Unforgettable Vacations: Farms Meet Luxury
HOTEL FELLAH – Marrakech, Morocco: An oasis so idyllic, you might first think it’s a mirage, Hotel Fellah is an eight-acre retreat that fuses Moroccan culture with a hipster design aesthetic and a farm-to-table ethos. Locals, artists in residence, and guests mingle in the art center and library, and at the educational farm, kids groom donkeys, milk goats, or collect eggs that are sold in neighboring villages. The small cafe opposite the swimming pool is run by Touco, a resident of nearby Tassoultante village. Don’t miss his tagine, or— even better—pick ingredients from the garden and ask him to show you how to make it. From $194.
HACIENDA HOTEL VIRA VIRA – Pucon, Chile: Dairy cows, chicken coops, and paddocks may look a bit out of place against the backdrop of the Villarrica volcano. But guests quickly get used to the stunning scenery at Vira Vira, which opened last October in Chile’s Lake District. Each of the 21 rooms is crafted from local woods and decorated with handwoven rugs and wall hangings. Nearly all the ingredients featured in the meals come from the working farm and an on-site dairy that hosts cheese-making workshops. Activities included in the rate range from climbing the volcano to hiking the nearby forest of monkey puzzle trees. Minimum three-night stay from $1,475, all inclusive.