Our man on the scene in Chile, Jimmy Langman, got a chance to check out Patagonia Camp, an interesting resort we’re glad to add to our review collection of luxury hotels in Chile.

As with the luxury safari “camps” in Africa, this is no bare-bones facility where you’re going to be freezing at night and eating food around a smoky campfire. Instead you get to listen to the wind whip around outside your yurt while snuggled up in your comfy warm bed.

When you step outside, you have a view of a lake and the majestic Torres del Paine mountain range a few miles away. No camp grub for you: there’s an elegant restaurant that serves “some of the best food by far that I have dined on in a hotel in Chile” according to our reviewer. The parent company also owns Matetic Vineyards, so you can be assured you’ll have a good glass of wine with dinner as well. (See our related story, Touring Chile’s Wine Districts Near Santiago.)

This is one of the most beautiful regions in South America and with this unique lodging option you can get closer to it without making a lot of sacrifices. See our full review of Patagonia Camp in Chile.