Besides fruits, vegetables, and a small animal farm, we’re really proud of our recently added olive grove, lavender field, and beehive. The Acompte family has been running – and improving – this farmland for over 300 years. It was 1945 when my grandmother Lourdes decided she wanted to open the home and land up to visitors.
In the time since then, the family has been working to maintain this hotel to our standards. Each year we try to add one significant element to the hotel and we divide up so that a different family members manages each addition. I took the lead on the lavender field because since childhood, nothing has ever seemed as romantic to me as a lavender field. The color and the smell are so calming and I loved the image of my life tending to them.
We use the lavender in as many things as we can – teas, bath salts/bombs, spa treatments, baking, cocktails, etc. And I maintain the Lavender Room – a family suite including a master suite with a king sized bed and beautiful master bathroom and an adjoined room with two full-sized beds and a small connected bathroom. The décor of the suite is the calming vibe of lavender, light purple sheets, bright white linen duvets, bright light bath linens, light wood features and golden brass fixtures. Amenities include an essential oil diffuser beside each bed and a checklist so you can let the turndown service representatives know how you’d like it filled when they’re turning down your bed.