Mexicasa: The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico

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Perched on a rugged coastline, set in verdant ranch land, or tucked away in a picturesque colonial town, the magnificent inns and haciendas of Mexico spring to life in the pages of Mexicasa. Historically and culturally important, these living museums contain wondrous collections of Mexican arts and crafts as well as enchanting gardens and courtyards. Acclaimed photographer Melba Levick captures the stunning architecture and colorful folk art that draws admirers from all over the world, while author Gina Hyams ...
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Perched on a rugged coastline, set in verdant ranch land, or tucked away in a picturesque colonial town, the magnificent inns and haciendas of Mexico spring to life in the pages of Mexicasa. Historically and culturally important, these living museums contain wondrous collections of Mexican arts and crafts as well as enchanting gardens and courtyards. Acclaimed photographer Melba Levick captures the stunning architecture and colorful folk art that draws admirers from all over the world, while author Gina Hyams reveals the tradition and unique story behind each retreat. An extensive directory listing the contact information for each of the 21 featured inns makes this an indispensible resource book as well as a celebration of the spirit of Mexico.
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This lavishly illustrated book highlights 21 small hotels, inns, and haciendas some ancient, some modern in several areas of Mexico. Some are historic sites, such as the Hacienda de Cort s, another offers cultural studies programs, while yet another features open-air structures adjacent to a nature preserve. Hyams, who has lived in Mexico while working as a correspondent for Fodor's travel publications, provides a brief history of each hotel, with descriptions of the architecture, architect, and owner. This is followed by several pages of full-color photographs of the interior and exterior by Levick, who has published many books on travel and architecture. No prices are listed, but the book includes a list of addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for those who might wish to book a room. The book would be of some interest to those wishing to locate unusual, upscale accommodations in Mexico, but it is mostly a coffee-table book for readers more interested in dreaming about these colorful sites than visiting them. For public libraries. George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811828062
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Melba Levick has published more than 40 photography books on travel, architecture, and design, including Mexicolor (0-8118-1893-4) and Mexicasa (0-8118-2806-9). She lives in Los Angeles and Paris.

Gina Hyams is the author of several books on travel and Mexico, including the Day of the Dead Box and Mexicasa, both published by Chronicle Books. Her work has also appeared in several literary anthologies and in San Francisco Magazine, Salon, Newsweek, an

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Hacienda Katanchel Tixkokob, Yucatan 11
Hotel Casa Del Balam Merida, Yucatan 21
Hotel Hacienda Chichen Chichen Itza, Yucatan 27
Hotel Posada Coatepec Coatepec, Veracruz 33
Meson Sacristia de La Compania Puebla, Puebla 39
Hacienda de Cortes Cuernavaca, Morelos 47
Las Mananitas Cuernavaca, Morelos 55
Posada Del Tepozteco Tepoztlan, Morelos 65
Hotel Camino Real Oaxaca Oaxaca, Oaxaca 73
Casa de Espiritus Alegres Marfil, Guanajuato 79
Casa de Sierra Nevada San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 91
Casa Luna B&B San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 99
La Casa de La Marquesa Queretaro, Queretaro 107
Casa Vieja Mexico City, Distrito Federal 117
Villa Montana Morelia, Michoacan 125
Casa Luna Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 131
Casas de Careyes Costa Careyes, Jalisco 135
Las Alamandas Costalegre, Jalisco 145
Hacienda San Gabriel de Las Palmas Amacuzac, Morelos 153
La Casa Que Canta Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 161
El Tamarindo Cihuatlan, Jalisco 169
Contact Information 174
Acknowledgments 176
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2002

    Give Your Coffee Table a Treat

    What Gina Hyams and Melba Levick have created here is a wonderful compilation of photos of 21 of Mexico's most spectacular and beautiful inns and bed & breakfast establishments. It's frankly not the kind of book I spend time reading but this one is a real winner. Melba Levick must have had a ball taking these photos. There's hardly a shot that isn't beautiful in its own right - and there must be about 300 of them here. For me, the Mexican talent for mixing and matching colors is the highlight of page after page. We see gardens and patios and pool areas and bedrooms and dining areas and a host of living spaces where the eye is simply enchanted by the way the owners of these homes have decorated their various places. My own personal favorite is, of all things, a bathroom wall composed of talavera tile where almost no two tiles on the wall match each other. All the houses are fully described by author Gina Hyams. But rather than giving us a straightforward 'House & Gardens' description of what we can already see she provides stories and anecdotes about how the places came about. Thus, for instance, in Hacienda Katanchel in the Yucatan, we read that the present owners discovered the property in 1996. It had been abandoned for some 35 years and dated back to the 17th century. What they acquired were some 740 acres of dense jungle in which were buried many crumbling buildings with trees, in some cases, growing through walls and ceilings. They cleared away the mess and started building and renovating in a blend of Mayan, Mexican and Spanish styles. You should see the place now. On a less ambitious scale, we read about Mesón Sacristia de la Compañia in Puebla. This began as a family-run antique store which the owners turned into a restaurant and then an inn. It has one extra little twist for guests - everything in the place is on sale. The owners are continually having to replace dishes and furniture. And so the stories unfold for a dozen and a half or so spectacular establishments.

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