Mallín Colorado Ecolodge

Chile, South America

Mallín Colorado Ecolodge

Chile, South America

‘Witness spectacular views across a glistening lake. Relax in your comfortable cabin or explore the Catedral de Marmol, a geological marvel.

Scroll down to see top tips for Mallín Ecolodge and to meet your host! Click on the leaf-rating tab to reveal sustainable & regenerative efforts across waste, energy, biodiversity, and more.

Overview

  • Highlights

    From $155 USD per night 

    Ice treks and horseback riding activities

    Traditional outside cooking with firewood

    Set in 450 hectares of wilderness

    Cookery classes and home cooked meals 

    Family run, with a highly personal service

  • Top Tip

    ‘Enjoy the beauty of a slower morning. Simply open the curtains, sit back and soak up the views.’

    Eco Activities

    Embark on an exhilarating hike. In the heart of Chile’s wild Patagonia region, this is the perfect place to explore the breathtaking surrounding lakes, mountains, glaciers, and forest.

    Experience ‘forest bathing. Popular for many years in Japan this practice has found its way to these forests. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and emotions that the environment brings out.

    Offering boat excursions to nearby landmarks on the lake, including Catedral de Marmol (Marble Caves) and Baker River, this is not to be missed.

  • Rooms

    With 4 cosy, wooden cabins and 6 rooms all with breathtaking views of the great General Carrera Lake, this eco-lodge has a maximum capacity of 32 guests.

    Amazing views across the lake from every room

    Decorated with locally handcrafted furniture

    Comfortable, cosy and harmonious with landscape

    Built with native woods

  • Meet Your Host

    Meet Paula, the owner of Mallin Colorado. She is passionate about travel and is fluent in 3 languages. 

    Sharing good food, wine, and adventure stories around the fire, Paula welcomes her guests as good friends.

    ‘We’re running a reforestation project here. We’ve 500 hectares of land surrounding us, so we are replanting native species that need many years to grow. We’re also developing private trails which are open to both guests and the local community.’

    Discover more with Paula’s ‘Behind the Green’ interview here.

  • Need to Know

    This special eco-lodge provides the perfect opportunity for a digital detox. A chance to reconnect with nature and get back to you. There is no television and expect a weak internet signal if any.

    Mallin Colorado is closed between the dates from 1st June to the 15th September every year. 

    The lodge is located 5 hours away from the nearest airport. But the journey is so worth it!

  • Location

    Set in the Aysén region of Patagonia in Chile (in the southern part of Carretera Austral), Mallín Colorado Ecolodge is surrounded by exquisite nature.

    Overlooking the General Carerra Lake, the largest lake in Chile. It is secluded from any nearby towns or cities, providing the perfect destination to relax in.

    How To Get There

    The nearest airport is Balmaceda Airport, which is a 5-hour drive. The lodge owner recommends taking an early flight in and the last flight out the day you checkout.

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  • Energy
    To illuminate the walking trails sun-chargeable lamps are used. The lightbulbs at Mallín Colorado are low consumption LED bulbs that emit less heat and use less energy...
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    Public places are fitted with light sensors, so that only the necessary amount of energy is used, and it isn’t wasted.

  • Water
    The lodge is self sufficient, with water for the lodge sourced from their own creek. Guests and staff alike are conscious about water usage, for example shorter showers are encouraged here.
  • Waste
    The lodge has an on-site composting system which is used to fertilise their greenhouse. There is a strict recycling stream, providing specially designed containers in the public areas for guests...
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    to separate recyclable materials which is then taken to recycling facilities.

  • Conservation
    The lodge runs a reforestation project, planting approximately 200 new trees a year on the property, including Lenga, Coigue and Rauli trees. They also ensure that the hiking trails are well-maintained.
  • Food
    Mallín Colorado aims to use local produce where possible. They even have their own organic garden where they grow vegetables and herbs such as parsley, oregano, chives, tomatoes...
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    zucchini cucumber and more. Guests can also expect to enjoy wild berries such as blueberries, raspberries and Calafate berries that grow wild on the property.

  • Engage Guests
    Mallín Colorado are currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
  • Architecture
    Mallín Colorado was built with great consideration for its surroundings; the private log cabins, the wood clubhouse, a log quincho (bbq) and laundry house were built from native wood.
  • Housekeeping
    Only eco-friendly cleaning products are used at the lodge. Last year they switched from plastic toiletries to bigger, refillable bottles to significantly cut down on plastic waste.
  • Kiwano Bonus
    There is no television or music systems at the lodge for energy-saving purposes, as well as this it reduces noise levels. The idea is that guests have the chance to reconnect to nature and unplug...
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    The soothing sound of birdsong comes from the 12 hectares of park.

Reviews

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    "Modern and stylish"

    An extremely beautiful and very special place, very isolated (in a good way), in the middle of nature, but all cabins and rooms are modern and stylish. Food in the restaurant was excellent too! But the best has to be the views over the lake and the calmness of the forests surrounding it!

    Daniel, Google Reviews

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    "Comfortable Lodge in Stunning Location"

    In March 2019 my family and I stayed four nights at the lodge. Our room was clean and comfortable with a great view of Lake General Carrera. The property itself is gorgeous and has numerous hiking trails. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was very good. The lodge is remote but it's a great base for exploring the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia. We would definitely stay there again

    William, TripAdvisor

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    "Amazing place!"

    Beautiful views and an extremely calm environment, plus delicious food

    Tracy, Google Reviews

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    "Lovely lodge in a stunning location"

    We loved our one-night stay at Mallin Colorado! My spouse and I arrived late in the evening and were immediately welcomed by the manager. Our room was very comfortable - hot shower, very comfortable bed, and beautiful interior design that reflects the natural beauty of the area. We also appreciated the nice little touches, like knit booties to borrow, and complimentary tea in the lounge room.

    Matt, TripAdvisor

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    "Relaxing place"

    Everything was perfect and we’ve had a relaxing time. The room was clean and individually designed by the owner! All are very new built considering ecological elements. The view onto the lake is awesome and the dinner was just excellent! Paula, Felipe and all their stuff are open-hearted, honestly and gave us insider tips for exploring further Patagonia! We heartily can recommend that place to everyone!

    Martin, TripAdvisor

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