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If you ask for them, they give them to you, but the owners of the

Andes Lodge

, a bucolic lost in the immensity of Chilean Patagonia, do not see the need for their guests to have to worry about the room keys.

So that?

"We've never had any problems; it's a very quiet place where

you can forget about everything

," explains Sofía Rivero, one of the employees.

It is told in the pleasant

hall with fireplace,

library and bar decorated in the purest mountain refuge style.

Located on the slopes of the Yates volcano and on the shores of the beautiful

Reloncaví estuary,

in the district of Cochamó, the complex was born as a family vacation retreat more than 20 years ago.

However, its owners did not think it was right to keep this spectacular

Patagonian hideaway

for themselves , where connecting with nature is a fact that is achieved as soon as you set foot in it.

One of the eight hotel rooms.

Its views of the mountains and the hotel's green gardens dotted with sheep, chickens and goats mark the daily life of the place, made up

of native wood constructions

, among which the only eight available rooms are distributed, "which intensifies the

concept of family privacy

and exclusivity that we prioritize", adds Rivero.

The rooms are located in the main building of the hotel, spread over two floors, and in which there is also the dining room and the living room with billiards, where you can taste the aperitif based on the

classic pisco sour

and an appetizing cheese board, smoked salmon, nuts and pickles.

The cozy lounge of the Andes Lodge.I.


The entire construction, the work of its owners, comes from the

highest quality wood of

the larch, one of the oldest trees in the world.

They can be up to 3,600 years old, although as they originate only from this area of ​​the planet they are in danger of extinction.

Not in vain, its main habitat, the

Alerce Andino National Park,

is protected, being a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, as well as one of the natural jewels of the Chilean North Patagonia in which we find ourselves.

Views from the hotel rooms.

It is also one of the activities proposed at Andes Lodge, in addition to

horseback riding (tours)

around the surroundings, hiking in other national parks such as


, kayaking, canoeing or

sport fishing in Lake Tagua Tagua

or the visit to the Termas del Sol, made up of 10 natural pools at between 35 and 46 degrees and one of the most beautiful in the Latin American country.

Panoramic view of the Puelo River, near the Andes Lodge.

They are just a few minutes from the hotel, so your visit cannot be missed.

Those who prefer can also opt for the resort's cypress sauna or the

outdoor Jacuzzi

that is right next door, two steps from the main building.

The best way to disconnect soak.

The complex has a sauna and jacuzzi.

Another of the essential visits is to the town of


(where we must not forget to stop at

La Matería

to learn about the endless combinations of the famous local mate: cold, hot, flavoured...) or


, which shares a name with the idyllic valley in which we find ourselves.

Back at the Andes Lodge, another of its strengths is gastronomy, with top dishes such as

salmon with organic honey

that is produced in the area (you can even visit the beekeepers), beef tartare or vegetable quiche , grown in

the complex's orchard and farm


Elaboration of the asado al palo, one of the Patagonian specialties.

For something the use of elements of the environment is vital for the hotel.

"We seek self-sufficiency and support for the local community, prioritizing products from the area and

involving our neighbors in our activity,

becoming an important part of our proposal," comment those responsible.

One more reason to visit this Patagonian hideaway that pays tribute to

slow travel.

Or how to travel enjoying and without haste.

Sheep roam freely in the surroundings.

More information: Andes Lodge.

Yates s/n, Puelo River (Cochamó, Los Lagos Region, Chile).

Phone: + 56 9 83123942. Internet: andeslodge.cl Check rates and packages on their website.

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