If one doesn't know about this place it's literally impossible to just "run into it".
Well hidden amongst the slow Tuscan valleys nearing Montepulciano, tucked away in a wooded patch of the otherwise very open surrounding décor, Hotelito Lupaia is primarily a romantic place. Couples that are in love, in search of it or simply enjoying each other's company and the extraordinary landscape will have a blast.
Everything from the surroundings, the communal room serving for dining room, lounge, kitchen, breakfast nook, bar, coffee shop and manager's office, to the picturesque little fenced yards of every one of the totally differently shaped and decorated rooms (10-12 in total I think) and the very personal and familiar service of local people is suggesting romance and peaceful relaxation. The peace of the night it's only disturbed by crickets.
A perfect hideaway or a pit stop of the detail oriented Tuscan tourist.
The general feel it's one of 18th century Tuscan farmhouse, complete with authentic antique furniture, decorations, bathroom fixtures and even the recipes employed by the chef who cooks in full view right before the food is laid on one's plate.
Despite the authenticity though, one benefits of all the modern facilities: there is gsm access, internet connection in the communal room, a very cozy swimming pool (next to the organic vegetables garden), individual A/C and heating for each room, satellite TV, etc. The staff treat all guests like family, the food is excellent and the position in Tuscany ensures memorable wines. Close-by attractions include the picturesque medieval village of Montepulciano, 5 km away featuring alternative dinner options and a plethora of wine and souvenirs shops, and of course the whole of Tuscany attractions within a half a day or one day trips. A fantastic place where I will gladly return as much as I can.