El Calafate area, Argentina
Eolo is a luxurious and remote ranch-style lodge, located 30km outside the town of El Calafate in Argentina's breathtaking Patagonia region, enjoying panoramic views on the eastern face of Mount Frías from within a 3,000 hectare private estate.
At a Glance
Awe-inspiring views over the untouched Patagonian steppe
The most upmarket hotel in the region with very welcoming service
Away from the hustle and bustle of El Calafate town
A pampering base from which to visit the Perito Moreno glacier
The suites have huge picture windows and are light and airy
Eolo is an outstanding and unique Relais & Chateaux property which is set on an exclusive hillside outside of El Calafate and embodies the spirit of Patagonia, while also offering attentive service and fine cuisine.
The lodge itself has been built in local style using traditional materials and has the feel of a sophisticated estancia with just 17 spacious en suite rooms, each with stunning views of Lago Argentino, Torres del Paine or Brazo Rico. The decor is understated using neutral tones, large windows and rich fabrics to draw your attention outside. Luxurious stone bathrooms complete the space and modern amenities like complimentary WiFi can also be expected.
Eolo features several cosy and spacious living rooms overlooking the Anita Valley and Lago Argentino, as well as an English bar and a restaurant serving creative yet mouth watering Patagonian cuisine. There is also a library overlooking Torres del Paine and on a clear day, the famous towers can be seen from the property. The property also has a pleasant and sunny courtyard shielded from Patagonian winds, indoor swimming pool and sauna.
The impressive surrounding countryside plays host to a wide range of exciting outdoor activities including mountain biking over unique tracks and trails, horse riding on Mount Frías, bird watching, trekking in the Anita Valley and excursions to the jaw-dropping Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers. The service at Eolo is second to none and truly makes this the most luxurious accommodation available in the entire El Calafate area.
Eolo has 12 Superior Suites of 37 square meters, three Premium Suites and two Corner Suites of 48 square meters. The rooms are decorated in a simple, warm style, with wood furnishings and subtle earthy tones. Large picture windows give fantastic views over the stunning Patagonia landscape.
Children over 12 years old are welcome.
Facilities at Eolo include a main living room overlooking the Anita Valley, a bar and restaurant with superb views over Lago Argentino, a library overlooking Torres del Paine, a TV room and an indoor swimming pool and sauna.
Activities on offer at Eolo include trekking on Mount Frías and in La Anita valley, mountain biking over unique lanes and trails, star gazing with telescopes, sightseeing and identification of flora and fauna, lectures and birdwatching. Horse back riding on Mount Frías, excursions to Perito Moreno Glacier, minitrekking on the glacier, navigation to the Upsala glacier, 4x4 expeditions to Mount Frías and fly fishing at Lago Roca can also be arranged.
Location & Directions
El Calafate area, Argentina
30-minutes from El Calafate, en route to Perito Moreno Glacier and strategically located in the La Anita valley, on the eastern side of Mount Frías.
When to go
November to April brings the best weather, downpours are rare, and there’s usually enough sun to get fabulous photographs of the ice, with bright sunshine most days. In March and April, Fall colors are spectacular, as the lenga on upper slopes of the mountains turns scarlet. The majority of the region is closed for winter June to August, when weather makes the area very inhospitable. December and January are high season and the glacier trips are at their busiest. September, October and March is a great time to visit, when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. Bear in mind, though, that weather on the glacier is completely unpredictable as the winds coming over the Andes are constantly changing.