Patagonia + The Lake District

Hotels in Patagonia + The Lake District

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.