Pucon was as far south as we could possibly drive during this visit to Chile, and the road in from Ruta 5 was slower than expected being only one lane each way, Alun Kuyen is reached via a dirt road about six kilometres from the town centre and is beautifully positioned with a view, that on a clear day, takes in the lake and surrounding mountains. Our two-bedroom cabin was well appointed with two bedrooms and one bathroom and a capacity to sleep six people (four in bunk beds and two in a double). The only downsides to the accommodation were no internet (Alun Kuyen is advertised as having free WIFI but on our two-day visit, we had no connection at all) and uncomfortable wooden furniture in the living room; had it been dry, we would have brought in a couple of chairs from the patio that had back support. Despite this, first impressions were very good as the cabin had been stylised with a lot of attention to detail.
Stayed in a two bedroom cabin- which is nice and has a well equipped kitchen. Location is 10 min drive from town centre. The manager and house keeping lady are nice and helpful.
On the flip side, the carpet in the living area was very dusty and dirty. The main bedroom headboards were dusty and had a tiny cob web as well. It seems that the cabin is cleaned but not deepcleaned.
One afternoon, we returned to find plant twigs lying in the kitchen area, on another evening there was a noisy grass mowing machine at work at 8 in the evening. Overall while the cabins are nice, the place upkeep needs to be reviewed.
This was the last stop of our 16 day trip in Chile. We easily decided it was the best. We got good instructions from the owner Heinz, but missed the turn the first time. The gravel road going up the hill can get interesting at times as it is not too wide and more than once we encountered a large truck wanting most of the road.
The view from the grounds is fantastic. We had 3 warm and sunny days. Our cabin was 3 bedrooms with room to sleep 8. There was an en suite bath in the master bedroom and another hall bath to be shared by others. The 2 other bedrooms had bunks and the larger one also had a twin bed. All had larger windows. The living room had sofas and a picture window looking out toward the pool and Lake Villarrica. The kitchen had everything your wound need including a washing machine. (The clothes line was to the back of the cabin.) A round dining table was already set for us. We went to the markets in Pucon and got cheese, fruit, bread and wine for an evening supper each day. The patio had the same great view of the lake and tables and chairs. There was also a grill for outside cooking.
As others have mentioned the WIFI is spotty. It was out completely our last evening and morning.
In late November the pool water was still cold from the cool evenings, but the swim was refreshing. Lounge chairs and umbrellas surrounded the deck. In one direction from the pool your could see the lake and from another a view of the smoking Villarrica Volcano.
We would definitely return.
Highly recommended. Any time again – we did stay another night on our trip – it was to beautifull. Plenty of space and good facilities, 2 big bath room, living room with all you need for a stay. Outside a big terrace with a good view to the sea and the volcano Villarica (if to see). Very pleasant outdoor pool. Small golf place.
This was our last stay in Chile and my husband and I loved it! We had taken a bus to Temuco and rented a car (hard to find an automatic car in Pucon) and drove here. Other reviewers noted the difficulty to find it for the first time- we did pass it up once, but once we realized it is not on the main road and you have you go up a rather high hill to find the cabins, it is easy. The views are unmatched -- really amazing. Sitting by the pool with the volcanos and mountains in the background is unbelievable.
The cabins have three amazingly adorable golden retrievers that we played with a lot! There is also a friendly cat who stayed overnight with us in our cabin! The cabin itself is huge. It was just two of us, but several more people could easy sleep there. The kitchen is really large and modern so you could have some fun cooking here. There is a living room and space outside.
I didn't know much about Pucon before arriving, but another great thing about these cabins is the location. You are only about a 10 minute drive from downtown Pucon, which is where all the restaurants/shopping/etc is located so it was nice to be so close. I would say staying downtown would be more convenient, but then you wouldn't get the great views since all the accommodations I saw there appeared to be on street level, and not high in the hills like Alun Kuyen. So for us, it was the perfect combination of awesome views and proximity to the city. Definitely recommend!