Perched high on a hill in the rustic wine country of Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, a collection of 20 modern mini cabins offers an easy retreat less than two hours from the San Diego border. You'll feel like you're in your own little world.
Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is the latest project from Mexico's luxury Habita hotel group. "Endémico" is the Spanish word for endemic, and these minimalist cabins were built to complement the desert's indigenous features.
Designed by architect Jorge Garcia, the resort's EcoLofts sit on stilts and offer panoramic views of sun, sand and surf. Each EcoLoft is made with a Corten steel facade, which will rust over time to blend in beautifully with its natural surroundings. Amenities include a bathroom, terrace, traditional clay chiminea (fire pit), and views of the mountain wineries below.
The resort offers an onsite restaurant and bar, a communal pool and hot tub, and guests have access to slow food events, wine tours, and the Culinary Arts School of Tijuana, among many other activities. But what more do you need than a glass of local wine at sunset every night in a place like that?
Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is set to open July 1, 2012. Reservations can now be made online at their website.
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