Here some representations of what it’s like to stay with us, produced by variety of folks: young families, solo travelers, and couples across the age range.
- Karie and her family of four went crazy for horses while they were with us: “Only in Mexico can you put a 1 year old in a baby carrier, share a saddle with a 4 year old, and go riding for four hours up and down rocky mountain trails.” The piece ends with a perceptive evaluation of poverty in Macheros: http://www.ourroadlife.com/2015/03/butterflies-and-horses/
- We can romantify your room for special occasions! When long-time couple Pam and Jeff from Australia came to visit, a miscommunication with one of Joel’s sisters meant that the wrong room got the honeymoon suite special treatment. Great photos of butterflies and trout follow their account of this somewhat awkward moment: http://pamnjeff.com/mexico/monarch-butterflies/
- Scroll down Jeffrey’s blog for the butterfly mention (or search on Macheros), or take a look at the whole thing to enjoy beautiful imagery and lots of great suggestions for planning a longer journey to other beautiful places in Mexico: http://jeffreygardens.blogspot.mx/2016/03/101-views-of-mexico.html
- We’ve hosted a lot of folks from Germany. Oliver spoke Spanish well and interviewed several of Joel’s family members for this newspaper piece: http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/ratgeber/reise-und-umwelt/reisen/macheros-mexiko-in-der-sierra-nevada-ueberwintern-millionen-von-monarchfaltern_16260071.htm
- Long-term traveler Kate wrote several butterfly blogs: this one gives you an impression of the butterfly fellow travelers you may meet at our place. (btw, We also organize El Rosario tours, if you want to avoid “confusing” transportation and staying in an “unfriendly” town.) http://www.wanderingnotlost.org/2014/10/sitting-in-a-river-of-butterflies/
- Mexico Mike hasn’t stayed with us yet, but recommended us anyway in an informative column that describes the lay of the land in butterfly country: http://www.answers.com/article/1160443/see-the-monarch-butterfly-migration-in-mexico-before-its-too-late
- If you want to hear what it’s like to be a foreigner living year round in this teeny tiny beautiful town, JM Butterfly B&B co-owner Ellen/Elena blogs on butterflies and the complicated politics surrounding their preservation: http://ellenjsharp.com/blogs/