Shortly before Jimena de la Frontera, turn left directly into the Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, into the wild forests of cork oaks and eucalyptus trees, through a small riverbed, always following the gravel road. The approach is bumpy and adventurous, however upon arrival at Rancho Los Lobos, a gateway to a little paradise opens up. Instantly, you feel like you have been transported into another world, which lies in the protection of gentle hills, surrounded by pastureland with goats, cattle and horses. From time to time trains pass by very leisurely, which gives the whole scenery noticeable charm and a touch of nostalgia.
There is no mistaking that our Rancho with its beautiful gardens, cosy corners and arches framing the house, paddocks and romantic stables, is a true refuge in the middle of the idyll nature park. Here you can feel the wonderful peace between the palm trees, the horses and the seamless pool. The house was successfully run for over 40 years by Wolf and Esther an Austrian-Swiss couple. It is now transformed into a new jewel with a new lease of life, beautiful craftmanship and attention to detail being added in. After finding each other again after 25 years, a Bavarian full-blooded gastronomer and his wife, realized their vision of a small hotel with horses, delicious food and enchanting rooms in the countryside of Andalusia. Their common life's dream led them to this hundred-year-old gem - Rancho Los Lobos. Now the Rancho is being beautifully renovated in a beautiful country house style with Arabic and Andalusian influences, with lots of wood, stone floors and open bathrooms. The rooms are created as delightful little paradises with beautiful embroidered cushion details and white curtains blowing in the Spanish wind.
A stay at the Rancho is designed to offer everything that is good: deceleration, reduction, relaxation. Breakfast with homemade muesli, fresh organic eggs from our chickens, delicious fruit from the orchard and coffee roasted over olive wood awaits you on a table in the romantic courtyard. Treat yourself to a wine or fine sherry in the small bodega, whilst feasting on delicious Manchego cheese with cooked fig chutney from the region and homemade gazpacho and freshly baked bread. If you are feeling energetic, you can help out in the stables or the organic vegetable garden and then explore the surroundings on a horseback.
In the evening, we cook all meals in the open kitchen - Carlos Cocina. Among our staff, Karl learned his trade in the famous market hall of Barcelona and is happy to pass on his tips for preparing tapas. Barbara, the charming hostess, enjoys hosting guides through the open stable and is great at inspiring our guests on the wild nature trails around the Rancho. It will prove difficult not to fall in love with the beautiful countryside of Andalusia!