There is not a whiff of pretension here; but, you will find friendly staff, comfortable beds, good food, and constantly changing views of the magnificent massifs in Torres del Paine Park next door. Tercera Barranca is a working sheep ranch with herd dogs, guard dogs, cats, horses, gauchos, mechanics and cooks. Guests are observers here, not dudes. A greenhouse and garden supply vegetables (we enjoyed a sublime cream soup of Swiss chard pulled from the ground an hour earlier). Though we didn’t see them, there are probably cows and chickens as the nearest market is a day trip away. You can hike on the ranch or in the Park, or get close to condors and enjoy the expansive South Patagonia landscape on a horse ride to Cerro Dorotea. There is no TV, no radio, no phone, no mobile phone, and no Internet – what bliss!
Note: Allow most of a day to drive here from Punta Arenas (3 hours Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales + about 2.5 hours to Estancia Tercera Barranca. You do not want to look for this place after dark.
- Also Known As:
- Estancia Tercera Barranca Aisen Region/Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile