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Explora Patagonia is among the 7 best lakeside lodges
“Explora Patagonia (Chile). If Patagonia is the leader in lakefront landscapes, then Explora in Chile’s portion of the Andes is its crown jewel. Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, rooms at the all-inclusive
Explora lodge overlook the shores of Lake Pehoe and open up to vistas of the Cordillera del Paine mountain ridge, or the famed Salto Chico waterfall. Designed for silence and simplicity, rooms come with Wi-Fi and expansive windows that sub in for TVs. The lodge’s Ona Bathhouses have four open-air Jacuzzis offering views of the lake and mountain peaks.
Meals at the lodge are five-star and fixed to personal tastes, including Chilean wine pairings with meals. Staff will help you pick from more than 50 day trips and send you out trekking, hiking or horseback riding with trained guides through ancient forests, gaucho territory or the Southern Ice Fields.
Prime perk: There’s a heated, covered pool — swims can be followed with an essential oil massage.”