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Vira Vira: Part Hotel, Part Chilean Farm Retreat
Dairy cows, chicken coops, and paddocks may look a bit out of place against the backdrop of the Villarrica volcano. But guests quickly get used to the stunning scenery at Vira Vira, which opened last October in Chile’s Lake District. Each of the 21 rooms is crafted from local woods and decorated with handwoven rugs and wall hangings. Nearly all the ingredients featured in the meals come from the working farm and an on-site dairy that hosts cheese-making workshops. Activities included in the rate range from climbing the volcano to hiking the nearby forest of monkey puzzle trees. Minimum three-night stay from $1,475, all inclusive.