Your base for this holiday, the Posada del Valle
, is located in its own 18-acre organic farm which is managed so as to maintain and increase the diversity of flora and fauna and preserve traditional farming practices. Part of the farm is devoted to apple orchards planted with traditional Asturian varieties (the apples are sold to local cider producers), while the rest is dedicated to traditional hay meadows and wild meadows in which grazing is carefully controlled so as to encourage the appearance of a wide range of wild flowers. The farm owns a flock of Xalda sheep, an indigenous Asturian breed that nearly became extinct in the 1980s. To ensure a mixed grazing system, in keeping with the principles of organic farming, there are also a couple of Asturcon ponies (another indigenous breed) on the farm. There are free-range hens roaming the meadows, including an Asturian breed known as Pita Pinta.
In the hotel itself, energy consumption is reduced through the use of energy-saving light bulbs, lighting systems operated by a timer or sensor, and individual temperature controls in each bedroom. Waste is reduced through the recycling of paper, glass and plastic, and the avoidance of disposable items or items with excessive packaging. As for water consumption, every bathroom has a low-flushing toilet, and the water flow on showers and hand basins is limited. To support the local community, the restaurant uses local produce whenever possible, and guests are given a list of establishments which sell local crafts and foodstuffs.