Thursday, July 28, 2011

Casa Schuck

Meeting in New York City while working in Manhattan the couple fell in love. They both moved permanently to San Miguel in 2001, after 9/11, and after their own wedding in Casa Schuck. Susan, a long time resident of San Miguel along with her family vacationed annually here in town since 1967. Casa Schuck was originally built in 1969 as a grand scaled private villa for Charles and Gladys Schuck, who came to San Miguel in 1957 from Westport, Connecticut in the U.S. Casa Schuck became the winter home for the Cordelli family, who transformed its 10 bedrooms into a luxury bed & breakfast. And the result: one of the most unique places to stay and have a intimate wedding in San Miguel de Allende, with more than thirty years of history in this vibrant community. See for yourself how to live in grand Old World style just three blocks from the center of the action in San Miguel---a place where Susan, Charles, and the spirit of Gladys and Charles Schuck will treat you like family.

Their events and weddings have been featured in several publications including the : NY Times, Washington Post, BRIDES, TRAVEL & LEISURE & FIANCEE magazines

In the desert highlands of central Mexico there lies a rich history of wealth, culture, art, music,and religion built around centuries of silver mining, regional pottery craft, hand painted ceramic tile production, leather goods manufacturing, desert hot spring spas, a vibrant art community, and a perfect year-round climate. Welcome to San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of central Mexico, a National Historic Monument and bustling international art community located two hundred miles to the north of Mexico City, an ancient cobblestoned town nestled in a valley far away from the hustle of city life.

It was here in this magical place that artists from the world over have assembled and flourished since the mid-20th century, gathered around the internationally known Instituto Allende, an art academy that transformed the region and inspired a bohemian lifestyle in a similar spirit to Santa Fe, Big Sur, Fire Island, and Provincetown, Massachussets. American travel writer Rima Suqi wrote of San Miguel in TRAVEL & LEISURE: "With its cobblestoned streets, colorful 16th- and 17th-century houses, neo-Gothic churches, and hilly terrain, it's no wonder San Miguel de Allende has been luring artists and writers since the 1940's," adding, "In recent years, an infusion of new B&B's, stylish restaurants, and boutiques has given this colonial town a more modern vibe."

Among the early American expatriates who arrived in San Miguel in the 1950s was an energetic couple, Charles and Gladys Schuck from Westport, Connecticut, who were drawn to the region by wanderlust and the siren call of the Mexican desert lifestyle. The Schucks were incredibly active in the burgeoning expatriate community and organized efforts to invest in the building of schools in and around San Miguel for local children, the formation of the library, and reading and language programs to enrich the lives of all who called San Miguel their home.

In 1966 they rescued an Colonial ruin at the corner of Barranca & Hospicio where they rebuilt the statuesque 18th century hacienda that had once stood there. When completed in 1971 Casa Schuck, as they called it, now a stunning 10,000 square foot walled family compound built around a lush central courtyard, became known as one of San Miguel's most elegant and dignified homes.

Gladys and Charles entertained in grand style throughout the late 1960s and 70s, and their daughter's family visited during the winter months, residing in a private guest house inside the compound. In 1977, upon the deaths of both Gladys and Charles, the storied house became one of San Miguel's original bed & breakfasts, and hosted an international clientele who were just then discovering the Mexican highlands, including Princess Lee Radziwill, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Kitty Kallen just to name a few.

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Since that time Casa Schuck has built a lasting reputation as one of the best hotels in the area, earning praise from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and The New York Times. American travel writer Mary Trasko may have captured the spirit of service and accommodations best in AUDREY Magazine: "It's as if you are a treasured guest in someone's lovely Mexican hacienda."

Like many of San Miguel's famous Colonial homes, the magical atmosphere that lies behind the massive wooden doors is a secret garden seen only by those invited inside. Just inside the doorway at Casa Schuck you are immersed in a world of bright colors, lush gardens, and the sound of splashing water in the landscaped fountain. Upon further exploration you discover that the house is built on three levels, with a lower level, a garden level, and an upper level, with a rooftop sun deck that overlooks downtown San Miguel and the foot hills in the distance. The scale of the rooms is larger than any other hotel in San Miguel, and guests often say they feel like they are staying in a grand castle. Each bedroom has 12 foot beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and carved French doors, and access to the pool and the sun deck. "I felt like I was staying in a chateau," says New York interior designer Mike Robinson, who comes to San Miguel each year. "It's like you are staying in someone's lovely hacienda," says travel writer Mary Trasko, who fell in love with San Miguel on a trip last year. Among the list of appealing aspects of Casa Schuck is the spacious and quiet atmosphere, with over 5,000 square of gardens, sun decks, balconies, and livingrooms—both indoor and outdoor---to roam around in. "We want guests to feel at home here, and for most people this amount of space instantly relaxes them. Guests find quiet areas in the garden to read, or write in their journals on the patio," says Susan Cordelli Easter , the granddaughter of Gladys and Charles Schuck, who along with her husband Charles Easter (she was married in the courtyard at Casa Schuck in 2001) who are now the managers of the family business for Nancy Schuck Cordelli and Tito Cordelli the owners of Casa Schuck.

Casa Schuck Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Bajada de la Garita # 3, Col. Centro
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
CP 37700

Phone: +52 (415) 152.6618 / 152.0657
USA Phone Number: 1.937.684.4092

Friday, July 22, 2011

La Morada Hotel

We are located half a block away from San Miguel de Allende's Main Square (Jardín Principal).

Our hotel has 18 spacious suites and 3 cozy deluxe rooms. Most of the accommodations have sitting rooms, fireplaces and a personal Jacuzzi. Also, all rooms count with: Cable TV, DVD, direct line telephone and security box.

One very special suite even has a roof top terrace with Jacuzzi for two and a solarium/sitting area to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of San Miguel de Allende.

The best Suites in San Miguel

Dedicating a space to the rest and the San Miguel's peace.

Easy acces to be in the ground floor. Common social area, perfect to have a good coffee cup or wine glass.

To preserve the peaceful, are not allow children in this area.

La Morada Hotel's rates, taxes included:

Weekend rates
Rooms Rate (USD) People
Standar $ 172.00 2
Colonial Suite 198.00 2
Patio Suite 226.00 2
Family Suite 220.00 3 o 4

Rates are in effect untill December 15th, 2011. And we accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).
Ask for the special offer of the month.

Reservations can be accepted via email, or by calling one of the hotel's phone numbers.

Cancellations will be accepted without charge up to 72 hours before reservation date.

La Morada hotel has four Double Deluxe Rooms, five Master Suites with king size beds, all with fireplace, and six Double Suites with two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two singles beds, and one Double Suite with 3 full size beds in 2 bedrooms. And the new area with six Patio Suites, all king bed.

Rates in european plan, no meals
Rate per extra person $36.00 USD
Children are not allow in the Patio Suites
Non available on high seasons (ask for your dates)

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Physical Address:
Correo #10, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
37700 México

011 - 52 (415) 152-1647
011 - 52 (415) 154-4496

011 - 52 (415) 152-0017

01-800-221-7432 (toll free within Mexico)
1-877-587-6748 (toll free from the United States)


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Casa Maricela's

• All rooms have private baths and TV's
• We have Purified Water System
• 2 authentic delicious Mexican meals every day of your stay
• No meals on Sunday or Holidays.
• We are only 2 blocks from the center of town.
• Everything is within walking distance of my home.
• Taxis are plentiful and at low cost.
• The buses go to all parts of the city also.
• Please notify me of your intentions at least 30 days prior to arrival. This will assure you of a reservation.
• Wireless & highspeed Internet access.
• I have a US phone number, call me at: 1 (409) 209-0030
• Make Reservation »
Sincerly, Maricela Campos Hernández

Guest Comments:
Visit this gem tucked in the heart of the historical city of San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

Your host Maricela will warmly welcome you into her beautifully appointed immaculately kept home filled with plants, flowers, laughter and joy. After you have settled into your comfortable room a delicious traditional family style meal awaits you. Then, it is a delightful stroll to the Jardin, which is the center of this magical city, or to the beautiful Parque Juárez. World acclaimed schools of Spanish language and art are a short walk.

Casa Maricela has six guest rooms with private baths.

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Amenities include computer access, WIFI, inexpensive phone calls to the United States and Canada and assistance with travel arrangements. All guests have access to the rooftop patio with 360° of breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Casa Maricela's
Calle de Jesus No. 41 B
Col. Centro, C.P. 37700
San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato México
Tel: 011 +52 (415) 152-6631
USA/CAN: 1 (925) 951-8660
Cel 1: 011 +52 (415) 103-2197
Cel 2: 011 +52 (415) 105-9771

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Amenities and Services

* Concierge service
* Valet service
* 24-hour in-room dining
* Twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service
* Pools with poolside dining and refreshment service
* Sense, A Rosewood Spa® featuring 5 treatment rooms and an indulgent selection of personalized spa services
* Fitness Center
* Rose Buds™ for Children
* Business Center with complimentary high-speed Internet access
* Private dining and banquet facilities
* Extensive gardens


At our hotel the stunning natural environment is central to the experience from the moment one arrives. Days are spent taking in the cultural riches of San Miguel—breathtaking churches, intriguing museums and galleries, bustling mercados and the town’s year-round festivals and events.

From an ideal location just two blocks from the heart of El Centro, guests experience the charms of Mexico's beloved city and its surroundings from the comfort of a world-class retreat. Intimately knowledgeable in San Miguel’s customs, culture and colorful history, the resort’s concierge and front desk staff are on hand to offer expert advice and to assist with leisure arrangements.

* Sightseeing tours: historic walking tours, home and garden tours, guided museum tours
* Art, cooking, music and dance classes
* Wine tastings, lectures and wellness workshops
* Horseback riding, ATV adventures, mountain biking, hiking and golf
* Bullfighting exhibitions
* Day trips to nearby historic sites, thermal springs and traditional craft centers
* Year-round festivals, art shows, musical and theatrical performances, and public events
* Family friendly adventures

All 67 rooms and suites at this luxury resort offer spacious living areas, wood-beamed ceilings, thoughtful appointments and furnishings of the finest Mexican craftsmanship. Ground-level rooms and suites are graced with a private terrace and garden while accommodations on the second and third floors offer private balconies with views of San Miguel de Allende's El Centro, the resort's lush gardens and/or the sparkling pools. Please note, due to the building's design, room layouts and views from individual terraces vary.
Colonial Room

Reminiscent of the interior of a Mexican hacienda, these cozy yet spacious rooms offer rich furnishings, warm fabrics and locally crafted artwork and finishes. The bathroom features a soaking tub nestled in an intimate alcove—ideal for a relaxing, candle-lit bath. Stargazing and cocktails are enjoyed out on the private covered balcony. 570 sq. ft., king or two queen beds
Deluxe Colonial Room

These ample rooms are decorated in traditional San Miguel style, a mix of 16th-century Spanish and Mexican designs, with wooden floors and beamed ceilings complementing a stone hearth. Large French windows open onto spacious furnished balconies offering views of either the charming tree-lined lanes or the resort's beautiful interior gardens. 640 sq. ft., king bed
Rooftop Colonial Room

On the top floor of the resort, these spacious rooms offer spectacular views of the town. The light-colored walls provide a striking contrast to dark hardwood furniture adorned with silk and cotton fabrics, while French windows frame spectacular skyline views of San Miguel. The furnished terraces and patios provide a comfortable setting for outdoor dining and relaxation during both daytime and evening. 675 sq. ft., king or two queen beds
Junior Suite

These uniquely individual accommodations offer spacious interiors and large furnished terraces with lovely garden and city views. Rich wood floors and natural stone hearths are thoughtfully complemented with Colonial-style furnishings and beautiful artwork to create an inviting, residential atmosphere. 700 sq. ft., king or two queen beds

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One-Bedroom Colonial Suite

These spacious, ground-level suites feature a generous master bedroom and bathroom, integrated indoor living and dining areas, and an expansive furnished terrace with both covered and open areas for dining and relaxation. 700 sq. ft., king or two queen beds
Parroquia Suite

This luxurious suite offers a stellar rooftop vantage point from which to enjoy views of San Miguel de Allende. Fireplaces located in both the living area and bedroom add warm nuances to this captivating accommodation. A large terrace, with the flood-lit Parroquia as a backdrop, provides a romantic setting for cocktails or a private, moon-lit dinner. 720 sq. ft., king bed
One-Bedroom Deluxe Colonial Suite

Located on the second floor of the Casona, this unique retreat epitomizes the master suite of the most lavish haciendas. Spacious living and dining areas open to an extensive, 650-square-foot patio terrace that offers spectacular views of the skyline. The bedroom window of this suite frames a postcard-perfect view of the enchanting Parroquia. 1,100 sq. ft., king bed
Tower Suite

Situated on the top floor of the resort's Colonial section, this exceptional suite is accessed by a private elevator. Elegant interiors graced with the finest of furnishings and hand-selected artwork are matched with expansive outdoor living spaces including a private terrace and palatial rooftop patio offering magnificent 360-degree views of San Miguel. 1,100 sq. ft., king bed
Two-Bedroom Deluxe Colonial Suite

Located on the second floor of the Casona, this luxurious retreat epitomizes the master suite of the most lavish haciendas. Entering from the pillared courtyard, the suite presents a large living and dining area as well as two beautiful bedrooms, each with their own spacious four-fixture bathroom. The interiors are paired with an extensive outdoor patio making this accommodation ideal for families. 1,700 sq. ft., king beds
One-Bedroom Rosewood Suite

This one-of-a-kind accommodation, located on the resort's top floor, offers the ultimate in luxurious living with spacious indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas, an oversized master bedroom and bathroom and a high-tech movie room complete with state-of-the-art entertainment system. Unparalleled views of San Miguel are experienced from 3,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop patio. 2,900 interior sq. ft.
Three-Bedroom Rosewood Suite

This peerless, beautifully appointed suite includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a personal movie theater in addition to expansive dining and relaxation areas. A breathtaking 3000-square-foot landscaped rooftop patio provides awe-inspiring views of the town. 4,000 interior sq. ft.

* Fireplace in most rooms and suites
* Welcome amenity
* Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
* State-of-the-art entertainment systems and satellite channels
* In-room safe
* Fresh fruit and bottled water
* Refreshment center
* 100% cotton oversized bath linens
* Italian Rivolta Carmignani bed linens
* Luxury bath amenities
* High-speed Internet access and WiFi service

Rosewood San Miguel

Nemesio Diez 11, Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700 Mexico, 415.152.9700,,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Casalinda Hotel Boutique

Nestled in the center of a bustling colonial community, Casalinda is situated one block from the splendor of the Parroquia and San Miguel’s Jardin. The tranquility of Casalinda’s intimate and abundant gardens create a feeling of old warm charm accentuated with all of the amenities of 21st century luxury.


Each of our suites features one of a kind fireplaces, jacuzzi bathtubs and many have kitchenettes. Hotel Casa Linda is built with five unique fountains and around beautiful courtyards and gardens. Each suite has easy access to roof top views, the pool, jacuzzi and gym. Rates are based on double occupancy and include American breakfast. Cost per additional person is $290 pesos.

Deluxe Suite
$ 990 / night (Sun-Thurs)
$1,390 / night (Fri-Sat)

Enjoy San Miguel de Allende during the week and save!

Includes room for 2 persons, full breakfast, toy museum entrance and taxes.

$ 990 deluxe suite | $1,690 junior suite | $1,990 master suite

Restaurant & Bar

Cafe Iberico. The menu features Spanish tapas and a wide selection of International favorites. Guests receive a 20% discount.
Pool, Gym, Jacuzzi & Steamroom

Guests enjoy an indoor lap pool, large Italian mosaic Jacuzzi and a steam room in the state-of-the-art Cybex gym.
Spa Services

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In-room massage and facials are available.

• Hotel Casa Linda in San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful hotel with such thoughful detail everywhere you look. The rooms were amazing and the courtyard and rooftop areas provided many areas to relax and enjoy ourselves. The staff could not have been more helpful with anything that I needed. I will definetly return!
Trip Advisor Member, San Francisco,
• We loved our suite, and the service was excellent. People could not do enough to make us happy.
Janeellen, Mill Valley,

Mesones #101, Historic Centro
San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico 37700
Phone: +52 (415) 152-1054 or 154-4007