Casa Loma is a stunning wooden hill-top house with incredible views.

The house has five rooms and a capacity for 13 people in beds, plus seven hammocks which naturally create an intimate social vibe where you can swap travel stories and get to know others over a beer on the large open terrace.

The aim of the hostel is to offer a relaxing place to stay, great food and company, while enjoying the spectacular views and natural environment of Minca and the surrounding Sierra Nevada.

We have private or shared rooms to suit all budgets including our famous room “El Mirador“ with amazing sunset view and own private balcony. Plus our “Tree house“ with 360° balcony, hammock, rocking chair and view through the forest and down to the city. We have dorm beds, rent hammocks, plus offer camping in either your own or a rented tent.

The name “Casa Loma” meaning “house on a hill” is the original name of the house which is constructed entirely from wood and situated in amazing tropical gardens, surrounded by fruit trees, coffee plants and indigenous stone footpaths.

As the name suggests (!) we are set high up on a hill overlooking Minca and Santa Marta. The ten-minute walk from the plaza is worth every step of the journey and your hammock awaits at the top!

We are lucky enough to enjoy amazing sunset views over the mountains to the west of us and this is the perfect way to finish off an active or restful day in Minca.

You can also take a peek at the largely undiscovered and little-studied original indigenous stone path in our garden and the two stone carvings right next door.

Casa Loma is English and German owned and opened in December 2010. Jay and Anne, Casa Loma‘s owners, are well-travelled 30-somethings, friends and business partners. Jay is from London, England and Anne the South of Germany.

Jay first came to Colombia in 2008 during a trip around South America, fell in love with the country and its people, and decided that this was the place to set up home.

Anne arrived as a guest to Casa Loma in 2012, stayed 4 months before Jay invited her to become a partner in Casa Loma Minca. It was an easy decision!
We share our house with our dog Lola, who loves to go walking with guests, plus our three cats Nariz Blanca (white nose!), Doble Cara (two face!) and Tica.

A Note From the Owners…
Thanks for choosing Casa Loma Minca. We work hard to create a good open, chilled and enjoyable environment, but it’s you guys that really make Casa Loma the special place it is.

We know from our experience of travelling and living here that we were very lucky to stumble across this amazing wooden house on the hill. Spread the word and enjoy “Loma life.”

Mi casa—tu casa.

Jay and Anne
Casa Loma Minca