Occupying an achingly pretty private reserve which overlooks forests, meadows, mountains and lakes, the Relais & Châteaux Awasi Patagonia is inspired by low-impact mountain shelters used by hikers for centuries in this spectacular part of the world. Its 12 standalone guest villas are built from local timbers and raised on stilts, surrounded by native lenga trees which act as a natural windbreak. Yet their simple exteriors belie the luxuries found within. Inside, guests will find a wood-burning stove, large ensuite bathroom, living area and open-air hot tub.
Spend your days soaking up the seclusion or outside exploring at your own pace. Each villa is assigned a private guide and 4WD vehicle, so you trek off-the-beaten-track mountain paths, hit cycling trails, go in search of wild condor or meet local gauchos – whatever tickles your fancy.
When you’re ready to taste the flavours of Patagonia, head down to the gourmet restaurant where chefs will lead you on a sensory culinary journey. Awasi Patagonia’s menu showcases seasonal, fresh and local ingredients, artfully prepared and artistically presented