This place is a vortex of pure magic. It attracts beautiful and conscious people from all over the world. Five people I met here are still good friends to this day.
This is the best retreat in Cusco set high up in the Andes. The hostel is quirky, comfy and warm beds and hot showers. It has a wonderful family vibe and we were made to feel super welcome.
This place has been a profound part of my life and I have created amazing memories from here that I will remember for life..
Safe, peaceful and enlightening place to be, I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in Cusco!
Lovely place to stay, very affordable and an awesome location! The staff are very friendly and Lesley was very accommodating. I will be staying there again when I come back to Cusco. Thanks Lesley
One of the homes of my heart. This page makes me homesick.
By far my favorite place to stay. I always meet cool travelers and love that I have secure privacy AND community as I choose. The family that owns it has become dear friends and the staff my extended family.
I can't recommend Casa enough and we even lead groups here to stay!
This establishment is a nexus of great energy and social connection. The family who runs it cares deeply for its patrons and their experience while visiting Peru.
This is my favorite retreat in Cuzco. It''s quaint, colorful, clean, and fun. I've stayed there many times and I never fail to meet interesting and wonderful people, many of whom become long-term friends.
The location is great, A descent breakfast is included.
The staff and owners really care, and it shows in so many little details.
For the Mountain House: What an amazing, enchanting place to stay! The gardens are beautiful, the energy there is serene, and the location is perfect: the house is a 10-minute cab ride to Cusco's central areas like San Blas, but is also located just outside the city, away from the noise, right across from the Temple of the Moon, and with the mountains in the back. Lesley was incredibly accommodating in absolutely everything I needed. All the staff there was friendly and warm, and the meals were delicious. The showers were hot, and the beds were very comfortable and warm for the chilly June nights. She and her sons - Mark and Simon - organized any tour or ceremony I was interested in and guided me throughout my journey. I also loved the dogs, Paco and Luna, the warm, playful, loving guardians of the Mountain House. I'll always have this place in my heart, and cannot recommend it enough!
- For the San Pedro Ceremonies: After a lot of research on wachuma ceremonies in Peru and other South American countries, I highly recommend Lesley as a San Pedro guide and her Mountain House as the perfect location. I really appreciate her approach - allowing the cactus to do it's work, while she provides a safe, nurturing, supportive, and incredibly beautiful environment. There are no elaborate rituals in her ceremonies that distract from San Pedro's work; it's just you, your heart, and San Pedro. Lesley truly listens to your feelings, and her desire to help is deep and sincere. During my two weeks with Lesley and five ceremonies, I underwent an incredible transformation, from healing old psychological traumas and curing a chronic ailment to feeling the beauty of God in me and the truth of the importance of each of us to this world, just the way we are. I'm so incredibly grateful for the medicine and the space - the space to heal and the space to be, the most precious of gifts.