisitely restored by Inkaterra, sits on land that once played home to the elite army of the Incas. It was also home to don Diego de Almagro in the 16th century, the Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Peru. Later, in 1554, the house was the residence to Don Juan Alvarez de Maldonado, the conqueror of the Amazon jungle.
Some pretty well known figures have walked the corridors of this manor, but perhaps none as prestigious as Simon Bolivar, known as ‘El Libertador’ after his part in the liberation of South America from Spain. Those who sleep within the stone walls, beneath the exposed beams, gain a deeper understanding of the city’s cultural heritage, as well as an immersion in both the illustrious history and vibrant present-day culture. Its no wonder that Inkaterra La Casona is now part of National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.
After two years of reconstruction and renovation, Inkaterra La Casona opened as a boutique hotel steeped in history of grandeur. Peruvian architecture and ambience, immerse those who stay in this Spanish Colonial styled manor reflectant of the ancient Inca civilisation; the exclusivity and privacy of the property only encourage complete authenticity and intrigue. Uniquely, the doors of Inkaterra La Casona are closed to members of the public, offering guests that exclusive, home-away-from-home feel.
Inkaterra La Casona offers experiences with the same tranquillity and relaxation once offered to illustrious travellers who visited in years gone by. As empires have fallen and powers have shifted, Inkaterra La Casona has remained a prominent fixture in Cusco.