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Roughing It in Style in Patagonia

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Photo: Frédéric Lagrange

Patagonia covers about 260,000 square miles in size—roughly the same as Texas—and spans a significant portion of lower South America. For years Patagonia has been on the map of international trekkers, but the Explora lodge in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park gives adventurers who demanded a dose of luxury a reason to visit Patagonia, too.

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Inspired by: Patagonia Inside Out — by Frédéric Lagrange, Published Oct. 2006

Hotels (4)

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    Altiplánico Sur

    A further testament to the pace of development in the area is Altiplánico Sur—a bunker hotel set into a hillside, its roof covered in grass and dan

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    Remota

    One of the more stylish new bases in Patagonia for exploration is Remota, an upscale lodge designed by the great Chilean architect Germán del Sol (

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    Los Cerros

    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 hards

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    Eolo, El Calafate

    While Patagonia—the 304,000 square miles of electric-blue lakes, endless steppes, and spiky peaks that span lower South America—remains largely uns

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    Mesita Grande

    Great pizzas, pasta, and fresh salads (a rarity in Patagonia).

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    Restaurant El Asador Patagónica

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    Estepa Resto & Bar

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    Asador-Parilla Mi Viejo

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    Bariloche, Patagonia, Puerto Natales

    Argentina has more exotic destinations—Tierra del Fuego, the glaciers of the extreme south—but none so refreshing as the Lake District, which covers thousands of square miles in pine-covered northw

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