A rustic wild retreat in the wilderness of Torres del Paine
Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighbouring the Torres del Paine National Park - considered to be one of the most emblematic sites of Chilean Patagonia. It dazzles you with its magnificent scenery of jagged mountains and glacial lakes with ever-changing turquoise hues. From the lodge you can enjoy spectacular views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento.
Opened on the former campground of adventurer Florence Dixie, who pitched her tent beneath the iconic peaks in 1878, the hotel is spread out like a classic estancia,
with the stylish restaurant and guest lounge just a 5-minute stroll or a short golf-buggy ride from the furthest-flung villa. The 12 luxury villas are inspired by old Patagonian shelters and ranching outposts and inside the rooms create a cosy, mountainous atmosphere with comfortable
living spaces and wood fires. The villas are distributed along the ridge to ensure privacy and optimise the views of the forest, Lake Sarmiento, the pampas and Torres del Paine.
The main lodge overlooks the majestic scenery and the comfortable lounges are a wonderful spot to sit back and relax. Experience the delights of the menu designed by the head chef to feature Patagonian gastronomy prepared with the culinary techniques of Europe.
A private guide and vehicle are assigned to each villa and your activities are planned according to your pace and preferences, special interests and wishes for your stay. Activities on offer include biking, horse riding, trail walking, hiking, mountain biking, bicycle riding and archaeological visits to a nearby paleontological site. You are also welcome to tour the private reserve from your villa and explore the different paths, observing the native flora and fauna.
Awasi Patagonia is stylish, intimate and atmospheric, providing a wonderful home-away-from-home experience in a stunning wilderness region.
The Awasi Puma Foundation
Guanaco and puma populations are spread across large areas inside Torres del Paine National Park, where they are protected, but these animals frequently stray outside the park boundaries in search of new territories and food. Once outside the park they come into conflict with sheep farmers and bounty payouts for a puma skin have brought about sharp declines in the population, threatening this legendary species with extinction. Awasi Patagonia sits on a private reserve bordering the park and has pounced on the opportunity to launch a brand new conservation project - The Awasi Puma Foundation. Through the foundation they have restored vast swathes of the puma’s natural habitat and created protected biological corridors enabling pumas, guanacos, foxes and birds to once again roam free.
Guests at Awasi can now be a part of this groundbreaking conservation effort. Those who wish to can spend time with researchers and scientists monitoring the movements of Patagonia's wildlife, using hidden cameras to plot the habits of key species and gathering information about behavioural patterns.
Why we like it
- Incomparable location
- Stunning architecture with only 12 luxurious Villas
- Unique flora & fauna
- Exclusive guide & 4WD per villa
- A member of Relais & Chateaux