Refugio Rio Cisnes
We're Jose and Dyana. We came to Patagonia in search of sustainability and a life in harmony with nature. After an extensive search we found a farm, established by pioneers, with two hectares of land on the banks of the Rio Cisnes and surrounded by snow capped mountains and vast forests.
It's the perfect place to create a haven for people exploring the Carretera Austral, so we set to work converting an old farmhouse into a cafe serving genuine coffee (not nescafe) home baked breads and pastries, snacks, breakfast and lunch, and a fully equipped campsite with trails leading down to the river and through the woods, where there is a large gathering space with an open fire and picnic tables.
Most recently we have renovated and modernised a pioneers house, into a refugio with a large kitchen and lounge downstaris and dormitory upstairs, all lit by natural daylight flowing in from huge windows that provide a sense of great space through the surrounding scenery and open up to the large sheltered terrace that wraps around most of the building. Visitors have described the refugio as 'luxurious' which is in keeping with our desire to treat our guests to an experience they will long remember.
Keeping the farming tradition we have a garden and a small flock of sheep, which, when there are baby lambs, visitors are invited to help feed.
Located 6 Km North Of Villa Amengual, on the Carretera Austral.