Tierra Patagonia

Chile, South America

Tierra Patagonia

Chile, South America

‘The ultimate adventure destination. In Torres del Paine National Park, discover an eco-hotel that weaves itself into the rugged landscape.’

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Overview

  • Highlights

    From $800 USD per night all meals and excursions are included. 

    The outdoor Jacuzzi with unbelievable mountain views. 

    A partly-submerged, almost invisible hotel that blends into the landscape.

    The bespoke, guided excursions that are included in your stay.  

    For families, an apartment for 6 can be created via interconnecting rooms.  

     Why not combine your trip with a visit to its two sister hotels?

  • Top Tip

    ”Fall asleep with the blind open, and wake up to the most amazing view at dawn over the Torres del Paine.’

    Eco Activities

    Embark on a challengingly long and steep climb, to the top of Cerro Obelisco. An adventure only offered at Tierra.

    There’s no better way to explore this wonderland than on horseback. With the local Chilean gauchos at Estancia Lazo, get ready for an adventure through mixed terrain and glorious scenery.

    Get involved in an education excursion with Cerro Guido Conservation Foundation, and learn about the local ecosystem here.

  • Rooms

    If you can bear to tear yourself away from your bedroom view, the natural woods, wool rugs, and deep bathtub create the ultimate homely feel. A perfect refuge. For larger families or groups, an apartment that sleeps six can be created from a series of interconnected rooms.

    Natural materials, and the emphasis on native wood throughout.

    All 40 rooms have generous bathtubs and incredible lake views.

    No TVs in the rooms give the perfect opportunity to disconnect.

    Bathrooms with frosted glass printed with a windblown Patagonian tree.

  • Need to Know

    The Tierra Patagonia hotel closes during the wild Chilean winter which is from 30 April until 1 October.

    When you arrive the team will create a bespoke excursion plan. Sit by the fireplace with a giant hand-painted map and plot your adventures. A certain level of fitness would prove useful, but there are day trips to accommodate all ages and levels. Guests on the full-day excursions also get a packed lunch with a thermos of hot soup.

    Miles from anywhere, make sure you have your meds, personal stuff, and any little extras. And pack for all four seasons, whichever time of year you choose to visit. The weather in Patagonia changes every hour.

  • Location

    Patagonia locations don’t get any better than this. Positioned on the shores of Lake Sarmiento, this eco-conscious hotel has a panoramic view of the Torres del Paine, a snow-capped mountain. The striking wooden structure is the perfect refuge for explorers to return to after a day of pure adventure.

    How to get there

    To keep your carbon footprint down (by avoiding an internal flight) fly to Punta Arenas – where most people choose to arrive by plane.

    Tierra Patagonia has a transfer service at Punta Arenas airport – which is 4 + hours. The transfers are twice a day and it’s important to arrive on a flight that coincides with those times.

    There is an option for an internal flight to Puerto Natales, which makes the journey to the hotel approximately one hour. Private transfers are available for an additional cost.

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  • Design
    A masterpiece in architecture and design. Both respectful to the environment and local heritage. This beautiful wooden structure blends and weaves into the landscape. From a distance...
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    it's almost invisible. Clad in renewable beech from Tierra del Fuego, and the patina which has developed over the years is the same as local outposts used by residents of Patagonia historically.

  • Energy
    Powered by gas boilers - which is it not what we like to see. We cannot ignore the clever design of the building which ventilates and maximises the natural heating brought by...
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    maximum exposure to sunlight. The high-quality insulation retains the heat incredibly well. Let's hope (or encourage) this hotel to bring in a renewable energy source soon!

  • Community
    The hotel hires local people where possible and partners with small local companies for excursions offered to guests, such as the memorable horse riding experience with the local gauchos...
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    It would be nice to see even more initiatives which support and work with the local community, watch this space...

  • Biodiversity
    Tierra Patagonia hotel works with the Cerro Guido Conservation Foundation, which carries out important research, along with the help of puma.org. While there is still conflict between...
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    local farms and pumas, there are some fantastic projects. Guests are offered the chance to get involved in an education excursion and learn about the local ecosystem, and the solutions to keep both farmers and pumas happy.

  • Water
    The aerator systems on all taps help reduce the flow, and reduce the amount of water used. The grey water (from sinks and showers) is collected to then re-use on the landscaping around the hotel.
  • Waste
    We love the zero plastic policy here, although this is only front of house. It's great to see that the hotel provides re-usable water bottles to be refilled from purified water dispensers...
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    All general waste is collected and recycled (glass, cardboard, cooking oil) and organic waste from food is used for compost.

  • Food & Drink
    Delicious vegan and vegetarian meals feature often in the menu, which is always a good thing. The chef does serve line caught trout (but NEVER salmon). This is on purpose because...
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    the local salmon farms here are damaging the marine ecosystems. In Chile, the salmon industry uses harmful techniques and operates without proper regulation. Its rapid growth has overwhelmed coastal waters. The kitchen team also work with the orchard gardens here, sourcing from small, local operators.

  • Engaging Guests
    Tierra Patagonia's guides are experts in their field. Encouraging all guests to learn about the wildlife and flora found in this unique and fragile ecosystem...
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    Some of the self-guided activities are designed to encourage guests to become more aware of the environment and the impact humans have on it.

  • Housekeeping
    It goes without saying, in such a precious place, all cleaning products used are 100% biodegradable. Guest toiletries are provided in refillable dispensers, are naturally organic...
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    and are sourced 100% local.

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    "'Hands Down The Best'"

    "I've travelled the world and stayed in hundreds (if not thousands) of hotels in my life. Tierra Patagonia was hands down *THE BEST*. The property, rooms, amenities, excursions, food, services... everything was superb. Can't recommend this hotel highly enough." Setherton

    December 2022, Google Reviews

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    "'Beautiful Hotel'"

    "Beautiful hotel, the architecture of the building blends in so amazingly with the landscape. We always enjoyed coming to the pool and spa in the afternoon after a morning of activities..." Spencer

    December 2022, Google Reviews

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    "'Amazing Time'"

    "What an amazing time we had in Patagonia. Tierra has the most wonderful friendly staff. Top-notch service.. fun guides and the most beautiful place at the end of the earth! Perfect combination for a perfect vacation." Marlena

    April 2022, Google Reviews

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    "'Heaven On Earth'"

    "I cannot describe how amazing this hotel is! The rooms have breathtaking views; the meals are delicious and offer a variety of menu options; the infinity pool is relaxing with a view; the friendly staff go out of their way. Tierra Patagonia was a highlight of our 2 month trip around South America." Sandy C

    March 2022, Tripadvisor

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