Between Rio de Janeiro and Ouro Preto, both approximately 3.5 hours by car, you will find the breathtaking Reserva do Ibitipoca. Spectacular of this hotel is that it is not located in a nature reserve, but the entire hotel is a nature reserve!  An unforgettable location. 

 

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

  • Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca
    Ouro Preto | Reserva do Ibitipoca

The beautiful green Costa Verde changes here into canyons, mountains, waterfalls and caves. Reserva do Ibitipoca is a nature reserve and stretches out over more than 16.000 hectare. In 1981 Renato Machado bought an old farm on the property, named Fazenda do Engenho. His mission was to maintain the natural environment with indigenous vegetation and even bring it back to its original state. During this period he bought more and more hectares of abandoned farms and pastures and started a reforestation program. The Machado family also contributed to the preservation of cultural heritage. Fazenda do Engenho, originally built in 1715, was carefully restored and the authenticity was maintained. Step inside and experience the elegant simplicity of rural life. In 2009 the hotel was opened and now provides employment for the people of the region. Local culture nowadays penetrates music, art, architecture and cuisine. Enjoy the atmosphere of bygone times. There is no place better than here!

The actual main building, Fazenda do Engenho, offers 8 beautiful suites and there are 3 more suites in Carlinhos House, a smaller remote farmhouse within short walking distance. There are also nice common areas, including a covered terrace with comfortable chairs, hammocks, and beautiful views. There is a patio with a fireplace, a cozy living and dining area and a nice TV lounge.

Do you like horse riding? Then you will definitely enjoy this hotel, as they have their own horse stables and there are great riding trails. There is also a spa for relaxation with various massages, treatments, a sauna, a small swimming pool and hydro massages. A nearby waterfall offers a natural bath and there is also a white sandy beach on the estate. Get disconnected! There is only wifi in the main building and no range for mobile phones.