Reserva do Ibitipoca is like a beautiful island in a sea of rolling hills. The majestic 18th century farmhouse is hidden away in the Minas Gerais countryside and every angle boasts sunning views of lakes, forests, local architecture and spectacular hidden sculptures.
The building itself is very impressive with key rustic features such as traditional wooden doors, portuguese tiles and soft lighting, providing a both homely and relaxed atmosphere.
When you book a place here, breakfast lunch and dinner is all included, with the head chef trained by the famous Claude Troisgros. They create a different 3 course menu every day, catering for all tastes and dietary restrictions. All food is organic and most produced locally on the farm. Often based on local classics, it's healthy, wholesome and truly delicious.
Every morning there is free yoga, followed by free guided walks, taking you past waterfalls, forests and rivers. Guests can enjoy horse riding and tours of the area, interacting with toucans, parrots and other fantastic wildlife. After a long day strolling, it's preferable to unwind with a massage, or enter the suna and hot-tub all under the glow of a star-lit sky.
At night, the cracking of the fire can be heard in the courtyard and guests can spend countless hours enjoying the view while sipping fine wines, beers and cachaças from the area.
Reserva do Ibitipoca is simply a joy to visit and no doubt it will help you create memories that will last a life time.