Montana Magica (Magic Mountain) lodge lies deep in southern Chile on a 300,000-acre private nature reserve. As you can deduce, the building’s name is not by accident. Everything at it is magical: its volcano-like shape, the small windows adorned with moss and vines, the rope bridge (which is the only way to access the guest house), and of course the wonderful wild landscape that surrounds it. Moreover, even if it is completely artificial, Montana Magica ‘erupts’ every day, sending water (instead of lava) running down over its rocky sides. The building’s interior is dominated by wood structures which emphasizes the natural charm of the lodge.
At Montana Magica time might be the only enemy because there are lots of activities available to suit all tastes: trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, expeditions, rafting, navigating, and even taking the longest zip-wire in South America 1500 feet from the ground.
To achieve a total state of relaxation, guests can simply soak in the outdoor hot-tubs peeking out from the walls of the hotel, enjoying the calming sound of the waterfall cascade, and admiring the wildlife. The luckiest ones might even catch a glimpse of a pudu – the world’s smallest deer which is just 13in tall.
Huilo-Huilo, within which this fairytale building hides in, is a UNESCO biosphere reserve located in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian Rainforest, under the majestic Andes Mountain range. The reserve was created in 1999 and includes 600 km2 (232 sq mi) of native forest in Chile dedicated to wildlife conservation and tourism.
For more info check www.huilohuilo.com.