Welcome to a unique place
An exclusive place, with privacy for its guests. On the lake, on the east bank, rests a charming place, where you can enjoy majestic views: the water mirror, the north face of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, the Vespignani Glacier in front of the Lodge on the other side of the Lake, gives us the sound of its natural ice detachments.
The Lodge is part of the Estancia Río de las Vueltas, a property of 700 hectares of mountains and 900 meters of lake shore, covered with centuries-old trees of the Nothofagus family. You will be able to relax in our house, of peculiar warmth and rusticity in the heart of the majestic Andes of the Argentine Patagonia.
In this remote Argentina, just 5 km from the border with Chile, with access only through the paths and the lake, it is common to not cross paths with anyone except our shadow and those who accompany us;
barely explored trails, rivers, glaciers, forests, and lakes.
We invite you to discover the spirit of the wild nature that surrounds us, in this remote place, in order to restore yourself both physically and spiritually.
We want to share with you the experience of enjoying our hospitality, our house and Patagonia Argentina.
Ivor Matovic & Patricia García
Fitz Roy: 2 rooms with three large windows that allow views of the Lago del Desierto, Fitz Roy and the Vespignani Glacier. Glaciar: 3 rooms with direct view of the Desert Lake and the Vespignani Glacier. Bosque: 1 room with two rooms, divided by a double door with a view of the forest.
Fresh, natural, native. The recipes of the grandmother. This would be the best way to define our table. Grilled lake trout, vegetables from the garden. Regional homemade sweets. All homemade, everything that our isolation allows us. We personalize the food to the maximum, knowing the tastes of our guests.
Everyone will find their place to relax, to read, to rest their eyes on the horizon. The reading room is a private, warm, comfortable area with its armchairs where one lies down to read in a relaxed way.
From the Lodge, follow paths of extreme beauty, whether short or long, or find that dream place to enjoy fly fishing somewhere far away, where you can go with your fishing equipment and enjoy solitude.
What our guests say
We are waiting for you!
If you want to be part of our landscape, write us, tell us what dates you have available, how many, what are your preferences for meals and activities, if we can, we will gladly adjust to them.
We want you to feel at home.
We will send you our recommendations, rates and of course, prior reservation we will be waiting for you, with the fireplace lit and a wonderful landscape to explore.
The Lodge is open from October to April. Cheer up for the experience, we are waiting for you!
The lodge is located on the eastern shore of Lago del Desierto (El Chaltén – Patagonia Argentina).
Located on the lake in a bay protected from the northwest winds; on calm days you can see the trout through the windows. It is accessed by water; 15 minutes by boat from the southern tip of the lake; a calm navigation, seeing all the coast, the jumps, the condor nests, the hanging glaciers, or following the path on foot, 3 hours of walking along the path that joins the South headwaters with the North headwaters
The property is within the mediations of a provincial reserve, which borders the Los Glaciares National Park, caring for the environment is our priority and our duty.
Distance from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate): 252 Km (5 hours by car).
How to get
Plane: Nearest airport: El Calafate (255 km) where regular flights arrive daily. By Bus: From El Calafate there is a regular daily bus service to El Chalten. Once in El Chaltén, you can hire a private transfer to Lago del Desierto (37 km along provincial route No. 41 bordering the Río de las Vueltas) or hire a regular excursion to Lago del Desierto that will leave you at the southern head of the lake.
By Car: Along National Route No. 40 from the South (El Calafate) or from the North (Tres Lagos) to the intersection of National Route No. 40 with Provincial Route 23. Turn west until you reach El Chalten (94 km of asphalt). Once in El Chaltén, cross the town heading north, always along provincial route No. 23, heading towards Lago del Desierto bordering the Río de las Vueltas (37 km of gravel). The car can be left at Punta Sur del Lago, where there is a public place to park.
Nearby is the Gendarmerie post. It is not a private parking lot. Once at the southern head of Lago del Desierto, a boat from Aguas Arriba will make a 15-minute navigation along the eastern shore to reach the Lodge. Those who so wish may leave their luggage on the boat and arrive at the Lodge trekking along a nature trail through the forest (3 hours).
Argentina, the country
Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.
National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 215 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 200 Km.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.
Available services in El Chaltén
ATM: Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz.
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile telephony network: Movistar and Claro companies.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.
Services NOT available
Money Exchange agencies.