Hotel Alto Atacama

Imagine a resort that looks like it is one with the mountain, that feels so tucked away in its own corner of earth so far from anything that all you hear is the sound of silence. I love silence. I love what I can discover about myself in these moments, to purely hear my thoughts and have nothing to disrupt the cadence of my imagination. We had more time here at the Hotel Alto Atacama on our #onlyinsouthamerica Chile tour than in Santiago or Valparaiso, more time to swim in one of the six pools, nap on our private porch or have Pisco Sours at sunset. The landscape here is like nothing else…more often than not while driving in or out of our desert adventures, we would all say how it “looks like we landed on Mars!” Yet there was something also familiar to the resort: it reminded me of that western charm and solitude I found in Texas here, one of my favorite retreats. I love a place where you can fill your days with exciting activities or do absolutely nothing at all. I love a resort in the middle of nowhere with incredible food… and I really love a good spa day no matter where I am.

Between the food, the hospitality, the fire pits at night,  the endless amounts of desert excursions and the JAW DROPPING VIEW OF STARS AT NIGHT (I saw 3 shooting stars!) this place was one you’d never want to leave. I bet that’s why the President of Chile was staying there at the same time…and who can blame him?


We were in Chile during their springtime which made for perfectly cold nights around fire-pits and really pleasant afternoons with a light jacket. Above – ADEAM deer print pea coat with leather sleeves, LL Bean Signature twill pant, and my old boots from Texas

More pictures from our Chilean adventure!

9 thoughts on “Hotel Alto Atacama

  1. These places seem so surreal, oh those chairs in front of a desert view!! It’s dazzling (especially the sixth photo from top, I want to frame it and put it on my wall, it’s like a movie set on Mars :)) X

  2. I hope you have another post dedicated to the actual Atacama region instead of just a hotel. The region is absolutely magical and although these photos communicate the desert nature, they do not begin to show the world what Atacama really has to offer.

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