Nice that you are here and Welcome to the hotel for adults
Boutique Hotel Rancho Los Lobos
The gravel road to us is rough and bumpy. In Jimena de la Frontera, turn left directly into the Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, into the wild forests of cork oaks and eucalyptus trees over a narrow iron bridge, always following this gravel road. Apon arrival at Rancho Los Lobos, a gateway opens up to a little paradise: as if in another world, you feel like you’re in this special place, sheltered by gentle hills and surrounded by pastures with goats, cattle and horses. From time to time, a locomotive slowly passes by and gives the whole scenery a charming touch of nostalgia.
Our Rancho, with our beautiful gardens, cosy corners and surrounding arbors and the added romance of our paddocks and working stables, is a true refuge in the middle of the idyll of the Natural Park Los Alcornocales. You immediately feel the wonderful tranquility between palm trees, our horses and the refreshing cool salt water pool. The Ranch had been successfully run by an Austrian-Swiss couple for over 40 years and in 2018 we transformed this property into a true jewel. It took a lot of handiwork and attention to detail and now the more than 100-year-old foundations have been completely renovated.
We, Karl (a Bavarian restaurateur with heart and soul) and Barbara (rider and physiotherapist), realize with the Rancho Los Lobos our vision of a small hotel with horses, delicious food and enchanting rooms in Andalusia. Our common life dream led us to the hundred-year-old gem in Andalusia.
Now the Rancho has been wonderfully renovated in beautiful country house style, with Arabic and Andalusian influences, lots of wood, stone floors and open bathrooms in warm tones. Rooms with lovingly embroidered cushions and white curtains blowing in the wind create spaces as delightful as little paradises. Our Eco & Nature flat Casakaya, newly designed in 2022, is something very special with its ecological clay plaster and the natural materials used!
Your stay at the Rancho is designed to offer everything that feels good:
Deceleration, reduction, relaxation. Breakfast with homemade muesli, fresh organic eggs from our chickens, delicious fruit from the orchard and freshly brewed coffee is waiting on a table in the romantic courtyard. Those who treat themselves to a wine or fine sherry in the small bodega simply make a mark on the list. In between, delicious Manchego cheese with preserved fig chutney from the region and homemade gazpacho with homemade bread are served. If you want, you can join our morning meditation, help out in the barn or vegetable garden and then explore the surroundings on a horseback ride or e-bike.
In the evening Karl cooks freshly in the open kitchen. He has learned his craft in the well-known market hall of Barcelona and is happy to pass on his tips for the tapas preparation. Barbara, the charming owner, likes to tell you a lot of interesting things about horses and knows how to inspire you for country and people on a ride through the wild nature around the Rancho.
Welcome to the dreamy laziness!
Barbara and Karl