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Our history

ABOUT CASA DE COLORES

Peter and his wife, Mary Jordan, found a beautiful house in an original area of Guanajuato. Together, they transformed this house into a cozy guest house called Casa de Colores. During their travels through towns throughout Mexico, they discovered treasures such as tiles and art, which they now share with other travelers around the world. Their love for this ancient city inspires them to welcome and introduce others to the beauty and history of Guanajuato.

 

Casa de Colores: More than a small hotel, it is a charming guest house. With just six sleeping rooms and cozy conversation areas, we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention. Although Covid-19 has influenced our typically extravagant, individualized style, we promise to make your stay a memorable experience.

The heart of any hostel are the people who give it personality. We all, of course, have “real” lives outside of the hotel. So, in case you are interested, we invite you to meet our family at Casa de Colores.

If you want more information or to make a reservation, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to welcome you to our colorful corner in Guanajuato!

MEET ITS CREATORS

LOVE PASSION AND DEDICATION

Meet the great team behind Casa de Colores. Since our beginnings in 2021, we have been creating our prestige based on excellent customer service. Behind a successful hotel there is always a group of talented and special people, committed to success. Meet our team and send any questions you have.

Owner

Mary Jordan

Embrace the ordinary ~ Reveal its magic

Mary, a woman with such a rich and diverse life, has traveled a path full of twists and surprises. Originally from Oklahoma, she grew up on a farm, but her thirst for knowledge led her to obtain several academic degrees. Throughout her life, Mary has experienced remarkable loves, challenges, and achievements.

After an early divorce, she found love again in Colorado, where she married a wonderful man who had seven children. Together, they formed a unique and vibrant family. However, life had more adventures in store for Mary.

In 2009, Mary moved to Puerto Morelos, Mexico, a seaside paradise. There, as a single woman in her sixties, she found happiness in the simplicity and beauty of her surroundings. But fate had another plan: Peter Pope Jones entered her life. Together, they shared moments in the Sierra Madre mountains in Guanajuato, Mexico, creating a new story full of love and companionship.

Despite the challenges, Mary has always been a fighter. In her youth, she was named Fifth Degree Poppy Queen, a title that carries with it a mix of pride and nostalgia. Although she faced obstacles, such as being blacklisted by the local chapter of the American Legion, she Mary kept going. Her resilient spirit is also reflected in her achievements as Salutatorian at Blackwell High School, her role as Oklahoma Dairy Princess, and her participation in the American Dairy Princess Pageant.

Furthermore, Mary left her mark on the academic world. Her textbook, “A Blueprint for Yearbooks Today,” is used in high schools and colleges throughout the United States. Her passion for communication and educational development led her to pursue a doctorate at Oklahoma State University.

After a career as a high school teacher and college professor, Mary struck out on her own by establishing her own business. For almost 25 years, she specialized in organizing events, writing and editing technical documents, and traveling. Her life was full of enriching talks and experiences.

Today, Mary finds joy in writing, photography, travel, and life in general. Although her role as a hotelier has temporarily affected her writing, she continues to share her thoughts and adventures on her blog LaVidaEsRica.com.

Owner

In memory of
Peter Pope Jones

I made the decision to make a living as a performer and musician. When there is something inside one's soul trying to get out, it should not be suppressed.

 

Peter Pope Jones, born in 1951 in Singapore, comes from a family of English parents who served in the Royal Navy. His life has been a journey full of adventures, taking him to live in various cultures and countries.

From an early age, Peter found his passion in music. At age 12, he got his first guitar and, being left-handed, he decided to reverse the strings. When his instructor urged him to play “correctly,” Peter defied the rules and returned with learned chords and blisters on his fingers. His teacher was not impressed, but that was the last formal lesson he received. Peter became self-taught and a free thinker, and his musical style and approach to life remain unique.

In 1972, Peter emigrated from London to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. There, he discovered the vibrant New Orleans music scene, and in 1976, he participated in the New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing the Dobro alongside legendary Mississippi bluesman Svare Forsland. Later, he moved to Dallas, where chance led him to become self-taught again, this time as a luthier.

Peter has brought his music to stages from England to the United States, Singapore, Thailand and, of course, his chosen home, Mexico. His travels, lifestyle and experiences influence his musical tastes, contributing to his unconventional approach to performances, rhythms and compositions.

In addition to his passion for music, Peter has also made his mark in the hospitality industry. He began his career in Colorado, where he served as Director of Member Services at the Powder Horn resort. There, he leveraged his outgoing social skills to communicate with members, resolve complaints, and handle marketing and sales. His career took him beyond the borders of the United States, exploring different parts of the world.

In 1991, Peter, who lived in Beaver Creek, Colorado, made a bold decision: three feet of snow was too much for him. He loaded his car and, accompanied by a friend, headed to Mexico, without looking back. Since then, this country has become his home.

Peter has two lovely children, both living in the Sonora, Mexico area. His life is intertwined with the various regions of this beautiful country. He has lived in places such as Puerto Vallarta, Cancún, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Acapulco, Guaymas and San Carlos. Throughout his life, he has traveled from one end of Mexico to the other on more than 30 occasions. However, one of his first trips took him to Guanajuato, and there he made a promise: he would live in this city one day.

Together with his wife, Mary Jordan, Peter found a beautiful house in an original area of Guanajuato. Together, they transformed this house into a cozy guest house called Casa de Colores. During their travels through towns throughout Mexico, they discovered treasures such as tiles and art, which they now share with other travelers around the world. Their love for this ancient city inspires them to welcome and introduce others to the beauty and history of Guanajuato.

Peter's life was a testament to the constant pursuit of passion and authenticity, regardless of established conventions.

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