Frutillar, Chile (PRWEB) April 9, 2010
The Ayacara Charming Hotel has once again opened it doors to the public welcoming them to the recently renovated 8-room boutique hotel. The hotel, which was originally built in the 1900s, has kept its antique charm by keeping the use of wood throughout the hotel but renovated all interiors including bathrooms to provide further comfort with modern conveniences. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, The Ayacara Charming Hotel will offer a comfortable and luxurious setting with central heating and large thermo paneled windows that isolate the interior from the cold.
Each room at the Charming Hotel Ayacara has its own individual style, marked by the pastel tones. All the furniture is unique as each piece has been personally chosen by the hotel’s owner.
From inside you can appreciate the beautiful views of the volcanoes Osorno, Calbuco, and Puntiagudo. In summer, enjoy a peaceful stroll on the banks of the Llanquihue lake and in winter enjoy the wonderful views while sipping on a home made hot chocolate or a glass of wine... It is an experience for the senses.
Ayacara in the Mapuche language means "beautiful town" and this name is by no means accidental. The Ayacara Hotel is located in the small town of Frutillar, a pretty little villa overlooking Lake Llanquihue, in Chile’s Lake District which was originally founded by 47 German families in 1856.
Today, Frutillar is a small town of about 15,000 inhabitants, divided into two sectors: Frutillar Bajo (lower Frutillar), located on the shore of lake Llanquihue, which preserves its traditional German-style architecture and consists of small hotels, restaurants, craft shops and the famous “Teatro del Lago” (lake theatre); and Frutillar Alto (upper Frutillar) which developed around the railroad station (built in 1907) and later the highway.
The town of Frutillar Bajo has made its name from its cultural activities related to fine arts, especially classical music. In February, the town celebrates the "Semanas Musicales", a music festival celebrated for the people — one of the most important celebrations of classical music in Chile. Most of the concerts are now held at the Teatro del Lago, a cultural center located over the lake in Frutillar Bajo, which is currently being renovated, to be completed in November 2010. Aside from “Semanas Musicales”, the theatre offers a diverse program of performances and art exhibitions throughout the year. Frutillar also stands out for being a quiet and safe town with friendly people and a mixture of Chilean blends and German Creole cuisine, which is noted for its pastries. In its streets time all but stops with the taste of the German apple strudel.
Within the Lake District, Frutillar is very well situated, since it is the starting point for visiting several lake shore villages, such as: Puerto Octay, Puerto Varas, Petrohue and Ensenada. Within a few minutes you can reach the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, the oldest in the country, and just a short drive away the Petrohue Falls and Peulla where you will find the lake crossing through Lake Todos los Santos (first stage of Andean Crossing, which ends in Bariloche). Another interesting visit is the Alerce Andino Park, south of Puerto Montt (where the Southern Highway begins), it has larch trees (Fitzroya cupressoides), which have been declared Chilean monuments due to their slow growth and longevity. Some of the trees you will find in this park are more than two thousand years old. The park has about fifty small lakes and a unique fauna. You are likely to spot birds such as the black woodpecker, the kingfisher and the Chinese eagle.
This area is called "The northern door of the Chilean Patagonia” with excellent rivers for fly fishing, rafting, cannoning, kayaking and more. Its geography is steep as you can see the Andes mountain range almost fall into the sea. Everything is at hand, with its green wild forests with their beautiful and well cultivated fields, lakes, volcanoes and the sea within walking distance.
Visit the new Ayacara Charming Hotel in the beautiful Lake District in Northern Patagonia in southern Chile and discover the beautiful corners of our region.
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