Las Balsas is a small luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina's scenic Lake District. Located to the north of Bariloche, this Relais & Chateaux property offers the finest cuisine and accommodation in the area.
A small luxurious hotel perched over a bright blue lake promising the very best hospitality and delectable food
Just 15 rooms, set on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi and close to the foodie village of Villa La Angostura
Perfect for those looking for outdoorsy adventure by day, followed by some pampering and sensational cuisine
The spa with its range of holistic treatments and inviting heated outdoor pool is a real highlight
The lakeside setting of Las Balsas is like something from a fairy-tale. This delightful boutique property is surrounded by dramatic mountains and lush forests, while pristine glacial lakes and the majestic peaks of the snow-capped Andes dominate the landscape here, serving as a perfect natural playground for adventurous travellers.
It is an intimate hotel with just four cosy rooms and six suites, all decorated with a refined style and elegance, and with stunning views over the shimmering Nahuel Huapi Lake or to the mountains. Interiors showcase luxurious bedding and soft furnishings, along with modern amenities like complimentary WiFi, Bluetooth speakers and flat screen televisions. The hotel itself also has several cosy candlelit lounge spaces with plush furniture, and a small library and bar complete the space.
There is also an on site spa with a gym, indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing in the tranquil surroundings after a day out in the park. Outdoors, you can expect direct lake access including a small sand beach, dock and boathouse which can accommodate dramatic arrivals and departures by yacht.
As you'd expect from a member of Relais & Chateaux, the dining is a real highlight here, with incredible attention to detail and a superb sommelier to help complement your dishes with the perfect wine from the cellar. In the winter Las Balsas is the perfect base for skiing the nearby Bayo Hill, whilst in the summer most activities revolve around the lake, with sailing, swimming, kayaking and fishing to name a few of the activities on offer. Trekking and horseback riding in the area are also not to be missed. You may even get a glimpse of Nahuelito, the lake's very own Loch Ness monster.
When to visit
Las Balsas can also make a great winter getaway, with skiing, snowshoeing and various winter sports all easily arranged.
Las Balsas is located on the northern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, 100km from Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District.
2020 Solar Eclipse Packagae at Las Balsas
Experience the Solar Eclipse this December with a fully inclusive package at Hosteria Las Balsas in the heart of the Argentine Lake District, over which the moon will pass in front of the sun.
Bariloche by Air
Take to the skies above Bariloche in a small bi-plane and enjoy sweeping views of the endless lakes and mountains that surround you. An overflight offers an entirely new perspective on the beauty of the region and is unforgettable.
Bariloche Sunset Sail
Sail across the calm waters of Argentina's Lake District just before the sun sets, sipping on Argentinean wine. Watch as the sky transforms into an inky blue and enjoy the silence that surrounds you in this peaceful natural setting.
Full Day Isla Victoria Experience
Sail across the serene waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi to reach Isla Victoria, a unique island with a diverse wealth of natural attractions. Hike woodland trails, observing local wildlife as you go and tuck into a delicious gourmet picnic at lunch time.
Private Half Day Lakeside Adventure & Wine
Experience the abundance of activities on offer in Argentina's jaw-dropping Lake District; take in scenic views of Nahuel Huapi Lake, snow capped mountains and waterfalls as you trek, kayak and rappel. Scenic picnic lunch with wine pairings included.