Hi- My husband and I are looking to stay in a Quinta in Duoro Valley, Portugal for 1 night, the beginning of October, 2022. Would prefer something small to medium and family run in the countryside. The ones that Rick Steves recommends are either booked or room doesn't meet requirements. Any recommendations are welcome, thank you, Nancy
We visited Portugal 5 years ago and our tour group stayed in Pinhāo. We stayed at the wonderful Vintage House Hotel that is highlighted in the RS Portugal Guidebook. If you are looking for something “countryside” have you researched Lamego? It’s about 25 mins. from Pinhāo. We stopped at Quinta Santa Euphemia Winery. Had lunch and toured the winery. Perhaps they could be a resource for your stay? It is “off the beaten path.” https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189175-d1186870-Reviews-Quinta_Santa_Eufemia-Lamego_Viseu_District_Northern_Portugal.htm
I stayed at Quinta de la Rosa a couple of years ago and was very impressed. It’s outside of Pinhão and right on the river. The views are stunning and it’s not as expensive as some. I’ve recommended it to others and they have also been pleased. The Quinta is also recommended by Julie Dawn Fox.
Thank you for your suggestions. Yes we were looking for something in the countryside that was part of a winery that we could explore. I looked into Quinta Santa Euphemia Winery, but they do not have accommodations. Quinta de la Rosa is a bit more than what we wanted to spend, but looks good. I ended up booking Quinta do Tedo, which is family owned and surrounded by their vineyards. They provide a bed and breakfast and are rated well.
I just returned from Portugal spending time in the Douro Valley. Visited the Quinta da Roêda | Croft Port. Just loved the experience and would love to stay in the countryside next time. If you are looking to link up with a group just for a day trip to the winery , I recommend Portugal excellence tours:email@example.com
You can find good info at their website or on Trip Advisor
I spent 2 nights at LaQuinta de Marrocos and loved it. Charming rooms, lovely views, great food, better wine and terrific port.
My husband and I had a magical stay at Casa Cimeira, set high up a steep, narrow, winding road near Pinhao. We found this feature to be a plus, rewarded with breathtaking views, but some guests found the journey daunting. If you want family- run in the countryside, look no further. The owners have lived here for several generations, and the host was extremely generous. A 3-course meal at is served at a huge, long table with wine parings for an additional 25 euros, socializing with other guests. We walked through old vineyards for miles, not seeing another soul. It was the highlight of our trip in 2019.
Thank you for your reply! Casa Cimeira sounds perfect. I looked on their website, but that it's not possible to make a reservation right now. I'll check later, thank you again.
You mentioned Quinta do Tedo and I would recommend it. It fits your requirements well I think. It is a beautiful, peaceful location and the wines/port are quite good. Nice accommodations, restaurant and friendly people. We were there last summer.
LaQuinta de Marrocos, recommended already by Chani, seems to fit. It is family owned and run, scenic, in the countryside. They still stomp grapes with their feet. I only visited as part of a day tour. Friendly and enthusiastic staff for the tour and tasting.
Thank you for your recommendation. Yes, LaQuinta de Marroco, looks perfect! We already booked Quinta do Tedo and it looks like it will fit with what we are looking for also.