This is one of the top places we've ever visited, not because it was luxurious or pampering, but because it is special in its own way, and there are so many fascinating possibilities in this remote, unique area. Adolfo and Susan are superb hosts who manage their small "Casa Rural" with great care. Our rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet. In general, the house is very cozy. The property has "character" as well - it truly is a fixed up old farm house in a little village high above the Sil River Gorge. The photos shown with this page are accurate - I can tell exactly where they were taken.
What sets this place apart is that the owners are passionate about the area and have explored it extensively. For us, the greatest challenge in exploring a new area is knowing the best things do and how to do them - guidebooks rarely do an area like this justice. Whether it is hiking in the mountains, exploring the secluded monasteries, or visiting vineyards, Susan and Adolfo have done it and are good listeners and advisers to their guests. We took a fantastic sunset hike to the rim of the gorge from the house. They also sent us to a VI century monetary that was just incredible - more of an unspoiled archeological site as opposed to an often visited tourist site. In both cases, we had these experiences to ourselves. We never would have known about the hike or found the monastery without them. There were many other possibilities they mentioned that, unfortunately, we lacked the time to do.
Susan is multi-lingual and speaks excellent English. Adolfo is the chef and made us a wonderful Gallego dinner. About the area - In general, it is very off the beaten track and undiscovered. The monasteries and cathedrals that line the Gorge for miles are truly amazing. For people who enjoy the outdoors and finding these relatively undiscovered gems, A Casa Da Eira is a perfect spot. In addition, Santiago de Compostela and Ourense are easy drives, and the Galician Atlantic coast is less than a 2 hour drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Casa da Eira is an ancient farm house from 1920 restored in traditional style in 2001. We are at 35 minutes from Ourense and 10 minutes from the Parador de Santo Estevo. The accommodation has generous common space, a garden facing south and a balcony from which one can enjoy a view on the River Sil Canyon. We offer both, bed&breakfast as well as self-catering accommodations.A Casa da Eira is situated in Galicia, in the province of Ourense, in the midst of the historic area of “The Ribeira Sacra” with its considerable number of Romanesque monasteries. Our village, Alberguería, is located at the upper part of the River Sil Canyon and surrounded by hundred-year-old chestnut woods.Numerous activities can be undertaken in the near surroundings such as cultural trips, hill walking, canoeing, climbing, swimming in the nearby dam, mountain biking, adventure sports, boat excursions through the River Sil Canyon. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your A Casa da Eira reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- A Casa Da Eira Spain/Nogueira De Ramuin, Galicia