Casa del Rio Retreat

Cortes de la Frontera, Málaga
Bed & Breakfast
+34 689 992 163


In a hamlet in the Serrania de Ronda, a warm-hearted B&B with fabulous breakfasts and a pool, and a special venue for small weddings

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Relax on your balcony facing the mountains. The air is pure and the Guardiaro river teems with fish… listen to goats’ bells and birdsong. The setting is a dream and you could stay here all day.

This lovely riverside posada goes back 120 years, its feel traditional and its style boho chic. It’s a year-round destination, special in every season: sofas by the fire in winter, and plenty of shaded seating spots in summer. You get a well-stocked honesty bar, tea and coffee until noon, and a tapas restaurant a few streets away. What’s more, Karen’s breakfast baskets are a wonder: croissants and breads, fruits, cakes, cheeses, jams, and ham from the producer next door!

Here, between the Alcornocales and the Sierra de Grazalema, hiking is the thing; Karen organises pick-ups and knows all the guides. Eat in hilltop Gaucín, marvel at Vultures Canyon (both are close). Discover remote Ronda, ‘the city of dreams’, a 40-minute drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Hiking the beautiful trails - walks starts from the door
  • The immersion in boho comfort - and nature: a winning combination
  • Host Karen, who makes guests feel totally at home
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You should know

  • Not for little children: there’s too much water around
  • Public transport is limited and you need a car

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
January.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, €26.50 pp. By arrangement for groups of 8+. Restaurants, 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
2 Doubles
From €70
5 Twin/doubles
From €75
1 Family room for 4
From €75

Accommodation

Reviews

Surrounded by nature, Casa del Rio Retreat is the perfect location for nature lovers and to discover local traditions. Nothing is too much trouble for Karen, who will make sure have everything you need to make your stay memorable.

Elisa, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

An ancient water channel runs through the lush grounds, and the river lulls you to sleep. Bask on the terraces, slip into the pool. Hike, bike and ride; recover with a massage. Hop in the car to Gaucín - a haven for artists still - or set off for small vineyards and taste the Ronda wines. Trains run to Ronda and Granada from the little station at Cortes de la Frontera - a ten-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Karen Pedrazzini

  • Wine tours at some of Ronda's most famous vineyards. We also organise wine and local jamon & cheese tastings at casa del Rio for groups on request
  • Our area is known for the incredible walks between the white villages and cork forests, We offer guided walking with Guy Hunter-Watts , who is well known for his walking bookings in the Serrania de Ronda area.
  • Mountain bikes and E bikes are a great way to explore , we offer 2 day min hire , and either self guided or guided tours
  • Gastronomic heaven ! Our area is full of excellent restaurants , you will enoy the very best of Andalucian and fusion Interntaional food whilst visiting this area
  • Have you ever seena golden oriel close up, or herons ? Just sit on our riverside terrace and keep watching ! Our river is teaming with birdlife and some pretty rare species ª
  • Local artesans are inspired by the beauty of the Serrania de Ronda . Locally we are blessed with exceptional artists and artesans producing everything from cork handbags, ceramics and hand woven wool blankets .

Introducing

Karen Pedrazzini

Karen moved to Spain in 1985, ran a successful hotel for 14 years, and is now back in the saddle. With her architect daughter she has turned a run-down village inn into a place of beauty and character. Warm and friendly yet discreet, she lives on site with her dog Nicky, and organises everything for you. Nothing is too much trouble for Karen: "I am so pleased to be back in the business again."