I recently stayed at J.M.'s Butterfly B&B in Mancheros, Mexico (end of March) and I would really encourage anyone who is interested in seeing the Monarch Butterflies as well as experiencing the " real Mexico" to come to this place. Joel is an excellent host and guide. His English is great and his knowledge of the area is first hand as his family has lived there for three generations. I came at the end of the butterfly season on a gamble, not knowing if I would see any butterflies or not, but Joel found them even though there weren't any left at any of the nearby sanctuaries. Needless to say, I was thrilled. This is a family project enhanced by the excellent home cooking of Joel's sisters, the gardens and the pueblo itself. This is a very rural setting with chickens and horses, etc but the B&B is a comfortable and modern building that is continually being improved.The rooms are basic but clean and Joel is always open to suggestions on how to make things more comfortable and convenient. I would love to return next year though a bit earlier. It is a very beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- JM's Butterfly B&B is 5 min from the entry of the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Reserve. We are located in Macheros, a sleepy, bucolic town nestled in a valley with stupendous views of the sunset and surrounding Sierra Madres. The B&B has excellent views, comfy beds and a communal fireplace. The restaurant next door offers fresh trout and homemade Mexican food. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. Staying with us combines the best of private lodging with as much of a family-homestay as you want. Tours of the butterflies are available Nov-March, or come by in the off season to relax and hike in a small farming community/internet free zone. We are 2.5 hours from Mexico City and Morelia. ... more less