Portuguese vineyard creates hotel from wine barrels

by | Jul 9, 2019 | Design

Former wine barrels doubling as glamping pods for wine lovers.

Sleep in a custom-built wine barrel in a Portuguese vineyard in the Douro Valley.

Wine enthusiasts now have an even better reason to visit the popular Douro Valley wine region of Portugal.

The Wine House Hotel – Quinta da Pacheca takes advantage of its vineyard setting to give guests the opportunity to wake up inside a wine barrel.

We find out more.

Eat, sleep and breathe wine in the Douro Valley

Hotels are constantly having to come up with new and inventive ways to lure guests through their doors, but for wine hotels, often the offer of a delicious glass in a tranquil setting is enough.

Well, not for the Quinta da Pacheca vineyard and Wine House Hotel in Portugal’s Douro Valley, who have gone the extra mile for the wine lovers who come to the region.

The Wine House Hotel – Quinta da Pacheca has some unorthodox accommodation on offer – the wine barrels themselves.

Situated among the rolling hills and overlooking the rows of vines, these bespoke wine barrels have everything wine connoisseurs need to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation, and of course, wine.

Romance and retreat in Portuguese wine country

Lovers of wine will delight in spending the night in one of the ten wine barrels which have been carefully transformed into private cabins at the Quinta da Pacheca.

Each barrel’s interior is decked out in a rustic timber finish which echoes the outsides of the structure and the wood cabin feel is enhanced by the space’s clever design.

A curving glass-walled shower, wooden vanity unit, and a curved timber screen which separates the bed from the bathroom area.

The bed faces a circular window which provides ample views out onto the stunning countryside and the vineyard below.

The large window also opens out onto a deck from where the view can be fully appreciated, especially in the evening at sunset.

Another part of the The Wine House Hotel is a fully restored 18th-century lodge, which offers more traditional accommodations and rooms inside.

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