December 9-13 2021 Club Weekend
Hosted in Estancia La Merced
This centrally located casa was intended especially for mezcal-focused groups. So much so, they even place a bottle of mezcal in each room. The rooms bring out the essence of Oaxaca artisan culture, we would be supporting small business owners, and we feel the entire vibe is in line with the Melate brand. They offer a community courtyard, lots of shaded tables and chairs, and a large open-air terrace. All of the rooms are quite comparable in quality and size, and all the bathrooms are clean with high-pressure hot water at all times. See below for the history and location of the neighborhood (we use to live one block away; it’s a great and safe location), the themes behind the rooms, and more.
*Every room complete with Melate 375mL spirit and 6-pack Cerveza with access to house kitchen complete with artisanal coffee, healthy snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
The Friday Tour Idea
It’s only one month after Dia de Muertos and our Pechuga Box release, so one idea is to go make a pechuga together! We are thinking Don Goyo and his son Rodrigo would be ideal, but we will need to check with the maestros again in October to confirm if this can be coordinated. If it works out, we may also make a stop at Felix Hernandez to drink pulque directly from the plant. At the moment, these are intentions and we cannot guarantee this itinerary, but we have a verbal acknowledgment that this should work out fine. We will do everything we can to pull it off, but again, these process schedules tend to be fluid in nature.
The Location - English Translation
YOUR HOUSE IN OAXACA
ONLY 5 BLOCKS FROM THE CITY CENTER
know about our
FROM THE HOUSE PAGE 1
WHERE WE ARE
Hello, welcome, our house is located in the neighborhood of La Merced, which means being in contact with a fervent neighborhood of the Virgin who represents her in name and devotion, as has been the tradition for more than 300 years and that is still alive in the families that belong to this neighborhood, and that has its maximum expression every September 24, a date dedicated to the celebration of Our Lady of Mercy, where the essence of the inhabitants of the neighborhood is reflected from the prayer to
the Virgin, highlighting the message of mercy, and refuge, refuge that the Estancia grants to travelers.
KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM OUR HOUSE, AND KNOW THE CITY FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Over the years, it has become a tradition within the Oaxacan families of the city center to go to this neighborhood famous for its gastronomy, which has some of the most emblematic dining rooms of the capital’s Sunday life, And although the collective imagination sometimes loses dimension of the neighborhoods, the truth is that the neighborhood of La Merced has earned a place in the urban discourse known for being a neighborhood of merchants, reflected in its famous “Mercado de la Merced”. WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF THE CITY
The ranch is located on the street of “Los Libres”, which according to the history of the street, until 1884 was known as La calle del cautivo, changing its name in honor of the battalion “los Libres” from Oaxaca who lent to fight During the French intervention in Mexico, their expedition only reached Chalchicomula, today Ciudad Serdán, in the state of Puebla, where they were housed in the alhóndiga and during their stay it caught fire, disintegrating the battalion.
The stay is located between two of the main streets of the historic center. The streets Independencia and Morelos, whose flow allows the city to cross from east to west and vice versa, which places it in a point of easy mobility and access to different parts of the center and even to exits from the city, a location that has allowed for 400 years the movement of the traveler, and that you will travel as it has been since then, because that is where the longest street in the city ended, Independence Street.
PAGE 2 FOR THE LIFE OF GOD
THAT I AM PURE NITO,
BORN AND RAISED
IN THIS SOLAR:
OAXACA IS MY LAND,
MY NEIGHBORHOOD, EL PEÑASCO,
AND IF SOMEONE DOES IT
JUST GO FORWARD!
ENRIQUE OTHÓN DÍAZ
History of neighborhood - English Translation
OF THE PLACE
Our Estancia is born from the feeling of being able to share and enjoy food, drink and company, and from the best that one can offer to family and friends to have a good time, the kind that become unforgettable moments. That is, to give you the best as an Oaxacan, and precisely for that reason, you can have the pleasure of offering from the soul, the stay and gastronomy to each of the guests in this home.
OAXACA IS ALGARABIA, PARTY, CEREMONY AND DELIVERY, IT IS THE SPIRIT OF SHARING WHAT IS ON EARTH, AT HOME, IN THE SOUL AND IN THE SPIRIT
Additionally, the heart of Oaxacans is distinguished by the warmth with which they receive their guests, from the hallway of the house to the kitchen itself, a unique joy is created.
The maximum celebration of the state is the very peak of the essence and of what it means to be Oaxacan, the act of sharing, bread, fruits, mole and mezcal is nothing more than the reflection of the feelings of the homes. Here a “taste of Oaxaca” is given at every moment.
About the house - English Translation
[…ok, fair warning, this is just a tidbit over the top!]
In our patio the essential elements of a typical room of the region are combined, the sky, the earth and the water which are a symbol of purification, from the rays of the sun that can be perceived by the sky of Monte Albán, like the earth that exfoliates the face, like water that washes away bad energies. As for the water, in a typical courtyard of the large houses of the city it included a fountain in the center, which in our house is renewed in the fountain that is witness to the reception of our guests, you cannot say that you were in a large house of
Oaxaca if there was no fountain in the patio. Here, from the blue of the sky, the rays of the sun and the water that descend to be able to caress the ground come off.
CLEANSES THE SOUL AND THE SPIRIT WITH THE ELEMENTS OF THE EARTH
The hostess of our main patio is the Virgin of Juquila, a symbol of pilgrimage and traveling through the Oaxacan mountains and the view is completed illuminated by beautiful emblematic flowers of the season, the petals of each one recall the softness of the Oaxaca treatment , the smoothness of the flower’s skin is the caress that can be felt in the hospitality of the region, each color is an emblem of the season of the year in which the representative flower is given. “OH LAND OF THE SUN, I SIGH TO SEE YOU,
NOW THAT FAR, I LIVE WITHOUT LIGHT WITHOUT LOVE “
(MIXED SONG, JOSÉ LÓPEZ ALAVEZ)
Oaxaca land of artists, poets and constant renewal, the fresh and modern touch that adorns the main patio, where the atmosphere gives the peace of a home, but at the same time the dynamism of a trip. The touches of metal remind us of the minerals in the earth, from which we came and to which we have to return.
And from the center of the patio you can see on a clear and clear day, the blue of the sky so characteristic and emblematic of the entire area, whose colors drawn by the sun have inspired the Oaxacan feeling in various works.
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Just as in the spiritual world the number “8” represents infinity (∞), at Estancia la Merced, we created 8 rooms that will give you rest from the infinite experiences that will enrich you on this journey, be a participant in what the environment of Oaxaca offers is without a doubt a unique and splendid experience.
OAXACA IS ALGARABIA, PARTY, CEREMONY AND DELIVERY, IT IS THE SPIRIT OF
SHARING WHAT IS ON EARTH, AT HOME, IN THE SOUL AND IN THE SPIRIT SUBSTANCE LA MERCED IS NOT ONLY STAYING IN AN ACCOMMODATION, BUT SOAKING YOURSELF IN A CULTURAL AND SOCIAL KNOWLEDGE, SO ENRICHING AND PLEASANT THAT YOU WILL LIVE THE EXPERIENCE LIKE A LOCAL A TRUE “NITO”, (OAXAQUEÑO).
OUR ROOMS CARRY A NAME THAT HAS BEEN INSPIRED BY ANY ELEMENT THAT OFFERS SOME OF
THE 8 REGIONS OF THE STATE OF OAXACA. TERRACE
THE VIEW OF THE OAXACA SKY INVITES YOU TO CONSENT YOUR BODY WITH FOOD AND DRINKS, LIVING WITH NATURE AND LOSING YOURSELF IN THE CLOUDS THAT CROSS YOUR SKY OF ZAFIR, AND WHAT BETTER THAN IN AN IDEAL TERRACE FOR YOUR CELEBRATION, IN ONE OF THE CASONAS THAT MAKE YOU ENJOY THOSE TORNASOL LIGHTS OF THEIR SUNSETS, AND BE ABLE TO BE A WITNESS OF HOW THE SUMMITS ARE SEEN DYED BY THE GOLDEN KISSES OF THE SUN. ACCOMPANY THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE ALREADY MENTIONED HELP, OR WITH YOUR COUSIN SISTER THE MEMELA, THE CHEESE, THE BEANS AND THE TORTILLA MELT MAGICALLY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE STRENGTH IN YOUR STOMACH TO RECEIVE A MEZCAL, OR A COCKTAIL THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PALATE TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE COLORS, FLAVORS AND EXPLOSIONS PROVIDED BY THE OWN DISHES FROM ALL OVER THE STATE.
THE OAXAQUEÑOS VALSES WILL SEEM TO INSPIRE THE SWING OF THE FLOWERS THAT ADORN THE HOUSE, WHICH ARE SYMBOLS OF EACH SEASON THAT IS LIVED IN ALL REGIONS, THE HOUSE IS A PROBADIT MORE THAN WHAT ONE CAN FIND IN THE COLORS THAT EARTH IS OFFERED BLESSED. IT IS A DREAM CORNER, WHERE YOU CAN LIVE YOUR CELEBRATION LEAVING A SPECIAL MEMORY IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO VISIT IT, YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT INSIDE YOU WILL BE VOICES OF LIKE FOR WANTING TO COME BACK. THE EXPERIENCE SO COMPLETE AND PECULIAR OF THIS PROBADITA OF OAXACA, WILL SURE THE GUEST TO KEEP IT SAVED AS A TREASURE, WE KNOW THAT IT WILL NOT BE FORGET, AND THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS WANT TO CELEBRATE LIFE HERE ONCE AGAIN.