Hosteria Las Balsas
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
Hosteria 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.
At a Glance
Adults-Only property in Argentina's Lake District
Amazing lake and mountain views
Luxury spa with indoor/outdoor pool
Very cosy living room with fireplace
Enjoy gourmet cuisine and personalized wine tastings in the wine cellar
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Hosteria Las Balsas or take a look at our itineraries to Lake District
The lakeside setting of Hosteria 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 travelers.
Hosteria Las Balsas 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.
Las Balsas has four rooms and six suites, all with stunning mountain or lake views. Each is uniquely decorated in an individual style, with furnishings combining warmth and elegance.
Families and children are very welcome at Hosteria Las Balsas. There is a children’s menu on offer in the restaurant and babysitting can be arranged on request. Children will undoubtedly enjoy many of the soft adventure activities on offer in the surrounding area.
The luxury spa at Las Balsas offers a wide selection of treatments amongst relaxing surroundings with soothing lake views. Features of the spa include a Jacuzzi, indoor/outdoor pool, complete gym facilities, Pilates bed and Scottish shower. The hotel also has a lounge and bar and an excellent restaurant and wine cellar.
The concierge at Las Balsas is on hand to arrange a host of activities including cooking classes and wine tasting plus boat trips, bird watching, sailing, golf, fly fishing, horse riding, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and rafting, and excursions within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The nearby Cerro Bayo ski center is perfect for skiing and snowboarding during the winter months from July-September.
Location & Directions
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
Hosteria Las Balsas is located on the northern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, 100km from Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District.
When to go
The best time to visit the Lake District is between November and April when temperatures are at their warmest. December through February is peak summer and when the region is at its busiest. For those keen to ski then Argentina's winter from July to September is the best time. Temperatures are much colder. The Lake District is particularly beautiful in spring (October) and autumn (March). These months tend to be milder than during the height of summer and quieter.