a coffee farm, Villa-Forte was converted into a Hotel Fazenda (guest
ranch) in 1918. Originally built in 1792 in a classic colonial
style, the Manor House went through minor modification and
refurbishing and has been carefully preserved. Nestled in a scenic
landscape, it is now the very heart of the hotel. Its beauty and
elegance often surprise and deeply impress newcomers the minute
they get there. Other buildings such as the former
"senzala" (slave quarters), entirely renewed to meet the
needs of our guests, the sugar mill, the patio for drying coffee
beans and the old train station evoke its historical past. This
special feeling of nostalgia, the beauty of the place and the
shared experiences with family and friends helped to foster my
love for Villa-Forte. We hope it touches your heart as well.
is a sanctuary where friends and relatives gather to
strengthen the bonds of caring relationships.