Camping

Casa Lena Camping | Established Campground

Peru
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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: -13.543930, -72.687750
Altitude: 2800.0 masl
Place Website: casalenaperu.com

Amenities

Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Unknown
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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WE ARE CLOSED FROM THE 25th OF DECEMBER UNTIL THE 2nd OF JANUARY!!!

A school run by volunteers to help children in need and with learning disabilities. (see oyelenaperu.com and casalenaperu.com) Small grassy camping area for two or three vehicles or tents. You can also rent a tent. Gorgeous views.
Bathrooms, hot showers in main building. No kitchen, but a couple sinks to wash up. Private rooms also available with private bathrooms and shared kitchen and terrace.

All guests can use the covered lounge area with hammocks, the garden, sound system, games, volleyball and football field, playground for children and laundry service. (Please ask for the hammocks, volleyball net, balls, etc.). Wifi near main building only, but very fast.
Homemade breakfast is available if you order in advance.

No height limit but tight entrance gate and steep and tight turn at camping area will make it difficult for large vehicles like unimogs or class C RVs.

Check-in: before 8 p.m.
Camping: 15 soles pp
B&B: 60 soles pp
Breakfast: 20 soles pp

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Great cause to put your money towards. LOTS of young volunteers running the place. Very nice, but not a relaxing place to be. Internet by the house is great, but in the direct, hot sun until about midday, so hard to get work done in the morning. Also, kind of loud, from either music from then neighbors or the volunteers themselves. I came on a weekend, so maybe different during the week.
That all being said, it is a good place to get stuff done, see beautiful views, and put your money to a good cause.

RUM: Sehr schön gelegener kleiner Campingplatz . Für größere Wagen ....größer als Unimog....jedoch ungeeignet, da es hier ganz schmale Kurven hat.

We have a 19 foot van, it was a bit tough to get down (and back up) the last steep turn at the camping spot. Perhaps if you are big you can ask to camp on the platform just above the school instead of next to it?

We are 8m long, 2.1 wide, had no big issue. Best to take the dirt road closest to bridge; much wider access. Wifi is intermittent at spots but can be quite fast near the main building. Still 15S pp. Laundry service available. Decent Bitel reception. Fifteen minute walk to market in town. Nice place to spend a few days.

Very friendly owners, nice project with local kids.
The campground is very good (flat, nice view, fire pit, hot (not warm, hot) showers).
We paid 15soles per person per night, totally worth the price.
To access the campground, take the dirt road right after the bridge coming from Carahuasi. The dirt road is good and does not require a 4x4. The only thing that might be problematic for big rigs are the last 500m (the trail becomes steep and narrower). The best is to stop at the sign "Casa Lena" on the main trail and go down by foot to check the campground 500m below.

Great place, fantastic project, beautiful views and nice people! Wish we could've stayed longer. Highly recommended!

More than I expected. What a worthwhile project! Stephanie has dedicated her life to the kids here and what a great result ❤️
Ps - our vehicle is a big rig, 3.2m high, 7m long and pretty wide. Yes it was narrow and yes it was dirt 1.8km but we've travelled worse. We made it so don't be afraid of the other comments.

difficile a trouver. au bout d une mauvaise piste apres le pont. acces pour 4x4 seulement.

As everyone else said, a great place to stay. We also had some of our laundry done here for $4sol/kilo.

We loved it here. The spot is just beautiful to spend a night. Amazing views, perfect facilities. The family are super lovely, and helped us get up the gravel hill in the morning... we needed our 4x4 to get up. 15/s per person for a night. It's also a school supporting disadvantaged children in the area. The loveliest place to stay.

Nothing to add. Very nice family and good hosts. It's possible to drive there with 2WD. There are different possibilitys to park if you have less horspower. We have a Volkswagen T4 (Kombi) with 102 horsepower and a length of 4,8m. It was no problem.

We stayed here for several nights. Our visit was beyond expectations (except for the bugs). We have nothing to add. When we were there they changed the entrance/exit of the small road towards Casa Lena; so now you have a better one. The entrance where you leave the main road is just before the bridge where you enter Corahuasi when you are coming out of the Cusco-direction. Follow the green signs 'Casa Lena'on the electricitypoles next to the road. We paid 15 Sol per person a night.

Great place, worth supporting. Comfortable facilities for campers. They speak multiple languages with ease, and if you have kids they are going to love all the farm animals. The views alone are worth a stop. We paid 15pppn, and had electricity and access to WiFi (pw: Casalena2016)

Really nice, friendly and superclean camping spot! Great project for kids! We enjoyed it very much! Thanks for the great hospitality.

Very nice camping spot, views are amazing. If you email before you can have breakfast for 15 soles pp, best breakfast we had since a very long time! Bring moquito repellent though!! Owners are very nice and welcoming!

Had no issues with our 2WD drive (short) van. Driveway steep but with concrete tracks, so no problem. Didn't see the hammocks but enjoyed the shaded area with fire pit. Think what they are doing with the children is amazing, added a picture with some more information. Only downside - got some bites from no see 'ums.

We have a 28 feets RV and it was impossible to take the lane from the Main road. Very very narrow entrance.

As the driver of a fairly big rig (7m long x 3.3m H x 2.4m W x 6 tonnes), I would strongly suggest that people DO take notice of earlier comments regarding access for larger vehicles. Just getting off the highway might end up with a back wheel down in the gutter if you misjudge the width and orientation of the 'bridge' and a long overhang would be a decided disadvantage. First part of the track is very narrow and uneven and there are sharp rocks along each side that might damage tyre sidewalls. There is almost nowhere to pass. Then it improves into a quality rural road until it gets to the entry. From there it is again steep and narrow with overhanging trees and shrubs and then a tight turn over a grid through a gate. Then it is clear of obstructions but steep and getting steeper as you get to the very short "concrete driveway". Not saying you CAN'T get in but I suggest that any conventional motorhome or truck with full legal width and or lowish clearance and or long overhang or poor traction would be well advised to give it a big miss.Add a bit of rain and things would get lots worse, especially in a 2WD

Please ignore previous comments about difficult access, they have changed the access so longer vehicles can get in and concreted the drive. The very bottom into the garden might be tricky for some vehicles but there is a large area just above and beside the house available which has easy access and big enough to turn around.. They also now have electricity 24/7 (as from yesterday). Beautiful place and wonderful people helping local children, especially those with special needs that are often badly treated by their parents. This really is another Overland Oassis so please come and support them.

Really amazing place! Highly recommended! We crossed over the bridge from town and turned up the steep dirt road on the right, the sign is hard to see. The drive down into their place is steep and getting out was the tricky part. Need 4x4, especially if it's rainy/muddy. We got breakfast overlooking the snow capped peaks of the Andes and it was one of the best breakfasts on the trip! They run a kindergarten/special needs classes on the weekdays and host volunteers, possible opportunities to work for them. Nice bathrooms and hot showers, very clean! S/40 for 3 people and S/10 each for breakfast.

Super nice owners and peaceful location on about 2500m. It's a social project/school for kids + B&B (~70-90S per room) + camping (30S). Good place for smaller overland vehicles. Much milder climate than in Cusco. It's about 1 mile off the main road up a narrow, bumpy dirt road. Turn off coming from Cusco is a sharp left before the tambohuayco bridge by the town of Curahuasi. Didn't see any wifi network when we were there but didn't ask.

Road to campground only suitable for 4x4 and small cars. Coming from Cusco turn left hard before the bridge at S 13.540285 W 72.693261 - there is no sign. If you have the chance always turn left. We arrived in the dark and left very early - haven't used any facilities so we don't had to pay anything. View is fantastic.

Beautiful views of snow capped mountains and far enough away from the road that you won't be bothered by road noise. At about 9,000 feet it is also a good place to acclimate. Friendly owners, clean restrooms very hot showers. English spoken. 30S per night for camping. Turn right right after the bridge to get here up the dirt road, follow the green spray painted signs to Casa Lena on rocks and poles. Need 4x4, narrow road. We barley made the turns in and we are 7.5 meters. Over 8 you may not make the road in. They also have an NGO for kids here with volunteer opportunities. Belgium and Peruvian couple own it. Breakfast is 10s a person.

Nice little place. S30 a night, S10/pp for breakfast. A little tricky to find, you need to turn up the hill just south of the bridge on the south end of town and stay left for the three forks in the road.

Casa Lena has a beautiful camping terrain with a magnificent view into the valley. In the main building, bathrooms and hot showers are at your disposal 24/7.

For people who prefer a little more luxury, Casa Lena can also offer you a good night sleep in one of our 5 single rooms, 2 shared rooms or in our master bedroom with bathroom.

A number of facilities are at your disposal during your stay on our grounds: A barbeque spot, a chill out zone with hammocks, volleyball and football field, a shop with basic amenities, laundry service and electricity from 6 pm until half past 9 pm. As of novembre 2014, free Wifi will be available as well.

A fully catered breakfast with home-made products is included for our Bed & Breakfast guests but can also be prepared for our campers on demand. This delicious breakfast is served with home-made bread and jam, fresh eggs from our own Casa Lena chickens and even with home-made cheese (when available).