Alta Vista was booked for us by a travel agent and before arriving I looked at it on line and it seemed like an unimpressive little victorian BandB. However, when we arrived we were so warmly welcomed by Tamara and Frederico and their kids and dogs we knew this place was special. It turned out that we were the only guests the three nights we stayed. We really felt like personal house guests not hotel customers. Frederico took time to take us on a tour of the Estancia and sheep shearing barns and gave us a history of the ranch. Had we had more time they could have organized hiking or horseback riding excursions on the estancia which would have been better than the pre arranged activities our travel agent had set up. The food was excellent, in fact two of the best meals we had during a month in South America were dinners at Alta Vista. The hotel is about 10-15 miles out of the town of El Calafate and that far from any neighbors. You are really out on the ranch by yourself but that is what makes this place so unique. It is also much closer to Perito Moreno Glacier and the boat rides on the north branch of the lake than is the town of El Calafate. There is little in town to see so being located out of town was not a problem for us. The warm friendly staff and the unique location literally "off the grid" is what makes this place special. I recommend it very highly for Patagonia travelers looking for accommodations as unique as the countryside they are visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostería Alta Vista is located in Estancia Anita, one of greatest extension in the region, with 28,000 sheeps and 75,000 hectares. 45 Km away from the Perito Moreno Glacier and 30 Km away from El Calafate. Incomparable landscape that surrounds its, summarizes the geography of the Patagonia: the mountain range of the Andes, the immense steppes, lakes, forests and majestic glaciers. The Hostería has horses and mountain bikes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hosteria Alta Vista Hotel El Calafate
- Hosteria Alta Vista El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia