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Barraco Lodge, Chile | Plan South America

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Barraco Lodge is a world class hideaway set amidst a backdrop of Patagonian forest, grassland, rivers, lakes and soaring peaks. The lodge is hearty, soulful, wholly uninterested by thread-count and room service.

What we love about Barraco Lodge

  • The location – this remote corner of northern Patagonia is pristine; mountains are densely-clad with ancient forest, carved by fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls of pure mountain water
  • The lodge itself – originally a 1940’s colonial style house, the lodge has been renovated by local craftsmen using materials gathered from the surrounding forest
  • The rooms, all featuring king beds, hand-carved wooden furniture, cosy sheepskins, thick blankets with traditional Mapuche embroidery, chandeliers designed from antlers and en-suite bathrooms
  • The sauna and outdoor hot tub with a view across the valley, perfect for relaxing after a day’s exploration
  • The focus on sustainability and community – Barraco Lodge is proud to use green energy, and always sources organic and local produce. The lodge also works with local communities, providing jobs and education

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What to do at Barraco Lodge?

While there’s plenty of time for reading, swimming and relaxing, days here are generally adrenaline-charged. There is hiking through dense forests, mountain climbing, horse riding, fly-fishing, kayaking alongside glaciers and puffing volcanoes and white-water rafting. All activities are completely personalised with private guides. The lodge also offers more gentle expeditions, as well as massages.

Jaime and Boris, who run the show at Barraco Lodge, are both experienced helicopter pilots and thrill in taking guests to the wildest corners of the region for off-piste skiing, rafting, trekking, kayaking and riding.

The local cook spoils guests with hearty meals to keep energy levels high. Delicious BBQ’s are served outside with stunning views over Lake Tagua Tagua – these tend to be long, indulgent affairs!

Map & location

Access to Barraco Lodge requires a 2-hour flight from Santiago de Chile and a 3-hour drive, followed by a zip across Martin lake by speedboat. Omar and his oxen, Muchacho and Bonito, wait on the other side to transport guests and their luggage up the steep hill to the lodge. Piping chimneys and Pisco sours await.

When to Travel

Barraco Lodge can be visited year round, although the weather will be warmest from December through to April.

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