Iriarte Jauregia is a place where stylish comfort and elevated cuisine convene in the remoteness of Spain’s Basque countryside. Occupying a lovingly restored 17th-century stone palace, this storybook mansion is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, allowing for a breathtakingly beautiful and quiet stay in the relaxing, pastoral province of Gipuzkoa.

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Within the 300-year-old palace walls of Iriarte Jauregia are all of the makings of modern boutique hotel. Generations-old trees may line the walled gardens, and antique furniture and original stonework may grace its passages, but with every element of the past comes a uniquely modern touch. Dark wooden ceiling beams pair with soothing cream walls and ceilings, works of fine art stand side-by-side with flat-screen televisions, and canopied beds wrapped in sheer, sensual fabrics match Juliet balconies revealing the farmhouses nestled amid the silent hills and forests.

There are only 18 rooms at Iriarte Jauregia, each one blending stone, marble, tile, and glass to transport guests to the past while keeping them firmly planted in the present. A singular suite – the master bedroom of the original mansion – is perfect for couples in search of romance and roominess. This suite can also be connected to a superior room to accommodate families with children.

Sharing its passion for history is Iriarte Jauregia’s passion for cuisine. Guests are invited to experience both tradition and innovation at the hotel’s award-winning Bailara Restaurant, where Chef Enrique Fleischmann places a soulful spotlight on the region’s finest ingredients like Iberian pork loin and fried cod. Nearby, the Snack Bar allows guests to grab a quick lunch or sip on their favorite drink while enjoying beautiful views of the valley.

Located just 25 minutes from the picture-perfect coast of San Sebastián, Iriarte Jauregia places its guests close to the big city sights, yet far enough away for those in need of pastoral relaxation. Indeed, no visit to Basque Country would be complete without tasting the region’s world-renowned cuisine and charming towns, but at Iriarte Jauregia, it is quite easy to forget it all. Simply hike through the surrounding valley, relax under the shade of a centuries-old tree, indulge in an in-room luxury spa treatment, or enjoy the views from the hotel terrace with its three-mile vistas of the valley’s fields, cows, tractors, and gardens.

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