Casas Rurales in Spain

Casas rurales are literally ‘rural houses’, but the term covers all sorts of accommodation types: furnished rooms, mini-hotels, farmhouses, villas and sprawling ranches. What they all have in common is that they are out in the beautiful Spanish countryside and are overlooked by most tourists – 90 per cent of reservations in Spain’s 13,000 casas rurales are by savvy Spaniards escaping from hectic city life.
Since many of today’s travelers want a natural environment, regional food and wine, intimate ambiances and contact with local people, the casas rurales program is ideal. Adding to the enormous success is attractive pricing (non-euro-based travelers, take note), although it varies considerably depending upon the style, region and quality.