Tierra Patagonia Hotel And Spa
What We Love
- Local woolen blankets and antique furniture in guestrooms, all of which have spectacular views of Lake Sarmiento and the Paine Massif
- Delicious selection of Chilean wines served with gourmet dinners featuring local meat, seafood and produce prepared by chef Rafael Figueroa
- Uma Spa’s honey and quartz crystal facials
- Zero development — residential or commercial — on this eastern edge of the national park
What To Know
- Transfers to/from Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport (PUQ) in Punta Arenas, about 250 miles away, are included on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and can be arranged through the property; on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, transfers are $150 per person, each way
- Transfers to/from Teniente J. Gallardo Airport (PNT) in Puerto Natales, about 80 miles away, are included on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and can be arranged through the property; on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, transfers are from $150 per person, each way
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Designed by Chilean architect Cazu Zegers, the hotel on the eastern edge of Torres del Paine National Park brings the outdoors to your doorstep, and the undulating all-wood structure blends seamlessly into the rolling dales. Stunning views can be had at every turn: Whether you’re sipping a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc at the open bar or relaxing on a sheepskin-covered bench in your guestroom, Tierra Patagonia, on the cusp of slate-blue Lake Sarmiento, always offers breathtaking views of the water and the Paine Massif in the distance.
Bed and Bath
Tierra Patagonia provides everything you need to explore these wilds in comfort and style. The 40 eco-luxe rooms are built from natural materials (ahem, blonde wood as far as the eye can see) and filled with handcrafted furnishings, like local woolen blankets and antiques. But while each is done up in their own unique touches, all have spectacular views of Lake Sarmiento and the Paine Massif’s jagged peaks.
Traditional Patagonian fare and Chile’s best wines is served in the restaurants, but head to Estancia Cerro Guiddo, the hotel’s working ranch, to try the lamb slow-roasted over an open fire. Or, if you’re looking to be pampered, book a day in the large, glass-enclosed Uma Spa, which has a warm lap pool, steam rooms and relaxing treatments, such as the Tierra Patagonia’s signature honey and quartz crystal facial. Afterward, curl up in front of the cozy fire in the lounge with a book chosen from the hotel’s impressive library.
In the Area
Forget what you think you know about vultures: The sight of the Andean Condor — Chile’s national bird — riding the wind currents with its wings fully extended is a highlight of a trip to this part of the world. The Andean Condor trek ventures into the heart of Condor country traversing rock buttress for views of the birds along with the Paine Massif, Sierra Contreras, Rio De Las Chinas, Sierra Del Toro and the Sierras del Cazador. Meander along the shores of Lake Sarmiento with an experienced guide to help you identify the wildlife that hides in the thrombolites — striking sedimentary geological formations made of microorganisms — lining the lake. Local gauchos guide the Tierra Patagonia’s horseback trek, starting from the hotel’s working Estancia (Ranch) Cerro Guido. If you’re new to horses, start with the Mirador Bosquecito trip, which winds through a lenga forest towards Sierra Contreras for views of the Sierra del Toro, Lago Toro, Lago Sarmiento, Paine Massif and if the day is clear, you can even see part of the southern ice fields.
How to Get There
After months of research between Awasi, Tierra and Explora, I ended up staying at Tierra Patagonia. As a solo traveler, I was looking for a hotel/lodge that would offer a hassle-free all-inclusive option while still ensuring that excursions were in a group setting (vs. Awasi where all excursions are private... which is not entirely a bad thing if you're looking for complete isolation).
What I liked the most about my stay here definitely has to be the right combination of the amazing excursions (Base of Three Towers, French Valley, Hunter's Trail, Horseback Riding, Laguna Azul, etc.), great food and beautiful location/views from the room. Kuddos to Basillo and his team of amazing guides - they made all the excursions fun and educational (shout out to Roberto and Nico for sticking with me throughout the Base Towers hike... probably would not have made it without their support and guidance near the end).
Highly recommend for solo travelers, couples, families, etc... this was a place for everyone (young and old).
Bonus: days leading up to my trip, I had to make a few revisions to my reservations (originally staying in Tierra Patagonia & Atacama) and had to cancel, then rebook due to the strikes in Santiago. Luckily, Nicholas' team at Tierra Patagonia were able to accommodate all the changes and requests I made, most of which were last minute. This just goes to show how much they take care of their guests.
My husband and I and another couple just spent 4 nights at TIerra. We are critical travellers and I cannot recommend the hotel enough.
The locations is magnificent, with fabulous views from each room. The service was fabulous. Everything is personalized, from planning your hikes and activities, to your food preference , to ensuring everyone of your needs are met. We had to change our flights out as a results of airport closures in Santiago and the hotel made a very long call for me to Aeroplan, and helped us change our itinerary.
The staff are clearly well treated and enjoy their jobs. They are all delightful!
I would recommend the hotel wholeheartedly.
If you are familiar with the level of service equal to that of the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, and the Shangra La’s of the world, prepare to be impressed. What made this resort unique far beyond the highest level of care and service is the kindness, hospitality, and sense of family the wonderful team at Tierra impart on every guest. From the hotel general manager, Nicolas, greeting you at the front door as you arrive and also when you return from every excursion, to the waiters and waitresses knowing you by name along with all your seating and drink preferences by heart, you feel like you are finally home after each long day of trekking.
Any of the local resorts can take you on a trek into the park, but none will care for you as if you are one of their own the way our friends at Tierra Patagonia did. Each guide is highly trained, certified, and experts in their fields. Carrying full 30L packs of food, hot soup, snacks, and full first aid and trama packs to each excursion, we were fully impressed to learn that even an AED was a part of the kit that was along for the hike not only for us but also to save any other travelers in need along the way. These are the types of people we need in this world, if only....Gabriel and Niko will forever be a part of us and we look forward to returning with our children and grandchildren in the decades ahead.
World renowned architecture with the rustic luxurious beechwood finishes tugs at the very essence of your existence and permanently connects you to this place at the soul level. Leaving will be heartbreaking and each day after you depart feels like you’ve just left a loved one or even a piece of yourself with Tierra Patagonia.