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Refugia Lodge

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Photo: Courtesy of Refugia

San José Playa
Castro, Chiloé, 217, Chile
TEL: 56-65-772-080
Chile’s largest archipelago, known for its wildflower fields, picture-perfect rocky beaches, and centuries-old wooden churches, has just welcomed the most unlikely of architectural monuments: Refugia. The contemporary retreat is sheathed in wood and hovers above a glass-and-concrete base. Twelve guest rooms lined with native mañío wood command unobstructed views of the salmon fishermen tracing the tide, while downstairs, the crackling of a roaring fireplace fills the austere lounge. If quietly sipping Carmenère and counting the shades of gray shifting across the inland sea fails to quicken the pulse, an outing to the dramatic fjords and tiny fishing villages is just a custom-kitted boat ride away. But this far afield, isn’t isolation precisely the point?

Room to Book:

Although all guest rooms are identical, Room 7 has the most balanced view: the picture window frames the sea inlet and the adjacent marshland, and takes in vistas all the way out to the sound and the Andean peaks beyond.

Insider Tip:

Book a private afternoon aboard the Williche, one of the only custom-built Chilote-style boats available for public use on Chiloe. With the help of a guide, the colorful wooden skiff can journey to tiny islands—Quehui, Mechuque—only accessible by water, where life hasn't changed much for centuries.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • All-Inclusive
  • Breakfast Included
  • Design Hotel
  • Family Friendly
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2012

Number of Rooms: 12

Other:

Number of Suites:

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