The infrastructure of El Saltamontes Lodge consists of four independent buildings, all constructed of local river stones and rough-hewn logs. It's the blend of rural building materials and fine furnishings that gives the lodge its unique rustic elegant charm.
Electricity is produced 24/7 by a private hydroelectric turbine. The main Lodge, accessible via a sweeping curved timber deck, is an impressive building with high ceilings and two large fireplaces. The communal living room is furnished with antique furniture, comfortable leather sofas, and plush rugs. The bar area, equipped with a warm wood stove, is another option for socializing.
The dining room seats a maximum of 15 guests around a heavy antique table and a cozy fireplace. Set with sparkling candelabra, silverware, and crystal, it's a feast for the eyes and palate. Huge picture windows provide a backdrop of stunning Andean peaks.
The kitchen is always bustling with activity, and guests are welcome to join in. The aroma of delicious food and the sound of laughter and conversation from the staff fills the air. In addition to the main Lodge and guest cabins, El Saltamontes also features a range of recreational activities and facilities to keep guests entertained and relaxed during their stay. For those looking for adventure, there are opportunities for horseback riding, biking, bird watching and hiking in the surrounding countryside. For those who prefer a more laid-back experience, there are shelves of books with cozy reading nooks in the main Lodge and a bar. Additionally, there is a small shop selling local arts and crafts.
The staff at El Saltamontes Lodge are friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to ensuring that guests have a truly memorable stay. Whether it's providing expert advice on the best fishing spots, cooking up delicious meals, or simply lending a hand with anything else that's needed, the staff are always there to help. With its stunning natural beauty, comfortable accommodations, and excellent facilities, El Saltamontes Lodge is the perfect destination for anglers, nature lovers, and anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a fishing trip with friends, you're sure to find everything you need at this unique and special place.