The only luxury lodge on Chiloé Island, Tierra Chiloé stands in a league of its own amid the blue waters of Chile’s Northern Patagonia. Here at this sustainable 12-room lodge, the experience is just as much about the quiet, rustic luxury as it is about introducing guests to this mystical archipelago: meeting the island fisherman, enjoying their fresh catches of the day, and exploring the untouched landscape by both land and sea.

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Tierra Chiloe was designed by Chilean architect Patricio Browne to honor the traditional Chilote style, as evident in the larch wood shingles, Cypress wood interiors, sea shell gravel, and, of course, the hotel’s defining concrete stilts, a reference to the local stilted fishermen’s “palafitos” houses. Upon arrival, the combination of traditional Chiloé craftsmanship and modern design is an astonishing addition to the natural landscape and is only augmented by the immediate serving of Tierra Chiloé’s signature Pisco Sours—often touted by guests as some of the finest in the country. All 12 guestrooms are oversized and personalized, furnished with local woolen textiles, traditional reed handicrafts, and hand-knitted slippers. En-suite bathrooms tout luxury L’Occitane bath amenities, while massive windows frame picture-perfect views of the sea and the islands beyond.

The lobby of Tierra Chiloé is a comfortable gathering place outfitted with fireplaces, comfortable couches, and full-length windows lining the walls to magnify the bucolic countryside. Dining begins in the restaurant, where simple yet flavorful freshly-sourced seafood shines just as brightly as the panoramic views, extending from the rolling green hills to the east and the powerful pounding waters of the Pacific to the west. Try Tierra Chiloé’s version of the island’s famed curanto dish, as well as the delicious torta chilota custard-meets-apple-pie breakfast. Elsewhere, the upstairs library is an ideal spot for afternoon tea, wine is always pouring in the downstairs tasting room, and the outside patio—with its open fire and lounge seating—is the perfect spot to retreat under the stars, Pisco Sour always in hand.

Tierra Chiloé is surrounded by a labyrinth of waterways and beaches that continue to provide the people of Chiloé Island with optimal fishing and shellfish harvesting conditions. All activities at Tierra Chiloé are specifically tailored to introduce guests to the magic of this unique setting and its people, alternating between cultural trips, boating excursions, horseback riding journeys, and biking, trekking, and nature explorations. The feature that truly sets Tierra Chiloé apart is its private vessel, “Williche,” a guests-only boat that conducts maritime outings through the archipelago’s ocean, channels, and fjords. Sail past mussel farms, visit the UNESCO-protected churches of Dalcahue, journey to the sunken forest at Chepu, and hop on a kayak to chart a personalized course. After a day in the elements, return to Tierra Chiloé for a soak in the spa and hot tub, recounting the ancient Chilote myths and legends from this mystifying land.

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