A beautiful weekend at Casa Coorg Homestay

Casa Coorg Homestay is a beautiful homestay in Coorg that we spent our weekend at. Located amidst lush greenery, the homestay provides a very serene and relaxing environment for a weekend getaway. Although we have lived in Bangalore for almost a decade now. And we toured through so many weekend getaways around Bangalore including Ooty, Kodaikanal, B R Hills, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Mysore and Hampi to name a few. Ironically, we never happened to visit Coorg yet, which is located quiet close to Bangalore. Thanks to Casa Coorg Homestay for extending us an invitation that led to a wonderful weekend in Coorg.

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The glimpse of Casa Coorg Homestay alongside it’s sideway

History of Casa Coorg Homestay

The Casa Coorg Homestay is run by a retired army couple. It was born a little over 5 years back. After the couple retired from their jobs, during which, they have stayed at many different locations in India. Finally they have settled in Coorg in a serene part of Virajpet, which they fondly call their own small slice of paradise. And rightly so. But in this case, they have opened their gates to the travelers from around the world, so that everyone can have a bit of this Paradise experience.

For those who are not aware of the geography of the region, Coorg / Kodagu is a district in Karnataka. It is very rich in flora and fauna, marked by wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarhole, numerous waterfalls and beautiful natural landscapes. Pertaining to it’s beautiful landscapes and surroundings, it is often referred to as the Scotland of India. Also, it has a pleasant climate all through the year. And it rains abundantly here. So, it is also fondly called Cherrapunji of Karnataka. (PS: Cherrapunji is a district in India that records highest rainfall).

Reaching Casa Coorg Homestay

We didn’t have much trouble locating Casa Coorg Homestay, as, it is located just 2km inside from the highway. The last 1.5km stretch to the homestay is marked by beautifully landscaped and well maintained golf course. Which makes the whole region so much more charming. Visitors are not allowed inside the golf course. But you can always take a walk on the road along the boundary of the golf course. And the walk is as refreshing and charming as ever.

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A view of the beautiful golf course from across the road near Casa Coorg Homestay

A tour through Casa Coorg homestay

Entrance & Front Lawn

A sloping driveway from the main road leads to the front lawn of Casa Coorg Homestay, which looks nothing less than a beautiful small bungalow. There is a front entrance here, across a verandah, mostly used by the couple themselves and their staff. On one side of the driveway is the parking space. And near it is a beautiful landscaping including a swing. From near it, cobbled pathways lead to the back side of the resort.

Back side

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The cobbled backyard pathway and Verandah leading to guest room

As we reached Casa Coorg Homestay, we were cheerfully greeted by the hosts. After unloading our luggage, we followed them through the cobbled pathway to reach the back side of the homestay. On the back side, there is a verandah overlooking greenery in the backyard and vast stretch of meadows beyond. This Verandah has entrance to one of the guest rooms.

There is another door besides the guest room door, from this Verandah, leading to the dining and living area. Further down the pathway, there is yet another guest room tucked neatly at the end. The Verandah of both the guest rooms have chairs and tables to sit and enjoy the serenity around. There are wind chimes hanging from the Verandah that sing melodiously as the crisp air rustles through them all through the day.

Guest rooms

The rooms are simple, elegant, airy and very spacious. As soon as you enter inside, you will feel right at home. They have spacious attached bathrooms. Drinking water is provided in re-fillable water bottles inside the room. A small token by Casa Coorg Homestay towards being environment friendly. After showing us our rooms, the hosts left us to get fresh, and decided to serve us some warm coffee. We found our seats around the beautiful verandah. And we watched the sun go down behind the mountains visible at a distance while we sipped our refreshing coffee. Thereafter we retired to our rooms to take some rest after a day that included a drive from Bangalore to Coorg and quiet some sight seeing in Coorg.

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One of the guest bedrooms at Casa Coorg Homestay

The dining experience

In the evening, Colonel called us over for dinner. This is when we discovered that the hosts like to share the dining area with the guests. Guests are invited to have their meals here. And this is also the time when the hosts engage in conversation with the guests over the meals. The food is a blend of north and south Indian cuisines. Guests can specify their food preferences, aka, veg or non veg. Accordingly the hostess herself prepares the meals. Nevertheless, they are bound to be tasty and healthy too 🙂

Rest of our experience at Casa Coorg Homestay

A beautiful morning

After having our dinner, and a good conversation with the hosts over the dinner, we retired to our rooms for the night. Next day, we wanted to roam further and see more of Coorg. But as we woke up next morning to the melodious chirping of birds and rustling of the soft morning breeze against the trees in the backyard, our plans slowly changed to stay put in the homestay and enjoy the serene laid back environment.

We had a nice breakfast on one of the Verandahs. Post which, we sat in the open air for quiet a long time, having conversations with our family amidst the perfect green and peaceful atmosphere. A family gathering and heart to heart chats is something that becomes really difficult once we are back to our busy city lives. So, we really didn’t want to prioritize anything else over it. In the meanwhile, our little daughter was having a wonderful time roaming around the verandah and exploring the flora of Casa Coorg Homestay.

A lazy afternoon

Lunch is normally not provided at Casa Coorg Homestay. Because mostly, the visitors venture out to explore rest of the Coorg. So, while we decided to stay back, we didn’t want to really trouble the hosts with lunch preparation for us. Thus, we ventured out in the afternoon to have lunch outside. Post this, we had a lazy afternoon. But soon it was followed by a beautiful evening.

The beautiful evening

Did we tell you, we also made two awesome friends at Casa Coorg Homestay – a pair of very friendly pet dogs – simba and kuro , who were the center of attraction for our kid during this trip.

As the sun started drifting towards the west, we thought to venture out, and do a little trekking on the roads besides the golf course. And these new friends decided to accompany us on our walk as well, making it all the more memorable. After some initial pet animal spotting, like hens, cows and dogs, we ventured towards the golf course. A walk along it’s edge with the setting sun and cool breeze in the backdrop, turned out to be one of our most memorable walks that we took while in Coorg. The whole area is very off beat, peaceful, beautifully landscaped and neatly maintained. And the canine friends accompanying us showed us the way, and also kept other stray animals on the bay.

After a refreshing walk, we came back to the homestay. Only to discover more beauty. As we watched a beautiful sunset from the verandah of Casa Coorg Homestay. Later in the evening, we had yet another delicious dinner. So much so that my mother couldn’t keep herself from asking the host the details of a couple of recipes that we just had. And the hostess delightedly shared her cooking secrets with my mother.

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A beautiful sunset from across the Verandah of Casa Coorg homestay

The next morning

After dinner and a nice conversation with the host, we retired to our beds. Next day morning, we started early on our way back to Bangalore. In conclusion, it was one of the most serene weekends that we got to spend in Coorg. If you are looking for a home away from home, amidst pure and peaceful environment, yet not very far from the bustling town and activity centers, Casa Coorg Homestay is just the perfect answer.

Crisp notes on visiting Casa Coorg Homestay

  1. Casa Coorg is located almost 6-7km from Virajpet town, in the lap of beautiful nature that Coorg boasts of
  2. Lunch is not provided in the stay plan here as most of the time the guests venture out during the day. If you have lunch requirement, you can discuss it beforehand with the hosts.
  3. The whole setup and the food is very homely.
  4. Internet connectivity is not available, something that the host is trying to get soon.
  5. Overall, the place is just wonderful to spend some time at peace with nature in a very fresh and beautiful surrounding. It particularly suites nature lovers, golfers (given that the golf course is just a stones throw away), bird watchers (numerous different species of birds can be seen right from the Verandah of Casa Coorg Homestay) or someone who simply wants to relax and rejuvenate in absolute peaceful homely atmosphere.
  6. The hospitality is wonderful.
  7. If you are not comfortable with pet dogs, not at all an issue. Let the owners know and they will ensure the pets don’t interfere with you. We, however, had a wonderful time playing with them. On the other hand, if you love pet dogs, you will have a gala time while staying in Casa Coorg homestay.

Official website of Casa Coorg

Trip advisor link of Casa Coorg

PSThough we were invited by Casa Coorg Homestay to stay over with them at Coorg, the views and opinions expressed here are solely our own and completely based out of our own experience during our stay here. 

Casa Coorg is a beautiful homestay in Coorg | Kodagu | Karnataka | India. a home away from home.

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84 Responses

  1. Great post, I was looking for something like this one.

  2. I can see why it’s called a little slice of paradise. The nature around it is so serene and beautiful! I like how the Colonel is so accommodating to giving guests vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

    • In India, the vegetarian and non vegetarian choices are like mandatory. You have such a big vegetarian population that not giving the choice will mean hurting your business. But yes, they have the option to go all veg and not consider non-veg. But still they ask the guests their non-veg preferences

  3. The Casa Coorg Homestay looks totally charming and the rooms look very comfortable. I like that it’s easy to access from the highway too. Thanks for the great recommendation.

  4. I always like staying at these plantations. These are the best places for a short vacation. Coorg has so many wonderful places like these. I especially like them when they are coffee plantations! 🙂

    • True, staying within a coffee plantation is another great option to explore in Coorg. And of course, it is got to be a homestay for me.

  5. PackYourBaguios

    The homestay seems so peaceful and homey. I can see why you wanted to hang out there and enjoy the environment. Lovely place!

    • Indeed.It was such a relaxing retreat. And you know, coorg has a beautiful environment. I had a bad persistent cough when I headed here. And I came back all healed

  6. It looks really lovely here. I think many people would feel a welcome and cosy atmosphere with the gardens, nature, lots of green plus they are pet-friendly too which is always a plus point.

  7. I love homestays very much. It’s one of my top things in traveling. The place looks very relaxing and indeed homey. It’s like home away from home. Very true! Couldn’t agree more to that!

  8. Casa Coorg Homestay looks really dreamy. A place to get away from it in with amazing sunset views (that picture!) surrounded by peace and greenery. I love that you can escape here for a weekend, I’d love somewhere nearby in my neighbourhood to go and relax!

    • Right Sam. This place is quiet approachable from where we live. Indeed a retreat.

  9. This is a perfect place if youre looking for a place to relax and go away from the city. The view of the golf course is so lovely.

  10. This looks like a very homey place to stay at. I must say I’ve never had bad experiences with accommodation run by retirees. They seem to be more caring and more relaxed 🙂

    Happy continued travels,
    C

    • You are right. Even this was our second travel experience with a retired army family. And both experiences have been wonderful

  11. This looks like a really serene area where you can relax nicely for a couple of days. I wouldn’t mind to spend a few days over there. And the sunset is amazing!

    • The sunset view and listening to the chirping of the birds was the best part of staying here

  12. I need a place like this! It’s perfect for relaxing, surrounded by luscious greenery. 🙂

  13. I liked the interior settings very much. The location too seems convenient.
    The scenic surroundings is indeed luring.

    • The interiors will give you the feeling of a real home. Nothing is overdone. It’s all simple, basic, beautiful

  14. Looks like a relaxing place. Though I could not make out if they had a coffee estate attached to the place. I have always loved the homestays in Coorg with an estate attached. It is so amazing.

    • No Ami, this one doesn’t have a coffee estate attached to it. I know staying in or besides a coffee estate is a different kind of experience. This one is about living besides a golf course 🙂

  15. The shared meals also sound like a wonderful experience. As foreign visitors, this would be very special for us. A chance to share a meal with the hosts (and other guests) would be a great travel experience of mixing with some local people. This homestay rally has so much to offer all kinds of travelers.

    • You are right. The meals and the conversations over the meals give us time to mingle with the hosts and feel more at home. It would be an experience for someone traveling from outside the country to soak into the culture and interact with the locals

  16. Casa Coorg Homestay seems to be full of scenic beauty. Very soon I would be visiting this place. Coorg is on the top of my travel list

  17. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Give me a place with a lot of green and open space and I’m happy.

  18. This homestay is a great place to live while you are in India! 🙂 amazing! it is surrounded by beautiful and picturesque landscapes.

    • Definitely. Being a guest at a home in India is a unique experience 🙂

  19. The place looks so serene. Do they have many guests when you went there? I love that it will also allow you to commune with nature, staying in a place with lush greenery is always the best for when you want to do some serious relaxation. And Coorg definitely has it in abundance.

    • No, it was not crowded Marjorie. That’s the beautiful part. On the second day of our stay, 3 more guests arrived who were sharing a room on the other side of the cottage and there were hardly any face to face interaction between us and them. And I guess as of now, only 3 rooms are there in this homestay for guests. So it can’t get too crowded at any point

  20. Sushmita Thakare Jain

    Indeed a home away from home. would love to plan a vacation out there, seems pleasant! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  21. What a beautiful homestay! I wish I knew about this before, when I travelled to Bangalore last year.
    Anyway, I’ll add it to my bucket list when I travel to India again.

    Cheers from Argentina 🙂

    • Sure Maria..did you visit coorg on your last trip? If not, you can this time

  22. emmaeatsandexplores

    This looks so lovely and so homely – gorgeous grounds and that sunset is absolutely stunning – what a beautiful place to relax and spend a few days!

    • You are right emma. It was such a relaxing weekend that we spent at Casa Coorg

  23. Actually no internet connectivity could be seen as an invitation to relax beyond being reachable all the time. The area and the home stay look very welcoming.

    • Thats true Keza. Sometimes you just wish you were somewhere no one would be able to reach you 🙂

  24. Gorgeous photos and amazing surroundings. I especially loved that view of the sunset. What interesting things are there to do in the area?

    • Relaxing, bird watching, wildlife safaris, coffee plantation visits and visit to some of the famous sites in and around are the top list of things to do in Coorg.

  25. How serene and peaceful is this place. Waking upto green all around you. A great retreat away from the cities.

  26. traveldejavu0

    would love to this part of india someday. it is different but it certainly looks unique. thanks for sharing! cheers.

  27. traveldejavu0

    This is where I would want to spend my next weekend at. especially with my family. it would be such a great one 😀

  28. Looks like a wonderful place to stay and so nice, I’d love the visit India at some point ☺️

  29. looks like a fantastic place. I would love to stay somewhere as beautiful as that..

  30. Looks so peaceful! Thank you for sharing. As a landscape architect, I always drawn into a lush green environment, and it seems like this place would be somewhere that I will enjoy. Travel safe!

    • Wow Halef..great to know that..you will be definitely able to appreciate this homestay and it’s surroundings from a different (technical) angle 🙂

  31. The homestay is so beautiful and earthy. I feel like one can hear the nature voices there – birds chirping, bees buzzing…..

    • That’s exactly what we heard here..Chirping of birds and rustling of winds..and barking of the pet dogs 🙂

  32. Love places that prepare meals to eat together. It’s a lovely way to get to know your hosts and guests.

  33. Casa Coorg Homestay is just so dreamy. The surrounding scenery is beautiful and the grounds of the homestay are so lush and green. We actually like to stay at places with no wifi from time to time. We try to be disciplined and disconnect on our own, but when we have no choice its easier to unplug, relax, and enjoy nature (and each other). Casa Coorg sounds perfect for that kind of getaway. Thanks for introducing it.

    • I remember before I started writing about my travel, I never used to connect to the internet world on my vacations. But now, we are not able to afford that all the time. So, forced disconnect at times is welcome 🙂

  34. Casa Coorg is that one peaceful place nestled in between serenity! I loved the natural look of it and the amazing view of the surrounding nature. Definitely worth a visit.

    • Definitely! And the golf course nearby is such an added retreat that you will not have anywhere else in Coorg

  35. I was shocked when I saw this was in India. It looks like North America. Sounds like a lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore.

  36. Nicole Anderson

    This place really looks both beautiful and relaxing. Also as a keen hiker who loves to be out in nature, this looks like the perfect weekend getaway for me.

  37. Casa coorg home stay looks lovely! And peaceful. Ree love30

  38. Sounds like a relaxing place. I enjoy the places that have their pets running around.

  39. Oh my what an absolutely beautiful location! I would love to visit. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Warmly,
    Celeste

  40. NowThatsAHoneymoon

    Yay! Looks like a great place to stay! We’d love to spend some time in a place like this if ever we visit India. Nothing beats a good and relaxing accommodation.

  41. stylishtravlr

    Casa Coorg Homestay looks wonderful! Seems like perfect place for relaxation ! I would love to stay there and watch that beautiful sunset !

  42. Wow this place is so beautiful! And it looks so peaceful!

  43. Wow what a beautiful place! Loved hearing about it!

  44. Glad to read your wonderful experience and I totally agree with your points.
    Thanks.

  45. It seems like is it s a great place for relaxation. The view from the outside is really stunning. It is great to be up close to nature. More than that, I think it will make me feel home when I stay in there.

    • Right Ana. A place that ultimately makes us feel at home turns out to be the best

  46. Looks beautiful! I would have never guessed from the pictures that this is in India!

  47. bherron80

    Looks like some beautiful, lush, verdant green countryside and a peaceful retreat!

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