Tierra Patagonia sits unobtrusively on the tranquil shores of Lake Sarmiento on the park’s eastern perimeter. A graceful construction of local wood, the building features award-winning architecture and emerges from the hillside, almost absorbed by the landscape, with the snow-capped peaks of the Paine Massif perfectly framed from every window. The ambience of the hotel is casual and friendly, with social spaces designed to encourage mingling, though with plenty of nooks and crannies to escape to for some welcome respite.
The modern rooms and suites are distinctly Patagonian in style, clad in warm timbers underfoot and on the walls, featuring handcrafted furniture, local textiles and beautiful bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities. Standard rooms include a bathtub in the bedroom, while the generously sized split-level suites feature a cosy living room on the upper mezzanine with a spacious bedroom and ensuite downstairs.
Meals are included and Patagonian specialities and international dishes are served with the finest Chilean wines in a cavernous dining room and bar, containing a wall of glass that spans the breadth of the building, looking out to more of those sweeping Andean views. It's a landscapes you'll explore on a programme of excursions, meticulously put together by a team of private planning consultants who help guests to make the most of the outdoors; there's everything from guided hikes to horse rides, suitable for a whole range of abilities.
Meanwhile, back at the lodge, there are all manner of relaxing options to enjoy, with from dips in the indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi soaks and rejuvenating spa treatments. Or, you might simply prefer to unwind in one of the wicker cocoon chairs, suspended dreamily from the ceiling of the cosy living room.