Remote, personalised luxury and privacy takes on new meaning at Awasi Patagonia. Just 14 villas are dotted around this private nature reserve, which overlooks the Torres del Paine National Park - rural in the extreme, but sheltered from the winds by lenga and nirre trees. These striking open-plan wood-panelled cabins are inspired by old Patagonian shelters and ranches, each with a stove, private outdoor hot tub and vast windows that present open views of the forest, Lake Sarmiento, the pampas and Torres del Paine. Their pared back, neutral design is completed with a few sheepskin rugs and wool blankets, creating a secluded and homely feel, with some serious respect for sustainability and nature.
Each villa is also assigned its own guide and vehicle (a unique privilege in this region). Your guide will create tailored itineraries and activities based on your interests: walking, photography, wildlife spotting - there are countless foxes, eagles, condors, rhea, horses, sheep and guanacos waiting to be found, and the occasional puma for the lucky explorer. A local gaucho might ride with you over intoxicatingly isolated plains, ready to share tales over mate.
The restaurant is in the main lodge. At breakfast, find hot food and a spread of cheese and meats, as well as a juice bar to create fresh blends to start the day. At lunch and dinner, locally sourced ingredients lead the menu: such as lamb, guanaco and seafood including hake and crab. All are artfully presented in a creative meeting of tradition and contemporary haute cuisine. The bar's resident mixologist is both expert and inventive.
Lovers of the great outdoors
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Indulge in a soothing massage treatment from the comfort of your room
Relax tired muscles in your private outdoor hot tub
Enjoy a warming glass of Chilean wine in front of the fire
Feast on chef Fabrizio Aciares’ delicious cuisine crafted using ingredients from the kitchen’s own garden
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Trek the spectacular trails of the Sierra Contreras mountain range
Spot herds of guanacos at Lomo Guanaco with your private guide
Unravel the region’s history with a visit to the ancient rock art on the Aonikenk walking trail
Enjoy a private guided 4x4 tour through the mesmerising Torres del Paine National Park
Saddle up and go riding with an authentic Patagonian gaucho
Enjoy tranquil catamaran trips across the azure waters if Lake Pehoé
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