“A cosy lodge with 5 apartments for 2-4, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina's stunning Lake District”
The 5 contemporary apartments are divided into Junior Suites and Senior Suites, with the latter having an additional bathroom and a sitting area with a fireplace and sofabeds. Each is designed to sleep 2, but groups of friends or families should ask for a Deluxe Suite, which consists of adjoining Junior and Senior Suites.
The colour scheme is completely neutral, giving centre stage to the glorious views that fill the large windows. The design follows clean modern lines, with furnishings in beige, cream, brown and white, and a mix of suedes, silks and cottons. Senior Suites have sofas; Junior Suites have armchairs and a table.
The kitchens are very well equipped, with a gas cooker and hob, a microwave, a large fridge-freezer, a coffee machine and everything you’d need to cook a simple meal. Outside, each suite has a private balcony with sunloungers for stretching out on and gazing at the lake.
Bathrooms are small but contemporary, with a bowl sink, a shower or tub, carefully rolled-up white towels, hairdryers, robes and basic toiletries. They’re functional rather than luxurious, but they have all you need.
Breakfast is delivered to your room: it’s the traditional Argentine continental spread of croissants (here called medialunas), breads, jam, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and orange juice.
If you want to self-cater, the kitchenettes in each apartment are very well-equipped (with a fridge-freezer, gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster). Strung out along the 22km road to Bariloche are several supermarkets and small shops, as well as places selling local delicacies such as wild boar, smoked meats, cheeses and trout, so it’s quite easy to get supplies, but you need to plan ahead. Once at Patagonia Vista there’s nowhere to buy food within walking distance.
There’s no restaurant on site, but there are some excellent places nearby if you want to eat out. Top-notch is the spectacularly-set Llao Llao Hotel (at the km25 marker), which has excellent restaurants - from the gourmet Los Césares to the less formal Café Patagonia, which offers a great lunch with grand views. The Winter Garden serves a superb tea.
Children of all ages are welcome, though the steep grounds and proximity to the lake means you'll need to keep a close eye on little ones.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The different suites can accommodate families of all sizes
Baby cots are available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking