Just a few minute’s drive from downtown El Bolsón, and close-by to a myriad of hiking trails, lakes, and other natural wonders, this hotel is a peaceful and comfortable home base. Each cabin has its own kitchen, fireplace, and parrilla, and the grounds have everything from a swimming pool to a playground to hammocks.
For a well-catered stay, La Casa del Viajero is your place. The private kitchens are stocked with ingredients, breakfast is brought to your cabin each morning, and the owners are happy to give advice on hiking trails and local travel tips and even pick you up at the town’s bus terminal upon arrival.
La Casa del Viajero, Libertad y Las Flores, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-3092
This stunning guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the town and surrounding mountains, as well as a tranquil and welcoming hotel environment. Owners Horacio and Kitty are knowledgeable and helpful, and Kitty’s cooking is healthy and delicious.
Buena Vida Social Club, Callejon del Cielo, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-1729
A lovely and eco-friendly resort just a short drive from town, La Confluenciais a sprawling complex built overlooking a river, and is also a working farm— the produce from which often makes its way into the dishes served at the onsite farm-to-table restaurant. Getting close to nature is easy in such a delightful setting, particularly when there are a multitude of cycling, hiking, and riding trails in proximity.
La Confluencia, Mallín Ahogado Apartado 111, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-8329
Independent types will love this lodge, which offers private bungalows with their own self-catered kitchens and laundry areas. The views of Currumahuida hill and Piltriquitron hill are enough to take any visitor’s breath away, and the lodge is only a few miles from Puelo Lake and from the Perito Moreno hills, making it an ideal base camp.
This boutique hotel is surrounded by verdant forest, and the luxurious spa facilities use natural mountain water. Guests can choose to stay in a suite overlooking the forest, or in a private cabin on the estate. Don’t skip out on spa-time though: with a sauna, solarium, massage treatments, and a leisure pool, it’s worth taking some time to relax.
By Madeleine Bazil