Why we like this hotel
- An authentic Patagonian style lodge, built entirely by local craftsmen with local materials, blending harmoniously into the natural surroundings
- Varied activities including heli-fishing/ skiing, boat trips, hiking, kayaking, rafting, horse riding, with professional and experienced guides to allow unique explorations of the areas highlights and hidden corners
- All activities are private for fully personalised and intimate experiences
- Relax at the end of a busy day exploring with some of the best food you'll have on your entire trip and a sauna/ hot tub with one hell of a view
- Feel confident that you are having minimal impact on your natural environment - Barraco uses green energy & organic local produce and is a strong supporter of the local communities
Barraco's excursions are designed to offer you fully tailored, private experiences with your own guide and transport.
A 3-5 night stay for those looking for a truly special romantic escape. Hike to nearby waterfalls; take a jet boat to the hiking trails of Tagua Tagua park and it's forests, rivers, hidden lagoons and waterfalls with a helicopter pick up at the summit; enjoy a beachside asado (traditional BBQ); a horseback ride on Jabali Island and helicopter to high altitude lakes with volcano views for some stand up paddle boarding or kayaking.
A 3-5 night stay for the adventurers among you. Take a jet boat to the hiking trails of Tagua Tagua park and it's forests, rivers, hidden lagoons and waterfalls with a helicopter pick up at the summit; enjoy a beachside asado (traditional BBQ); a horseback ride on Jabali Island and spend a day fly fishing on the Puelo River.
A 3-5 night stay with activities only accessible by helicopter. Take flights over volcanoes, valleys, lakes and mountains as you journey to secluded locations such as hot springs, waterfalls, remote beaches and climbers havens.
A 3-6 night stay that is all about taking advantage of the incredible fly fishing opportunities available on the Puelo and Triador Rivers and Interior Lake.
What our customers think
Barraco Lodge was completely different. We really enjoyed the jet boat ride upriver and meeting some of the locals as well as the walk up to Quetru lagoon. Roger loved his hunting trip as well. The staff were all very friendly and Maite’s cooking was superb.
Sylvia Singapore December 2017
Baracco Lodge was the best surprise of the "hotel" part of the trip. We enjoyed our couple of days here. The horseback riding was fantastic! Perhaps the best "trail ride" I've done in years. We also really liked the heli-kayaking. Such a unique experience and our room was BEAUTIFUL. I'm so glad we did the superior suite. The lamb bbq was also a highlight of our stay here.
Ashleyanne VanDetjen Switzerland November 2018
About this hotel
Barraco Lodge is situated within 150 acres of private land, on the edge of the Tagua Tagua Lake and Puelo River. The location couldn't be more ideal for exploring the natural treasures of northern Patagonia and the Pacific coast: wild rivers, hidden lakes and waterfalls, crashing glaciers, smoking volcanoes, dramatic cliffs and ancient rainforest.
Resident chef, Maite, is as incredibly talented in the kitchen as she is warm and welcoming as a host. The team are committed to sourcing fresh, local, organic ingredients from sustainable sources, and have their own organic garden on site. You'll enjoy numerous Patagonian specialities including lamb, king crab, seafood and vegetarian/ vegan alternatives, for example, using the delicious native wild mushrooms (Morchelas) from the Puelo Valley. Maite's pisco sours made with special Ulmo honey are also to die for!
Jaime, the owner of Barraco renovated an old 1940's colonial style house as a labour of love, with direction from Edward Rojas, an authority in regional architecture. The philosophy was always to build in harmony with the natural surroundings, using local craftsmen and materials, and they have done so beautifully.
The combination of Barraco's secluded location, jaw-dropping views, mouth-watering cuisine, friendly team, unique excursions, and commitment to sustainability makes Barraco one of our stand out favourite lodges in all of Patagonia. Beware - you won't want to leave!
Barraco has three separate guest houses, all with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and stunning views.
The house is built entirely with Larch wood. It has a lounge, library, Patagonian kitchen, dining room, outside dining table and spacious terraces with a great view of the Puelo River.
On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms: the Tagua Tagua Suite, with a view of the Lake, and the Bandurria Suite, with a view of the northeast mountains.
Tagua Tagua Suite
The Tagua Tagua Suite is 45 square meters. A King Size bed, wood burning stove, private bathroom with a free-standing tub, and a spectacular view of the Lake.
The Bandurria Suite is 35 square meters, two full beds which can be assembled together to form a King size bed, wood burning stove, en-suite bathrooms with a bath tub, and a view over the surrounding hills.
The Chinook Suite has two full beds that can be joined to make a super king size bed. Very cosy, with a leather Chesterton sofa, fur rugs, Gaucho “matras”, and a large picture window with a panoramic view of Lake Tagua Tagua and the Puelo River. There are double combustion wood burning stoves in both the bedroom area and the bathroom.
The Fario Suite is 23 square metres with two full beds that can be joined to make a king size and a double combustion wood burning stove. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Tagua Tagua.
At 90 square meters, a perfect option for families and groups who prefer the privacy of a house just for them. With fur rugs and wood finishes, the décor is rustic Patagonian throughout, including the living room and American kitchen. Heating is with double combustion wood-burning stoves. The main southeast views look out over Lake Tagua Tagua.
The Pudu suite is 12 square meters (130sf) on the first floor, a cosy room with a lake view, two full beds or a king size bed, private bathroom, and a wood burning stove.
Cosy suite with a view of the Tagua Tagua Lake. Choose from either two single beds or a king size bed. The suite has an en-suite bathroom and a double combustion stove.
There is a 15 square meter (160sf) attic room with three full beds, plus an adjacent 9 square meter (100sf) bedroom with two full beds that can be joined together. These rooms share a bathroom.
I immediately felt very at home at Barraco Lodge - a welcoming team and idyllic location will do that to you. My (all too short) stay was crammed from start to end with stunning views, exhilarating hikes, wonderful people and incredible food, making for some very special memories.
Chloe O'Keeffe Patagonia Specialist
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