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La Nueva Posada Ajijic: a modern boutique hotel with the romance of colonial Mexico

The staircase leading to the second floor rooms is a beautiful emblem of La Nueva Posada hotel on the shores of Lake Chapala in Mexico.
The lobby and staircase leading to the second floor rooms.

Down a quiet village lane in Ajijic, a high blue wall hosts climbing vines sought by songbirds. A wrought iron gate opens to a spacious colonial style mansion. Designed and run by owners Michael and Maria Elena Eager, La Nueva Posada is a modern boutique hotel with the romance of colonial Mexico.

A grand staircase carved from quarry stone dominates the lobby, which is airy, light and filled with original art. Many of the spacious guestroom suites have balconies with views of Lake Chapala or the picturesque village. A swimming pool entices guests on tropical afternoons, and a rooftop garden affords wonderful vistas of the mountains. It's easy to see why La Nueva Posada is such a popular Lake Chapala accommodation.

The dining room of La Nueva Posada restaurant is elegant and comfortable. Outdoor dining is also available beneath a huge shade tree on the terrace overlooking Lake Chapala.
The dining room of La Nueva Posada restaurant overlooking Lake Chapala.

The restaurant in La Nueva Posada attracts visitors and area residents. The indoor dining room overlooks the garden on the lake, and outdoor tables cluster around a venerable old rubber tree. Executive Chef Lorraine Russo presides over the kitchen, turning out gourmet cuisine, Mexican classics, and favorites from north of the border. A sumptuous three-course breakfast is included in the room rate.

Just off the dining room, the bar serves drinks and snacks, with troubadours to serenade you with romantic songs on Saturday evenings.

Amenities include cable TV, wireless Internet access, room service, laundry service and concierge services. The inn is an easy walk from the plaza, the Lake Chapala Society, art galleries and boutiques. Meeting facilities are also available. And furnished garden villas with full kitchens accommodate long-term guests with all the comforts of home.

Contact the Eager family and their gracious bilingual staff for rates and reservations.

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