Our hotel has a very familiar ambiance
Many of our hosts have come for one night and they leave after a week!
Our familiar guesthouse Casa Chueca (crooked house) is located in central Chile near to Talca, 250 km to the south of Santiago. On a wonderful 3 ha large property that lies on the waterfront of the Lircay river we offer accommodation in different categories as well as pool, bar, fitness room, information centre, organized excursions, vegetarian food, real grain coffee etc..
On further 3 ha DiVino awaits with a 300m long skater lane, for the children we rent pedal Go-karts and you can lap to be fit for the journey. Guests interested in botany can use the lane to get to know about 30 endemic tree types. For wine lovers we offer tastings in our own wine-cellar. Two apartments with small kitchen, living/bed room invite you to stay longer. This facility is in a restricted way also appropriate for disabled travellers.
For the summer heat we have a refreshing swimming pool with a beautiful view of the river. To enjoy a tropical touch, we planted many banana and palm trees. Our place is full of nice little details: e.g. hammocks, international book exchange or a telescope to watch the stars. To maintain the physical condition we have a gym.
Our kitchen is mainly vegetarian, but on weekends or on demand we cannot resist a barbecue at the camp fire either. Our breakfast consists of muesli, real grain coffee, fruits and a lot more.
Bikers can use our workshop to repair their bikes. To plan your further journey, we offer maps, books, color slide presentations and our knowledge of many years travelling through Chile.
You are also welcome to join us on different excursions with small groups from one day to three weeks in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. We are also happy to give you information for tours on your own.
If you want to improve your Spanish skills, we have the right teacher!
History & Philosophy
After having travelled for many years, we have decided to settle down in Chile, working as a tour operator for foreign groups. During several years in Chile we have done a lot of hiking, canoeing, mountainbiking and mountaineering – then we chose Chile’s Maule region to live. Here we find a Californian climate with a lot of sunshine, beautiful nature and totally unknown landscapes – all ideal circumstances to live and for tourism.
Admiring the Chilean colonial house constructions, we built our Casa Chueca out of adobe bricks. We fell more and more in love with the country and our piece of land. With the help of some friends with a lot of experience in travelling, outdoor sport, restaurant service and hotelling we could finally realize our dream: We started to run an international guesthouse, not a five star hotel, but a cosy place full of nice details.