Carbon-Free Luxury at the Singular Hotel in Patagonia
Housed in a landmarked, former cold-storage plant built in 1915, Singular Patagonia is relatively remote in the Patagonia landscape, right at the foot of the Senoret Channel. Ten years in the making, the resort was restored to its post-Victorian, industrial grandeur and declared a National Monument in 1996, so guests are literally living history.
Nothing goes unnoticed to preserve authenticity. The hotel's owners use olive oil, hare, and guanaco (llama family) from their very own farm for the hotel's threads and gastronomy, and the on-site museum, highlighting the region's history, is made up of machinery imported from England at the turn of the century.
All 57 guestrooms—starting at 500 square feet—have simple contemporary furnishings, but guests' attention goes straight to the floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the Patagonian fjord and snow-capped Andes beyond.
The Singular's 3,000-square-foot spa also comes equipped with breathtaking views, should you need to decompress. The spa uses organic plants and fruits for oil extracts and moisturizers, and guests can truly unwind in the heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, and steam room.
The restaurant offers a rotating Chilean dish of the day, focusing on local products, sourced locally or grown in their garden. Interestingly, the chef comes from the highly touted Fouquet's in Paris, so expect a touch of class with his culinary magic.
More than twenty expeditions—from trekking private mountainous reserves to kayaking the fjords—are lead by their experienced in-house team, who will take visitors on rides through a real working ranch overlooking the Andes and treat them to cocktails using ice chunks from the glaciers at Serrano.
Despite being a former factory, Singular—like virtually all hotels in Patagonia—makes a point to leave a small carbon footprint in their sustainable and ecological efforts to preserve the area.
Rooms start at $580 per night for full board, and are inclusive of private guides.
Jimmy Im is a freelance travel writer based in NYC. He's appeared as a travel expert on shows on the Travel Channel and LOGO and teaches travel writing courses. He's also cofounder of OutEscapes.com.
Photo credits: Courtesy of the Singular Patagonia
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