Patagonia + The Lake District
Hotels in Patagonia + The Lake District
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.
At this ultramodern Patagonian wine resort in Argentina’s western Neuquén province, the 18 rooms with balconies overlook Malbec vineyards, and at the bar, wines by the glass complement tablas of local cheeses and meats.
First opened in 1970, El, 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.