Las Balsas

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.

Bariloche & the Lake District, Argentina
Hosteria Las Balsas
  • 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 travelers.

It is an intimate hotel with just four cozy 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 cozy 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, while 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.

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

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Bariloche & the Lake District, Argentina

Las Balsas is located on the northern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, 100km from Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District.

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