Just three hours outside of San Luis Potosí, Mexico lies the enchanting small town of Xilitla. While there are many attractions to explore in this picturesque village, one of the most standout sights is Hotel Tapasoli. Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, this whimsical hotel looks like something out of a Lord of the Rings movies, and is lovingly referred to as “Hobbit House.”
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Hotel Tapasoli was built over four decades ago by British expat Edward James, who was inspired by his love for nature and JRR Tolkien’s fantasy books. The design of the hotel is quite unique—it looks like it belongs in the Shire. Built into a hillside, it features multiple levels connected with stairs and bridges, each with its own distinct view of the valley below. In addition to round windows that mimic hobbit houses, the hotel also has an infinity pool on its lower level that adds further to its charm.
The architecture of each cabin was designed with minimal impact on the environment, allowing guests to enjoy nature in its truest form while also providing maximum comfort indoors. Guests can also explore some of Mexico’s most impressive natural attractions like Las Pozas (The Pools), Edward James’ surrealist dream garden, which is situated nearby.
Each cabin features a private terrace with views of both mountains and a 24/7 outdoor kitchen stocked with all your cooking needs as well as fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Guests can also enjoy activities such as yoga classes, birdwatching tours and guided hikes throughout the area. There are plenty of other activities available too like swimming in nearby rivers or taking part in traditional Mexican workshops like weaving or pottery making for an even more memorable experience.
Though staying at Hotel Tapasoli is certainly an attraction in itself, there are also plenty of other things to see and do in Xilitla Mexico. The nearby Las Pozas botanical gardens were also created by Edward James, and feature surreal sculptures among lush jungle foliage. Other nearby attractions include waterfalls, hot springs and even an ancient Mayan archaeological site. As you can see, there’s no shortage of activities for visitors to enjoy.