360 Xochi Quetzal

360 Xochi Quetzal is excited to announce a new relationship
with The Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel in Ajijic.

The Garden of Dreams is a small boutique hotel, located just blocks from the center of Ajijic. Formerly known as Los Artistas B&B, it is a haven for artists and the tranquil garden is a real attraction for the 360Xochi Quetzal Artist & Writers Residency.

The hotel is comprised of six rooms and two suites, each with a private bath. Each room is unique in size and décor and all of them overlook our stunning garden. All of our rooms are available for participants in the program and can be modified to meet your particular needs. Our sunroom is available 24/7 to our guests with fresh coffee, hot tea, snacks and fresh fruit. The sunroom has comfortable sofas for reading or tables where you can work or chat with other guests and resident artists. Deep-tissue massage appointments are available daily and we will be happy to arrange additional appointments for you, bringing self-care practitioners to the privacy of your room.

The Garden of Dreams is flush with sunny, grassy spaces and there are plenty of shady areas provided by the variety of indigenous trees that fill the garden. Seating areas abound, whether on the front terrace, in our cozy living room or under colorful umbrellas on the patio. On the north end of the property is a brick pavilion, which is perfect for working with a view of the garden, while under cover. Our koi pond and fountain offer the tranquil sounds of trickling water, the perfect backdrop for an artist or writer.

Our property is completely solar, including our pool, which makes for year-round refreshment. We are an eco-friendly establishment, sharing our coffee grounds with the vibrant garden plants. We manage a compost pile from our kitchen scraps and we are vigilant recyclers. Secure, off-street parking is provided and we are just three short blocks from the local bus route.

Our hotel is ideally located in a residential neighborhood but benefits from being just a few minutes walk from excellent restaurants, art galleries and is a mere six blocks from the plaza in Ajijic. A quiet retreat in the midst of colorful, Mexican village life, the hotel was called “One of the best, most relaxing lodging values in Mexico” by internationally- trusted Frommer’s Mexico 2001.

The guest rooms vary in size and depending on your chosen medium, we will work with you to be sure that your individual needs as an artist or writer are being met. Our two suites come with small kitchenettes and five of our remaining guest rooms can easily be outfitted with small appliances to create a kitchenette setting for you. It is our goal to make you as comfortable as possible, so you can focus on your creative work and make the most of your residency.

Being located in Ajijic, you will have the great fortune to get involved in many artistic adventures and become a part of this incredible community of creatives. Once a month the Ajijic Society of the Arts hosts its Art Market on the grounds of The Garden of Dreams. Over (50) artists show and sell their work, making for a great opportunity to meet other artists and network with them.

Art openings, special exhibitions, studio tours, writing groups, classes and presentations happen throughout the community. If you wish to be included, there are many ways to get you involved. 360 Xochi Quetzal and the Garden of Dreams will be collaborating every month to offer a salon series, Artistas Juntos … Artists Together. This series has been created specifically for the 360 Xochi Quetzal residents to share their work with their colleagues and the local community. You will be invited to participate and we hope you will be a part of the conversation.

Descriptions and photos of each room are below. Each room is outfitted with a flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and a hairdryer Mexican features abound with terra cotta tile floors, Mexican-tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers, brick ceilings and most rooms have decorative fireplaces. Our beloved housekeepers provide regular service and will change out the colorful sheets and soft towels.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to magical Ajijic, Mexico!

Rm2: Sapphire King

Sapphire … Abundance, blessings and giftsOne of our largest rooms, the Sapphire King features a king-sized, four-poster bed. Currently a cozy seating area is gathered in front of a charming decorative fireplace. This area could be outfitted instead to accommodate

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Rm3: Emerald Matrimonial

Emerald … Truth, love, hope and unity  This room is most likely better-suited for a residency participant who identifies as a writer.  It is our  coziest room, with a four-poster matrimonial-sized bed (similar to a double bed). The closet is

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Rm4: Tanzanite King

Tanzanite … Healing and communication with higher spiritual dimensions  This room is a separate casita nestled in the center of the garden and is fountain-adjacent, which means  you will be lulled to sleep by the sounds of water and will

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Rm5: Garnet Twin

Garnet … Surrender, trust and good fortune  This room is located in our larger garden casita and it has some flexibility.  Most days it is set up with two  twin beds. However, for the residency program, we can arrange it

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Rm6: Aquamarine King

Aquamarine … Generosity, abundance and openness  One of the larger rooms found within our garden, this room features a king-sized bed and decorative  fireplace. There is plenty of room for easels or any art equipment you might need to be

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Rm 7: Citrine Queen

Citrine … A gift of sunlight, success and prosperity  This room is sunny and cheerful and you feel it from the moment you cross the threshold. Yellow décor  envelops you and brings a smile to your face.  A queen-sized bed

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Rm 8: Lapis Lazuli Suite

Lapis Lazuli … Courage, wisdom and truth  Newly constructed, this second-floor suite is accessed by the garden and has a queen-sized bed, sizable  sitting area with a sofa and a separate kitchenette. Upon reaching the top of the stairs, the

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Rm 9: Diamond Suite

Diamond … Imagination, ingenuity and strength  This is the largest of our accommodations. Accessed by the living room in the main building this suite is  located on the second floor. The primary bedroom has a king bed, sitting area and

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