Patagonia Luxury Lodge
A warm, cozy, and quiet retreat, Aguas Arriba Lodge is a peaceful place “where tranquility and nature find their upmost expression.” For those who appreciate extraordinary natural settings, this Patagonia luxury lodge may very well be the best hotel in Patagonia.
At Aguas Arriba Lodge, luxury meets simplicity in extraordinary fashion. This Patagonia luxury lodge is family owned, and Pato and Ivor treat each and every visitor as personal guests in their own home. Upon arrival, travelers soon find what old-fashioned hospitality was like before corporate luxury hotels became the norm.
For travelers looking to hike or fly-fish in Patagonia’s remote wilderness, this is one of the best options of all the southern Patagonia lodges. If you’re lucky the owner of Aguas Arriba Lodge will take you out fishing on his own private boat. These sorts of friendly, hands-on experiences with hotel owners are rare this day and age.
Lago del Desierto Eco Luxury Retreat
Built on the principles of sustainability and appreciation for the natural environment, this Patagonia luxury lodge was respectfully designed so that guests would be able to relax and savor the spirit of the surrounding wilderness. Perched on an isolated stretch of Lago del Desierto in the heart of the Patagonian Andes, Aguas Arriba Lodge offers panoramic views of the north face of Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and the Vespignani Glacier.
This is about 30 minutes from El Chalten via dirt road, but travelers must then take a small boat for 10-15 minutes from the parking lot in order to access the cabin. As you may expect, it is the incredible remoteness and natural beauty that makes the experience at Aguas Arriba Lodge so special.
The six suites at Aguas Arriba Lodge each feature extraordinary nature views of the lake, glacier, and surrounding mountain scenery. Our personal favorites are the two southwest-oriented corner suites that offer breathtaking views of Mount Fitz Roy and the Vespignani Glacier.
With unparalleled location and hospitality, Aguas Arriba Lodge is not only the best luxury lodge in El Chalten, but also our favorite Patagonia luxury lodge.This is, in our opinion, the best hotel in Patagonia; there are simply no other Patagonia lodges that can compare.