A collection of independent villas in a private reserve offer total seclusion and stunning views of the Patagonian forest, Sarmiento Lake and Torres del Paine National Park.
To be alone, or virtually alone, facing the infinite wilderness of Patagonia: the Relais & Chateaux Awasi Patagonia offers an experience unlike any other. Each villa is allocated its own guide and vehicle, allowing guests to explore the magnificent countryside at their own pace. The indigenous fauna remains intact in these forests and plains, where there are sightings of guanacos, ñandús (rheas), Patagonian foxes, Andean condors and, occasionally, pumas which are supported by the hotel’s own conservation project: the Awasi Foundation.
Guests are able to get involved in this fantastic project to create a protected extension of the National Park, allowing pumas to travel more freely throughout their habitat. By leasing adjacent sheep farms and working together with neighbouring estancias, Awasi have helped restore the natural habitat of such native species, and now between nine and twelve pumas roam an area that was devoid of wildlife. The Awasi guides help monitor the puma populations and keep hunters away, even during the off-season. Privileged Awasi guests are able to accompany them puma-spotting or puma-tracking during their programme of private activities.
The villas are located in strategic positions across the hillside, allowing plenty of privacy for each occupant and fantastic views of the dramatic landscapes. Their modern and crisp exterior immediately melts into a warm and cosy hideaway the moment you step through the door. Wooden clad walls, neutral décor and a fireplace all create a real feeling of a remote, but homely, cabin escape. The cabins are semi-open plan with a living area, bedroom and spacious bathroom, plus a hot tub outside. The main lodge is just a short distance away, where guests can enjoy the Patagonian-inspired gastronomical delights of the Relais & Chateaux restaurant, plus relax in spacious open areas with large fires and comfortable sofas.