Awasi Patagonia is nestled in a 15,000 acre reserve with sweeping views of granite peaks and windswept plains. Fourteen timber villas are scattered across the wilderness.
The wooden villas take design inspiration from old Patagonian shelters dotted around the Torres del Paine National Park. Appearing simple and rustic from the outside, indoors the villas’ interiors are cosy and chic. Roaring wood-burning stoves and sheepskin rugs provide an exceptionally comfortable and luxurious feel without being ostentatious.
Awasi abides by the motto “choose to be a traveller, not a tourist”. Off the beaten path excursions are a highlight of any traveller’s stay. Instead of the usual catalogue of excursions and activities, each villa comes with a 4×4 and private guide who works alongside guests to tailor adventures to each individual or party.
Days are spent exploring the Patagonian wilderness by foot or on horseback where rheas roam and guanacos are peppered across the hills. Visit the Lago Grey area with a guide and traverse formidable glaciers, or glide through icy lakes in kayaks.
Gauchos are a unique part of the Awasi experience. Well adapted to Patagonia’s mountainous terrain, these nomadic horsemen drift across the landscape with their canine companions maintaining the wellbeing of their livestock. Experience their lifestyle galloping across the mountains of deepest Patagonia.
On the private deck of each villa sits a bubbling hot tub where guests may sip a glass of wine and stargaze after a long, active day. WiFi is as remote as Awasi itself, and is typically only available in the main lodge. This is the perfect opportunity for a digital detox so guests can enjoy the stunning vistas and natural simplicity of living in the wilderness.
Patagonian weather is notoriously unpredictable, it’s entirely possible to experience four different seasons in one day. The height of the southern hemisphere falls in January and February when the sun and wind are strong. Autumn from March onwards, brings cooler temperatures but beautiful colours as the leaves change.