Luego de pasar muchas vacaciones de verano en la Carretera Austral y enamorados de los extraordinarios paisajes de aquella zona, la familia Christensen Arteaga soñábamos con tener un lugar propio. Por ello, adquirir una propiedad pareció un paso más en el camino.
 
Sin embargo, la historia de Mallín Colorado comienza mucho antes. La historia de Mallín Colorado es una historia familiar. Con el nacimiento del último hijo, Felipe, nuestra familia comenzó a tener 9 miembros: nuestros dos padres y los siete hermanos. No fue algo fácil, lidiar con los problemas cotidianos. No había nana que nos aguante demasiado tiempo.
Since we were little we have been organized by the stimulating and receptive hand of the father, with his meetings so participative and so full of respect for what each one has to contribute. And when the chaos took over us, the mother with her welcoming arm always showed us and led us on the right path, infecting us with her strength and faith that the hand of God works every day.
It has been as a family that we have learned to dream, to enjoy nature, to work as a team, to attend visits and make them feel part of the house, to make beds, cook, tell stories, listen to those who need it, to do miracles with little money, to love and serve others.

The start of an adventure

Luego de adquirir la propiedad, Eduardo, uno de los hermanos, construyó la primera cabaña. Y fue así que, naturalmente, por el año 1995, comenzamos a ofrecer alojamiento y comidas a los viajeros espontáneos. Era un sueño hecho realidad. Por fin teníamos algo nuestro, impregnado de una esencia familiar, y donde, además, podíamos compartir con otros aquello que amábamos: La misma naturaleza y su experiencia transformadora, las delicias caseras hechas por nuestra madre y el sentimiento cálido de vivir una aventura con nuevas personas.
 
Fuimos y somos felices de recibir y atender a los viajeros, hacer que cada una de ellos se sientan como en su hogar; escucharlos, acompañarlos y aprender de ellos.
Mientras Eduardo se encargaba de la construcción de las cabañas, María Soledad Arteaga, madre y dueña de casa, preparaba exquisitos platos caseros. Paso a paso fuimos construyendo un negocio familiar, donde cada uno aportaba su visión y su labor, así, por ejemplo, el Tata Eduardo, fundador y dueño, se encargaba de sembrar árboles nativos para nutrir el bosque que rodea a la propiedad; mientras que los jardines del frente de las cabañas fueron pensados y diseñados por Anita, una de las hermanas Christensen.

Boutique hotel and all inclusive: Growing little by little

Over the years we have become a tourist micro-company attended by a professional team, offering programs and maintaining the same personalized attention to the international traveler. We create programs and include local boat services to visit the Marble Cathedral; We add hiking guides to explore the various trails through the native forests and we work with local companies to hike on the Exploradores Glacier or the Calluqueo Glacier. We also created the Tata Tour, as part of an unforgettable family living experience; And we do not forget the homemade and evocative flavors of Patagonia, to enjoy the cuisine and good hand of the housewife.
Today the seven siblings, and our elderly parents, are still very involved, and there is always a family member receiving the travelers. With effort and sacrifice, we managed to build 4 cabins and Casa Lenga, with a capacity that can accommodate 32 people in total.
On a wide area of almost 12 hectares, we build and distribute the cabins in a way that guarantees a great experience for those who visit us. Silence, privacy and exclusivity are great qualities of Mallín Colorado. They totally transform the way to rest, to live new adventures and to enjoy the natural work that surrounds us. Mallín Colorado became a sacred place, to connect with ourselves and renew energies to calibrate our aspirations and experiences.

Looking to the future, a familiar and sustainable place

Today, the seven brothers continue to participate in the development, growth and innovation of the family business. Whether in sustainability, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, or the broad artistic display, each is in charge of an area.

In company and guided by our parents, we invest time, hopes, and a lot of perseverance to make Mallín Colorado prosper day by day, year after year. Working together as a family became the key and the main value of Mallín Colorado.

We are currently promoting a sustainable future with concrete actions such as reforestation, organic crops, the maximum use of local ingredients, closeness to the local community and participation in sustainable initiatives in the area.

We forged 25 years ago this magnificent place and we believe that one should return to earth what the earth has given us. We move forward together and project goals to continue building with great love and unity a modern, sustainable and respectful company of nature that always seeks to enhance its beauty and resources.

This great adventure called Mallin Colorado brought us endless emotions, transformed us as a family, allowed us to strengthen ties, led us to meet visitors who became great friends and advisors. From here we will always cultivate our best memories as treasures.