Hosteria Alta Vista is part of Estancia Anita, the largest sheep farm in the area with over 22,000 sheep across 165,000 acres. Situated on the open plains of the Patagonian Steppe between El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park the remote location away from town is one of the main reasons to stay here.
The seven cosy rooms are traditionally yet comfortably furnished with large bathtubs in the ensuite bathrooms, antiques and traditional bedspreads. This décor and the original doors, windows and façade hark back to the property’s roots as a 1930s inn when built by the Yugoslav owners. All rooms and most of the comfortable common areas look out to the Andes Mountains in the west, on a clear evening the sunset over this landscape is stunning.
Alta Vista is very much a host-led property, they make every guests feel at home as if one of the family, spending time with each person to discover their likes and dislikes to individually tailor each person’s stay.
There is plenty to do in this area to experience Patagonia at its best from hiking and horse riding to mountain biking bird watching. There are of course visits to the National Park, home to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier where it is possible to hike across the glacier itself, kayak or take boat trips to gain an up close view of the ice. Experiences at Alta Vista are incredibly varied because there are all sorts of goings on each day, for example sheep shearing in time for the summer months and the gauchos rounding up wild horses just once a year – Clients of ours witnessed this and said it was the highlight of their whole Argentina holiday!
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Patagonia into a greater Argentina & Latin America holiday. Take a look at Classic Argentina as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Hosteria Alta Vista Information
- Location & Getting There
Situated on the open plains of the Patagonian Steppe and being a part of Estancia Anita, the largest sheep farm in the area, Hosteria AltaVista is a short 30-minute drive from El Calafate Airport.
The 7 cosy rooms are traditionally and comfortably furnished with large bathtubs in the ensuite bathrooms, all of which provide spectacular views of the Andes Mountains in the west. The 6 Standard Double rooms are cosy living spaces with 2 double beds and wooden Provencal style furniture, each room decorated in a different themed colour. The Suite is the main room in the house, furnished with a Queen bed and an additional living room which can accomodate 2 extra beds.
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar & lounge, 1 quincho
There is plenty to do in this area to experience Patagonia at its best from hiking and horse riding, to mountain biking and bird watching. There are also visits to the National Park, home to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier, where guests can kayak or take boat trips to get a view of the glaciers up close. At Alta Vista, guests can also witness sheep shearing during the summer months and gauchos rounding up wild horses just once a year.
Children are welcome and babysitting can be arranged upon request.