The Hafod Hotel is a sight to behold. Originally built as a hunting lodge in the 1700s it stands alongside the ‘Devils Bridge’ at the head of the dramatic waterfalls. It overlooks the spectacular wooded gorges of the Mynach and Rheidol rivers. Riders with energy still to spend are well advised to make the short walk following the footpath once used by the monks from Strata Florida Abbey, descend Jacobs Ladder to see the three bridges which span the narrow gorge that the river Mynach has carved out of the rock and the spectacular 300ft waterfalls.
Bedrooms at the Hafod are en-suite and provide superb views of both the gorge and waterfalls or of the hotel gardens. All are furnished with tea/coffee making facilities and the other usual conveniences. Food is served either in the welcoming and informal atmosphere of the bar or for those that prefer, in the grand dining room.
The drawing room provides a pleasant place to relax and space to spread out the maps and review your route for the following day. The horses stay behind the hotel ready for the next day on trail.