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Hosteria Las Balsas

Villa La Angostura, Argentina

Hosteria Las Balsas is a small luxury boutique hotel and member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux group with a picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina's scenic Lake District in Villa La Angostura to the north of Bariloche.

At a Glance

  • Very cosy living room with fireplace

  • Personalized wine tastings in the wine cellar

  • Gourmet cuisine

  • Amazing lake and mountain views

  • Luxury spa with indoor/outdoor pool

Couples, Spa & health, Adventure, Fishing

Insider's View

Las Balsas can also make a great winter getaway, with skiing, snowshoeing and various winter sports all easily arranged.

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Description

The setting for Las Balsas is fairy-tale like, in one of Argentina’s most beautiful national parks; lush forests decorate the banks of the glacial lakes and further afield you can see the peaks of the majestic snow-capped Andes.

Las Balsas is an intimate hotel with just twelve cosy rooms and three suites, all decorated with a refined style and elegance, and with stunning views over the shimmering Nahuel Huapi Lake or to the mountains. Fine dining, exclusive wine tasting and a deluxe pampering spa with lake views are all on offer at the hotel. There is also an indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing in the tranquil surroundings after a day out in the park.

As you'd expect from a member of Relais & Chateaux, the food is a real highlight here, with a real attention to detail and a superb sommelier to 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. You may even get a glimpse of Nahuelito, the lake's very own Loch Ness monster.

Accommodation

Las Balsas has twelve rooms and three suites, all with stunning mountain or lake views. Each is uniquely decorated in an individual style, with furnishings combining warmth and elegance.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

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