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Rio Palena Lodge

Patagonia, Chile

Unmatched access to adventure and tasteful amenities.

Property overview

Rio Palena Lodge is the ultimate adventure escape. This culturally rich lodge includes native stone fireplaces, outdoor lounges, and wood-fired hot tubs. Defined by a distinct blend of indigenous Mapuche textiles, and heavy wooden accents around massive windows, the 35-acre property envelops guests in a powerful sense of place. Riverfront access allows anglers unlimited hours of chasing massive trout, while proximity to mountain bike trails, waterfall hikes, and whitewater rafting launches guests right into the heart of adventure. The winter season brings guided heli-skiing expeditions, enticing avid skiers to revel in Patagonia’s thrilling terrain alongside some of the world’s best backcountry guides.

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Rooms + Suites

High-energy, adventure-fueled spirit.

Seven well-appointed guest suites are characterized by Chilean-made rugs, hardwood floors, and Patagonian ambiance. Every detail was carefully curated with a heavy influence from indigenous Chilean crafts and the modern Chilean artists who stamped the space with Patagonia’s signature style. Each room also features locally-made, custom-woven headboards with Chilean motifs. En suite bathrooms are each decorated uniquely with original cement tiles inspired by traditional designs.
Spa

Refined wellness experience.

A wood-fired sauna and two hot tubs offer guests a natural yet refined wellness experience, further connecting guests to the rugged nature of Patagonia.
Restaurants

Culturally-driven meals.

Far removed from any establishments, Rio Palena Lodge is fueled by culturally-driven meals artfully crafted by its team of local chefs. Try their Chilean-favorite empanadas, or bite into the iconic sopaipillas con pebre alongside an array of seafood from Chile’s 4,000 miles of coastline. Guest favorites include seasonally relevant, custom-prepared picnics near the water.
Bar

Sweeping variety of world-renowned wines

Upon request, Eleven Experience's team can set up a traditional Mate bar or present a sweeping variety of world-renowned wines from every corner of Chile during guests' adventures. The signature beverage, however, is the ever-popular Pisco Sour: a citrusy tart cocktail poured with native Pisco liquor and topped with delicately frothed egg whites.
  • Who's it for?
    Rio Palena Lodge beckons groups of up to fourteen guests who have a taste for world-class adventure, famously flavorful cuisine, elevated wellness, and authentic culture. From full property buyouts for larger groups to by-the-room stays for honeymoons and intimate reunions, Rio Palena Lodge welcomes every level of adventurer.
  • Location
    Rio Palena Lodge is a remote oasis located within Chilean Patagonia's untouched landscape. Marked by endless expanses, rushing rivers, and dramatic terrain, the awe-inspiring Andes mountains serve as the lodge’s backdrop, luring guests to explore one of the world’s most pristine valleys.

Agent Tips

  • A must-try experience is their traditional Asado, complete with smoked lamb and beef, lively music, and dancing under the stars along the riverbanks.
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