Aguas Arriba Lodge

Location: Argentinian Patagonia | Argentina

Price guide: $$$$$ $350-$500 per person per night

Aguas Arriba Lodge is a comfortable lakeside lodge in Argentinean Patagonia, on the shores of Lago del Desierto and surrounded by natural beauty. The lodge is home to several expert guides, who will lead you on treks and boat trips through the glaciers, valleys and waterfalls which characterise this beautiful, unspoilt region. Afterwards, you’ll find hearty home-cooked cuisine waiting in the restaurant, and a roaring log fire in the cosy library.
Perfect forAdventurers keen to get under the skin of Patagonia’s beautiful, unspoilt landscapes.
In the know
  • Explore wild, remote Argentinean Patagonia
  • Alpine-style cabin with comfortable wood-panelled rooms
  • Hearty, home-style meals based on fresh local ingredients
  • Explore the valleys, glaciers and forests of Patagonia with expert guides

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The lodge has a truly spectacular location, on the shores of the serene Lago del Desierto with the jagged peaks of the Andes in the background. From the lodge, you can spot Mt Fitz Roy, Mt Torre and the Vespignani Glacier. The surrounding countryside is covered in centuries-old beech forest, adding to the atmosphere of secluded serenity.

Rooms at Aguas Arriba Lodge

Aguas Arriba Lodge is home to just six rooms and suites, all of which have stunning views and a rustic style which reflects the natural world outside. They are entirely wood-panelled, from the floors to the ceiling beams. The two Fitz Roy rooms overlook the mountain of the same name, as well as the Lago del Desierto and Vespignani Glacier.

Food & Drink

Food at Aguas Arriba Lodge is home-cooked, traditional and hearty, with an emphasis on classic recipes and locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Much of the produce is grown in the hotel’s own gardens or reared on local farms; expect to enjoy simple but wonderfully prepared dishes such as grilled meat or fish with mountain vegetables. Tea, fruit and sweet treats are also available for guests to enjoy all day.


Aguas Arriba Lodge’s library is the perfect place to come back to after a day’s hiking or biking in the fresh air, a cosy, inviting space with huge comfy sofas and a roaring log fire. The wide selection of books includes adventure titles, travel books and magazines, and volumes on Patagonian history, culture, and wildlife.

Activities at Aguas Arriba Lodge

A stay at Aguas Arriba Lodge is all about getting outdoors and enjoying adventures in the fresh Patagonian air. The lodge has expert guides who can lead you on a selection of treks and boat trips suitable for a variety of fitness levels; these take in valleys, creeks, glaciers and waterfalls and can last all day or just a couple of hours. Another popular activity is fly-fishing, and guides can take you to the best and most picturesque spots.

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Hotel location

The nearest airport, at El Calafate, is around three hours’ drive away.

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