Staying at Antilco is a great experience in Pucon if you want a quiet, secluded location right in the mountains.
Mathias' farm is beautiful, with his horses, farm-fed chickens and homemade bread baking. The location is great for taking peaceful walks around the farm, through the trees and by the river. It's about 20 minutes to Pucon, and about 45 minutes to the closest national park, so a good location to be in depending on what you're looking for (i.e. if you want to be in a peaceful spot, it's great...if you want to be closer to the town so you can access various things like restaurants, booking day trips etc., then it's not the greatest location).
The cabin was good for us, but it is very basic! So depending on your vacation style it might not be for you! We enjoyed it as there was no TV and no internet during our stay due to very cloudy weather so for us looking for a true break, it did the trick! The bed was comfortable and the duvets provided were very warm (thank goodness!) as we were visiting during a time when unfortunately the temperature dropped and we had some rain. But the cabin was perfect for coming back in the evening, starting the fire and warming up with a bottle of wine.
Be warned that in the Pucon area most roads are unpaved, dark, hilly and twisty! If going to the farm I recommend getting a bigger car or SUV to handle the dirt roads (especially when wet!). Also if you're someone who enjoys going out a night (i.e. to restaurants or to have a few drinks) then the location is probably not the greatest as you'd be coming back on poorly maintained roads in the dark. Not only to the farm but most roads to national parks or thermas' are also unpaved and poorly maintained...so keep this in mind when staying at Antico!
Other than that a great experience and I hope to go back again and visit more of southern Chile!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our warm and friendly guesthouse at the Antilco horse riding farm. A great place for outdoor activity or just to chill out. Horsetrail from half to 8 days are our main activity but we will be happy to give you a hand on all kind of outdoor activities around Pucon as climbing Villarrica volcano, trekking the National Parks or white water rafting. Situated beautifully on the banks of Liucura river, we count with fireplaces on the riverside, mountainbikerental, laundryservice and more to make your stay unforgetable. ... more less