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Hotels & Homes Country Center of Portugal

Chão do Rio

Why Book With Us? We are Portuguese, know the hidden corners of our land and want to share with you the best local tips for a unique journey. Contribute for a sustainable tourism and support the small companies in Portugal.

A true connection with mother nature

Once Upon a Time...

One of the first rural projects to receive a Biosphere certification, Chão do Rio is all about sustainability and a simple way of life. Near Seia, a village called Travancinha at Serra da Estrela Natural Park (the largest protected area in Portugal), Chão do Rio has 7 country houses with very traditional architecture and views to Serra da Estrela.

Every day there is bread from the local baker at the door and breakfast is served in a basket. Guests can do their own meals in the houses and use the barbecue and wood oven.

It is perfect for travellers who want to explore Serra da Estrela in every season of the year as well as for a family getaway. The property has a children’s playground, free bicycles, a biological outdoor pool, a small regional souvenir shop, a large stone tank for washing clothes, an outdoor fireplace, a traditional vegetable garden and farm animals.

Reasons To Love It
  • The simplest and most sustainable way of life
  • The proximity to the Serra da Estrela natural park
  • Fresh bread at the door

Important Information

  • 7 country houses
  • Outdoor biological pool
  • Children's playground
  • Free bicycles
  • Souvenir shop
  • Vegetable garden
  • Farm animals
  • Free Wi-Fi

In the 8 acres of property, guests can enjoy experiences from old days like feeding the sheep “Flor” and “Estrela”, collecting eggs in the chicken coop, having a picnic in the shade of oaks or walking in the forest on the “trail of Moira”. Guests can also discover Serra da Estrela and the glacier valley.

Check-in from 5 pm to 10 pm and check-out from 9.30 am to 11 am.

Reservation and Cancellation: Rate refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival, you will be charged the full amount if cancelled later than 14 days prior to arrival.