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Montana Magica Lodge

By: on September 16, 2015
$255
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Hobbiton meets Harry Potter meets sustainable tourism. Montana Magica is a fantastical mossy lodge situated in a rainforest on the Chilean side of Patagonia, just under the Andes Mountains. It is one of several rental properties on the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, a non-profit org whose funds go towards conserving the surrounding natural beauty, and preserving the local culture.

Native forest activities abound for Montana Magica guests in summer and winter alike. Take nature walks and volcano treks, or ride around the Neltume los Rios region of Chile on horseback, mountain bike, or zipline when the weather is warm. Or take on snow sports from downhill and cross-county skiing to snowmobiling or shoeing once the cold settles in.

When you're ready to relax or turn in for the night, Huilo-Huilo's camo-lodge will keep you cozy inside a fairy tale of exposed wood interiors with wall and ceiling angles that obviously mimic the billowing pyramid shape of the exterior. All amenities, thankfully, are of this world and era. Upon arrival at Montana Magica, guests will receive a welcome drink and tickets for self-guided activities. They also have full access to the Huilo-Huilo Lawenko Spa, which includes a heated pool, cold, wet, and dry sauna, and relaxation room with infrared heat. Wi-Fi is available in common areas.

In addition to the mossy Montana Magica Huilo Huilo visitors can also stay in the less dramatic, but equally nicely appointed Lodge Nawelpi, Nothofagus Hotel, Lodge Reino Fungi, Canopy Village, or individual Forest Cabins.

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