Estancia Cristina marked the dramatic highlight of an exciting trip to El Calafate -- by a long shot. Outrageously beautiful setting. Most incredible horse ride ever: We felt like we had entered a diarama at NYC's Natural History Museum. Great hikes -- including five hours through the majestic Fossil Canyon. Tasteful and comfortable accomodations. Food is good, though the lunch and dinner menus should probably be simpler -- given the remoteness of the place. It would have been a thrill just to lounge and stare out the window at the views, but there was too much to do. After travelling pretty extensively around S. America over the last year, I would rank Estancia Cristina -- alongside my favorite Brazilian and Peruvian spots -- as one of the most captivating place to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Northwest shore of the Argentine Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still maintains its essence, keeping the history of this family alive, that with great effort and perseverance, made this lonely and inhospitable place a small paradise a home.Estancia Cristina is a unique Lodge in the world, in the middle of Los Glaciares National Park and with exclusive access to the most stunning sights of the Upsala Glacier.An enchanting and warm place, that just like in the past grants the best Patagonian hospitality. The only access to the estancia is by boat, with 20 comfortable rooms distributed in 5 elegant cabins, exquisite Patagonian gastronomy, a museum and a variety of programs to enjoy of this wonderful region.There are many activity options for you to choose: Walks of different demands, 4x4 wheel drive rides, horse riding, mountain bike or fishing.We guarantee that the experience in Estancia Cristina will be unforgettable and we invite you to immerse yourself in this wonderful valley… and let yourself go by its charm! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estancia Cristina Lodge El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia