Cheap Hotels in Million $$ Locations: Lago Trafúl (Patagonia)

Lago Traful, Patagonia/Eddy Ancinas

Lago Trafúl, Patagonia/Eddy Ancinas

Lago Trafúl is one of the forty + lakes that sparkle like sapphires in the lake region of northern Patagonia, but this lake is special.

One small village (Villa Trafúl pop. 500), a dirt road around one side and nothing else but blue, blue water. Stay here a week or a year and fish, hike, explore and gaze at the stars.

Eat with the locals at Nancu Lahuen. Sleep in a campground or the Marinas Puerto Trafúl.

You can arrive by car or bus from Bariloche on the 7 Lakes route via Villa Angostura, or on RP65 from Confluencia.

Cheap Hotels in Million $$ Locations: Tronadór, Patagonia

Mt. Tronador (Thunder Mountain) 11,453 ft. Patagonia/Eddy Ancinas

Mt. Tronador (Thunder Mountain) 11,453 ft. Patagonia/Eddy Ancinas

Hotel Tronadór, situated on the western shore of Lago Mascardi, is the base lodge or excursions to Mt Tronadór, which straddles the border with Chile at 11,453 ft.—the highest mountain in Argentina’s Lake Region.

 

Hotel Tronador/Eddy Ancinas

Hotel Tronadór/Eddy Ancinas

Easy hikes to nearby waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding adn more serious hikes up to the glaciers can keep an active outdoor enthusiast entertained for a week.

With 30 rooms and 7 apartments, all means and 50% discounts for children 1-8.

This is a good family destination.

Closed all May. No credit cards.

www.hoteltronador.com

Cheap Hotels in Million $$ Locations: Lago Guitierrez, Patagonia

Hostaria El Retorno, Lago Guitierrez/Eddy Ancinas

Hostaria El Retorno, Lago Guitierrez/Eddy Ancinas

Just 20 minutes west of Bariloche, the Hostaria El Retorno looks across the lawn and through the wood to lovely Lago Gutierrez, where kayaks are available, and mountain bikes can take you around the lake or UP UP to the ski area at Catedral. A better option is DOWN from the parking lot through forests of coiyhue trees right to the beach. This is also the back road from the ski area in winter.

Arelauken golf resort is not far. and Cassis restaurant is one of the finest in the area.

Closed May.