Steel Horse Finca | Established Campground

Colombia

Details

Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
1850.4 masl
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Unknown
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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****IMPORTANT NOTES*****
1) Do NOT follow google maps to get to us. someone moved our pin. please use ioverlander, maps.me or our website for coordinates
2) The road to our property has been paved/tarmac/asphalted (hurrah!!!) except the first 100meters

Steel Horse Finca overlander hostel. Keep on going you are nearly there! The farm is 1km further on down this track from where this pin is!

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We had a very pleasant stay with Yvette. We parked in our truck camper for three nights. We enjoyed hammocks for relaxing, kitchen and bbq for cooking, good wifi, peaceful nature, and chatting with other guests. The road in is a bit rough, but we didn't need to use four wheel drive. The on your honor bar wasn't there anymore, but it was fine as we walked to town every day (took about 40 minutes each way) and gazed at the amazing views and enjoyed food and drink in Filandia. We also paid to use the washing machines, which was great to be able to do our own laundry. We'd definitely stay here again!

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See other other ioverlander hostel location, just up the road.
My stay at Steel Horse will be one of my around the world overland highlights.
Yvette is a grinner and a winner, makes each of her guests and horse riders feel special.

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Beautiful place to stay and very warmly welcomed. Yvette helped me to get a new car battery in Finlandia.
They have renovated almost all buildings.

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As described - awesome location. Great vibe, always interesting overland guests to share tales with and Yvette's cooking is NOT to be
missed....! Excellent place to relax in and soak up the amazing scenery !

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After we learned that the pricing of Steelhorse is about double the price of other campsites we had visited so far in Colombia (with better facilities) we asked the opinion of fellow overlanders on Facebook. One of the replies came from the Steelhorse owner:
Ioverlander is used by long distance walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, buyers of lousy vehicles hoping to save on accommodation , 4runners with amazing pop up tents through to converted unimogs for long term travel. Each having their own requirements. If you don't like the ioverlander reviews or Google reviews which have clear pricing.... just don't stay there and carry on to the next spot. Which is what most do....

WE DECIDED NOT TO STAY AT STEELHORSE but instead stayed at Camping Guadales in Salento walking distance from the great village where they appreciate vehicle based overlanders.

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the road is 90 percent concrete, and the property (and entrance) has accommodated multiple big rigs/unimogs over the years. if this road is challenging to you (only applicable to guests travelling north to south) then God help you on your journey to the southern tip of the continent (road closures, landslides, protests and wrong turns are all part of the fun)

to the guests who claimed we that we were the most expensive place that they had stayed in the whole continent... we need the coordinates of the places you stayed in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to pass on to our future guests

I personally (paul) am upset at the review you left considering the free (unlimited) baked pies we offered you (and you happily consumed) along with the unlimited british tea (you also received gladly)

Yvette will no doubt tear me a new one when she see's this (wont be for a while, and all former guests will give a nod in agreement of "typical paul"). whilst we try to offer our guests the place we wished we had visited during our trip of south america, it is heartbreaking to open our home to overlanders with an ulterior motive who intend to quash our small business

at 40,000 cop per 4 wheeled vehicle with 2 passengers.... we must be the most expensive camping spot in the whole continent

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Wonderful place to relax and to explore. So many easy or hard things to do here. Paul, Yvette and Dan are wonderful hosts and horse escorts. Xmas was a special event put on by Paul and Yvette!

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we spent a great week here over xmas 2019. we are a large overlander vehicle 8.0metres long. we managed the road up to steel horse okay most of it is paved and because we have quite a good tight turning circle it was easy. Getting into the steel horse entrance took a couple of shuffles. yvette and paul cater very well, and we had the option of a lift into town if they were not cooking. the place has a low keyed vibe about it and it was great meeting up with other overlanders there.

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The icon is placed wrongly. It should be at 4.67738, -75.679063 (same as Hospedaje Steel Horse). Although the road down to the camping is partially paved, it has two nasty bends. Once you are driving down, there are not many opportunities to turn back. By coincident, we were two 7m motorhomes, front wheelers, meeting at this place. Neither of us believing we could make it back up unless being towed. But after moving some weight to the front and several attemps later, we finally got up to Filandia again. Back wheelers and 4x4 should not have a problem.

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Nice and friendly. Be sure to use Maps me to find the only road here - it is just before the mirador parking area. We were just able to access their parking area and we are 7.4m long. Anything longer would be difficult. Highly recommended.

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Camping prices: 20k COP/person. 10k COP for electric hook-up per day (we paid 50k COP for one night). They may have cheaper rates for moto riders. Meals served for an extra fee. Recommend contacting owners ahead of arrival to advise when you will arrive. No height restriction, but entrance may be difficult for vehicles over 7m long. Narrow but well graded dirt/gravel road to finca is 1.5km long, is okay for 4x2 vehicles. Although I felt that the camping was a little overpriced (our most expensive in South America), we had a pleasant stay; watched a nice sunset. Was quiet on a Tuesday night. Property has a very nice common/social area withTV, reliable wifi. We enjoyed Yvette's hospitality and delicious steak and ale pies!

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amenities amended...........................

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Be careful of co-ordinates!!!

This got us into BIG trouble. Road is crazy steep, we needed help from locals and being towed back up dangerous road which cost us 30.000 peso! We ended up not finding the place in darkness and staying in the center of the town.

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I stood here actually longer than initially planned. Caught a cold and the place is really relaxed. Ivette and Paul have made their dream come true and run this finca now just a bit out of Filandia. Yvette is a fantastic cook! Don't miss breakfast and dinner! Paid 20.000COP with the tent per night. Breakfast is 7000 COP. Really nice look from the hammock over the hills nearby. You get information for tours and activities from the two as well. Really nice place with great hosts.

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For the correct coordinates look under Hostal Steel Horse.
Great overlander place. 30000 for 2 with car. Hot shower, kitchen, nice sittings inside and outside the house. Good speedy wifi!
Thanks Yvette for your hospitality

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Endroit merveilleux avec Yvette une hôte très sympa qui fait de très bonnes fajitas.
Nous payons 30000 cop la nuit pour deux adultes et notre 4x4. une adresse authentique dans une très belle région
karaxama 😎

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legit, parking lot see photo, use of facilities (nice), hot showers, as above, 30K for 2 but 25K for a solo traveler.
the road in was the limit my minivan can handle, I hit twice.

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The correctly coordinate is 4.67735, -75.678822

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Very friendly, feels like family. Good meals. Good infrastructure.
Ok for Big Rigs, if you are not longer then 7,5m. Its bit tricky to get in and out. If you are a good driver, it works. No High Limits.

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Steel Horse Finca overlander camping. Keep on going you are nearly there! The farm is 1km further on down this track from where this pin is!

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