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Patagonia Hotels

  • Great Scenery

  • Blue Lagoon - destination of one of the day hikes

  • horses crossing the stream by the estancia

  • Fitz Roy as seen from Helsingfors

  • estancia is hidden in the trees


  • Unique location
  • Wonderful staff
  • Comfy atmosphere
  • Beautiful blue lake


  • Three hours by dirt road from El Calafate
  • Very remote
  • Expensive

Updated 08/13/2014

Fodor's Review

This luxurious converted ranch house has an absolutely spectacular location in the middle of the national park on the shore of Lago Viedma. The scenery is straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie, and knowledgeable guides can point out dozens of species of birds; inside, a cozy fire warms the sitting room, friendly staff serve fine food and delicious house wine, and the beds are irresistibly comfortable after a day outdoors. Don't leave without visiting the jewel of Helsingfors, a breathtaking blue lake at the foot of a glacier that's a three-hour hike or horseback ride from the inn.

Hotel Information


Lago Viedma, three hours by dirt road from El Calafate, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina


11-5277–0195-in Buenos Aires; 11-4315–1222-in Buenos Aires

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed May–Sept.
  • 9 rooms, maximum of 20 guests
  • All-inclusive

Updated 08/13/2014

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