Thirty miles west of El Calafate and near the Perito Moreno glacier in the far flung arid Argentine Patagonia is Eolo. Located in the windswept La Anita Valley in the estepa, Steppe, this lodge is modeled on a classic sheep estancia with the architecture paying homage to the old estancias with corrugated zinc walls and gabled roofs. Eolo is the perfect refuge from the elements of these latitudes of the earth.
The interior showcases indigenous fabrics and earthy tones to contrast the beautiful, parched scenery outside through picture windows where your eyes near tire of the landscape. The 17 rooms have king-sized beds, gorgeous bathrooms, and a mix of antique and modern that makes it feel delightfully homey yet sophisticated.
Head out to explore on horseback, foot, or take a 4×4 expedition up to peak of Cerro Frías. Take a day to trek on the Perito Moreno glacier or drive up to El Chaltén for hiking in virgin forests near the chiseled peaks of Fitz Roy. Make time to absorb this magical place. On a clear day, contemplate Chile’s Torre del Paine national park on distant horizon, or watch as icebergs float on the glacier-fed Lago Argentina.
Delicious, fresh food ranging from grass bed beef to venison, Patagonian trout and rabbit, and a traditional tea time round of the experience. Mesmerizing.