On my recent trip to Europe (Spain, Italy, France) I spent four amazing days at the Ronda Mountain Retreat. Nestled among the rustic hills of the Andalusian Mountains and just 15 minutes from the historic/tourist section of Ronda we were firmly ensconced in the lap of luxury. Tended to by the on-site staff we woke to hot coffee and farm fresh eggs each morning, spent the days exploring the 700+ acre working farm grounds (dogs, kittens, horses, goats, and chickens, oh my!) with random trips into Ronda to see the famous bridge, the oldest bull fighting ring in Spain and to drink lots of wine and eat lots of authentic Spanish tapas!
The cortijo itself was just gorgeous! Rooms were beautifully decorated and space was ample. Several evenings were spent in the living room around the crackling fire, drinking local wine and snacking on local hams and cheeses while enjoying our rustic surroundings.
I’m looking forward to another stay at The Ronda Mountain Retreat and you should consider them, too! It’s an amazing space for a girls wine tasting weekend, weddings, workshops or if you just need to get away for awhile. If you need any convincing here are a few photos and a video I put together from our stay. Enjoy!
It was the morning of our first full day at Cortijo Rasero. We had just finished breakfast (an amazing omelette made of fresh farm eggs and local goat cheese!) and were… well, I was jet lagged and I have no idea what we were doing. I remember being in the living room, though, and noticing these trees, blowing in the wind. There was something hypnotic about the way the leaves caught the light as they fluttered about. And the sound of the leaves and the wind… it was beautiful. I knew I had to capture this.