A beautiful and historic hacienda set in lovely grounds on a large wine estate
Doubles from $250 pppn incl. taxes
Best for: Food & Wine. Romantic
Why stay here? To spend time relaxing and sampling the delicious wine in stunning surroundings
- A working farm and vineyards
- Year built: About 100 years ago
- The history of the hacienda: Not much is known about the actual history of the hacienda except that the building dates back around 100 years
- 7 guest rooms
- Room details: Twins and doubles available
Food and Drink
- Dining: There is a restaurant and all meals are served, half and full board options are available
- Bar: There is an honesty bar in operation
Activities at the hotel
- Wine tours
- Horse riding
- Swimming pool
- Van circuit
Local area attractions
- Wine region
- Isla Negra
- Vina del Mar
Amenities and Facilities
- Meeting facilities
- Special events are offered including weddings and conferences
- Wifi available in some areas
- Gardens and terraces
- Disabled access only in restaurant and gift shop
- Safes in rooms
- Extra beds are available at an extra cost
Need to know
- Open all year: Yes apart from 25 December
- Best time to visit: November to March for the warmer weather
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Languages: English and Spanish spoken
- Eco credentials: Organic wine and local staff
- Special offers: They do Spring time offers
- Check in/out policies: 3pm/12pm
- From $250 to $425 pppn (HB & FB)
- Credit cards accepted
Booking and cancellation
- On booking you leave your credit card details; no charge if cancellation is one month before, between 30 and 15 days 50% of total and less than 15 days 100% of total.
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- Address: Lagunillas, Casablanca, Chile
- Transfers available: Yes from Santiago
Just over an hour from Santiago is this picture perfect hacienda – La Casona at Matetic Vineyards. It is a great example of colonial style Chilean architecture at its most attractive. This is a very elegant and carefully designed refurbished hotel and if you are looking for a little luxury then you will not be disappointed. Small but perfectly formed the Casona is more boutique style hotel than traditional hacienda.
The hacienda is around 100 years old but not too much is known about the history and the current owners only acquired the property in recent years. One thing for sure though is that it would have withstood many small earthquakes given its geographical location. It's part of a 9000 ha estate which also includes a winery. The bodega is about 10km from the hotel and wine tasting is included in the hotel rates. The estate was bought by the Matetic family back in 1990.
There are 7 tastefully decorated bedrooms set around the garden courtyard. All are doubles and 5 can be twins if preferred. They are very comfortably decorated with luxurious bedding, TVs and each has a small terrace area with chairs. The bathrooms are very large and stylishly tiled and L’Occitane toiletries are provided. For the cooler evenings there is heating in the rooms which can be necessary to use on occasion. Classic and elegantly furnished the rooms are very much in keeping with the general refined style of the hacienda.
Obviously the main thing to do here is to go wine tasting at the bodega. It’s a small winery focused on organic wine making which only started in 1998 – the Shiraz and Pinot Noir being the signature grapes. The scenery is breathtaking – you can go by van to the winery or alternatively you can go on horseback. Ramon is the very amiable and helpful man in charge of activities and nothing is too much trouble for him – horse rides, bike rides and long walks exploring the valley. The estate also has sheep, cows, corn and blueberries amongst others so it is very much a working farm. At the hacienda there is an impressive separate restaurant open for lunch and also to the general public. There is a lap pool with extremely comfortable beds to spend the afternoon snoozing on. The gardens are beautifully manicured and maintained with ponds and bridges – it's a very tranquil place to spend a couple of days. Also if you feel like being more active and venturing away from the estate then Valparaiso and Isla Negra are within easy reach.
Breakfast and dinner are taken in the hacienda – all overseen by the helpful and ever present James. There are lots of tables in the dining room so communal eating is not the standard here. Lunch is in the beautifully situated restaurant – the food is very good and of course is always accompanied by the Matetic wines. There is a rather grand drawing room and salon where you can help yourself to drinks as an honesty bar is in operation.
This is a formal and elegant option in the wine region close to Santiago. There aren’t many other hotels to stay in the area therefore making it even more desirable. It can be a good alternative to staying in the capital as well if you fancy getting away from the city. The views are beautiful and it’s all very tasteful and sedate. The style is definitely more boutique hotel than traditional hacienda and communal living is not necessarily encouraged unlike similar properties. It certainly has an upmarket feel – making it suitable for those looking for a more refined experience. This beautiful casona makes a great place to start a Chilean vacation.