This fancy fly-fishing hotel on the rugged and deserted Carretera Austral has a beautiful campsite attached to it. It was by far the most expensive campsite we’ve paid for so far on our trip (20,000 Chilean Pesos) however it was well worth the splurge. The campsite is set beside a beautiful lake in Northern Patagonia, with snowy and glacier topped mountains surrounding it. When we were there it was the hottest week of the year and we enjoyed temperatures of 37 degrees each day. The lake has a pontoon which we would swim to each afternoon and sit on for a long time soaking in the sun and enjoying the quite and impressive views. The campsite has some of the best facilities we’ve seen. Each site has a large and sturdy shelter made out of natural stone with a tin roof. Inside there is a picnic table, plus a fire place with chimney. There was also a light inside, and a powerpoint which is something you don’t see everywhere. Each fireplace was stocked with lots of firewood so each night we made a fire and kept warm in the best shelter we’ve seen. Other ticks to this place were the 24/7 hot water in the bathrooms, great big tubs for laundry and dishes also with running water, and access to the hotel facilities (restaurant, bar, lounge, walks around the area, and the all important wi-fi). On my boyfriend's birthday we shared a bottle of wine at the hotel and they very generously gave us some birthday cake to help make the evening more festive. It was a relaxing couple of days and a great start to our road trip on the Carretera Austral.
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- In a hidden corner of the world, on the shores of one of Chile's largest lakes, is a place truly worth discovering. 50 Kilometers south of Chaiten through the Carretera Austral-.Here, surrounded by ice-capped peaks, rainforests and open waters, you'll find a fly fishing and adventure paradise ... more less
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