Monday, December 13, 2010

Stay with us on Feb 18 for a Chance for Free Accommodations!


  • Jan 3 update: Good news!! Your chances of winning have dramatically improved. Two of our eight rooms have been reserved to non-participants the night of Feb 18. This means you now have a 1 in 6 chance of winning free accommodations!
In honor of the San Miguel de Allende 2011 writer’s conference, we will have a writing competition exclusively for guests that stay at Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast on Feb 18.

We have 8 rooms, with two already reserved, and all guests will have the opportunity to participate. Therefore, the odds of winning are one-in-eight, assuming we receive an entry from every room.

In order for the competition to occur, all eight rooms need to be reserved on Feb 18. Otherwise, the competition will be canceled.

Here's how to play:
  1. Register for the Writers' Conference. You must be registered to participate.
  2. Reserve your room at Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast. Be sure your stay includes February 18, 2011.
  3. Wait for further instructions.
  4. Once all rooms are reserved, and the competition is confirmed, submit a short story of no more than 1,000 words on any topic of your choice by no later than February 11, 2011.
  5. On February 18, vote anonymously for your favorite story (excluding your own.)
The winner will be announced on February 19. The participant with the most votes will have his or her accommodations reimbursed (up to four nights). If the winner has reserved a longer stay, he or she will only be obligated to pay for the additional nights. If the winner stays four or less nights, his or her accommodations will be 100% complementary.

Good luck!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Guess Who's in the latest Edition of Lonely Planet Mexico?


The latest edition of the famous Lonely Planet Mexico guidebook is in bookstores now...and we're in it!

This is our favorite guidebook, and for years we've relied on it for excellent travel advice. It is truly an honor to be in this book.

You’ll find Antigua Capilla on page 570 under Boutique Options in the San Miguel de Allende section of the book. Here's an excerpt:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Smithsonian Magazine Writes About the Recent Past of San Miguel de Allende

Photo of Sterling Dickinson from the John Virtue Collection

This very interesting Smithsonian Magazine article covers San Miguel de Allende's recent history starting from the arrival of Sterling Dickinson, the town's "first" US Citizen, in 1937 through today.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

San Miguel de Allende: Best Place to Create Art

ShermansTravel, a guide to top travel deals and destinations, as featured on MSNBC, has developed a top 10 list of cities for art lovers. San Miguel de Allende made the list as the "best place to create art."

Other cities that made the list are Berlin, Chicago, Florence, London, New York City, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Washington D.C.

Here's the full article.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Martha Stewart Visits San Miguel de Allende


We heard rumors Martha Stewart was in town recently. Then a couple of days ago, the pilot that flew her down was back in town as our guest and confirmed the story. Here are a couple of Martha's blog posts with some nice pictures of San Miguel de Allende.

El Mercado in San Miguel de Allende - The Martha Stewart Blog

A Visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - The Martha Stewart Blog