Name: Huilo Huilo | Montaña Mágica Lodge | Hotel BaoBab
Location: Neltume (Chile)
The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve is 232 square miles of Chilean Rainforest. It was originally part of the Chilean state forestry commission, administered by the Pinochet regime. In the 1980s progressive economical thinkers known as the ‘Chicago Boys’ encouraged the state to sell off these assets, the Huilo Huilo reserve was bought by a businessman and is run on a not-for-profit basis to this day.
Deep in southern Chile lies the Montana Magica Lodge – an extraordinary hotel hidden away in the centre of a 300,000-acre private nature reserve. It might be completely artificial but the Montana Magica lodge in Chile even ‘erupts’ every day, sending water running down the outside of the 13-room guest house.
The water in these places has great purity, and from the idea, of showing the energy and life of this element, born the project of a mountain, from which comes the life and contains the magic of the forest, finding in each of its details, the beings and elements that are unique and irreplaceable, what came to life the native forests.
It is a lodge built with quality material by craftsmen of surrounding communities and Puerto Fuy Neltume, small wood-based mountain villages.
The Hotel Baobab’s wooden structure blends with the natural environment and rises above the treetops so you can see all the way to the Patagonian Andes Mountains. Access to your room is via electric lift or along a ramp that winds around the outside of this unusual structure. The furnishings are all sourced from local artisans and are a joyful mesh of colors typical of the region. There is a spa with heated pools, Jacuzzis and whirlpools giving you that extra luxury in the jungle. The restaurant serves traditional Chilean delicacies.