Perched on a bluff on the edge of Chile’s Lake Sarmiento, Tierra Patagonia celebrates all that is majestic about its surroundings, while offering a space where comfort reigns.

With enormous windows everywhere, the lakes and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park are a constant and awe-inspiring backdrop. Exploring the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site just outside the front door is a priority at Tierra Patagonia, but so is finding the space and serenity to relax and enjoy one’s surroundings.

A wide variety of excursions, led by mostly Chilean guides, allows guests to discover the beauty and diversity of Patagonia, visit huasos on their ranches, and explore the surrounding grasslands. You can spend the day hiking to spectacular mountain vistas, return for a swim or a massage in the spa, and end the day with a fantastic meal and a glass of Chilean wine as the sun sets on the rocky pinnacles of the Torres del Paine.

According to National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, “Tierra Patagonia feels like part of the Patagonian scenery, from the way it curves into the landscape to the way it was built and furnished: tapping the skills of Chilean craftspeople and using natural materials including local wood from a sustainable forest. Its elegant, innovative design—inspired by traditional Chilean estancias and the building style of the indigenous Tehuelche people—blends into the landscape from the exterior, while the wood- clad interior conveys a sense of sweeping movement and great expanses, much like the dramatic Patagonian landscapes it looks out upon”.

Photo: Terra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile – © 2019 National Geographic