Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel for Star Gazers by Rodrigo Duque Motta

Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel for Star Gazers by Rodrigo Duque Motta

The Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel was established in 2005 as a niche holiday destination for those seeking a peaceful getaway with stunning views of the stars. The resort began with a series of fabric geodesic domes for guests to stay in, but Elqui Domos recently sought out Rodrigo Duque Motta to design the four wooden Observatory Lodgings pictured here.

View through Minimalist Accommodation in Elqui Domos by Rogrido Duque Motta

Valle del Elqui in the Chilean Andes

Timber Clad Elevated Cabins

These compact cabins are largely vertical in composition so as to ensure the surrounding vegetation does not obstruct the guest’s view of the sky. The array of four identical structures stand supported on a framework of diagonal stilts, and each has a large angled window positioned directly above the beds for stargazing.

Stargazing Window Above Bed in Elqui Domos

Stargazing Cabins in Valle del Elqui Hotel

The astronomical resort is situated in Valle del Elqui, a valley in the Chilean Andes famed for its low levels of light pollution, clear weather, and as a result some of the best views of the night’s sky on earth. The European VLT (Very Large Telescope) is also located in Chile for largely the same reasons.

Angular Wooden Cabin at Elqui Domos Hotel

Elqui Domos Cabin Plan by Rodrigo Duque Motta

If you liked the Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel then you might also be interested in the Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland. Their glass domed igloo cabins allow guests to gaze at the aurora borealis from their beds.

Array of Stargazing Hotel Cabins in Chile

Elqui Domos Observatory Cabin in Evening

Wide angle view of Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel Cabins

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