Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Welcome To Casa Valdres

At the crossroads of relaxation, inspiration and adventure, Casa Valdres is Lake Atitlan's favorite luxury basecamp.
About Casa Valdres

What We're About

This estate is the picturesque background to your next favorite memory.

With gated entry into the private, perfectly tended gardens you will find yourselves in awe and at home from the moment you arrive. Our goal is to provide this home as the perfect canvas for your retreat, family gathering, event or simply a top-tier get away with friends.

"After nearly two decades of traversing the Mayan world, we decided to establish a permanent home to share our love of exploration. We wanted to make it easy, comfortable and accessible for others to experience what we have loved for years."
Stewart & Pejota
The Owners
Casa Valdres

Around The Casa


We Also Offer

Casa Valdres has been appointed to effortlessly provide four distinctly different experiences.
Explore the links and determine which best suits you.


Yoga & Wellness Retreats

As a single, a duo or a group of 10, we provide all inclusive retreats for you. Follow the link for more.


Coffee Exploration

If your team of baristas, coffee buyers or wholesale clients wish to explore the many regions of Guatemalan coffee, this is your basecamp for the Lake Atitlan Region. Follow the link for more.


Birding Tours

As a birder, you and your group can choose to go at it alone or we can provide and an inclusive, fully guided tour for you. Follow the link for more.


Event Basecamp

Casa Valdres has hosted weddings, family reunions, friends getaways, language immersion weeks, artist retreats, silent retreats and more. Follow the link for more.

Stewart Fritchman

A Coffee Guy

PJ Fritchman

A Yoga Girl
Your Guides


A coffee guy and a yoga girl. We fell in love with each other and Guatemala.

Since 2001, Stewart has been traveling between Bend, Oregon and Guatemala in search of top tier Guatemalan coffees. During a trip into the state of Huehuetenango, Stewart ventured the winding back roads and stopped at Lake Atitlan. It was love at first sight and ever since, he has traveled back to the lake during every coffee buying season.

“I’ve left dollars, my heart and tears of joy every journey to the lake – I knew this would someday be my home.” – Stewart

PJ is an experienced 500 hour yoga instructor, wellness event planner and a lover of Guatemala as well. She has brought health and balance, exploration of body and soul to all her students throughout the USA as well as in Guatemala.

“Years wrinkle the skin, lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Come play with me.”- PJ

Stewart and PJ have taken four families under their wings with employment and other opportunities.

“We direct opportunities for education, employment and language development to a chosen group of families. Watching these tight knit families grow and expand has been one of the highlights of our lives. They sit at our table and live in our hearts”

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We look forward to a note from you describing your Lake Atitlan dreams and how we can be an integral part of manifesting your desire.