Next to a gently babbling waterfall on the southeast corner of Lago Pehoé, this lodge is one of the most luxurious—and most expensive—in Chile; outside, the shimmering lake is offset by tiny rocky islets, and although there may be some debate about the aesthetics of the hotel's low-slung minimalist exterior, the interior is impeccable, with a Scandinavian style using local woods throughout. Pressed Patagonian wildflowers and frontier photographs of indigenous people
line the hallways. A dozen full-time guides tailor all-inclusive park outings to guests' interests. They're all fluent in English (some are expats), and they ferry you around in a fleet of imposing-looking vans. A four-night minimum stay is required, for which you'll pay a minimum of US$6,000 for two people, including airport transfers, three meals a day, drinks, and excursions. Rooms with better views, including one of the mountains from your bath, go up to almost double that. Yet, as a testament to the value, the place consistently sells out even during the winter.
2-239–5280-in Santiago; 2-395–2580-in Lake Pehoé