Patagonia Journals

A Blissful Escape to Ulaa, Chilean Patagonia

A May 2007 trip to Patagonia by Sandra Kennedy

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Quote: Ulaa is not on the "fast track". There are no roads. Spectacular scenery, tranquility, gourmet cuisine, friendliness, log cabins, and unlocked doors define Ulaa's magic.

Ulaa: a place to unwind

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Farm houses  Photo, Chile, South America
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If you love horns honking, phones ringing, and televisions blasting, then Ulaa is not the place for you. However, if you love remote resorts with friendliness, savory homemade food, peace, pure mountain air and water, then pack your bags!Ulaa, an eco-resort in the Chilean Patagonian region, is surrounded by jagged-peaks, forested hills and views of a lake with its emerald-colored hues. The grandeur of the fall colors reach onto the mountainsides in displays of reds, scarlets, oranges, and yellows. There is a main lodge with four rooms above it.Four farmhouse log cabins, a beach cabin, and a grand guest house are the main accommodations. There is also another building which i...Read More

Unwinding at Ulaa

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Unwinding at Ulaa was very easy to do. We spent three days there exploring by horseback and hiking. Gourmet homemade meals were the three-meals-a-day indulgence! We flew from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, which is in the mountainous lake district. We went from Bariloche using the Ulaa transfer remise (taxi) which took about an hour and a half of continually amazing scenery. We arrived at Lake Puelo. Our next adventure was a 45 minute boat ride through two lakes, low-water rapids, and a river to reach Ulaa. Yes, it is rustic, remote, and beautiful.Pulling up to the dock, we were welcomed by the exuberant staff! Our first warm introduction to the main lodge was with a b...Read More

About the Writer

Sandra Kennedy

Sandra Kennedy
Portland, Oregon