In the hospitality world it has become almost mission impossible to come up with something that the world has never seen before; something so outlandish that it will either terrify you or make you want to jump on the first plane and try it for yourself. And the following hotel, if we can call it that, is certainly not for the fainthearted or those petrified of heights for the simple reason that it is hanging off a 1,000-foot tall cliff. This is Skylodge, luxurious pods that are wedged in the Peruvian Andes.
Run by the Peruvian company Natura Vive and located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, these pods are for people who are searching for that once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Ascending to and descending from Skylodge is as unorthodox as the pods itself. To get there you need to hike 400 ft up the mountain, and when you want to leave you are ziplined down to the valley. Skylodge comprises of three exclusive suites that can take up to eight people in total. They provide a majestic view of the Sacred Valley while not compromising on luxury despite the limited space and inhospitable terrain.
Each pod is made from aerospace-grade aluminum and weatherproof polycarbonate and it comes with four beds, a dining area and a private bathroom (with an eco-toilet and a sink). They are 24 feet long and 8 feet high, have six windows and four ventilation ducts each plus four lights that are all powered by solar panels. The beds are equipped with comfortable mattresses, soft cotton sheets, down pillows and warm quilts. The catering includes breakfast and a gourmet dinner with wine. All for $300 per person per night. Small price to pay for something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Find out what the ascent to the Skylodge in Peru looks like.
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