To be honest with you, the city life is not that bad, but of course, we sometimes need to get rid of the hustle bustle of the busy streets, hectic work schedules and traffic. Here in Cebu City, we just found a new place to spend a closer encounter with nature and to enjoy a relaxing feel-at-home scenery away from home. This is my experience with Rancho Cancio.
Rancho Cancio is a private rest house located at the mountainous barangay of Adlaon, Cebu City. It is kilometers away from Ayala Heights in Busay and it’s quite far as it took us around an hour and a half to travel. My colleagues from work and I met at Cebu IT Park and we rented a jeepney to go there.
The travel makes you wait and wait and really wait until you will arrive to a wonderful place, a Japanese, zen-inspired house in white and black, and dark chocolate frames, surrounded with glass windows and the green marks of nature.
The wait from the traveling is worth it.
When you arrive there, you will be greeted by the very hospitable and skilled house staff. Also, this little fellow will welcome you warmly to his humble home in the mountain view of Adlaon. I would like you to meet, Snoopy.
Not only that, the sapphire water of the infinity pool will really attract and attempt you to jump right away and touch the tip of the pool and watch over the view of the greenest mountains of Adlaon, which is 33 kilometers away from main city Cebu.
Rancho Cancio is a private-owned, exclusive getaway place for the family and friends, ideal place for parties, team building, and vacation destination. One of the house helpers informed us that there will be an upcoming wedding reception in September, which I believe is a good pick to spend time with the newly wedded couple and their families.
They serve breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. You can also avail their buffet services or you can bring you own food with additional charges. Servings are international cuisine from Mexican, Italian or Filipino dishes. They even serve home-made cookies like cinnamon and oatmeal for dessert which I really love.
Right after you have lunch or dinner, you can walk around the place and enjoy the view of the mountains in Adlaon so green they are like paintings in the living room. You can also feel the touch of the soft breeze to get rid of your stress (but it’s so cold at night the pool will be covered with fog that when you breathe it feels like it’s snowing. It usually happen around midnight so don’t forget to bring your jacket and long pants).
Rooms are available in family size or huge groups of 20′s. Since I went there for a team building, we took the room with many double-decked beds like the army bunkers.
We paid P/650.00 per head for the accommodation. Food is around P/250 per set (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and the management can give you their menu of many choices.
- Overnight stay would require minimum of 10 persons maximum of 22
- Ocular visit is possible as long as you have contacted the owner prior to going to Rancho Cancio
- This is a privately-owned rest house which is open for public use only through reservation
- Owner has the right to not validate on-the-spot visits if no reservation or contact done before going to the venue
- On-the-spot visits are highly discouraged; caretakers will not entertain ocular visits if during a specific time there are reserved guests
*Accommodation and Expenses
Day Use – P/200 per head
Overnight – P/600 to 650 per head
A minimum requirement of 10 heads per reservation.
Food (Buffet; menu to be provided by Rancho Cancio)
Breakfast – P/175 per head
Lunch – P/250 per head
Dinner P/250 per head
Reservation is exclusive, with inclusion of swimming pool use, billiard hall, playground area, kitchen and dining area, rooms with double-deck beds.
Bringing of own food may be subjected to additional charges (corkage).
*Rates may change without prior notice.
If I have the opportunity to go back there, I definitely will. And I will bring my family or my friends to enjoy nature and I want them to experience Rancho Cancio.
Rancho Cancio surely is one of the best place to getaway from the busy life in the city and enjoy great time with family and friends. Also, an ideal place to cool down during summer.
Please be notified that Rancho Cancio is a privately-owned rest house. Usage of the place are done through reservations only. There are some reports that on-the-spot unreserved guests are going there to have an ocular visit or request to stay without contacting the owner.
Note: Owner has requested to have the contact details be removed from this website. Cebu Finest has no right to hold this information as we are not the direct owner of this business. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please be informed that we have done this to respect the privacy of others.
Moreover, as of today, August 7, 2013, all reservations for Rancho Cancio will be temporarily stopped. All reservation dates and weekends until December are all booked.
CebuFinest.com cannot provide you any contact details, as per request and advise from the owner, as reservation inquiries will be entertained early next year.
I apologize for the inconvenience but we also need to compromise things to what the owner needs. Thank you.
If you happen to stay at Rancho Cancio before, please let us know and share your story with Cebu Finest.
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