Need to know
Twenty luxurious yurts, including a ‘suite’ and larger family yurt.
10am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Early arrivals can store luggage.
Double rooms from $1365.00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For an extra charge, the hotel can arrange a shuttle to mountain-trail mouth Cerro Castillo.
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.
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.