Casa do Rio
Part of the Quinta do Vallado wine estate in the Upper Douro Valley, Casa do Rio offers stunning new luxury accommodations in Portugal's wine country. With just six guest suites, the elegant contemporary inn is located amid the vineyards with 180-degree views over an ancient orange orchard and the Douro River below. Built of wood and stone and set into a steep hillside, the sophisticated guest house exists in aesthetic harmony with its natural surroundings. As part of the owners' commitment to sustainable wine tourism, the "river house" was constructed with environmental consciousness in mind in every element of its design and operations. Deluxe rooms feature a crisp, contemporary white color scheme accented with rich brown leather furniture. Each suite has a separate living area with sofa, fireplace, flat screen TV, telephone, Wi-Fi and coffee-making station. Wall-to-wall glass doors open onto a veranda with panoramic territorial views. A rectangular infinity pool surveys the river, inviting a refreshing dip on a warm afternoon. Guests enjoy outstanding meals made on the premises, accented with local wines.