Are you a person who is devoted to wine? I enjoy a glass of red wine every night after dinner, but it’s because the medical folks recommend it. I can’t pretend to be a wine expert or someone who lives and breathes wine. However, I read about something that did intrigue me. There is a hotel that allows you to enjoy not just wine, but also you can sleep in a giant wine barrel. If you’re a wine enthusiast and looking for a unique and fun getaway, it doesn’t get much better than this. You can enjoy a fun vacation in Douro, Portugal at the Quinta da Pacheca.
This is a vacation of dreams for people who like wine. The hotel is located on a 280-year-old wine estate that boats a vineyard that is 140 acres. You can relax while enjoying a marvelous view that is unparalleled. And while you’re enjoying that view, you can sip wine and take decadent naps in cabins shaped like wine barrels. The pods are designed to look like real wine barrels that are used in the vineyard. They’re made of pine and were designed by the owners of the property, Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves. Every suite is 30 meters, or 98 feet in diameter, which is plenty of room.
Think of it as being about the size of a small tiny house. You have a breathtaking view and a skylight window, which makes the room seem bigger than it actually is. The “wine room” also has a bathroom with a walk-in shower, along with a front deck where you can sit down and enjoy the view. How relaxing is this? Also, there’s a round bed, which is interesting in itself. An 18th-century house that’s located on the estate is home to beautiful red, white, and rose wines, as well as delicious port. The grapes grow on steep hillsides along a river.
While there you can also enjoy delicious food. It’s about $250 per night to stay there. Watch this video tour below.