Authentic, Romantic Hacienda - Horses, Heated Pool, Spa, Gym
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
This huge, old ex-hacienda midway between San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, is situated outside Dolores Hidalgo in a small, safe, friendly village. Once a presidio along the silver trail in 1567, it became a hacienda in the 1700's. Walls are meter- thick adobe. The haciendas were the castles of Mexico. Although the term 'hacienda' is used incorrectly by many home owners to describe their new replica Spanish-style homes, this is an authentic 450 year old Spanish Colonial hacienda that at one time owned nearly a million acres.
The hacienda is beautiful, with rustic elegance, furnished with colonial antiques and local artisan pieces, private, with 18 full-time staff, including cooks, maids, gardeners, bilingual guest services concierge, manager, and stable/pool personnel. There are 12 beautiful bedroom suites, with satellite t.v and high-speed internet, hot-and-cold water dispensers, sitting area, private terraces, propane fireplaces, and beautiful views of the Sierra Madres. The suites feature luxurious bedding with high thread-count linens and feather beds, plus down duvets.
All meals are included in your rental. Love food??? We are well-known for our wonderful meals. Our cooks have studied with the likes of Rick Bayless and Diana Kennedy. They serve a wonderful menu, a beautiful balance of elegance and down-home that you will never forget. They are able to meet any dietary needs.
The pool is heated with a dozen solar panels to assure year-round comfort. The hacienda has more than 40,000 sq. ft. under roof, with ten walled-in private acres. There are gardens and enormous porches, and a large events area with fountain for special celebrations, or just relaxing and enjoying the view.
Child-friendly. Smoking outdoors, please.
Step out your door and onto the silver trail. This is an Ideal location for visiting a different colonial town each day, or simply enjoying the best of Mexico's Bajio region. Start your day with a cup of Chiapas-grown coffee, then head for a work-out in your private commercial 16- piece Cybex gym, including elliptical trainer and treadmill.
You can shop for beautiful talavera pottery in Dolores Hidalgo, shop for EVERYTHING in San Miguel, while you enjoy gourmet restaurants, hot springs, and golf. Wander the charming streets and cobbled alleys of Guanajuato. Practice your soccer skills, or invite the locals for a friendly game of volleyball on your private sand court. Spend a few hours riding your horses down to the river, and watch the eagles.
Then return home to our on-site spa for a massage from one of six private massage therapists, offering spa treatments such as massage, reflexology, hot-stone, or facials (massages start at $20/hour!). Chauffeur available for reasonable fee, also very knowledgeable bilingual guide for trail rides (horse, car, or mountain bike,) and seeing historic silver trail locations that most tourists NEVER see. All meals, horses and mountain bikes are complimentary, and included with your rental.
You have your choice of renting the entire hacienda, or only a single suite. Please view our haciendalastrancas web link for more information.
Keywords: Spanish-Colonial Hacienda
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 22-30
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Bedroom 8
- Bedroom 9
- Bedroom 10
- Bedroom 11
- Other (See Description)
King size beds (7) We have 5 pillow-top king-size beds., Queen size Beds (2) We have 2 pillow-top queen size beds, Double Beds (4) One room features 2 double-size pillow-top beds, Twin or Single Beds (9) One room features 2 twin-sized pillow-top beds., Baby Cribs (1)...morecollapse
- 11.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- Bathroom 6
- Bathroom 7
- Bathroom 8
- Bathroom 9
- Bathroom 10
- Bathroom 11
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
Cooks, housekeepers, full-time staff of 18, High-speed wireless Internet, Luxury Linens provided, 17-piece Cybex exercise room with elliptical trainer and Treadmill, Soccer field, Horse-back riding, Mountain bikes, Basketball court, Sand volleyball court, Private heated Pool, Purified Water, Hair dryers, robes, propane fireplaces, private terraces, massage therapists with in-house spa offering treatments, including hot stone, reflexology, facials, nails, body wraps, 17 piece Cybex gym, chocolates and fresh flowers in all suites...morecollapse
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Volleyball, Massage, Soccer, Tortilla- making
ReviewsWrite a review
"Incredible Hacienda"Guest comment entered by owner
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your incredible hacienda... You have done an amazing job with the restoration and decorating. Each little detail is more interesting than the last! It was so much fun choosing our rooms and then showing them off to each other. Every room was unique and intriguing yet so comfortable and relaxing. Yolanda did an incredible job feeding us each day and was so accommodating with our extremely picky children. The food was amazing to say the least. Also, her margaritas were the best on the planet! None of us have ever been more full for an entire week! We had so much fun during Derek's birthday fiesta at the hacienda and the band and celebration in the town added to the festive occasion. Dylan loved dancing with the children of Trancas and made a friend from Mexico city! The horseback riding was very fun, the mountains were beautiful, and the horses were so sweet. The massages were so relaxing and wonderful. We truly enjoyed them and appreciated every little detail. Thank you again for sharing your hacienda with us and for opening my eyes about Mexico and it's beautiful people!
- Guest M. Riker
- Date of stay 07/06/09
- Review Submitted 12/26/09
"Thrilling, Relaxing, Fun, Memorable"Guest comment entered by owner
"Thrilling, Relaxing, Fun, Memorable"
Where to begin.... it was an amazing week! The transportation worked out perfectly. Our guests were so grateful to be taken care of like that. The food was unbelievable. I thought Phil might die from joy. And the staff was wonderful in making something special for the toddler. By the time of the wedding night, Yolanda came out to ring the bell for dinner and we were all drooling like Pavlov's dogs :) The spa staff was great. I think we kept them very busy. Many of us would walk out of the spa and right over to the Oficina to sign up for another treatment :) The wedding went down perfectly. I still don't know how... I mean, it's Latin America, right? What about the canceled plans, the late arrivals, the random hiccups that always happen when making plans in Latin America? No, everything went exactly as we'd talked about. I think that's why it felt like a dream... there was no differentiating between what we hoped would happen and what did happen. The folkloric dancers were a huge hit (and what a great job they did!), and the tequila burro and the fireworks were a surprise to everyone. The fireworks even surprised Phil and me, they were SO GOOD! Everyone was just laughing and shouting and clapping hysterically. When they lit up "K y P" on the top, and this disc on top lit up then took off like a rocket into the stratosphere, everyone about lost it. It was hilarious. The waitstaff and bartenders were wonderful. The trio - oh my gosh, they played the songs we'd picked out as if they'd written them themselves. I know it must have take a lot of practice. It was really special. So clearly it was a thrilling, relaxing, fun, memorable-in-every-way week. I think our friends and family were really blown away by the Hacienda, the staff, and the way we did the wedding. Many of them told us it was the most unique and fun wedding they'd ever been to. Not that it's a competition, but of course it feels good to hear that. The best part is that we did it that way for us, because that's the way we wanted to get married. We still can't believe we pulled off a wedding just the way we wanted to do it, and everyone had such a blast. Your staff is remarkable. Perhaps the best way to show them is to visit again soon :)
- Guest K. Baxter
- Date of stay 08/18/09
- Review Submitted 12/26/09
"The most Fantastic Week"Guest comment entered by owner
"The most Fantastic Week"
We had the most fantastic week at the Hacienda. The internet just doesn't do it justice, I knew it was gong to be fabulous, but quite how fabulous i had no idea. Tp get a team of staff so professional as to make you think that you are the only people to visit and stay there is one big task. As you know both israel and I have been in the hospitality industry for some time, have met and trained and been trained by some of the best, your stafff were beyond that. they were all simply fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble, they were so friendly and never grumbled about our mess or noise or the fact we seemed to eat so much of the delicious food. The rooms were fantastic, the pool gorgeaus, the horse ride an experience of a lifetime. I could go on annd on, and they would be words you would have heard a thousand times I am sure.
- Guest T. Gray
- Date of stay 07/17/09
- Review Submitted 12/26/09
We love the 'Funcienda'!Guest comment entered by owner
We love the 'Funcienda'!
Our weekend at Hacienda Las Trancas (aka The Funcienda) was absolutely amazing, down to every detail. All 15 of us currently live in Mexico, and we're very well traveled within the country and region. We all agreed that we'd never seen accomodations as spectacular as your hacienda. The level of comfort, flexibility and attention to detail were just a few things that made the place special, not to mention the very sweet and helpful staff. We are bunch of old hats in this country and therefore hard to impress, but you managed to wow us from start to finish! I really enjoyed watching everybody's jaw drop when they walked in your front door. Again, one of the finest weekends I've enjoyed in Mexico, hands down. Thank you for making that happen.
- Guest E. Fleckner
- Date of stay 09/21/09
- Review Submitted 12/26/09
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Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rental- Entire hacienda rental is for up to 10 people. Each additional person is $122/night.
Nightly rental- Entire hacienda rental if for up to 10 people. Each additional person is $150/night.
Single suite rental is available, please inquire.
Half due upon reservation. Remainder due 60 days before arrival.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
14% tax/service charge
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Welcome to this historic Mexican Hacienda
Incredible Destination Weddings in Mexico, photo by E. Medina
11 Luxurious Suites with fireplaces, satellite tv, wonderful linens
Heated Pool with jacuzzi
Huge Cantera fountain in events and stable area
15 piece Commercial Cybex Gym
On site Spa with 6 massage therapists offering facials and massage treatments
Grand outdoor living spaces
Talavera Bath Suite 'Amarilla'
View to the Church
Historical Mexican Hacienda
Mexican Hacienda interior courtyard
Elegant Hacienda Dining, Fabulous meals included
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