Set alongside the Rio Palena, this one-of-a-kind property offers a ton of activity. Don’t let the wild setting and remote location fool you. This is one of the most luxurious stays you can book.
Rio Palena Lodge offers year-round activity but is best known as a luxury ski destination.
The lodge is situated directly next to the Rio Palena. This gives the guest rooms incredible views and means a short walk to the river for anglers. Rio Palena Lodge’s location in a region famous for large, wild, brown and rainbow trout, is highlighted by the home waters of the Palena; where you can wade or float right out the front door. The alpine ski terrain surrounding Rio Palena Lodge offers an exciting assortment of open bowls, steep couloirs, and mellow glacier runs.
Located in a largely uninhabited region of Chilean Patagonia, Rio Palena Lodge is an intimate property with only seven guest rooms. The property is packed with luxurious amenities, including an outdoor sauna, wood-fired hot tubs, native stone fireplaces, and outdoor lounges. It’s the perfect setting to kick back after a day of adventure.
Each morning, you will depart right from the property. With this wide array of terrain options, your Eleven Skiing guides and Experience Manager can dial in the perfect itinerary to suit your group. Your typical ski day in this remote setting consists of 6-10 runs.
The remote location of the lodge means that much of the terrain is somewhat undiscovered. For the more adventurous group, there is the possibility of first descents, allowing you to claim your mark on this untapped region. There are also wide-open bowls and cruiser runs that seem to go on forever. With nearly endless terrain, the team can customize the perfect itinerary to meet your ultimate alpine objectives.
Angling and the River
There is plenty to do when not skiing at the Rio Palena lodge. Your personal on-site concierge can arrange for a multitude of adventure options. You can hike a remote glacier or dormant volcano one day, then raft or paddleboard the river the next. They also offer mountain biking and hiking on the expansive trail network that weaves through the jungle and along the river.
Patagonia is also at the top of every angler’s bucket list. The browns and rainbows are similar to the fish found in the Rockies, but on steroids– wild, strong, powerful fish. Their professional guides know every river, stream, and lake in the region, and they will put you on the water fishing best at the time of your trip.