Hotel Endemico is a new eco-retreat set on 94 hectares (232 acres) of wilderness, and features a collection of 20 low impact "Eco-Lofts" that blend into the surrounding environment. The romantic hideaway is located in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, and is just a little over an hour's drive from the San Diego/Tijuana border. Designed by San Diego-based architects Gracia Studio, each cabin is set privately along the sloping hillside and is intended to offer simplistic luxury.

The 20-square-meter (215-square-foot) cabins are mounted on steel stilts, and their small size is overtaken by the vast panoramic vistas of the dramatic surrounding landscape. Strategically positioned to provide maximum privacy, guests can enjoy the sense of being lost in nature. Each cabin is equipped with a king size bed, ensuite, a private terrace with a Mexican clay fire pit, and other comforts for outdoor lounging.

The idea for the retreat was to create simplistic accommodation that respects the surrounding environment, and offers guests the basic needs to host a weekend away in nature. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the adjoining winery, bathe in the hillside panoramic swimming pool or simply enjoy a glass of vino from their private terrace, while watching the sunset melt behind the mountainous terrain.

Reservations for Hotel Endemico can be made through Grupo Habita.

Source: Gracia Studio via Plataforma Arquitectura