You might be in the wilderness when you arrive at Rio Salvaje, but you are by no means roughing it!
About the Lodge
The lodge itself is a traditional two-story Chilean build. The downstairs has bedrooms for up to eight guests, each of which is double occupancy, and each bedroom has its own private bath powered by an on demand water system. There is a small “breakfast” dining room adjoining the lodge great room and kitchen, where you will usually start your day – this is where the guests take their morning vittles and coffee, and discuss the plan for the day. And you can end your day in nearby sauna, wood fired wet or dry, that comfortably accommodates all guests, with private changing and bath rooms as well. You will lounge around the Mosca Seca (dry fly) bar, sampling an assortment of Chile’s renowned wines and of course a Pisco (the Chilean national cocktail!).
Menus are ample and varied, with an emphasis on the cuisine of the region, with on-site greenhouses providing much of the fare. What isn’t grown is sourced through a local grocer that gets produce and cheese from nearby farms. All seafood is caught locally artisan fisherman, who are required to use only hand line methods for harvesting their catch. The water-born cuisine highlighted by Rio Salvaje Lodge cuisine includes mussels, clams, salmon, trout, conger eel, cod, and occasionally rock crab. On the final night of your visit you’ll be treated to traditional asado by La Orca’s Captain Gullermo; the lamb or goat is slow-roasted over wood fire, and provides guests a view into a more traditional Patagonian method of cooking.
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