Patagonia + The Lake District

Hotels in Patagonia + The Lake District

First opened in 1970, El Casco Art Hotel, seven miles from Patagonia’s famed mountain resort Bariloche, had a reputation for restrained elegance throughout the seventies.

A 500-acre estate and spa in Argentine Patagonia. Guests ride horses around the lake then return for a traditional barbecue.

Recommended by Karen Benson, one of T+L's 2010 A-List travel agents.

The retreat sits in a secluded valley and is a magical place to relax, fly-fish, ride horses, and experience authentic Argentina.

El Chaltén, a dusty speck of a town situated in an unusually beautiful spot beneath the granite spires of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, has hardscrabble charm: until recently, there were few lodging options for those not willing to camp out or share a bathroom.

The 12-room property is modeled after a historic railway station.

While Patagonia—the 304,000 square miles of electric-blue lakes, endless steppes, and spiky peaks that span lower South America—remains largely unspoiled, the region is undergoing a full-scale development boom.

On a bluff overlooking Lake Nahuel Huapí, Correntoso Lake & River Hotel started life almost a century ago as a cabin for fly fishermen pursuing the area’s legendary trout.

The space age hotel has soaring glass walls and views of neon-blue Lago Argentino.

This vast 1940 Patagonian lodge is a historic monument—and an ideal base for an Andean adventure.