This hotel blends seamlessly with the forests and lakes of Puerto Varas which is one of South America’s most treasured landscapes. Local wood was used to construct the wooden fences that protect the outer walls. The interior walls are constructed from wooden bricks and other paneling was done by local craftsmen in the traditional way. This natural look is combined with modern geothermal energy and the latest energy efficient windows and water system. The result can be seen in these eye-popping pictures. The hotel is located a short walk from the shores of Lake Llanquihue which is one of the largest natural lakes in South America. On the far side of the lake, the 2,652-metre snowy peak of the Osorno Volcano is a fascinating presence - still one of the world’s more active volcanoes. You can go horse riding, fishing or trekking in the locality and explore the little islands with their special histories.