Congratulations to the 2013 Hideaway of the Year, Awasi.
“When NASA scientists want to test the capabilities of their Mars exploration vehicles, they come to the Atacama. Stretching for 600 miles south of the Peruvian border, it is the driest place on earth. The desert’s 40,000 square miles contain vast tracts of red sand, 20,000-foot active volcanoes and, thanks to snowmelt runoff, a marvelous variety of animals, birds and plants.
We had opted to stay at Awasi, just outside the bustling oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama. Modeled after the traditional architecture of Tulor, an Indian site dating from 800 B.C., the heart of the property is defined by sienna-hued adobe walls inset with rows of local stones. Inviting chaises longues flank a small pool, and thatched roofs cover an open- air dining area. Displays of local handicrafts, plus colorful throw pillows (their cases made from native rugs), help to create a design scheme reminiscent of the best of Santa Fe….”
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