Awasi Patagonia – Relais & ChâteauxChile
Awasi Patagonia – Relais & Châteaux
Tercera Barranca, Torres del Paine, Patagonia,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
5-star Luxury Boutique – Relais & Châteaux
History & Story
At the end of the 19th century, a British explorer called Florence Dixie arrived in Patagonia, attracted by the unexplored mysteries of that faraway corner of the world. On horseback, trips involved arduous days traveling through areas that had only been explored by the nomadic indigenous groups that lived in the area. Miss Dixie’s travelogue brilliantly describes the views, the nature and the landscape of the territory that was to become one of South America’s most attractive natural parks almost a century later: Torres del Paine.
We have built a small lodge in a private reserve on the same location where Florence Dixie camped and with the same majestic view of the Torres del Paine that captivated her over 140 years ago, where we will continue with our mission to provide memorable travel experiences and to highlight with details the culture and nature of one of South America’s most attractive corners.
2 villas will be added for the 2016-17 season.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
We stand out from the rest by providing each guest personalized services and experiences. Awasi is the only lodge in South America that assigns a private guide and vehicle per room. Thereby, we adapt all our excursions to their tastes and preferences, without them having to adapt to the needs of other guests.
Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighboring the Torres del Paine National Park, from where you can enjoy imposing views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. The chosen location is protected from the strong Patagonian winds by a luxuriant native forest of local species of beeches called lengas and ñirres.
The indigenous fauna remains intact in these forests and plains, where there are sightings of guanacos, ñandús (rheas), foxes, condors and, occasionally, pumas.
The strategic location of Awasi Patagonia invites you to enjoy the Torres del Paine National Park from the privacy of our lodge.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Trekkings in Torres del Paine National Park
• Hike to the base of the Towers
• Baguales Area
• Lake and Glacier Grey
• Frenchman’s Valley
• Awasi’ s private reserve
Each Program Includes: – Lodging. – Breakfast, lunch, appetizer and dinner. – Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. – Private outings and bilingual guides. Each Villa is assigned a 4×4 vehicle with personal tour guide to customize all excursions. – Private transfers in/out to Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo.
Children between 5 and 12 years of age, pay 30% of the regular rate.
Children between 13 and 18 years of age, pay 50% of the regular rate.
* minimum age required is 5 years old.
Inspired in the old Patagonian shelters and estate « outposts, » we have built just 12 villas on our reserve (one of them with two suites). Construction was based on native woods, allowing the structures to blend in with their natural surroundings. The 12 villas are located between 50 and 400 meters from the Main Lodge, depending on each villa. Each enjoys great intimacy and the best views of the forest, Lake Sarmiento and the Torres del Paine.
• 11 Villas (860 Sq.ft each)
King size bed or twin beds, Living room, bathtub and separate Shower, Outdoor hot tub.
• 1 Master Villa (1500 Sq.ft each)
2 Suites, one with King bed and second one with King size bed or twin beds, living room, bathtub and separate Shower, covered terrace, outdoor hot tub.
General: Bathroom amenities, Hairdryer, Central heating, Ipod dock, Nespresso Machine, Kettle, Minibar and Safe.
Restaurants & Bars
Our restaurant, for the exclusive use of Awasi guests, offers a daily selection that highlights local gastronomy, adapted to your requirements, and provides the culinary excellence that characterizes us as Relais & Chateaux members.
Federico Ziegler, a professional with 17 years of experience, is Awasi’s Executive Chef, who is responsible for the overall supervision of Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia restaurants.
Federico has been trained in various parts of the world, including renowned Relais & Chateaux restaurants in Europe (some of them Michelin starred restaurants), and South America. His unique and innovative creations always feature local products.
Massages on request.
Private Hot Tub for each villa.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Extra Notable Features
Awasi includes 1 full day of excursion or 2 half day excursions per day during each day of the programs. Guests can program their outings according to their own rhythm and particular interests, accompa¬nied by an experienced private guide willing to share their knowl¬edge of the place and his own experiences and they will be assigned their own vehicle.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
2016 – Tripadvisor Travelers Choice – #1 Top Luxury Hotels – Chile,
2015 – Conde Nast Brides Best Adventure Honeymoon.
Conde Nast Traveler The Hot List
Outside Travel Awards: Best New Lodge
Travel and Leisure: It List: The Best New Hotels