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Welcome to the foothills of Cerro Castillo
and to the heart of Chilean Patagonia!
Carolina Díaz
Juan Eduardo Undurraga

Our lovely lodge, with all modern amenities,
is nestled in the foothills of the Cerro Castillo Mountains
in a 200 acre private park. Cerro Castillo is centrally located
on the gorgeous Carretera Austral, one of Patagonia’s top outdoor destinations.
We provide all the comfort and facilities you would expect plus the best outdoor activities and excursions right from the front doorstep. Come visit us and discover the wild beauty of Patagonia!

The House

The House

  • 1-7 Guest capacity (for exclusive use)
  • 3 Bedrooms: 1 Double Suite + 1 Twin + 1 Triple 
  • 2 Bathrooms (1 en-Suite + 1 in Hall)
  • The House is rented as a complete unit
  • Warm, cosy Living room / Dining area / Terrace
  • Kitchen: fully equipped with gas & wood fired stoves
  • Central heating + Wi-Fi
  • 150m2 (1600 ft2) construction built with native woods
  • Located at the foot of the Castillo Hill
  • 200 acre private park with trekking routes
  • Go hiking directly from the House
  • Unparalleled view / Total privacy
  • Ideal property for families & friends!

*We suggest 3 to 4 nights to enjoy the location*

The House is 5min from Cerro Castillo town where the following amenities are available:
Tour Operators, Restaurants, Fuel, General Stores, Emergency health centre, Basic
mechanic and puncture repairs.

Rates

Daily Rates:

  • 1-2 Guests: USD 300 per night
  • 3-4 Guests: USD 360 per night
  • 5-6 Guests: USD 400 per night
  • Extra Bed: USD 50 per night
    (For exclusive use of the House)

 

Daily Rates:

  • 1-2 Guests: USD 300 per night
  • 3-4 Guests: USD 360 per night
  • 5-6 Guests: USD 400 per night
  • Extra Bed: USD 50 per night
    (For exclusive use of the House)

Included:

  • Breakfast
  • 1 Double Suite + 1 Twin room + 1 Triple room (1-7 Guests)
  • Fully equipped House + Kitchen
  • Bedding + Towels + Amenities
  • Living room / Dining area / Terrace
  • Wi-Fi + Central Heating
  • Private hiking trail in the property
  • Dinner upon request (at extra cost)
  • Administrator 24/7
  • English & Spanish spoken

Not Included:

  • Daily cleaning service (Covid-19 Protocol*)
  • Transport & Transfers (upon request)
  • Tours are not included

-Only 1 group at a time
-Exclusive service
-2 nights minimum stay

-Only 1 group at a time
-Exclusive service
-2 nights minimum stay

Single Day Adventures
The Top 10

Hiking
The Glacier viewing point
(2h)

A beautiful hiking route that leaves directly from the House along an old gaucho route through native beech forests and by waterfalls to the Cerro Castillo glacier viewing point on a green plateau with panoramic 360° views. This is an exclusive private trail within the 200 acre property and one of the few places offering such breathtaking escapes without the crowds.

Dates: All year round – Easy hiking route (2h)
Includes: No guide or equipment are required
Price: Free to all House guests

Hiking
Cerro Castillo Lagoon
(8h)

A spectacular hiking route on one of the most beautiful mountain in Patagonia, that starts just 5 minutes from the House. The route ascends to the imposing turquoise lake and close up views of the glacier along a trail through forests in the heart of the Cerro Castillo National Park. The natural amphitheatre offers an unparalleled setting on the most stunning mountain in Aysén, visited only by a handful of hikers and condors! It can be done independently or through a local agency in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: Nov to May – Medium difficulty (8h)
Includes: Guides + park entrance + hiking sticks + picnic lunch
Price: 1-4 hikers=$45.000 pp //
5-7 hikers=$40.000 pp

Hiking
The New Zealand Valley
(8h)

A fascinating hike to the base of the Cerro Castillo mountain, that starts just 5 minutes from the House. The route goes through farmland, along river banks and through the forest into the glacial valley and the New Zealand camp in the Cerro Castillo National Park. The route can be extended to the seldom visited Duff Lagoon and the foot of one of the mountains many glaciers for the more energetic hikers. It can be done independently or through a local agency in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: Oct to May – Medium difficulty (8h)
Includes: Guides + park entrance + hiking sticks + picnic lunch
Price: 1-4 hikers=$45.000 pp //
5-7 hikers=$40.000 pp

Tour
Cave Paintings + Museum
(2h)

An interesting visit in spectacular surroundings. An easy, 15 minute walk takes you to rock faces and overhangs that are an archaeological site with 5,000 year old hand paintings from the Tehuelche culture who first inhabited this part of Patagonia. The same visit can take in the museum that combines archaeological artefacts with the more recent history of the town and pioneers. Museum guides are available upon request. The site is 5km from the House and can be done independently or through a local agency in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (2h)
Price: Please enquire for group (1-7 guests)

Tour
Marble Caves
(8h)

A 2,5 hour drive along the magnificent Southern Highway (Carretera Austral) to Puerto Río Tranquilo from where motor boats complete the trip out to the Marble Caves natural monument. The unique and mysterious sculpted forms of the caves, chapels and tunnels are reflected in the turquoise, emerald water in General Carrera lake. A kayaking option is also available upon request. Requires transport but can be done independently or booked through local operators in Cerro Castillo or Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (8h)
Includes: Private boat & guide, waterproof capes
Price: $75.000 per boat (1-7 passengers)

Horse Ride
+ Traditional Lamb BBQ
(4h)

This is a fun, gaucho style ride using old trails dating from the legendary “far west” pioneers of the 1940s and 1950s. Great photographic opportunities, local culture and inspiring landscapes are topped off with a delicious lamb roast cooked over an open wood fire. It can be coordinated through local agencies in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (4h)
Includes: Private guide + riding hat + poncho + chaps + BBQ
Price: $30.000 pp (Also full day option)

MTB
Mountain Bike
(4h)

An opportunity to combine a fun outdoor adventure with exploring some of the recently opened bike trails around the Cerro Castillo National Park. Guides provide equipment and expertise to make the most of the graded trails according to your ability. A great small group or family option with the possibility to extend to a full days riding. It can be coordinated through local agencies in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (4h)
Includes: Guide + MTB equipment + helmet + picnic lunch
Price: 1-4 riders=$20.000 pp //
5-7 riders=$15.000 pp

Wildlife Observation
Huemul deer
(4h)

Being face to face with a beautiful, wild animal is truly a sublime experience. The opportunity to observe the deer´s tranquil gaze and gait while contemplating its delicate and endangered existence is as enriching as it is inspiring. This half day, guided tour takes in several key habitats of the Huemul deer. Can be coordinated through local agencies in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (4h)
Price: Please enquire for group (1-7 guests)

Tour
The Hidden lakes
(4h)

A beautiful circuit off the main roads through farmland and alpine forests little changed since the first pioneers settled here -by the Tamango and Ardillas lakes and on to the impressive Rio Ibáñez waterfalls. This scenic route passes through the picturesque town of  Puerto Ibáñez on the shores of General Carrera lake where lunches, souvenirs and hand crafts are available. Requires transport but can be done independently or booked through local agencies in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round – Easy (4h)
Price: Please enquire for group (1-7 guests)

Traditional BBQ
Patagonian Lamb BBK
(2-4h)

A great opportunity to enjoy a delicious lamb roast cooked slowly over a wood fire as you enjoy some gaucho culture, local produce like homemade bread, dip, salads and the hospitality of our local hosts. Can be coordinated through local agencies in Cerro Castillo.

Dates: All year round (2h)
Includes: Meat + Salads + Desert + Homemade Bread + Dip (Drinks not included)
Price: $120.000 per group (1-7 guests)

Excursion
Fly-Fishing
(8h)

If you want a unique fishing experience this is it. With lakes and crystalline rivers just minutes away and among spectacular scenery with the Cerro Castillo peaks as a back drop, you can fish for some of the most exciting trout in Aysén and then go back to the comfortable luxury of the House. Equipment and classes are also available. Can be coordinated through a local agency in Cerro Castillo.

 Dates: Oct to April (8h)
Includes: Private guide + Transport + Boats + Lunches
Price: $130.000 pp for group (1-7 guests)

Photo
Photo-Safari
(8h)

There is no doubt that Cerro Castillo offers some of the best nature photography experiences of Chile combing culture with unparalleled chromatic watercolour scenes. Early rises assure the pristine dawn light with exclusive panoramas and all from the comfort of home. It can be done independently or through a local agency in Cerro Castillo.

 Dates: All year round (8h)
Price: Please enquire for group (1-7 guests)

About Us

“Rushing in Patagonia is a waste of time”, commented Don Albanio Sandoval a few minutes after we arrived at the Cerro Castillo lagoon for the first time when only a handful of backpacking travellers ever got here – these were our first adventures . . .

Cerro Castillo, on the “Carretera Austral” was where we settled, established a home and put down roots during our early adventures in Aysén. As time passed we received more and more visitors and decided to convert our home into a small, mountain lodge while at the same time conserving the essence & traditions of southern Patagonia: welcoming, cosy & warm, with life revolving around a big wood burning stove at the heart of the home.

The House was designed with care and nobility in mind emphasising shelter and homely warmth that encourages visitors to relax before the views and immensity of Patagonia. Inspired by Nordic designs and influenced by traditions from Chiloé and the Tehuelche culture; the house makes use of native woods on the outside, is roofed with traditional shingles and incorporates examples of local artisan products, maps and historical artefacts into the interior design.

This is a unique and pleasant oasis in the wilderness of Patagonia; a refuge to enjoy that will really hold your attention. We look forward to seeing you!

Carolina Díaz
Juan Eduardo Undurraga

Contact

Info

Juan Eduardo Undurraga
+569 98872556
  juan@chaletcerrocastillo.com

Villa Cerro Castillo
Carretera Austral Km 92
Aysén – Patagonia
CHILE

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