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Mallin Grande
Embarcadero Mallin Grande s/n, Mallin Grande Chile
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Patagonia Acres Lodge is a multi-activity resort on the banks of Lake General Carrera. It is located in the port of the small town of Mallin Grande which is just 80 kilometers west of the town of Chile Chico. We provide upscale, fully equipped cabins along with unsurpassed views and personalized service. The structures are situated off the main road, in a private area surrounded by nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private beach
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Embarcadero Mallin Grande s/n, Mallin Grande Chile
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How many of you travelers are searching for the most beautiful place on earth? Now that I have your attention, how many of you are willing to fly 13 hours on international and domestic flights and then travel 7 hours by car, on what could be charitably be called, the most scenic worst drive ever! I have just described what it takes to reach Shangri-la. Or as it is known on the sign, “Patagonia Acres”. Located 250 km south of Coyhaique Chile in the heart of Patagonia, Patagonia Acres resort/property sits where the Andes mountains merge into the rocky coast of spectacular General Carrera Lake. The lake is glacier fed and straddles Chile and Argentina. General Carrera lake is a large body of water of 2800 sq km, reaching depths of more than 1500 feet and an attraction in in own right. Patagonia Acres is owned and operated by two generations of the Harrisons, an American-Chilean family. They purchased the property 2004 and began what is a visionary vocation to develop and share the most beautiful place on earth. The layout of the resort is one of a lodge surrounded by cabins of different sizes accommodating solo travelers to entire families. All have amazing outlooks to the snow covered Andes and the lake. The architecture is Chilean rustic which isn’t much different from any other rustic; comfortable furniture and beds, log buildings, effective wood heatin, stone in abundance and fireplaces, with pets and farm animals (in some cases they are the same) roaming the property. Patagonia Acres is a place to recharge, and rest, but for those of you who can’t sit still, there is kayaking, a swimming beach , miniature golf, fishing, miles of scenic hiking/walking trails, and wood fired hot tub. Justin, the second generation hotelier, concierge, maitre de and conversationalist extraordinaire is indefatigable in his quest to provide guest activities. The rustic stops where service is concerned. Every member of the Patagonia Acres team cannot do enough for their guests. The rooms are spotless, the lodge is comfortable and the food is great. I was thinking that Michelin should get off their posteriors, stop starring and re-starring the same old tired restaurants in the developed world and move along to a place like Patagonia Acres. They would certainly reduce their litigation costs and provide more of a public service. Hey Michelin, stretch it, get out of your comfort zone amd blaze some new trails. Everything from the continental breakfast to the sumptuous dinners are prepared to order by second generation Chef Valentina. Much of the produce, eggs and lamb are from the property. Justin tells me that their direction is to eventually source as much food as possible from the property or locally. Chef Valentina prepared a Chilean lasagna, with fresh herbs, tomato sauce and local meat. The crust was perfect and made me want to eat around the perimeter. The fresh tomatoes and zucchini (?) sparkled from their layers. Did I say the pasta was crunchy on the edge and al dente in the middle? For desert she prepared a lemon meringue tart garnished with a chocolate leaf and mint. It was window worthy in Lenôtre Paris and quite exquisite. All this was preceded by a moulded, layered salad of corn, hearts of palm, peppers and quinoa, garnished with red beet spears. Tonight I am promised some lamb raised on the property. I could got on, but it’s almost time for the lamb. In summary what two generations of Harrisons are doing is creating a unique, wonderful, peaceful, relaxing, haven in the most beautiful place in the world. The restaurant and service are Michelin worthy. The bad news is it isn’t easy to get here. For those who want a journey, adventure, great food and service at a fair price, Patagonia Acres is your destination. It is worth every minute of the travel. The good news is the difficulty of getting here will keep away the annoying tourists!
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outstanding views northwards across the massive, emerald/turquoise General Carrera lake to distant mountain range characterize this property and its very comfortable accommodations; location well-suited for those with private transportation to explore the sights around Puerto Rio Tranquilo (less than 2 hours to the northwest), or Chile Chico (less than 2 hours to the east); also within easy striking distance of Lago and Puerto Bertrand, the Rio Baker, Valle Chacabuco, Cochrane, and can even easily get to Caleta Tortel in one day with stops along the way such as La Confluencia Rios Baker y Neff (round trip in one day to Caleta Tortel however would not be recommended; see separate review of La Confluencia). i've heard some guests disparage the location, which is foolish - there is SO much to see here in this area. if all you want to do here is go to the Ventisquero (Glacier) San Rafael or see the Marble Caves then it MIGHT be better to stay in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, but your accommodations there will be quite poor compared to the Patagonia Acres Lodge, the food will likely be highly inferior, and you'd have a more difficult time making the spectacular drive along the southern edge of Lago General Carrera to Chile Chico and beyond, which is absolutely worth it unless you're an extremely nervous driver (see my separate reviews of that drive and also the wonderful short hike of Piedra Clavada, south of Chile Chico - i actually preferred both of those activities to the Marble Caves; the caves are nice to see and worth the visit as the time/monetary commitments are minimal, but hardly spectacular). there are also many other activities within easy striking distance of Patagonia Acres or actually on-site (a few very short hikes, ample fishing, an on-site nine-hole golf course, an on-site wood-fired hot tub with a view over the lake too). comfortable beds, spacious and meticulously clean accommodations, very good food for both carnivores (according to my wife) and vegetarians alike - the food was actually much, much better here than at the highly touted Parque Patagonia (the Rincon restaurant at Parque Patagonia was of extremely poor quality compared to the accommodations at that park); the host (Jason) is very helpful with information, and speaks fluent Spanish and English. to get a chance to see the light play over this jewel of a lake i would absolutely stay there again; optimal stay 3 - 5 days, depending on what you like to do (we were there for three nights).
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We chose to come to the Aysén Valley to reach the marble caves. Most of the accomodations in the Aysén Valley are basic but there are a few that stand out. Amongst them there is Patagonia acres lodge. From the minute I looked into the website it appealed to me. I started contacting the resort and Justin (bilingual manager) was very responsive, provided lots of information on how to get to the area and answered all my questions promptly. First via email and then via WhatsApp. Once the dates were set and flights were booked we reached out to Justin to finalize the reservation. This hotel can be found on booking.com and other travel sites but I chose to book with Justin directly. We used PayPal for the deposit and settled final payment at the resort. No issues with direct payment. Getting to the Aysén Valley Is not easy. From Santiago it involves flying to Balmaceda airport, then rent a 4x4 vehicle (highly recommended) please make reservations with Europcar or Hertz before arrival, it will save you time and money. I rented with Hertz as I use them often. It takes 6 hours to get to the lodge via the carretera Austral. First quarter of road is paved and currently paving is continuing for the rest of the way so please ask Justin about construction hours and updates. Rest of the road is one way thru the mountains, hard packed gravel with some potholes so if you are not used to these roads drive slow and you will get there. This was really my main concern and main source of questions and planning with Justin. My group of 4 decided to drive and we made it safely. Pack toilet paper or wipes in case you need to make a bathroom stop. The lodge doesn't provide transportation at this time but it can arrange it, a round trip pick up will cost from $900-1100 dollars. If you rent a truck Justin advices to bring large plastic bags and wrap luggages or else they get dusty. 6 hours later we arrived at the lodge loo. It is gated and Justin was waiting for us. He helped us with our luggage to our cabin and gave us a small tour of the lodge. This resort has rooms, small cabins and large cabins perched on a hill with great views of the Aysén valley. We got the large 2 bedroom cabin. Master bedroom has a king size bed, closet and bathroom. Second bedroom has 1 twin and bunk beds plus a bathroom. Kitchen, dinning table and sofas. No central heat which concerned me but the units have a wood fire heating system that keeps the entire cabin cozy, never felt cold. Beds are comfortable with warm bedding, large windows and porch to enjoy the views. No TVs in the cabins and WIFI sometimes doesn't reach the cabins. Cabins need a coffee maker and Justin is aware so he has taken it into account but bring your own coffee or French press if you are a coffee snob 😁 A couple dogs and sheep roam around the property. There is a golf area, beach area where kayaking and fishing can take place plus plenty of hiking around the lodge. It is a mini resort, this place has a bit of everything. Justin inquires about your food choices and allergies to prepare lunch and dining options. While breakfast is included, lunch and dinner is not so please confirm with Justin if you will be eating there or you will be out or you will do your own cooking in your cabin. All the food was delicious. Valentina is a great chef and she pays close attention to meal preparation with great local, organic ingredients. We had salmon, steak, soups, salads, dessert etc. Vegetarian? No problem just let Justin know. If you bring your own wine and want to have it with your dinner and want to avoid the corking fee, open it in your room then bring it. It is a small but comfortable dinning cabin with a large screen TV, free stronger WIFI signal and alcohol available for purchase. The closest town to the resort is 45 minutes away for gas and Puerto tranquilo is 2 hrs away. On your way back to the airport the gas station in Puerto tranquilo will be the last one until you reach Balmaceda airport so fill your tank to the brim. There is NO gas station next to the airport at this time. Why come here? Majestic views, nature, hiking but mainly marble caves, walking on glacier exploradores or glacier Calluqueo, see the confluence of rivers and visit Patagonia park or just simply to get away and relax at this mini resort. PS- there are 2 ways to get here: via carretera austral for 6 hours or half way carretera austral then take a ferry. The ferry tickets need to be purchased in advance or they will sell out plus there is only one ferry per day making a round trip so ask Justin for the ferry hours. We enjoyed our time here, it felt like our little home. Justin and Valentina were great hosts. I highly recommend this place for your stay.
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We stayed for 4 nights at the Patagonia acres lodge and it was an amazing stay. Our hosts Justin & Valentina are devoted to their guests. They are fantastic people. It’s a wonderful place ruled by quietness. The view over the Carrera Lake is breathtaking. The Cabanas are perfect, very comfortable and neat. Valentina is a great cook. I highly recommend this place and will assuredly go back there If I visit Chile again.
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I can add almost nothing to all of the other excellent reviews. Superb location, excellent quality of accommodation, and first quality restaurant standard of cuisine. The hospitality was first class, attentive but not ‘in your face’ The cabins have log fires, and fully appointed mini kitchens. And there is a wood burning hot tub. We stayed 2 days but 3 would have been better to cover the surrounding area and the Lodge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Patagonia Acres Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Patagonia Acres Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Patagonia Acres Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Patagonia Acres Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Patagonia Acres Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Patagonia Acres Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Patagonia Acres Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Patagonia Acres Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Mallin Grande.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Patagonia Acres Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Patagonia Acres Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.