What a setting Petrohue Lodge has: the snow-stifled cone of the volcano Osorno looms above, while alongside its woodland-clearing location is the watery ribbon of aquamarine Lake Todos Los Santos, fed by crystalline rivers running out of icy glaciers. This delicious forest landscape is protected by national park status (Chile’s oldest park, Vincente Perez Rosales).
The wood and stone main lodge, with 20 guest rooms, and the four individual cabins are built in the distinctive Patagonian style with steep pitched-roof. The rustic theme continues inside – cosy wood-walled guest rooms have central heating while the sitting room is warmed by a crackling log fire. Each cabin, which can accommodate up to eight people, has its own kitchenette.
It’s a place for lovers of the open air and there are plenty of outdoor activities on offer, including trekking, cycling, horse riding and fishing, while on the property itself you’ll find a restaurant, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym.