Hidden gem in Chilean Patagonia named best wilderness hotel

Travel experts and writers at Condé Nest highlight the unique and stunning beauty found at Tierra Patagonia hotel in Torres del Paine.

Sunrise at Tierra Patagonia is just one of the beautiful sights to see. Photo by Tierra Patagonia / Facebook.
Sunrise at Tierra Patagonia is just one of the beautiful sights to see. Photo by Tierra Patagonia / Facebook.

Chile’s famed Torres del Paine National Park — recently named the eighth wonder of the world — seems worlds away from everything in the farther reaches of Patagonia. However, with unmatched landscapes and amazing hotels like Tierra Patagonia, the long journey is well worth the trip.

Recently named one of the best wilderness hotels by renowned travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, the hotel is making a name for itself at the edge of the world. Of course the hotel’s setting does a lot of the work for the American-Chilean owners.

“The little-travelled road from Puerto Natales to Chilean wilderness lodge Tierra Patagonia laces through marvelous, archetypal Patagonian sheep country before ending at a simple red gate, the only man-made feature in a vast landscape of broad bowls and sweeping valleys,” reads the review from Condé Nast Traveller.

What is inside the Tierra Patagonia is almost as impressive as the views. The aim of the hotel is to provide unrivalled luxury in the remote wilderness of Torres del Paine. This includes gourmet food prepared with local fare such as seafood from the Straits of Magellan and Beagle Canal, lamb from local ranches, and of course an array of top Chilean wines.

The hotel is also home to an award winning spa. the Uma Spa — recently highlighted by Fodor’s travel as  one of the most breathtaking on the planet — includes pools, massages and relaxation therapies, in case you find it hard to relax in this wilder-wonderland.

When all of these elements are pulled together, it is not hard to see why Tierra Patagonia caught the eye of such prestigious travel magazines. A place where visitors can explore the rugged, unique and truly stunning valleys, mountains and pampas of Chilean Patagonia and then return to a restful, luxurious oasis seems like any traveler’s dream.

Perhaps Condé Nast Traveller said it best: “And how brilliant it is to come back at dusk to a peppered-beef supper paired with a glass of mineral-rich Matetic syrah, and then to sprawl on a lambswool sofa and gaze out as the setting sun picks out the Torres’ granite-and-basalt peaks?”