Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia Camp

Rates per night from$595.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD595.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Everybody yurts

Setting

Green scene

Patagonia Camp may tread as lightly as a baby guanaco on its beautifully biodiverse surroundings – by Lake Toro, within gazing distance of Torres del Paine National Park – but, it’ll have a resounding impact on your heart. The luxury resort’s handful of yurts have terraces overlooking the water, and beyond, the Paine Massif peeking over a forested hillside. Within, you can connect with nature through a star-gazing dome in the roof. Guests must be mindful of the stay’s delicate nature, but when you have glaciers, peaks and lagoons to play on and in, a cellarful of organic wines and the local wisdom of native guides, paying Gaia her due has never been easier.  

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Twenty luxurious yurts, including a ‘suite’ and larger family yurt.

Check–Out

10am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Early arrivals can store luggage.

Rates

Double rooms from $595.00.

More details

Book the B&B rate or full package. The latter includes all meals, some drinks, airport transfers from and to Punta Arenas, daily excursions with camp guides, and free entry to Torres del Paine National Park. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Also

Yurts are quite lo-fi, with no TVs or Internet. There are few – if any – stores peddling ‘I climbed the Torres and all I got was this stupid t-shirt’ tees, but souvenir-wanting loved ones can look forward to handmade jewellery or house-brand hoodies and hats from the camp’s on-site boutique.

Hotel closed

The hotel closes annually from 14 May to 8 September.

At the hotel

Team of bilingual guides, lounge and library, free WiFi in common areas (there’s no reception in yurts), boutique, fishing rods to borrow, laundry services. In rooms: private terrace, fully-plumbed ensuite bathrooms, local handicraft, low-energy heating and eco-friendly bath products. The suite and family yurt each have a private Jacuzzi on their terrace.

Our favourite rooms

If you want to enjoy Chile’s natural good-looks while submerged in warm, effervescent water, then book the Suite Yurt.

Packing tips

Bring your Go-Pro-moment active wear (hats, gloves, waterproof trousers, fleecy things) – remember to pack layers and wear-in new hiking boots before you hit the Paines’ threshold.

Also

For an extra charge, the hotel can arrange a shuttle to mountain-trail mouth Cerro Castillo.

Children

All ages are welcome, but the camp’s wild nature means it’s suited to kids aged 6 and up. Under-4s stay free. The family yurt sleeps up to four, and there’s a special menu for smalls. Entertainment is park-based, but there’s a TV room too.

Eco‐friendly

Sí, the hotel sources organic ingredients from farms in nearby Puerto Natales, uses earth-kind cleaning products, composts and recycles, and has its own water-filtration system. Carbon emissions are reduced by using cleaner LP gas in generators and the architecture is crafted to sit harmoniously in its surroundings. The hotel’s socially aware too – they work with NGO, the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, to preserve Chile’s beauty spots, and all staff are local hires.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Position yourself by the window, so you can keep up your flirty glances towards the lake.

Dress Code

Hip hiker.

Hotel restaurant

Chef Bernardo’s menu is a local nature trail of sorts, one that ends on your plate: sheep  and cows graze in the surrounds, and net-loads of hake, salmon and monstrous king crabs are pulled from the sea and rivers that flow past. Vegetables and fruit (including Argentine calafate berries) have been harvested at local farms. And, the organic wines accompanying your meal hail from the owners’ Matetic Vineyard in Rosario Valley. Restaurant decor is simple – just wood and some furry throws on chairs – the view is all the embellishment you need. The camp’s buffet breakfast is a spread of meats, cheeses, fresh breads and juices, pastries, cereals, juices and cooked-to-order eggs: all the fuel you need to skip up the slopes.

Hotel bar

You may be next door to a Chilean National Park, but the camp’s teeny bar (within its restaurant) feels surprisingly cosmopolitan: the wine and cocktail list are sophisticated and the wood-lined environs are rustic yet refined. Excellent organic wines from the camp co-owner’s own vineyard flow freely, and barkeeps have perfected their Pisco and calafate sours. They mix a mean mojito, too. Guests can also take drinks in the lounge or on their private terrace – wherever you go, there are views of Lake Toro and the Paine Massif to raise a glass to.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 9.30am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, and dinner from 7pm to 9.30pm. The bar opens at 8am and runs dry at around 1.30am.

Location

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Address
Patagonia Camp
Camino Milodón – Porteño Km 74
Torres del Paine
Chile

Planes

The closest international hub is Comandante Armando Tola International Airport in El Calafate, Argentina (around a three-hour drive from the camp); the second closest is Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Airport in Punta Arenas, a four-hour drive away. Most international flights connect via Buenos Aires or Santiago; from both, around four flights a day depart from Punta Arenas (a journey of around four-and-a-half hours); if you’ve booked the full-package rate, return transfers are included. Call Smith24 if you’d like us to arrange your flights to and from Chile or Argentina.

Automobiles

Airport transfers and excursions are included in some room rates, so it’s possible to go without wheels throughout your stay. However, the Smith24 team will happily arrange for a hire car to be waiting at either Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales if you’d like to tackle Chile’s long and winding roads. The drive from the former takes around four hours along Route 9; the latter is a one-hour journey via the Y-290 and the Cave of the Milodón monument. Your efforts will be rewarded with devastatingly beautiful natural scenes, but be sure to arrive with a full tank – the nearest gas stations are 74 kilometres away in Puerto Natales or 180 kilometres away in Esperanza, Argentina.

Worth getting out of bed for

Patagonia Camp sits on the western bank of Lake Toro, just 15 kilometres from the Torres del Paine National Park, so prepare for days of climbing, hiking and biking over the truly spectacular terrain. Daily adventures with the camp's bilingual guides are included on the full-package rate, but those staying on a bed and breakfast basis can book the hotel’s activities as and when they please. The camp guides can suss out whether you should tackle the vertiginous eight-hour climb to the Base Torres Viewpoint, or embark on a gentle two-hour hike to Toro Waterfall and bird spot along the Laguna Bonita trail. Whatever your exertion level, you certainly won’t want to sit still; the National Park and surrounds encompass windy plains and frozen bluffs, granite slopes and shale-clad peaks, alongside rivers and lakes for kayaking and fishing. Take exhilarating zodiac outings along the Serrano River and wind through the glaciers of Grey Lake. Ride horses alongside huasos through the Serrano Valley, see the cascading waters of the Salto Grande and keep your eyes peeled for guanacos, rheas and perhaps an elusive puma on a hike through pre-Andean scrubland. The best part – most excursions venture off the beaten path, so you’ll likely not see another North Face-clad soul.

The hotel also operates a charged shuttle service to Puerto Natales, Cancha Carrera and the small village of Cerro Castillo – the starting point for some well-renowned hiking trails. Transfers to El Calafate are available at an extra cost.

Local restaurants

Unless you have the claws, instincts and constitution of a puma, fending for yourself isn’t recommended. The hotel restaurant saves you the incredibly long drive to the nearest eatery – and, the camp chef always dreams up something delightful.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury camp by the Torres del Paine National Park, leaving only footprints, a full account of their luxurious outdoorsy break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Patagonia Camp in Chile…

The legends of Torres del Paine National Park are vengeful and violent: the horns of the Cuernos del Paine are said to be two murdered warriors turned to stone, and Lago del Toro (AKA Lake of the Bull) was named so for its tempestuous nature. But, sitting on your private stilted terrace at Patagonia Camp, it seems as though this wild corner of the world has taken a chill pill – the lake glitters compliantly, the granite peaks maintain a stony dignity and there’s little to disturb beyond the gentle rustle of fragrant notros shrubs and beech trees and the caw of curious native birds. Perhaps this pacification is due to how well the environment is treated here – beyond recycling and composting, this camp rests on a series of platforms designed to let the flora and fauna thrive, and uses low-energy generators to ensure light footprints of the carbon and literal ilk. Yurts are toasty and tech-free – nature is your Netflix here – and a resourceful chef keeps menus interesting and authentic. While here you’ll scramble over granite ridges and swim in lagoons, or saddle up with Chilean cowboys. After a long day of glacier-chasing or kayak paddling, how does the discerning eco-warrior unwind? Luckily, one of the camp’s co-owners runs renowned organic vineyard Matetic. So, pop a cork and raise a glass to Patagonia Camp and to keeping the earth spinning.

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