Monday, September 28, 2009

Posada de las Minas... The Jewel in the Crown.

Right in the heart of the former ghost town Mineral de Pozos is this jewel in the crown; a beautifully renovated 19th Century colonial mansion house turned hotel, owned by David and Julie Winslow.

Set around this charming courtyard and patio, the posada boasts six rooms and two apartments. There is also a restaurant dining room, lounge, and terraces for relaxing - all with exquisite and tasteful decor...


Throughout the hotel, beautiful mexican folk art pieces are displayed, and some rooms are used as galleries for a wonderful collection of sepia photographs and other works of more contemporary art...


Outside the hotel has a cool cactus garden which complements the desert-like surroundings, and highlights the stark clarity of the light...


It seems to me the perfect oasis for a really chilled weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City. I haven't stayed here yet, just visited, but it is high on my wish list for a return, and a longer weekend stay. Who can possibly resist the hotel bar "Cantina Mina" with all its old-style Mexico mining town features?? - horseshoe chairs, sombrero lamps, skulls on the walls, rows of tequila bottles...


Rates are very reasonable with rooms starting at 65USD and apartments at 115USD. Check it all out at http://www.posadadelasminas.com/ and for more information about the town, check out the last post.

9 comments:

Janie said...

BEautiful hotel. I really like the artistic decor. Nice that ghost towns are being brought back to life with all of their history and old Mexico beauty.

A Cuban In London said...

I love that big vase. So beautiful. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Catherine said...

Hi Janie and Cuban - thanks for your comments.. I am looking forward to staying here when I get a chance..

Owen said...

Sounds really fabulous... wish I had some time for a vacation there... would love to hole up in a ghost town for a while...

Fly Girl said...

What a chraming place! I love the pumkin colored walls and folk art. This is the kind of place that I enjoy staying at when I travel. It really exudes the culture.

Catherine said...

Hi Owen and Flygirl - as you can see getting off the beaten track to ghost towns and other places in Mexico doesn´t mean you have to sacrifice charming places to stay... come and try it out

Peter said...
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Peter said...

Beautiful... and reasonable rates! Really attractive!

Loulou said...

Just want to go there!!!!
cheers from New Delhi
Loulou