Located in a private reserve, the villas and main lodge of Awasi Patagonia have been designed to blend into their surroundings and provide a luxurious base from which to explore the starkly beautiful Torres del Paine National Park.
The wooden villas are inspired by traditional Patagonian shelters, and have large windows allowing you to enjoy the views from the privacy of your own room. They are spacious yet cosy with a wood burning stove and central heating to keep you warm, and feature a coffee maker and minibar. The bathroom comes with a supply of toiletries, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Arguably best of all is the outdoor hot tub, where you can enjoy an indulgent soak as you take in panoramic views of the Torres del Paine Mountains and Lake Sarmiento.
When it comes to exploring you have your very own guide to help you plan each day’s activities, which can include walking, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and 4x4 drives, and you can select the nature and duration of each trip. Enjoy superb views and watch wildlife such as foxes, guanacos, pumas, eagles and condors.
The main lodge is the social heart of Awasi Patagonia, where you spend time with other guests, relax over a drink and enjoy the delicious food prepared by the chef and his team, drawing upon local, seasonal produce, presented with great flair.
Awasi Patagonia is world’s most southernmost member of the Relais & Chateaux group.
Open: Awasi Patagonia is open from the beginning of October till the end of April each year.
Location: Awasi is in a private reserve of 4,500 hectares bordering Torres del Paine National Park. You can fly into Puerto Natales, from where you are transferred to the lodge, a drive of about 90 minutes.
Rooms: There are 14 guest villas spaced well apart from each other and at varying distances from the main lodge, the furthest being about 400 metres away, with transport available should you wish. The 13 regular villas provide 80sqm of space with a bedroom, bathroom with bath, shower and his and hers hand basins and sitting room. The larger master villa is made up of 2 en-suite bedrooms and living room, sleeps up to 4 people and occupies 140sqm. Villa facilities include a coffee machine, minibar, safe, wood burning stove and an outdoor hot tub.
Activities: Each room is assigned a guide, trained in flora, fauna, archaeology, history and first aid, and 4x4 vehicle for private excursions. Prior to arrival you complete a form advising your preferences and physical condition, valuable background information for your guide, and once at the lodge you liaise to plan day to day activities. These include trail walks, 4x4 drives, horse rides, cycling and hiking in Torres del Paine National Park. Full and half day trips are available. Excursions are included in your stay.
Facilities: The main lodge is a large wooden structure with large windows. It houses the lounge with its easy chairs, sofas and coffee tables, bar and restaurant and has a terrace with far reaching views.
Dining: Meals are made from locally available ingredients including herbs, morcilla mushrooms and flowers in the gardens, crafted into beautiful dishes. All meals and drinks are included in your stay.
Children: Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.
Health: There is no malaria in Chile.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in communal areas, though this can be slow. Mobile phone signals are unreliable. There is a satellite phone for emergency use.
Notes: Awasi Patagonia is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux collection.
Although pumas are protected within the national park they have no protection elsewhere, and they are hunted for their skins. Awasi Patagonia has formed the Awasi Puma Foundation and are working with scientists and researchers to protect the puma population and other native species such as guanacos and condors within their private reserve.