Los Senderos de Chepu is, hands-down, the best bed and breakfast I've ever been to. I say this not because of the quality of the linens, or the size of the rooms, but for the experience of feeling at home in a place that is far, far away from home. Eriqueta (Tita) and Fernando have a genuine interest in being hospitable in every sense of the word. We felt like we were visiting some distant relatives and not strangers. They wanted to get to know us, who we really were. The costs were pretty low for the service- full meals three times a day. My grandfather is from Chiloe, and he felt right at home. It's the real deal- the real Chiloe. I can't say enough good about this place.
The views were amazing. The house is on top of a hill that overlooks a river valley and the ocean. The area is itself beautiful, but their garden, full of strawberries, artichokes, and other fruits and veggies was also very nice. My grandfather spent hours wandering their garden. They grow and raised a good bit of the food we got on our plates- the honey and cheese is from neighbors, but all the meat and most of the veggies were from plants and animals they had raised themselves. My wife and I loved the cooking so much we joked about taking Enriqueta home with us.
When I first went to plan the trip, I called Chepu adventures first. They didn't have any availability. I'm eternally grateful they didn't- we had a wonderful experience at Senderos, and when I went by Chepu Adventures to try to rent a kayak, they gave me a very high price ($64 for a few hours of early morning kayaking, no guide? really? I can rent a kayak for a week in the states for $100). The rooms were little cabins scattered around and there seemed to be little of the home-feel. To me, the difference was plain- the people at Senderos de Chepu genuinely like their guests, while Chepu Adventures likes the money. I talked with a few people around the town, and they were not complimentary to Chepu Adventures and the business practices of the owner, but they loved Senderos de Chepu. If you want a real experience of Chepu and rural Chiloe life (and to see some penguins), and are ok with speaking spanish (and I hope you would be if you're going to Chile), go to Senderos de Chepu.