Skylodge Adventure Suites: Soaring above the Sacred Valley in glass pods

ByAndrea Thompson

June 17, 2024

Tucked away in the Sacred Valley of Ollantaytambo, Peru, the Skylodge Adventure Suites provide a thrilling and distinctive accommodation experience.

Created by Ario Ferri and Natalia Rodriguez from Natura Vive, they have the distinction of being the world’s first hanging hotel.

The Skylodge Adventure Suites are essentially glass pods, perched precariously at 2,900 meters above sea level on a sheer cliff face. Handcrafted from aerospace aluminium and weather-resistant polycarbonate, each suite consists of four beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom equipped with a dry ecological toilet, sink, and views through a dome.

Spanning 24 feet in length and 8 feet in height, with six windows and minimalist interiors, the pod is designed not for its aesthetics but to emphasize the breath taking panoramic views of the night sky and the valley below.

With quality mattresses, cotton sheets, down pillows, and quilts. An exit portal is situated in the roof. Four interior lamps and a reading light are all powered by solar panels that store energy in batteries, complemented by an open-air bath in an Onsen-style wooden tub.

Getting to these sky-high lodgings is an adventure in itself. Guests can ascend via a Via Ferrata or hike a trail with ziplines.  The climb is safe and offers an adrenaline rush before you even reach the pods.

Activities include exploring the Sacred Valley’s rich history, visiting nearby Inca ruins, or simply soaking in the stunning views. This is a once in a lifetime experience that pushes boundaries and completely out of the ordinary.

Why go?  The view, the thrill and the chance to sleep under the stars.