Our driver and our guide Isabel meet us at the airport in Puerto Montt to bring us to the town of Puerto Varas located on the shore of Lago LLanquihue. Lago means Lake. Llanquihue is pronounced “Yankee-Way”! The town has become quite a popular place to live and the townspeople tell all their friends who don’t live here “You don’t want to come here, it is a terrible place to stay!”. They are hoping that the place does not get bigger and change in a bad way.
We drive down the driveway with beautiful purple hydrangeas to our hotel for the next two nights, Quincho Casa. Quincho means Barbecue, and there is a large barn on the property where the former owners used to host barbecues. Now the house has been renovated to be a four bedroom hotel.
We enter the main room and are offered a glass of Sauvignon blanc.
We are staying in the Ibis room. This is the former owner’s master bedroom.
In the entry way is a tray of fresh fruit.
Too pretty to eat!
Our room before it is trashed with our clothes strewn all over with me looking for my rain slicker that I seem to have misplaced.
The bed with beautiful woven pillows and blanket.
Fresh flowers from the gardens.
Our view of the Orsono Volcano from our room.
Here’s a closer view. You can see this volcano from town also. I think it would be exciting to live near a lake the size of Lake Tahoe, with active volcanos nearby. Orsono is inactive, but there are other active volcanos nearby.
The view towards Lago Llanquihue.
One side of the walk in closet. I am not sure what the racks on the lower left are for. Since I don’t have such a fancy closet at home I wouldn’t know.
The two person bath tub.
Here is a picture of the bathtub. It even has a mirror in it in case you want to shave or reapply your lipstick!
The sink area, no picture of the toilet or the shower that looked like it was big enough for four people! I love those heated towel bars.
We descended the stairs to go to dinner. The staircase was a work of art, with a beautiful curving handrail. This place must have cost a fortune to build!
Our table awaits. It is so nice to be able to eat dinner at the hotel and not run into town and look for a restaurant.
We had a lovely view of the volcano from our table at dinner.
Fresh rolls. We had four, but Steve grabbed one before I could take a picture!
I had the venison with squash. It was so tender and yummy!
Steve had the salmon with quinoa.
Dessert was apple strudel and lingonberries with vanilla ice cream. We went upstairs to our room after dinner.
We were told to watch the Volcano Orsono at sunset.
The colors would change every few minutes!
Do you prefer your rolls fresh or stale?
Do you have a fancy closet in your house?
Do you think the porcelain sinks above the counters look dated already?