New Year's Destinations: Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

No one said your New Year’s resolutions had to feel like punishment. Jump-start 2013 with one of these seven spirit-recharging escapes.

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Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Lodge.     Photo: Courtesy of Tierra Patagonia

TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE
Tucked into the eastern edge of Chile’s soaring 926-square-mile Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia’s 40 rooms look out on Lake Sarmiento and icy peaks through wide lenga-wood windows. The feel is spare and luxe; meals are simple but exquisite, with lamb barbecue and myrtle berries harvested from the pampas outside. New for 2013, guests can go puma spotting with a ­Chilean wildlife photographer or take a half-day hike to Paso La Guitara, a private holding open only to hotel guests. Then head to the hotel’s Uma Spa for a lymph-draining massage to rejuvenate tired legs. All-inclusive three-night packages from $1,950.

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