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Bories House
Bories House, Puerto Bories 13-b - Puerto Natales - Patagonia – Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile

Bories House is a country house hotel set in 25 acres of parkland situated on the banks of the Last Hope sound.

The Hotel offers 9 rooms in total divided between 2 houses.

The Main House offers 3 standard double rooms with views over the plaza and 4 double superior rooms with views of the Last Hope sound and Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers.

Other facilities include the dining room with open fireplace and living area with TV and stereo. The bar area and lounge with open fireplace offer spectacular views towards the fjord and Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers. The gallery offers beautiful views and a peaceful place to relax after a full day of adventure.

During the first years of the 20th century, a large area of cattle grazing land was opened up alongside the Ultima Esperanza sound in the area around Puerto Natales the town which was founded in 1911. In 1914 a huge refrigerator and slaughter house to process and export meat and wool was opened to serve this region at Puerto Bories, about three miles along the shore from Puerto Natales. The owners were the Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego, known as the 'Explotadora' or SETF and by then the biggest sheep ranchers in the south. The factory was three miles away from the source of workers at Puerto Natales and therefore a railway was built to run between the muelles at Puerto Bories and Puerto Natales.

With the opening of the factory in 1914 grew a demand to build houses for the managers and workers in Puerto Bories. The hamlet Puerto Bories has a main Plaza with cedar trees lining the edges and 14 traditional houses encircling the square. Views stretch to Balmaceda and Serrano glacier and the scenery is of mountains and pasture land.

Bories House opened its door to the public in 2010 as an alternative place to stay whilst visiting the extreme South of Chile. It stands in the main Plaza at Puerto Bories and originally was home to the administrator of the SETF, but 60 years on it has been restored and modernized to offer visitors to the area a pleasant and authentic place to stay and relax in Patagonia.

The original features are still within the house and the furnishings are all original pieces from the era which have been complemented by modern luxuries and textiles to bring a classic elegance to the rustic shell of the house.

The peace and tranquility to be found in Puerto Bories is unique, only 10 minutes by car to the town centre of Puerto Natales, yet positioned by the fjord and surrounded by open countryside ones visitors immediately feel that they have arrived in Patagonia.

During the 1970´s due to political unrest the factory was shut down and in 1996 the remaining buildings were listed as a National Monument.

Mission Statement

Our commitment at Bories House is to offer the highest possible standards of accommodation and cuisine. This is to be delivered in a professional yet friendly manner to create an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere. These high standards are to be balanced with offering good value for money to encourage repeat business and on-going customer relationships. We aim to provide a working environment where staff enjoy coming to work, are happy at work and operate as a team whilst realizing their own identity and role in making the hotel special and more than just a place to eat and sleep.

Green Policy

One of the key attributes of Bories House is the beautiful countryside that surrounds it and we are committed to preserve this environment and take measures when possible to reduce the carbon footprint of our operation.

We always look to take a green approach when it does not detract from our customer's experience and there are numerous measures that fit this requirement as follows:

Minimize electric consumption by fitting low energy light bulbs in the corridors, bedside lamps, outside lights and any other areas that do not detract from the ambience and atmosphere.

Have modern and efficient heating and cooling systems that are regularly maintained

Ensuring a high level of insulation to minimize heat loss

Encourage staff and guests to switch off lights and appliances when not in use

Recycle our waste - all cardboard, plastic bottles and glass are able to be taken away for recycling.

Organic waste from the kitchen goes for compost in our gardens.

Use local suppliers for all goods whenever possible to reduce delivery miles - produce such as meat, vegetables, eggs and seafood all come from the local region.

Use recycled products when suitable - toilet paper, bin bags and some paper products.

Avoid split shifts for staff to minimize travel to and from work.

The 7 spacious bedrooms have deep mattresses, the finest quality linen and have been thoughtfully decorated with a refreshing combination of the traditional mixed with the contemporary. All the rooms have been individually designed and are with antique furnishings staying true to the character of the house. In the bathrooms, you can relax and unwind after a day in the countryside with a soak in the bath. All rooms have wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, the Ultima Esperanza Sound & glaciers.

To indulge yourself Bories House can offer a breakfast in bed service and can also provide spa treatments and massages by request. A selection of books to read are available from the lounge area. Details of the rooms and rates are shown on the individual pages. By pre booking our Dinner or Bed & Breakfast package you could save up to US$20 per couple. * Please respect our no smoking policy that we hold throughout the premises.

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