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If you ask for them, they give them to you, but the owners of the
, 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.
"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
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
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
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
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
Or how to travel enjoying and without haste.
Sheep roam freely in the surroundings.
More information: Andes Lodge.
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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