Down on the Eco Farm

· by wendy · Colombia

This is by far the most interesting and comfortable hostel I have ever visited. Now, I haven’t been to that many, so that’s not saying much, but still, we love it here at La Serrana Eco Farm and Hostel. Just a 5 minute Jeep ride from Salento, Colombia, we pulled into the driveway of our new pad.

It felt like we were arriving at someone’s house and that’s exactly how we feel staying here. The nice sized kitchen is comfortable to cook in, the living room is cozy and our room is comfortable. Here are a few photos of the place.

La Serrana Kitchen

La Serrana Private Bedroom

Like I said, it’s a farm, which means this place comes with all it’s farm-ness. Fresh cow’s milk (COWS!), roosters crowing in the early morning, chickens with baby chicks, etc. We woke up at 4:30 a.m. the first morning to watch the farmhands milk the cows. Other guests have actually milked them themselves, but I didn’t want to jump in. Let me be clear, I wasn’t afraid of milking the cows! The Colombians were on a roll and didn’t seem to want to be bothered by us so I didn’t want to ask. Besides, I’m pretty sure I could find a cow to milk in Ohio if it comes to it. Okay!?!? There.

Anyway, this place is also awesome in the fact that it is stocked with goodies. Aside from cow’s milk for purchase, they have beer, wine, chocolate, fresh fruit juice, more booze, smoked river trout, smoked pork, smokes and more. Other ammenities include rain boots and bicycles for rent as well as movies, cd’s and books for borrowing. It’s amazing. I love it here.

Did I mention the view?

La Serrana Eco Farm and Hostel
Via Palestina km 1.5 Finca La Serrana, Salento, Colombia
316 296 1890
Price per night for private room with bath: $80,000 COP or $43.76
Special October price for us: $60,000 COP or $32.82

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