Best hotels and hostels in Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico

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    Kokoyome

    This rustic lodge makes a memorable setting to reconnect with nature. Amid waterfalls and superb canyon views, Kokoyome is 100% sustainable – with solar panels, a spring-fed water source and delicious organic food (M$150 to M$200, much of it grown or produced here). The stone-walled rooms have picture windows (or a skylight for stargazing), but facilities are basic, so it's not for luxury seekers. Taxis charge about M$1000 from Guachochi. You can also arrange transport and tours with Eduardo Loera (649-105-09-77).

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    Hotel La Estación

    An homage to El Chepe, every room in this movie-house-turned-inn is dedicated to a different stop along the Copper Canyon Railway. Think murals and photos, even original train doors. Each unit has an urban-chic feel, with creature comforts like rain shower heads and fine linens, and the balcony terrace is a great place to unwind. Breakfast includes organic and homemade regional goodies. Located on a small leafy square, just south of the central plaza.

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    La Troje de Adobe

    A short stroll from the train station, this all-wood, three-story inn has beautifully designed rooms. It has an upscale boho feel, with Rarámuri designs woven throughout, handcrafted furnishings and slate tile bathrooms. Several of the rooms have mountain views too. The affable owner – a retired anthropologist – has excellent recommendations on area sights, and can help arrange more culturally focused tours. The cozy cafe serves up one of the best cappuccinos in town.

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    Hacienda de los Santos

    By far Álamos' most exclusive place to stay, this hacienda encompasses five restored colonial houses and a sugar mill, four pools, two restaurants, a movie theater, spa, gym and bar (with a 520-strong tequila collection). Accommodations are luxurious and highly atmospheric, while the sheer size of the place and its lush gardens is simply remarkable. Rates plummet in the hot months; bilingual M$50 tours of the property are given most days at 2pm.

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    La Casa de Bruno

    An artsy, welcoming place, this downtown hostel has two dorms, all with tall bunks that have thick mattresses, cozy bedding and privacy curtains. Three small private rooms are set apart from the dorms, but follow suit in comfort. There's a rooftop terrace and common kitchen, with coffee and pastries offered each morning. A great place to meet other travelers. There's also a chalet-style apartment available with a full kitchen.

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    Hotel Misión

    This delightful former hacienda on the town's central plaza offers rustic chic accommodations with chimeneas (fireplaces), an evocative bar-restaurant, a games room with a pool table and lovely gardens planted with vines. It's popular with tour groups 'doing' the canyon, but also an appealing option for independent travelers. They'll pick you up at Bahuichivo train station if you have reserved a room.

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    El Pedregal

    There are just eight lovely adobe and straw-bale cabins here, all with stylish artistic furnishings and luxury bedding scattered around 8 hectares of tropical deciduous forest on the edge of Álamos, 2km from the plaza. The welcoming owners are expert birders and lead tours. A good-sized pool, 3km of trails, a yoga studio and a massage parlor complete the scene.

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    Dream Weaver Inn

    This welcoming and well-cared-for inn has excellent rooms, each lovingly decorated with local handicrafts in true Mexican style. Each unit has a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, and some full kitchens. It feels like a home away from home. Located near the Old Port's main plaza, with restaurants, shops and traveling oompah bands just steps away. Cash only.

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    Hotel Paraíso del Oso

    This excellent, family-owned rural lodge is a great base for bird-watching, hikes and community tourism (the owners have good Rarámuri contacts). The setup includes spacious, ranch-style rooms overlooking a lush garden courtyard and a fascinating book collection to browse. Located 4km from the center of Cerocahui, on the road to Bahuichivo.

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    Las Guacamayas B&B

    This adobe-walled place has charming rooms with beamed roofs, all built using recycled materials, and a lovely garden area. Owner Mayte Lujan has a world-class collection of Mata Ortiz pottery and is extremely knowledgable about the region. It is located just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the ruins of Paquimé.

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    Hotel Colonial

    The attention to detail at this historic mansion is highly impressive: it feels more like you are stepping into an Edwardian period drama than a Mexican hotel. The nine units mirror the sumptuous public areas, featuring tapestries, oil paintings, antiques and stately fireplaces. Also has a spectacular rooftop terrace.

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    Posada del Hidalgo

    This highly atmospheric hotel inside a rusty red colonial hacienda offers bundles of classic charm with spacious, elegant rooms grouped around shady garden courtyards and attractive public areas. There's a beautiful open-air restaurant, a pool, a massage room and a bar with hummingbirds whirring nearby.

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    Fiesta Inn

    Fiesta Inn is a contemporary hotel with a dash of style. Rooms are mid-century modern in design with simple lines and comfort in mind: thick mattresses, high-thread-count linens, rain-shower baths and lots of natural light. There's a cozy lounge, gym and pool.

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    Casa del Nopal

    One block south of the plaza central, several beautifully restored, century-old adobe houses have been converted into a charming guesthouse. Each of seven rooms is adorned with antiques and original artworks, and friendly English-speaking staff have excellent tips on the area. There's also a recommended restaurant serving traditional fare, and a shop that sells Mata Ortiz pottery, embroidered clothing and jewelry. Based at Casa del Nopal, Agave Lindo offers insightful tours of the ruins of Paquimé, the pottery studios of Mata Ortiz, the petroglyphs of Cueva de la Olla and even the Copper Canyon.

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    Casa Serena Vista

    Perched above the central plaza, this homey 18th-century casona (mansion) has just three rooms. Each is decorated with touches that make you feel at home – a set of art books, a Persian rug, a flower-printed chair. There's an airy living room where guests gather, a well-tended pool, and a sweeping patio with a pond and enviable views of downtown Álamos. Two of the rooms have kitchenettes; the third has a microwave and small refrigerator. Casa Serena is owned and operated by longtime expat Diane Carpenter – an affable host with loads of tips about the town and stories about her native Alaska.

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    Hotel Ecológico Temazcal

    Though it's a 15-minute walk to the main plaza, this welcoming hotel has earned many admirers for its green ethos (solar panels, rainwater catchment, composting). Rooms are trim and tidy with wood ceilings, colorful bedspreads and ample natural light. TVs lack cable, though guests have access to an extensive video library. There's also a full kitchen for guests. True to name, the hotel has its own volcanic-stone-filled temazcal, which is something of a sweat lodge – used by indigenous groups for both healing and spiritual experiences.

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    Cabañas Díaz Family

    This friendly, family-run lodge has several comfortable cabins overlooking an orchard, many with lofts, and all with fireplaces and fully equipped kitchenettes. Basic but clean hotel-type rooms (also M$300 per person) are also available. Affordable home-style meals (around M$140) are served in a huge dining room in the main building. Excellent guided hikes and horseback rides (two-hour outing by foot/horse per person M$300/200) are offered too. Free pick-up from the train station by advance notice.

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    Hacienda 1800

    Located 1.8km straight west of the plaza principal, Cuatro Ciénagas' poshest accommodations offers spacious, attractively set rooms overlooking an enticing, palm-fringed pool. You can relax in hammocks swaying over the water's surface or take a dip with cocktail in hand in the adults-only pool hidden behind the bar. The restaurant serves eclectic fare (sandwiches, sushi rolls, tacos and heartier plates of grilled meats or seafood). Prices are about 20% lower on Sunday to Thursday nights.

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    Cabañas San Isidro

    High in the hills above Cerocahui, 8km along the road to Urique, this working farm makes a perfect (if isolated) rural base for hikes, horseback riding and trips in canyon country. Brothers and co-owners Mario and Tito have excellent connections to the Rarámuri community's runner-guides. The cozy and artful adobe-and-wood cabins have wood-burning stoves. Meals are tasty and plentiful. They'll pick you up at Bahuichivo train station if you have reserved a room.

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    Hotel Jade

    This simple place has 15 clean and comfortable rooms, each with full beds and big windows. The warm welcome from hosts Alberto and Francia and the outstanding cooking (including homemade bread, fish dishes and veggie options; meals M$100) really make this place stand out. Area tours are also offered (from M$150 per person; minimum two people). English spoken. They'll pick you up at Bahuichivo train station if you have reserved a room.