Mallín Colorado Ecolodge

Chile, South America

Mallín Colorado Ecolodge

Chile, South America

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‘Mallín Colorado Ecolodge has spectacular views across the glistening lake, with delightful rustic cabins that provide a sense of escape. Catedral de Marmol is considered a geological marvel and is not to be missed.’

Overview

  • Highlights

    • Spectacular views across the lake
    • Boat excursions to the Marble Caves
    • Robe, slippers & chocolates provided
    • Ice treks & horseback riding activities
    • Cookery classes with homemade goodies
    • On-site organic garden with wild berries
    • A composting system for all waste
    • Traditional cooking with firewood
    • Children are welcome here
    • Accommodates groups, up to 32 people
    • Check-in: 3:00pm
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    Minimum stay: 2 nights
    Equivalent price per night: $140-$160 USD (Season dependent)
    Closed: From 1st June – 15th September

  • Local Knowledge

    Mallín Colorado Ecolodge looks over General Carerra Lake, the largest lake in Chile. It is secluded from any nearby towns or cities, meaning it provides the perfect destination to relax in the peaceful and still surroundings. The lodge provides many activities for guests to be involved in, such as exhilarating hiking trails near the property and cookery classes. The lodge also offers boat excursions to nearby landmarks on the lake, including:

    • Catedral de Marmol (Marble Caves)
    • Baker River
    • The Northern Patagonia Ice Fields
  • Location

    Set in the Aysén region of Patagonia in Chile (in the southern part of Carretera Austral), Mallín Colorado Ecolodge is surrounded by exquisite nature. With rich forests and the lake, which is home to glaciers and crystal-clear waters, the lodge treats its guests to astonishing views.

    • Distance from airport: Balmaceda Airport, 5h drive
    • Distance from key attraction: Catedral de Marmol (Marble Caves), 50 min drive (42.6km)
    • Nearby restaurant: On-site restaurant serving local and international cuisine

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  • Energy
    To illuminate the walking trails sun-chargeable lamps are used. The lightbulbs at Mallín Colorado are low consumption LED bulbs that emit less heat and use less energy...
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    Public places are fitted with light sensors, so that only the necessary amount of energy is used, and it isn’t wasted.

  • Water
    The lodge is self sufficient, with water for the lodge sourced from their own creek. Guests and staff alike are conscious about water usage, for example shorter showers are encouraged here.
  • Waste
    The lodge has an on-site composting system which is used to fertilise their greenhouse. There is a strict recycling stream, providing specially designed containers in the public areas for guests...
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    to separate recyclable materials which is then taken to recycling facilities.

  • Conservation
    The lodge runs a reforestation project, planting approximately 200 new trees a year on the property, including Lenga, Coigue and Rauli trees. They also ensure that the hiking trails are well-maintained.
  • Food
    Mallín Colorado aims to use local produce where possible. They even have their own organic garden where they grow vegetables and herbs such as parsley, oregano, chives, tomatoes...
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    zucchini cucumber and more. Guests can also expect to enjoy wild berries such as blueberries, raspberries and Calafate berries that grow wild on the property.

  • Engage Guests
    Mallín Colorado are currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
  • Architecture
    Mallín Colorado was built with great consideration for its surroundings; the private log cabins, the wood clubhouse, a log quincho (bbq) and laundry house were built from native wood.
  • Housekeeping
    Only eco-friendly cleaning products are used at the lodge. Last year they switched from plastic toiletries to bigger, refillable bottles to significantly cut down on plastic waste.
  • Kiwano Bonus
    There is no television or music systems at the lodge for energy-saving purposes, as well as this it reduces noise levels. The idea is that guests have the chance to reconnect to nature and unplug...
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    The soothing sound of birdsong comes from the 12 hectares of park.

Reviews

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    "Modern and stylish"

    An extremely beautiful and very special place, very isolated (in a good way), in the middle of nature, but all cabins and rooms are modern and stylish. Food in the restaurant was excellent too! But the best has to be the views over the lake and the calmness of the forests surrounding it!

    Daniel, Google Reviews

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    "Comfortable Lodge in Stunning Location"

    In March 2019 my family and I stayed four nights at the lodge. Our room was clean and comfortable with a great view of Lake General Carrera. The property itself is gorgeous and has numerous hiking trails. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was very good. The lodge is remote but it's a great base for exploring the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia. We would definitely stay there again

    William, TripAdvisor

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    "Amazing place!"

    Beautiful views and an extremely calm environment, plus delicious food

    Tracy, Google Reviews

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    "Lovely lodge in a stunning location"

    We loved our one-night stay at Mallin Colorado! My spouse and I arrived late in the evening and were immediately welcomed by the manager. Our room was very comfortable - hot shower, very comfortable bed, and beautiful interior design that reflects the natural beauty of the area. We also appreciated the nice little touches, like knit booties to borrow, and complimentary tea in the lounge room.

    Matt, TripAdvisor

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    "Relaxing place"

    Everything was perfect and we’ve had a relaxing time. The room was clean and individually designed by the owner! All are very new built considering ecological elements. The view onto the lake is awesome and the dinner was just excellent! Paula, Felipe and all their stuff are open-hearted, honestly and gave us insider tips for exploring further Patagonia! We heartily can recommend that place to everyone!

    Martin, TripAdvisor

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