Elite Traveler November-December 2017

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A total retreat into nature with incredible service, this 7,413-acre private reserve has been crafted by Brazilian billionaire Renato Machado to add an extra belt of protection to Minas Gerais’s Ibitipoca national park, home to the highly endangered muriqui monkey. Set on a private lake, the 2,152 sq ft standalone Paiol suite sits 328ft from the main colonial-style farmhouse. A true experience of Brazilian country living, the luxurious wooden cabin combines a wraparound veranda with rustic chic living room and kitchen, where chefs can cook up fabulous country-style private feasts. In the place of Wi-Fi and TV, expect an outdoor copper tub, 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and roaring fireplaces. Passionately thoughtful staff plan surprises at every turn, from caipirinhas at secluded waterfalls during horseback rides to flower-filled baths upon return. Special amenities Daily yoga and two guided walking experiences per day, access to the private runway and helipad, bespoke adventures including visits to waterfalls, rides on Mangalarga horses, cooking lessons and tours of the outdoor art and sculpture collection are available Size 2,152 sq ft Number of bedrooms One Nightly rate from $1,356 Contact Nadja Hoffman, estate manager, reservas@ibiti.com, +55 328 449 2200, ibiti.com/en

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