Sunday, October 2, 2016

Wooden Cabin, Fireplace & Hot Springs! {Villaricca, Chile}

There was a time when we frequented Mumbai-Pune by train, because our little kid wanted to run all the time, undertaking an 800 km long road trip was unthinkable! 

But we did it! For the Chilean dieciocho holidays (dieciocho literally meaning 18!) and we found this b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l, absolutely gorgeous wooden cabin in the woods, somewhere in the foothills of the smoky, snow covered Villaricca volcano.

Amaretto tea in the morning sunlight, infinite pet love, the howling Puelche wind at night, the romantic fireplace to keep the wooden house perfectly warm, soaking in some vitamin D on the hammock, dipping in the hot springs and lazy walks around the town. In all a perfect getaway from Santiago for a long weekend. Here are some pictures!

Some info in case you’re heading there:

Villarica is around 800 kms south of Chile, near Pucón and although google maps gives an estimate of 8 hours, we took over 10 ! Following speed limits & plenty of stops! 

Fuel: Like most of Chile, there are Petrobas, Copec & Shell fuel pumps all over the route. Unless you’re cutting it fine, filling up is not a big concern

Termas: We visited the Peumayen hot springs and 1&half from Villaricca town centre. They have both the natural hot spring next to the gushing water (pozos termales) and a hot spring pool (piscina termal). It has a nice French restaurant with good food too. And you may want to check out their lodges as they looked absolutely gorgeous up on the hills facing the waters. 

& btw, 18th September is the Chilean Independence day, when everything shuts down and the only thing to do is get away, or go to a Fonda (Fair!) to celebrate the Fiestas Patrias! 

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  1. This looks like such a gorgeous hide-away for a holiday. I love your photos, and all the little touches of homeware make it feel like a home-from-home. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam

  2. This place looks like heaven, great pictures x

  3. I am so jealous right now. This does look like a dream!


  4. Favorite picture? Hands down: the clothesline!

  5. Oh wow, it just looks so tranquil and beautiful! The pictures are absolutely stunning, and made me want to go there and get away from it all, immediately!!

  6. What a beautiful place to escape to. Definitely worth a journey #myfavouritetrip

  7. What a beautiful place to escape to. Definitely worth a journey #myfavouritetrip

  8. Looks so relaxing! Thanks for sharing at FTF!

  9. What a happy post! I'm glad you got to enjoy it.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!

  10. What an incredibly stay! The wooden cabin looks so cosy and the surroundings are just stunning! Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Can you please add the badge to the post. Thanks, Polly

    1. Hi Polly, the badge is included in the link ups page:

  11. I love the little details in the location and the joy that radiates from these images! #MyFavouriteTrip

  12. Wow!! Now this really makes me want to do some 'proper' travel :)