real luxury, real beauty. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Love and thanks.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Dos Lagos, I could not have thought of a better place to spend New Year´s Eve and start 2012 in total peace and serenity. This is a VERY special place, so thank you for your incredible hospitality. Hope to be back SOON!
Being with my family + friends on the most beautiful place on Earth to start the year is perfect. The hikes, fishing, jet boating and biking was incredible. The barbecues of fresh lamb +beef and great wines was just the icing on the cake.
But the best part of Dos Lagos were the people. Everyone was perfect, the cook, guides, boat drivers, fishing teachers, housekeeping, etc
THANK YOU ALL. LOVE,
Alex Von Furstenberg
You guys are Amazing! Im finding it hard to express how incredible this experience has been for me. I will be back.
Thank you for a beautiful trip I will never forget.
Alberto, Patricio, JP, Valeria, María, Javier, Gianfranco, Ash, Daniela, Ann, Edgar
and all the kiwis and many others who work so hard behind the scenes-
Beautifully conceived and thoughtfully executed.
We wish you all good health and much success -we will be back soon.
Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.
Ian & Wendy S., New York
To the entire Dos Lagos gang:
Words cannot express the amazing experience we have had from world class fishing,
hiking, cooking, mountain biking, jet boating, dance parties
. The list could go on and on.
Thank you for a memorable experience!
All of our love,
Alli & Peter D.B., New York
This was one of the best vacations weve ever had. An extraordinary paradise beautiful scenery, exciting outdoor activities, great food and wine
Special thanks to Maria for her attentive, caring hosting. The team is very special. ¡Muchas gracias a todos!
Kelly T., USA
We loved it here in our special oasis! Many thanks to Ash for his jet-boating skills! Also to Javier for such a successful fishing trip! The chef is fantastic and the staff is so friendly that we feel like theyre family.
We loved the wild strawberries we found and the other surprises that were out there waiting for us. We cant wait to come back.
Thank you so much!
Jan & hubby, USA
"I just came back from a one week stay at La Paloma, and it was my first look at the natural beauty of Patagonia. Fantastic, breath-taking scenery captures your mind from the instant you embark on the 10 minute boat ride to the lodge. A warm welcome follows in the main Lodge with a roaring fireplace in the spacious living room, and where the friendly staff serves delicious local delicatessens with imported beers or a fine selection of Chilean and Argentinean wines. From every single room, extra wide windows
will prompt you to fill your camera with sensational shots of glaciers, forests, lake views and rock cliffs.
Soon its dinner time, with excellent international cuisine and animated talks of the next days possibilities. Will it be fly-fishing in one of the four interconnected pristine lakes fed by crystal clear glacier water you can see the lake trout 10 feet down! Or will it be hiking in one of the numerous trails to a high vantage point above the snow line, where the panorama becomes simply astounding. If you are in a hurry to experience deep canyons, valley views and have the stamina for mountain biking, well, a network of world-class single track trails will keep you busy for days without covering the same ground twice.
After relaxing by the fire in good company, first class accommodation awaits you, complete with a glowing fire, dream inducing duvets and pillows, piles of sheet-size towels and, oh! I almost forgot, bed side chocolates!
Make the trip, enjoy the experience, and breathe slowly as you rise above the valley floor to an unforgettable experience.
Charles Mougeot, Canada
Our family enjoyed an unforgettable stay at Dos Lagos Lodge in February
In spite of being located in a wilderness area the lodge has every modern convenience and its architecture and decor are in complete harmony with its surroundings. The rooms are large and very comfortable, and allowed us to relax from our modern world routine. There was something for everyone at the lodge: be it sit around the fireplace deep in conversation, or watching a favourite movie on the satellite TV, or playing cards, dominos or other board games. The food was delicious and delighted us with traditional Patagonian flavors anything we wanted was there.
The views over La Paloma lake from the lodge are spectacular and there is a small beach by the lodge where we would go sunbathe every day and swim in the pure and transparent waters; in the afternoons we would go hike or fish in any of the lakes close by and upon returning to the lodge we would soak in the hot tub under ancient trees and a starry sky that made us thank God that we could enjoy this special place.
We fell totally in love with the landscapes and the area! We made several boat excursions to all the lakes, and enjoyed a scrumptious picnic and bathing in the Azul with all the children. We discovered wonderful waterfalls and saw the majestic Cerro Castillo with its snowy peaks. The children were fascinated by the eagles, condors, owls, huemuls and foxes, and especially by the fishing we had never before experienced such an abundance of trout and salmon. And hiking along the challenging mountain-bike tracks around the lodge afforded incredible views we can well imagine that this must be a unique destination for mountain-bike enthusiasts.
The family as a whole would like to thank all the staff who took such good care of us and shared their friendship and their love of this special place. They made this an unforgettable vacation for us, in the most beautiful and pleasant place in Patagonia.
Carlos Ossandón Salas and family, Chile
Crossing the lake upon arrival, I was stunned by the deep turquoise colour of the waters and the sheer rocky cliffs. The open grasslands at each end of the lakes are also delightful; I was impressed by the stunning Balboa waterfall and those hard to find mountain bike trails.
The lodge is remarkably comfortable and pleasant - I loved the quality of the beds after a long day in the mountains - and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating.
Proximity to Coyhaique and the airport are definite important assets, while not impacting the privacy of the lodge at all.
Francisco Bedeschi, Argentina
The trails here at Paloma have left me grasping for superlatives. Descending highlights include Flow Valley, Super Cougar and High Line. From epic berms to rival Whistlers A-line (without the braking bumps) to rocky and rooty technical gnarl to rival the best that the Canterbury high country has to offer. All with the backdrop of snow clad Andes which have a rugged beauty that is difficult to describe. An occasional lunchtime visitor is the Andean Condor, keenly observing the humans carving trails in his territory
Oliver Whalley, NZ
There are mountain bike trails built at Lago the Lake Paloma section that rival the greatest trails in the world. Specifically designed for mountain bikers by mountain bikers, these trails will put a big grin on every riders face. The swooping berms and jumps in Flow Valley, drifting corners on Death Cookies and rocky rooty technical goodness of the upper Turbio valley trails are really magic. This area of Chile is blessed with incredible volcanic soils that soak up moisture and produce an unrivalled surface for mountain biking that will have riders coming back for more.
Jeff Carter, NZ
"Located on the shore of Lago Paloma in Chile's Patagonia region, Dos Lagos Lodge is one of the true destination gems of South America. The scenery is breathtaking with crystal clear lakes and towering mountain peaks. Whether your interest is in fishing, hiking, mountain biking or just relaxing by the fire on a brisk evening, Dos Lagos has it all. The food is exceptional and the staff is courteous and professional. The accommodations are exceptionally comfortable offering every convenience yet maintaining a rustic atmosphere. Though secluded, it is located a mere 45 minutes by car and boat from Balmaceda airport. I would highly recommend Dos Lagos Lodge as a unique getaway, and I look forward to my next visit"
Bill Faulkner, USA