|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
• Luxury eco home in one of the most beautiful spots on earth! A perfect getaway by
itself or as part of a Patagonian adventure. Ideally located minutes from Pucón yet
peaceful with indescribable views of the Villarrica Lake and Volcano as well as pasture
land, Andean foothills, farm animals.
• Amor del Lago (Love of the Lake) is secluded, yet very safe, and has a dynamite view!
• Retreat and relax after an active day in the outdoors or hang out on the couch or the
deck with your favorite novel a glass of Chilean wine.
• One-of-a-kind Egyptian décor from our travels! Think Cairo transported to
Southern Chile! Brilliantly colorful décor, all the comforts and conveniences at home at
an affordable price. Appliances (including dishwasher and washer/dryer) and
amenities are all up to American and European standards. You will NOT find another
cabana like this in Chile. The closest is our other cabin, Amor del Lago, one property
• Amor del Lago is far better better insulated than other Chilean cabanas, with
double-pane windows and hot water heated by a boiler wood stove in cold The best
mattresses and bedding for our guests. We place the highest priority on healthy living
and use no pesticides or herbicides of any kind on our property.
Some tips to decide between our two cabins, Romance and Amor:
- Amor is located on the bottom of the Gracias a la Vida property. Romance is a few
minutes further down the hill, outside the main gate, on the adjoining property to the
north. Amor has a lake view and is more secluded. Romance has a lake and a volcano
- Both have 2 bedrooms and can accommodate a fifth person in a single inflatable bed
in the living/dining area. Both are colorful, light-filled, and have elevated decks.
- Both are well insulated and ecological in design and energy usage. Romance has
- Both are located in a pastoral setting amidst sheep, horse, and cows grazing in the
distance. Our golden retrievers occasionally visit Amor (especially Oso, a gentle soul
who loves children). The dogs do not have access to Romance.
- Romance has Moroccan décor and Amor Egyptian furnishings.
- Amor has its own quincho (covered barbecue area with chairs). Romance has a
portable outdoor grill.
We are naturopathic/homeopathic doctors and authors, married for 30 years. In 2005 we took a kayak trip to Pumalin Park in the South of Chile, and fell in love with the area around Pucon. We were captivated by the breathtaking beauty of our property and bought it the same day! We named our land Ayun Mapu (Mapuche for 'land of love' or 'land that we love.' We built our dream home and house for our caretaker family. Last year we added a cabin. We have landscaped professionally and enjoy gorgeous flowers, native trees and bushes, fruit trees in a park-like setting as well as savoring the bounty of a large organic garden. We now have 9 acres, sheep, chickens, and a resident German shepherd as well as our outdoor cats and golden retrievers who accompany us from the U.S. It helps that Judyth got a degree in Spanish literature and Bob is avidly improving his Spanish. Our home, Gracias a La Vida, which we vacate ourselves seasonally for guests, was so popular that we decided to build a second rental home which was more economical: Amor del Lago. It is also a place for us to stay when our home is rented.
Judyth Reichenberg purchased this house in 2012
The view, the view, the view!! The shimmering water of the huge lake, the smoldering, snow-capped volcano ten minutes away; the countless stars of the Milky Way from the terrace; the delicious home-cooked Chilean meals with the best wine on the planet; the riotous cosmos, dahlias, lilies, lavender; the compact, colorful kitchen with all the modern conveniences; the great mattresses and soft sheets; the long summer days of light until 10PM, more hikes and hot springs and restaurants than we could name; the honking Chilean geese; the elusive, green lorakeets, who show up now and then. Watching our lambs frolic in the pasture next door. Buying delicious fresh or smoked salmon from the local fishmongers. Attending top-notch yoga classes just ten minutes away. Strolling on the beach all by ourselves. Kayaking on Lake Villarrica with outrageous views everywhere, and no other paddlers in sight. Staying toasty with the Amesti woodstove or visiting one of the numerous local hot springs on a rainy day. Savoring delicious, healthy, organic salads and fresh herbs right from our own garden and greenhouses. Eating the wonderful, fresh cheese that you can buy on practically every corner in Pucon and that we hope to make from our sheep's milk this year. Greeting our cheerful cuidador (caretaker) each morning as he asks, unfailingly, 'Como amanacio?' meaning 'How did you wake up?'
It took us less than five minutes after stepping onto our land to decide to buy it! The sheer beauty was jaw-dropping! Earlier this year we found the perfect place for the chalet which offers the unique combination of seclusion (nestled in the forest), expansive view of Lake Villarrica, the surrounding mountains, and our sheep pasture, and a remarkably peaceful environment.
From the guest book:
As all other guests before us, we had a wonderful time at Amor del Lago! Bob & Judyth were fantastic hosts and made sure the cabin has everything one could even think of... It truly feels like a home away from home.
We arrived in the rain, but the rest of the week the weather the weather was very good. We stayed busy most of the time and put in lots of hiking [three pages of detailed information about the various hikes, trails, waterfalls, hot springs]. At the end of each day, we would enjoy Pucon- pisco sour at Mamas & Tapas bar on O'Higgins followed by a meal at Trawen, an excellent restaurant!
Bob and Judyth, thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We truly enjoyed everything here and hope to be back one day.
This place is a find. Judyth and Bob honestly want the place to be very livable and have clearly put a lot of thought into designing it that way. They occasionally rent out their palace and live in this cabana. The location is super close to Pucon, but far enough that you are in the country. Cubinato, the horse, is a sly fellow who loves carrots and visiting. The dogs and cats (which generally hang out up at the palace) are super sweet and my kids loved them. The sheep are lacking in personality, but make great backgrounds for photos. The bird life is remarkable. Bring your binoculars as I had pangs that I wished I had mine several times - hummingbirds, parrots, and lots of other birds I'm not familiar with (we saw an Andean Condor on the volcano!)
Other things you'll care about
* WiFi works well and was reasonably speedy on my phone, but for some reason ran like a pig on my laptop (maybe my issue)
* Personally, I don't think you need 4-wheel to navigate the road, but we had it.
* Washing machine worked great - you'll be encouraged to line dry for power reasons, which worked well
* Judyth and Bob know the area super well and are a great asset for ideas for activities and are VERY approachable
We rented a couple of other cabanas in Chile on our trip and they were jokes compared to this (no hot water, no towels, everything was very cheap - low standards). The Pucon area is very interesting and will keep any group engaged for at least a week. We did whitewater rafting, went to a thermal bath, did horseback riding, and climbed the volcano. I'll say one thing about the volcano. Obviously, it is a lot of work to get up and down, but it is a fairly hazardous trail (at least in April) with everyone falling down multiple times and most catching themselves a couple of times before sliding down the "hill" many feet.
Our guides kept us moving with much less breaks than anyone in the group wanted. However, I've hiked all over the world and it was a one of a kind trip - just don't assume it is safe by American/Canadian/Europe standards.
Book it, and if you are thinking about early April it is an awesome time to be in Pucon with very few tourists, lovely weather, and days long enough to tire anyone out.
p.s. Go ahead and bring your good camera as the sunsets from the deck alone are worth the lugging.
Amor del Lago is in a beautiful location with gorgeous lake views surrounding by trees. Our family of three had a wonderful stay, and Bob and Judyth were truly tremendous hosts that answered dozens of questions before and during our stay to make it as wonderful as it could be.
The accommodations are excellent, with many personal touches throughout. All the amenities we needed were available for a very comfortable stay. We would come again, and certainly recommend Amor del Lago to others.
We loved the array of visiting birds (parrots, tiques, lapwings), hares running across the property and sheep moving about.
Access to town was easy, and we had no problem getting around from this location. Great location, great cabana and incredible hosts. Amor.
great way to catch a glimpse of the chilean equivalent of lake tahoe. private w lovely views in a great cottage (very well thought out ) . we especially enjoyed visits from the incredibly well mannered dogs and the mare and her foal. very fortunate to have made the acquaintance of other guests on the property who got us caught up on life in pucon. we hope to return. muchas gracias !
Before arriving here we had spent some nights not sleeping so well because of noisy surroundings. Being able to sleep window open and only hear birds and an occasional distant dog was a real relief. We had our best sleeps during our five week trip in Chile.
The cabana is tastefully decorated and all the stuff was decent and not just "good enough for rental".
We did not have a car or bikes. We paid 6000 pesos a taxi ride to and from the town when we did not walk. Often when walking we got a ride from the owners, housekeeper or friendly locals. It's one hour walk to Pucón. We thought about renting bikes, but we were asked 12000 pesos per bike per day, and the bike renters seem reluctant to rent overnight. The owners and the housekeeper were all super nice, and once we even received a good bagful of self grown salads. You will be asked to pay for the housekeeper separately, around 10%. The bed was very comfortable and the blanket warm enough to allow keeping that window open and enjoy the fresh November nights. The view over the lake is great and it was a pleasure to observe the animals grazing around the cabin.
Fiquei hospedado com minha família por uma semana e achei tudo muito bom. A casa é toda equipada com tudo que você necessita. Muito limpa e com tudo funcionando bem. A vista é ótima e a localização é boa (próximo da cidade e do centro de esqui). Nelson que nos atendeu é bastante atencioso. Super recomendo. Apenas só fique se estiver com carro próprio !!
Our family of four just spent a wonderful four weeks in this lovely cabana. The cabana is in great condition, and is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is fully stocked, and there is also a nice BBQ area for grilling. The beds are comfortable, and the living room is well set up for relaxing and watching movies on the TV (no TV channels available). My favorite feature was the deck, with its incredible views of Lake Villarica and the surrounding countryside.
For kids, you have a large field adjacent to the cabana for them to explore and play, with sheep in the adjacent field and beautiful birds above. While we were there, blackberries were available in abundance along the road leading to the property.
It is a 10 minute drive into town, 5 minutes of that is on a narrow, sometimes bumpy dirt road. We had a 2 wheel drive truck, which did fine. I cannot imagine using a standard sedan for an extended visit, but for 1 week, you would probably be ok. Some might find that they would prefer to be closer to the action in Pucon, but we were happy to get away from the crowds and congestion of the town, especially during February, when it was crazy crowded.
The caretakers and owners are up the hill, out of sight but nearby if you need them. They were extremely helpful and welcoming, and responsive to any needs or questions we had.
We were quite happy with our decision to stay in this cabana, and would recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy Pucon and the surrounding area.
The perfect year-round getaway to enjoy the wide array of activities in the scenic Chilean lake district. Enjoy hiking in the beautiful nearby national parks, rafting the Trancura river, climbing or skiing the volcano, and soaking in a local hot spring. Visit one of the fifty-plus of restaurants in Pucon or dine indoors or out while taking in the a panoramic view of lake villarrica right from our chalet and terrace. After a magical sunset, view the entire milky way, the southern cross, and other constellations of the southern hemisphere. Listen to the sounds of the native bandurrias (geese). In the winter, get a massage, relax by the fire with your favorite book, take a yoga class ten minutes away, marvel at the snow-capped volcano ten minutes away, snowboard, snow ski, and enjoy the tranquility and exquisite beauty of off-season pucon. Make pucon the beginning or perfect ending of your patagonian adventure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
$70 cleaning fee paid to caretakers on arrival
WIFI available (guests pay for days/GB used).
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