Located 8 kilometres east of Huaraz (approximately twenty minutes drive), The Lazy Dog Inn is an environmentally friendly Bed and Breakfast at a staggering 3,650 metres (12,000 feet). This beautiful mountain lodge is situated in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range at the base of the Quebrada Llaca, of which the property provides an unparalleled view. It is situated beside the Huascaran National Park and is just twenty minutes travel from the city of Huaraz; the best road to take here passes by the Wilcahuain ruins and continues upwards, into the mountains.
Close to the Inn, more than twenty mountain peaks that tower over 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) provide ideal terrain for climbing enthusiasts, while there are also numerous trails for hiking or trekking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
The Lazy Dog Inn is fully committed to social and environmental responsibility through low waste operations and active support of local community development initiatives focused on education, food security, microbusiness and support for women and children. Its cabins are adobe structures built entirely by hand, using no equipment or electricity, with all of the labor provided by neighbors in the community. Virtually all of the materials used to construct the mountain lodge were sourced from the immediate area, thus reducing the environmental damage resulting from the acquisition, transport and conditioning of building materials from remote locations.The property has its own greenhouse, growing much of the vegetables used for meals onsite.
The Inn provides spacious accommodation in two adobe cabins or two private rooms in the main adobe lodge. There is also a new Indian-style tipi in the garden, as a fun family-friendly alternative. Guests enjoy home cooked meals, hot baths or showers, fireplaces, private terraces and stunning views. They also offer horse-back riding, guided hikes to the many exceptional destinations within the Cordillera Blanca.
In terms of outdoor activities, the Innis the perfect base for day hikes such as Laguna 69, mountain biking and multi-day climbing and trekking expeditions, and the surrounding lakes are ideal for canoeing or even taking a quick swim.
Once acclimatised, a great multi-day trekking excursion with camping is the 4 day / 3 night Santa Cruz trek, consistently named as one of the best trekking circuits in the world.
Lazy Dog Inn is the perfect base for an active family holiday where you will be exposed to authentic Andean culture while supporting the community with your visit. The lodge is one of Aracari’s favorite accommodations in Peru as, in our view, it is the perfect blend of comfort and service and sound ecotourism practices, giving excellent value for money.
This hotel can only be booked as part of an itinerary as we do not do stand-alone hotel bookings.