Magic Mountain hotel is exactly what you think it is. It’s a hotel shaped like a mountain that spews water from the top. It’s located in Huilo Huilo, a private Natural Reserve in the Los Rios region of Chile. In the middle of a native forest (a UNESCO biosphere reserve) lies this very unique hotel, covered in moss and vines. It is built inside a man-made volcano that erupts water from the top which flows down the sides. A strange volcano-like building spews water instead of lava; its welcoming windows adorned with moss and vines, complementing the surrounding trees. It looks like the kind of place the blue folk from Avatar might hook up with hobbits and Ewoks to go on holiday. But this is neither Pandora, Middle-Earth nor the Star Wars forest moon of Endor.
Deep in southern Chile lies the Montana Magica Lodge – an extraordinary hotel hidden away in the centre of a 300,000-acre private nature reserve. Among the activities on offer are a wild-course mini-golf, where the holes form part of the natural terrain, hiking and access to the longest zip wire in South America, which run through the grounds at a height of 1,500ft.
And, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a pudu – the world’s smallest deer which is just 13in tall. At the end of the day, guests can relax in hot tubs carved from gigantic tree trunks – as the calming sound from the waterfall cascades down the side of the building. Prices at the rainforest hotel – which lies in the grounds of the Huilo-Huilo Unesco biosphere reserve – range from £150 to £260 per night. The hotel has 55 rooms, a Spa and a meeting room for 200 people, among many other amenities. With a surprising architecture, noble materials and a delicate care of the nature. With beautiful rooms, exellent gastronomy, a bar and a customized service for each visitor, you will be able to enjoy the propitious atmosphere for rest of body and soul.
Seeing as the hotel’s design is based on the shape of a mountain, this is what dictates the interior layout. The size of the nine rooms, each named after a local bird, gradually decrease in size as you move toward the top, or peak, of the hotel. Guests access their rooms via a spiraling central staircase built with local stone and wood, while the main access to the hotel is a suspended wood and cable bridge. The interior of the rooms are in keeping with the hotel’s blend of elegance and ecotourism, and feature rough-hewn planks along the walls, as well as other finely crafted wooden furniture.
It might be completely artificial but the Montana Magica lodge in Chile even ‘erupts’ every day, sending water running down the outside of the 13-room guest house
Do not worry about the facilities in this hotel because they facilitate with free Wi-Fi with elegant rooms that are exposed wooden-beam ceiling and mountain views. You also can do a lot of activities such as cycling, kayaking, rafting, caving and golf.
You really feel like being in a fairy tale, the whole design is very playful and includes loads of natural elements (lots of wood). The rooms are not huge, but it is understandable when you consider the shape of the building. Still there is a well-sized and comfy bed and the funniest furniture and bathroom
The hotel is situated in the Huilo Huilo biological reserve so there is plenty to see around, you can visit the nearby waterfalls, you can easily spend here 2 nights enjoying nature and relaxing.
The restaurant of the hotel caters for a very nice meal at the end of the day, giving you a chance to wind down after a day out.