Sleep Under the Stars


Imagine being able to acknowledge and take in your beautiful surroundings on vacation, even when in bed. The Elqui Domos hotel in Chile’s Elqui Valley is an “astronomical hotel,” perched in a narrow valley in the Andes mountains, a site known for its clear skies and beautiful surroundings. The hotel’s rooms consist of cabins designed specifically to stargaze. An older group of wooden cabins are topped with fabric geodesic domes, and Santiago architectural firm RDM Arquitectura recently designed a new series of cabins with raised bed platforms resting underneath slanted glass roofs, allowing guests to stargaze themselves to sleep. Check out this beautiful stop-motion video of the hotel by James Florio.