We cannot say enough good things about our 3 day stay at the Ecolodge Fiordo Queulat! Juanito cooked the most delicious food on our entire 18 day trip in Chile. Although we speak very little Spanish, and he speaks no English, he was very patient and friendly with us to communicate and make sure that we were always comfortable and happy. He even packed picnic lunches for us during our hikes for an extra charge (but definitely worth it)! He gave us tons of food, a good mix of nutrients to keep us going during the hikes. He prepared food for us at whatever time of day that we wanted to eat and made sure that our fire was always going while we were out during the day so that we never came back to a cold cabin. The location was perfect, right at the edge of the national park and in the middle of all the hikes we wanted to do: the hanging glacier, the enchanted forest (a must see!), and the waterfall. While we were there, we were the only guests, and the family who owns the place stopped by to visit. They were also extremely friendly and helpful to us. They also all spoke English and offered great suggestions for our hikes, which let us see more than we would have planned on our own, and answered all our questions about the wild life and flora that we had seen. We (in our 20s) highly enjoyed talking to the grandmother of the family, who was hilarious and extremely intelligent. She made us feel very comfortable with them and had us laughing for hours.
The lodge sits next to the river, and Juanito has two dogs and a cat that are extremely friendly and love visitors, even act as the doorbell to let Juanito know when someone arrives so he can greet them and help them with bags. It is right at the edge of the national park and nicely centered between the two major hikes.
The cabin was comfortable, clean, and rustic. The wood stove kept us warm, and we loved falling asleep to the crackling wood. Our only small complaint about the cabin was that the bathroom would get chilly in the mornings, but this was expected at that time of year (November). The lodge, where all our meals were eaten, was very cozy and had very good books on the local birds and flora.
There is no cell phone reception, tv, or internet service, but we expected and wanted that. The beauty of the area is more than enough entertainment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada Queulat Lodge is located in the very heart of the Queulat National park, just a few kilometers from the park’s most important trails and highlights. The posada is 30 kilometers from the town of Puyuhuapi and 200 km from the city of Coyhaique, in the middle of the temperate virgin and coastal rainforest. The main building at the Posada is the club house where our guests can relax in front of the fireplace and where breakfast and dinner is served. The rooms are different size bungalows for 1 person to a family of 5 adults and 2 children, they are independent from one another and in the middle of a beautiful park. The posada also offers hikes, navigation and sea kayak excursions. ... more less
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