This is a chance to explore some of the wildest terrain on earth among the peaks, glaciers and lakes of Patagonia. After a hard day exploring, you’ll come home to warmth and sophistication in Tierra Patagonia’s spa and infinity pool, stylish two-tiered bedrooms and restaurant with wow-factor cuisine, locally sourced.
The views from every floor-to-ceiling glass wall at Tierra Patagonia are sensational: wild, windy grassland stretching to pale-green Lake Sarmiento and then, behind that, spiked snowy peaks under an immense, sun-baked sky. Thoughtfully placed window seats allow for gazing at the mesmerizing panorama.
Located deep in untamed Chilean Patagonia, this ‘adventure-spa’ lodge impresses in another, equally soulful way. It has been built to blend in with its environment; hence the unusual long, low exterior, which apes other local buildings’ weather-beaten aesthetic, made purely from Patagonia-sourced materials.
Activities? And then some. Tierra Patagonia offers excursions around the cascades and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park on foot and by horse, bike, boat or kayak. Look out for stalking pumas as you go, and, in all likelihood, thrill at four seasons in one day – Patagonia’s weather being famously changeable.
Then relax: days spent sucking in the silent mountain air can segue into lazy late afternoons amid an outdoor hot-tub or indoor, glass-walled pool and spa. Tierra’s restaurant, meanwhile, specialises in hearty stews and slow-cooked soups using produce from nearby estancias.