Luxurious rental home / apartment and ski lodge. Full home comforts in a relaxed and spacious ski chalet set in the high Andes, just one hour drive from Santiago, Chile. Enjoy the best skiing in South America, in the most appealing accommodation. Comprises two Four bedroom apartments - which can be rented individually or in combination (to create 8 bedrooms). Each apartment has large living room with large dining area and open plan kitchen; Large balcony facing South and West; 8 person open air heated Sundance Spa Jacuzzi on Balcony; Central heating with individual room thermostat controls; Log burning fireplace; All double glazed storm windows; garage space for 1 car - plus on street parking; maids room (adjacent to the garage).
Casa Farellones, Ski Chalet, Chile : Luxurious rental home apartment and ski lodge.
Full home comforts in a relaxed and spacious ski chalet set in the high Andes, just one hour drive from Santiago, Chile. Enjoy the best skiing in South America, in the most appealing accommodation.
Located on a ridge at the southern edge of the village of Farellones, with panoramic views on three sides, Casa Farellones is five minutes walk from the ski lifts at Farellones (you can ski back) and five minutes drive from the ski base at La Parva or El Colorado (you can ski all the way back from here too). Valle Nevado (the third linked valley / resort in the area) is a 15 minute drive but can be accessed easily on skis from either El Colorado or La Parva ski areas.
Skiing and boarding are the main winter activities. There is ample lift serviced terrain in the 3 resorts, but if you feel the need to venture further, Helli ski services are available from La Parva and Valle Nevado
Casa Farellones, The Chalet: Casa Farellones is a four storey private chalet with total built area of approximately 690 square meters set in the village of Farellones, commanding panoramic and unobstructed views to the West and South. The owners, normally resident in Thailand, use the upper two floors primarily during the ski season. The middle floor and lower floors which can be closed off from the main house as a self contained apartments are available for rent at most times of the year.
Optionally available (at extra cost) : Toyota 4Runner 4WD SUV Automatic 4.2 liter V6
Ideal car for mountains and skiing - equipped with rack for 8 skis (or 4 snow boards and 4 skis) and snow chains (though with the 4WD these are rarely required).
Big enough for 5 passengers and luggage in comfort.
Typically only available in the Summer months when the owners are not in residence
My wife (Thai) and I (British) are semi retired and now divide our time between homes in Phuket, Thailand (our previous home/business base) and now, chasing the snow, in Big Sky Montana and Farellones, Chile.
After several year of searching Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile for the best Southern hemisphere resort to build a vacation / retirement home (based upon quality of skiing, reliability of snow, access to shopping and services etc) we eventually decided upon Farellones at the end of the the 2001 ski season. Since Farellones filled all of our requirements, save for availability of attractive property to purchase, we bough land, hired and architect and did this the hard (but rewarding) way.
The huge open spaces, the uncrowded ski area. Total peace and relaxation. All home comforts brought to a relatively simple and underdeveloped area. The Snow. The Sun. Sitting in the hot tub watching the Condors circling on the thermals as the sun sets over Santiago.