ARROYO DE LA GREDA
Bed & Breakfast
Welcome to Casa rural Arroyo de la Greda! Our renovated cortijo is located on the edge of the Andalusian mountain village of Güéjar Sierra, in the middle of the Sierra Nevada. From the B & B you can walk to the lively village square with its cozy bars and restaurants in 5 minutes. Granada and the magical Alhambra are just 10 kilometers away.
We look forward to receiving you here.
Joel & Julie, and our children,
Noa and Ruben Bartels van Bosbeek.
Our purpose is to offer a peaceful place, with 3 nice, bright, clean and ample rooms with underfloor heating, comfy beds and a good shower in private bathroom.
The guests share a fully equipped kitchen at their disposal and a lovely sun terrace on the same floor offers the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine, to have a meal outside, or just to enjoy the views and the sun.
Breakfast is served in the kitchen but can also be enjoyed at the terrace or in the privacy of your room.
If you wish, breakfast will be offered by your host in the kitchen on the first floor. The breakfast contains cofee, tea, choco, juice, fresh rolls, home made or local sweats, fruit, yogurt and muesli.
The wifi is provided through optical fibre and is available in all rooms.
The large commune terrace offers beautiful views to the mountains, village and reservoir and a good place to spend for example a nice evening watching the sunset.
Sustainability and environmental commitment
Casa rural Arroyo de la Greda wants to make a difference for the environment as we feel grateful to be able to live and function in such an extraordinary environment as Sierra nevada NP. We try to maintain our porpery as energy neutral as possible, and have invested in biomass heating and solar panels and the solar energy. We also ask of our guests to help us to take care of our beautiful planet.
In 2021 we are certifated as sustainable accomodation with Carta Europea de Turisimo Sostenible, part of the European organisation Europarc.
In the summer months (June - September) a jacuzzi will provide a cooling down during the day or a warm bath in the evening while watching the stars...
Your room will be checked and tidied every day, unless you wish differently.
THINGS TO DO
Sierra Nevada National Park is a perfect location for many beautiful hikes as the famous "Vereda de las Estrellas" and the "Lavaderos de la Reina" or "el Paso de viajeros Romanticos"
There are many more possibilities to hike, also shorter hikes and we have many maps in the B&B at your disposal. You can also find maps and hikes on the website of TREK SIERRA NEVADA.
In the mountains, at 15 minutes by car, lies the beautiful rustic cortijo las Encinillas, where Victor runs a horse centre in the old cortijo of his family. You can have a trip from 1 hour up to several days in the Sierra Nevada. Victor speaks also English. Go to the website of the Holly Oak.
We have up to 110 km piste in de winter at 30 minutes drive from the B&B. The ski resort is called Sol y Nieve and is divided in two stations. The village Pradollano at 2000m and station Borreguiles at 2500m. The ski lifts take you up till 3000m, just under the top of the Veleta.
In the summer, July and August, the lifts are open again for hikers, bikers and down hill biking.
For more information go the oficial site of Sierra Nevada
Gravel - Road - Mountainbike - downhill - electric
The B&B is a perfect base for biking with beautiful trails for MTB, gravel bike, road bike, with or without a gide, with gps or just a map.
If you wish to rent a roadbike and do some serious touring, we can offer you a specialised dutch guide who knows all about great routes to do and has excellent bikes for rent: Rent-a-bici
Granada and Alhambra
Güéjar Sierra lies just next to Granada. Granada is a very old city and lived for many years under Moorish rule.
The most spectacular part of Granada is the Alhambra. The Alhambra is the fortress and palace where many Moorish monarchs lived It is absolutely necessary to book your tickets in advance. BOOK TICKETS
Granada is full of contrast between the old moorish and the traditional Spanish culture and is perfect for romantic strolls and cultural sightseeing.
At more than 1000 meters of altitude, on the northwest slope of Sierra Nevada Natural Park, you find the tipical mountain village Güéjar Sierra and the spectacular Canales Reservoir at its feet. A deep Muslim heritage has Güéjar Sierra converted into one of the leaders of the country's natural and active tourism. The B&B is situated at the border of the village.
The National and Natural Parc of the Sierra Nevada has the highest peak in Spain: the Mulhacén (3482 metres). The Sierra Nevada was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on 1986, then a Natural Park in 1989, and finally it was awarded National Parc status in 1999.
Natural spaces are spaces dedicated to natural conservation, to the sustainable development of society and to being the destination, with increasing frequency, of leisure for all visitors.
Sierra Nevada, as a sensitive space, with a vulnerable ecosystem, requires everyone's collaboration. That is why some guidance sheets are presented for good behavior in the natural area.
The breakfast was great! From the terrace you have a great view and it is ideal for winding down the day in a quiet way.