Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa: About

Located in Patagonia, Chile

At Tierra Patagonia, you are truly in one of the last great remote territories on Earth!

Enjoy a refreshing dip and a dramatic mountain vista all in one.

Patagonia's snow-capped mountains make for an unforgettable hiking experience.

Perched on a bluff on the edge of Chile’s Lake Sarmiento, Tierra Patagonia celebrates all that is majestic about its surroundings, while offering a space where comfort reigns. With enormous windows everywhere, the lakes and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park are a constant and awe-inspiring backdrop. Exploring the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site just outside the front door is a priority at Tierra Patagonia, but so is finding the space and serenity to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

A wide variety of excursions, led by mostly Chilean guides, allows guests to discover the beauty and diversity of Patagonia, visit huasos on their ranches, and explore the surrounding grasslands. You can spend the day hiking to spectacular mountain vistas, return for a swim or a massage in the spa, and end the day with a fantastic meal and a glass of Chilean wine as the sun sets on the rocky pinnacles of the Torres del Paine. 

Why We Love This Lodge

Tierra Patagonia feels like part of the Patagonian scenery, from the way it curves into the landscape to the way it was built and furnished: tapping the skills of Chilean craftspeople and using natural materials including local wood from a sustainable forest. Its elegant, innovative design—inspired by traditional Chilean estancias and the building style of the indigenous Tehuelche people—blends into the landscape from the exterior, while the wood-clad interior conveys a sense of sweeping movement and great expanses, much like the dramatic Patagonian landscapes it looks out upon.

As always, we at National Geographic love a good story—and Tierra Patagonia does, too. They encourage past guests to post and share stories from their time in Patagonia and even occasionally hold storytelling contests.


  • Explore the region on horseback with a local huaso guide.
  • Join Patagonian guides on a variety of hikes, from a lakeside walk to a trek atop a glacier.
  • Try your luck catching salmon for supper on a fly-fishing excursion.
  • Savor excellent, locally sourced cuisine and sample fine Chilean vintages while enjoying an expansive view.
  • Relax with a massage or a soak in the heated pool after a day of exploring.

National Geographic Exclusive

Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit through a National Geographic Expedition. At Tierra Patagonia, National Geographic guests take a behind-the-scenes tour of the lodge. Learn about its design and its renowned Chilean architect, Cazu Zegers, and explore its innovative sustainability efforts. You’ll also receive a book about the property, signed by the lodge's owner and general manager.

Lodge Features

  • 37 standard and superior rooms and 3 suites offer beautiful views of the Torres del Paine
  • Spacious lounge area with fireplace
  • TV room with board games
  • Restaurant that serves locally sourced cuisine
  • Bar with Chilean wines, artisan beer, and cocktails
  • On-site library
  • Spa with steam bath, sauna, heated indoor pool, and a variety of massages and treatments
  • Wi-fi in the public areas; iPads available for guest use

Spotlight on Sustainability

Tierra Patagonia was established to showcase and preserve the natural beauty of Patagonia, from its architecture, which appears to embrace the landscape, to its daily operations. The lodge is primarily constructed of sustainably harvested, local Lenga wood, and is designed to minimize heat loss and reduce energy consumption in the dramatically changing weather of Patagonia. Native wildlife such as guanaco and nandu mingle with the ranch's free-roaming horses and sheep. Along with a variety of initiatives to support and preserve local habitats and cultures, the lodge is supporting a reforestation campaign that seeks to plant 1,000,000 trees in Chilean Patagonia.

Awards and Recognitions

The T&C Travel 100: Best Remote Hotels 2015
Travel & Leisure It List, 2014

Photos from Our Lodge and Travelers

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