Historic Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the restored 12th-century abbey hotel and winery in Spain’s Duero wine-growing region, is spread over 1,730 fertile acres brimming with wildlife and beautiful pastoral settings. Now guests can enjoy the exclusive property’s fauna and flora in all its splendor with the newly introduced “Nature Experience.”
Guests may see roe deer and wild boar in their natural habitat along with a host of avian such as hoopoes, red kites, lapwing grey herons, kestrels, eagles, owls and of course storks—a stork nest is on the hotel’s clock tower. The picturesque terrain is dotted with historic ruins, 100-year-old trees, gentle streams, verdant woods, and the vines of the estate’s award winning winery.
Guests may see roe deer and wild boar in their natural habitat along with a host of avian such as hoopoes, red kites, lapwing grey herons, kestrels, eagles, owls and of course storks—a stork nest is on the hotel’s clock tower.
For the Nature Experience, butlers provide orientation and introduction to the landmarks and unique trails of LeDomaine, which guests may explore on either walking or cycling excursions. The butlers also provide a personalized trail map with useful tips on bird watching for self-guided excursions along with a pair of Olympus Binoculars (8 x 40 DPS I).
After exploring nature in all her glory, don’t forget to book a treatment at El Santuario, the property’s spectacular subterranean spa that opened in 2015. Once home to a 12th-century stable belonging to the abbey, the award-winning spa is a welcome addition to the property. On offer is a unique personalized wellness experience in which a spa sommelier guides you through a wonderful sensory wellness journey that involves a blind tasting of wines and smelling of essential oils. A personalized spa experience is then designed for you, depending on palette and aroma preferences.
A superb staff, outstanding cuisine (the One-Michelin-Star restaurant Refectorio), a major art collection, and more make this stunning property a must-visit. Book one of the eight new guest rooms in the converted stables for direct access to the spa.