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.

Couples Getaway

A three- to five-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 three- to five-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.

Multi-adventure, Barraco Lodge, Tagua Tagua, Chilean Lake District, Chile


A three- to five-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 three- to six-night stay that is all about taking advantage of the incredible fly-fishing opportunities available on Río Puelo and Río Triador and Lago Interior.

Fly-fishing on Río Puelo, Tagua Tagua, Chilean Lake District, Chile
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What our customers think of Barraco Lodge

Our visit to Barraco Lodge was incredible. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Deanna Rennebaum - USA

Barraco Lodge is a little piece of heaven. It exceeded all expectations! The lodge and houses are so unique and beautiful and the property and views incredible. Since we were the only guests at that time, we had an opportunity to get to know all the people that worked there. The excursions were so much fun and the level of detail and service great. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Deanna Rennebaum - USA

What was your most memorable moment? Too many to fit into one questionnaire. Hospitality and spirit of Barraco Lodge. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Jonathan Goring - UK

Beyond expectations – fabulous place, wonderful host. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Sadie Morgan - UK

Jaime and his team welcomed us like family. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Jonathan Goring - UK

I trout fish extensively in the western US and Alaska. Our guide was extremely professional and helpful. I have never caught as many trout in a day as I did on this trip. I had to take rest breaks for casting and landing 16" to 20" rainbow trout. I must have caught 40 or 50 fish all the while having Orsorno Volcano as the backdrop. It was incredible. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

John Russell - USA

Beautiful, remote luxury lodge. Great staff as you would expect and charming, gracious hosts. We could have stayed there all summer. The lodging, the scenery, the staff, the food, the wine and the excursions were all perfect. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

John Russell - USA

Off the charts good. Great staff, unforgettable experiences and extraordinary location. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2019

Grover Meyrose - United States Of America

Barraco Lodge is wonderful! The Heli-fishing added amazing views enroute to fishing in remote areas. Jaime is a expert and professional pilot with a love of this land and the people. The staff is amazing, hardworking, and friendly. We loved fishing for and catching large rainbow trout, and just as we were tiring the guide would say, "time for a break." We walked around the corner and found a fire cooked meal and table set up for us!! Read the full review

Travelled: March 2019

Kenneth Parham - United States Of America

Our stay at the Barraco Lodge was unique. The hospitality of everyone at the lodge and the level of service they provided was truly amazing. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Mohan Kuratti - United States Of America

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. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2018

Ashleyanne VanDetjen - Switzerland

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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.

Travelled: December 2017

Sylvia - Singapore


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.

There are several options for getting to the lodge. By road you can take a 150km transfer from Puerto Varas (3hrs), or a 130km transfer from Puerto Montt (2.5hrs).

Alternatively, you can take a 30min helicopter ride from Tepual Airport at Puerto Montt.

Barraco Lodge


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!


Outdoor dining at Barraco Lodge


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.

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Swoop says

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!

Trips from the Barraco Lodge

Rivers and Lakes Backcountry Wilderness Lodge

Escape to the Patagonian wilderness by helicopter, boat, horse and foot to the deserted beaches, secluded waterfalls, verdant forests and glistening lakes of Tagua Tagua Park in the Chilean Lake District. Come back each night to your cosy forest lodge…

  • 3-5 Days
  • $2,445


Barraco has three separate guest houses, all with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and stunning views.

Lonko House

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 Río Puelo.

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 45m². It has a kingsize bed, wood-burning stove, private bathroom with a free-standing tub and a spectacular view of the lake.


Bandurria Suite

The Bandurria Suite is 35m² and has two full beds which can be assembled together to form a kingsize bed. There is also a wood-burning stove, en-suite bathrooms with a bath tub and a view over the surrounding hills.


Edith House

Chinook Suite 

The Chinook Suite has two full beds that can be joined to make a super kingsize bed. It's very cosy, with a leather Chesterton sofa, fur rugs, Gaucho 'matras' and a large picture window with a panoramic view of Lago Tagua Tagua and Río Puelo. There are double combustion wood-burning stoves in both the bedroom area and the bathroom.

The Chinook Suite, Barraco Lodge, Tagua Tagua, Chilean Lake District, Chile

The Chinook Suite

Fario Suite

The Fario Suite is 23m² 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 Lago Tagua Tagua.


Family House

At 90m², this is a perfect option for families and groups who prefer the privacy of a house just for themselves. 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 Lago Tagua Tagua.

Pudu Suite 

The Pudu suite is 12m² (130ft²), situated on the first floor and is a cosy room with a lake view, two full beds or a king-size bed, private bathroom and a wood-burning stove.


Piloto Suite

This is a cosy suite with a view of Lago Tagua Tagua. Choose from either two single beds or a king-size bed. The suite has an en-suite bathroom and a double combustion wood-burning stove. 


Second-floor bedrooms 

There is a 15m² (160ft²) attic room with three full beds, plus an adjacent 9m² (100ft²) bedroom with two full beds that can be joined together. These two rooms share a bathroom. 



Barraco Lodge is open from October 2023 to April 2024.

Rates are from USD $1,056 per person sharing a standard suite for a 5-day/4-night stay.

Between December 20th and January 5th rates increase by 40%.

This rate includes all meals, appetisers with their wines, pisco sours, beer and soft drinks, as well as all snacks or lunches on your excursions.

Excursions from the lodge are at an extra cost.

Transfers to/from the lodge by Range Rover 4x4 with driver (max four pax) are from USD $540; by helicopter with luggage (max five pax) from USD $4,125.

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Peter says

Barracco lodge epitomises rustic luxury in a stunning and remote Southern corner of the Lake District. Their ethos is to make guests feel like they are visiting a hospitable friend's house where the hospitality is informal and limitless. For the adventurous, days can be filled with hiking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, fly-fishing and mountain biking. Barraco Lodge is a hidden gem!

Peter StanleyJones Patagonia Specialist

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