The Lodge is entirely off grid, generating hydroelectricity with a turbine using water from a stream that runs through the property. Water is supplied by the same virgin stream. With a recycling program, the Lodge is 100% sustainable.
Barraco is a typical Patagonian style lodge, built entirely with local craftsmen and materials. The renovation of the main house, 1940 colonial style, was directed by Edward Rojas, an authority in regional architecture. His philosophy is to build in harmony with the surroundings.
At Barraco Lodge we pay special attention to the fresh local ingredients we use. The majority of our vegetables are from our organic orchard and greenhouse; we encourage our guests to visit them and participate in the process.
We offer some of the best Patagonian specialties, such as lamb and wild boar, king crab, and a wide variety of seafood, including of course the locally caught fresh water fish. We cook many typical foods in our clay mud oven. We also have a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, such as dishes
prepared with Morchela (Morels), a delicious wild mushroom from the Puelo Valley. We also offer the famous “Curanto” from Chiloe.
Barraco is one of the best equipped lodges in the region, with helicopters, motor boats, kayaks, river rafts, and horses.
Professional guides are available for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, camping, horseback rides, and heli-skiing.
After a day of adventure, the lodge awaits with hot tubs, sauna, massage, Chef Maite Daroch´s cuisine, selected wines, craft beer, and a cozy fire.
Lonko House is where the Lodge started. It was the home of the regional Mapuche chief in the 60s. by architect Edward Rojas from Chiloe, an authority in regional architecture and ecology, who also helped with our sustainability program. The house is built entirely with Larch wood, and we have maintained the wooden details and Ulmo flooring.
It has a lounge, library, Patagonian kitchen, dining room, outside dining table and spacious terraces with a great view of the Puelo River. The first-floor office, has WIFI, satellite telephone, mobile phones and anything else that our guests need to keep in touch. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms: the Tagua Tagua Suite, with a view of the lake and the Bandurria Suite with view of the northeast mountains.
Tagua Tagua Suite
The Tagua Tagua Suite is 45 square meters (485sf). A king size bed, wood burning stove, private bathroom with a free-standing tub, and a spectacular view of the Lake.
The Bandurria Suite is 35 square meters (380sf), two full beds which can be assembled together to form a king size bed, wood burning stove, en-suite bathrooms with a bath tub, and a view over the surrounding hills.
At 90 square meters (970sf), a perfect option for families and groups who prefer the privacy of a house just for them. With fur rugs and wood finishes, the décor is rustic Patagonian throughout, including the living room and American kitchen. Heating is with double combustion wood burning stoves. The main southeast views look out over Lake Tagua Tagua.
Cozy suite,with a view of the Tagua Tagua Lake. You can have two single beds or a King size bed. En suite bathroom with a double combustion stove.
Double Rooms Second Floor
There is a 15 square meter (160sf) attic room with three full beds, plus an adjacent 9 square meter (100sf) bedroom with two full beds that can be joined together.
The Pudu suite is 12 square meters (130sf) on the first floor, a cozy room with a lake view, two full beds or a king size bed, private bathroom, and a wood burning stove.
At 50 square meters (540sf) this is sour largest suite, named after the large Chinook salmon caught between February and May. It has two full beds that can be joined to make a super king size bed. Very cozy, with a leather Chesterton sofa, fur rugs, Gaucho “matras”, and a large picture window with a panoramic view of Lake Tagua Tagua and the Puelo River.
This is a 23 square meter suite (250sf). You might say smaller, like the Rainbow trout caught between September and May. There are two full beds that can be joined to make a king size, and a double combustion wood burning stove. Panoramic view of Lake Tagua Tagua.”