El Casco Art Hotel

Bariloche & the Lake District, Argentina

At a Glance

  • Prime lake front location

  • Great base from which to explore the mountains and lakes nearby

  • Home to an extensive Argentinean art collection

  • All rooms are lake facing. Guests can watch the upland geese and cormorants on Lake Nahuel Huapi

  • Winter transfer service for skiers to a private lounge at the foot of the Cerro Cathedral slopes

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October to April is considered the best time to visit the Argentine Lake District, although skiing is good from July to September. The Lake District is beautiful in spring (October) and autumn (March) and fresher in these months than during the height of summer in January and February.

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Call us on 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday to El Casco Art Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Lake District


El Casco Art Hotel has a beautiful location overlooking the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi near Bariloche in the Argentine Lake District. The hotel combines stylish architecture, good facilities and a fabulous collection of paintings and sculptures.

Located in one of the most beautiful spots in Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, this exclusive art hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District. Cerro Cathedral Ski Centre is 15-minutes away by car.

After exploring the region, guests can relax at the spa which includes steam baths, Scottish shower, hot tub, and sauna. Yoga and Tai Chi lessons are available. Several beauty treatments are also provided.

All rooms at El Casco Art Hotel offer views of the lake and feature exclusive art pieces from Argentinean painters and sculptors. An award-winning gourmet restaurant invites you to savour delicious dishes, which are carefully prepared with local ingredients.

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The hotel has 26 studio rooms and seven larger suites, each of which is individually themed around the work of various important Argentine artists, with exclusive works from the Zurbarán Collection. Each room features views of Lake Nahuel Huapi.


Children are welcome at El Casco Art Hotel however please note they do not have any specific facilities for children.


Wine cellar, heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, salon and spa (treatments at extra cost), sculpture gardens, wireless internet access and room service.


El Casco Art Hotel is 15 minutes away from Cerro Catedral, providing easy access to some of Argentina’s best skiing (in season). There are also two 18-hole golf courses nearby, or guests can arrange a cruise on the hotel’s private boat to Arrayanes Forest. Wine tasting, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and fly fishing can also be organised.


  • 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.

Location & directions

Bariloche & the Lake District, Argentina

At the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentina’s Lake District on the Avenida Bustillo, approximately 10-minutes out of Bariloche.

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