Blending seamlessly into this arresting Chilean landscape, Tierra Patagonia is a dazzling hotel on the banks of Lake Sarmiento. The snowy peak of the colossal Torres del Paine rises on the other side of the water, and the curved, low-lying two-storey structure - sustainably built and surrounded by pampa - quite rightly ensures that all eyes are always on it.
This chic vision in pale wood is effortlessly sensational at every turn: its glass-walled spa boasts an infinity pool looking out to the mountain, with an outdoor hot tub and terrace; wicker egg chairs lined with wool throws offer the ideal spot to relax after a day's exploring. WiFi is only available in public areas, while bright, minimalist bedrooms have no televisions - freestanding bathtubs and the view, again, are entertainment enough. Three suites are spread over two storeys. Local hospitality meets flawless service throughout the hotel.
Breakfast is a continental spread or eggs cooked to order. Three-course dinners celebrate locally sourced ingredients, such as a lamb and beef from Patagonian suppliers and seafood from the Magellan Strait. Traditional dishes such as stews and slow-cooked soups are given a contemporary twist. A sleek, curved wood bar has a wide selection of Patagonian beers, Chilean wines and Calafate Sour - a regional favourite. Lunch is also served in the restaurant, or a hearty packed option can be provided for outdoor adventurers.
From beside the fireplace, a team of consummate guides will plan bespoke excursions with you. There are cycling, walking, riding and photographic trails, excellent bird watching opportunities and the chance to marvel at cave paintings by Aonikenk hunter-gatherer nomads. Gauchos can guide you through the pampa and tell tales of estancia ranch life, and end the day by sharing a Patagonian asado barbecue together.
Lovers of the great outdoors
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
Conservation and sustainability supporters
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Relax at the Uma Spa with its outdoor hot tub, steam room, hydromassage area and wealth of treatments
Energise for the day ahead with a sunrise yoga session backdropped by panoramic views
Take a dip in the stunning indoor infinity pool
Enjoy warming Patagonian soups and stews made with local ingredients at the restaurant
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy a tailored excursion into the magical Torres del Paine National Park with your expert guide
Walk or cycle along the banks of Lake Sarmiento
Try your hand at fishing for salmon on the lake
Go kayaking past stunning icebergs and glaciers
Ride through ancient forests with local gauchos
Ask your guide to plan a bespoke trip in search of Patagonia's elusive pumas
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