The major cities of Morocco are bustling, active from dawn until last light and often well into night. After a few days in Marrakech, our senses slightly over-stimulated and our heads spinning from taking in every corner of the Medina, we needed to press pause. We set our sights on Berber Lodge, a welcome escape that sits on the outskirts of a Berber village just a short distance away from the Red City. After a short drive south on the main highway and what feels like a sudden left turn onto an unassuming dirt road, you'll arrive at what could initially be thought of as a simplistic lodging, but don't be so easily deceived, once you pass through the entryway, you'll immediately get the sense that you've arrived somewhere special. Here, a mere 30 minutes away from the electric energy of Marrakech, hidden between olive groves, a serene oasis awaits. This is a place where time stands still.


The lodge was conceptualized by interior designer Romain Michel Meniere in collaboration with the duo behind Studio Ko. Traditional Moroccan textiles and ceramics, wicker furniture and vintage pieces are blended seamlessly in this impeccably appointed Lodge. The pool is set between olive trees and is the ideal place to cool off during warm spring and summer days. We loved taking a daily dip and then drifting towards one of the loungers with a book. Each lodge varies slightly in design, but all are equally beautiful. If you visit in the fall or winter you'll be glad to know that each lodge also has a fireplace perfect for cozying up around on a chilly night. C'est Trés Romantique!

Berber Lodge is most certainly a place that we'll continue to recommend to friends who are traveling to Morocco and a destination that we'll daydream about returning to for years come.

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