In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Those are the first 2 lines of Tolkien’s famous book, The Hobbit. He imagined a race of little folk who carved their houses into the sides of hills to create comfortable, cozy little abodes. While living in burrows isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, it’s got an undeniable allure.
For us humans stuck on boring ol’ planet earth, there aren’t many places that will allow us to experience life as a Hobbit. The Mountain Magic Lodge, a quaint little hotel situated Chile (which I suppose is the earth version of the Shire), can give visitors a taste of Hobbit life.
It’s got pretty much everything you could hope for: seclusion in a verdant forest, a suspended wooden bridge, cozy rooms, and even a bubbling waterfall at the top of the lodge that sends water trickling down over the sides of the structure. To top it all off, the lodge was built exclusively out of local wood and stone to make it as natural as possible.
Spending a night at the Mountain Magic Lodge is a fantastic way to get in touch with nature. Living inside of this psuedo-underground structure, with the calming sounds of water dripping down the walls just outside of your windows, it would be impossible not to let go of your worries and let your stress melt away.
In fact, the soothing effect of water is something of a theme at the Lodge. It was built near the Hulio Hulio falls, so guests can put on their hiking shoes and visit one of the world’s most beautiful cascades whenever they like. And when their legs are aching from a day of hiking and exploration, guests can fall into one of the hot tubs carved out of enormous tree trunks. What more could you possibly ask for?