Last Updated on November 24, 2023
The signs on the Ruta Del Vino can be confusing, but that’s part of Valle de Guadalupe’s rustic charm. This premier, somewhat off-the-beaten-path wine region in sunny Baja, CA produces 90% of all wines coming from Mexico. It’s an incredibly fun and fascinating destination to visit.
Less than a two-hour drive from San Diego, just across the Mexican border, the “Valle” as the locals call it is one of the fastest-growing wine regions in North America. Jesuit priests planted the first grapevines here in the 18th century and its first winery, Bodegas de Santo Tomas, was established in the late 1800s.
Today, there are 120 wineries in the Valle and these Mexican artisan and boutique wineries are scattered throughout this picturesque valley surrounded by boulder-stacked mountains. Add in a myriad of new creative chef-driven restaurants and it’s no surprise that more and more visitors are discovering the allure of this magnificent area.
A trip to Valle de Guadalupe, however, should be more than a day trip, which is why I’m providing a list of places to stay. These aren’t just your typical vacation rentals, they are unique, funky and eclectic, and many are eco and pet friendly.
Bubble Tents in the Valle
Campera Hotel Burbuja is a campground surrounded by vineyards and restaurants.
Designed in France and manufactured with the highest quality materials, the hotel’s one-bedroom, one-bath bubble tents help create a connection to nature within an boutique campsite. With a queen bed, each of the bubble tents can sleep two.
Guests can even choose accommodations that include their own private jacuzzi.
Glamping in the Heart of Wine Country
Glamping has become a popular way to commune with the outdoors.
This campground located on a rural area of Lago Valle offers guests a stay in a luxury tent with a king-sized bed that can accommodate two guests or two adults and a child. You’ll find a shared bathhouse, along with stunning mountain views and a pool on site.
CasaDaNik Working Farm Cabins
Two one-bedroom, one-bath cabins that can sleep up to four guests are located on a working farm located between two vineyards. Each villa cabin includes a king bed with trundle queen and a pull-out sofa.
The property is within a mile of more than two dozen wineries and restaurants. After enjoying the treasures of the Valle, guests can return to relax by their own private fire pit.
Charming Hilltop Bungalow Cabin
Located within Terra Monarca, this delightful cabin home is perched on a hilltop with unobstructed views of La Ruta del Vino.
The one-bedroom, one-bath bungalow is within walking distance of Vena Cava and just across from El Cielo Winery and a few minutes’ drive to many other wineries and award-winning restaurants.
The home can accommodate four guests and also includes a hot tub, washer/dryer and stunning Valle views.
UvaUva Luxury Eco-Retreat
Eco-conscious design, luxurious comfort, and vineyard-side living intersect in Valle de Guadalupe at UvaUva consisting of four adult-only cabins constructed with locally sourced and recycled materials resulting in a “rustic luxe” look and feel.
Each one-bedroom, one-bath cabin tucked into the foothills of San Antonio de las Minas can sleep two and include custom-made king beds, rainfall showers, organic bath products, a record player with a tailored selection of albums, and local pour-over coffee.
Vineyard Casita Cabins with Fireplace
Located in the heart of wine country, this adults-only one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental offers a king bed, a private deck, a fireplace and awe-inspiring vineyard and rolling hill vistas.
Tastefully decorated with luxury touches, the casita also offers spacious outdoor grounds to relax and enjoy your favorite Valle de Guadalupe wines.
Villa Container-Valle de Guadalupe
I love this place!
Not only is the container home unique and delightfully well-appointed, but you and your family or friends will love the spacious outdoor areas where you’ll find your private jacuzzi, a firepit, grill area, bicycles, cornhole, and outdoor bathrooms.
The villa can accommodate up to six guests with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths along with a double bed, twin bunk, and double futon.
Viña Calabria Barrel Suite
Luxury meets country living at this adults-only Tuscan Hacienda property tucked away in the valley and accessed only by winding dirt roads. That’s the beauty of it all.
Each of the off-the-beaten-trek suites offer one-bedroom and 1.5 baths for two along with plenty of privacy and tranquility. They are all themed differently, with décor featuring wine-inspired and luxury chic décor.
Wine Country Loft on a Working Vineyard
If you’re looking for a rental that can sleep up to six guests, then this wine country loft is an ideal choice for your wine country getaway.
The private, one-bedroom casita nestled in the boulders overlooks Viñedo En’kanto and the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe. Guests have access to a king size bed in the upstairs loft, a queen bed in the downstairs bedroom with a pullout couch in the living area.
The Loft is situated at the top of the 24-acre property and includes a private patio with fire pit, BBQ grill, hammock, outdoor dining and stunning views.
A complimentary bottle of En’kanto wine is included with booking, along with free Wi-Fi, your first bundle of firewood, fresh citrus from the orchard (in season), DIRECTV and your choice of Amazon music on Alexa Speakers.