Front Runners July 2015: Something Sacred

  • The Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is set in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
  • Cynthia Rosenfeld

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (inkaterra.com) is set among the pepper trees, cacti, and wildflowers of Peru’s Sacred Valley, in the ancient heart of the Inca Empire. Opened in April, the resort features 12 guest rooms and 24 newly opened stand-alone casitas decorated with pre-Columbian textiles and carved wood furnishings. The sixth Peruvian property from Inkaterra, the hacienda brings a new level of luxury to the region with such amenities as a wine cave, a bar offering an extensive list of piscos, and a restaurant serving local cuisine sourced from the resort’s 10-acre farm. A menu of alluring excursions—including bird watching, horseback riding, llama-cart rides, treks to hidden lakes, and stargazing—helps ensure that a visit to the Sacred Valley is more than just a stopover on the way to Machu Picchu. 

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