On the banks of Lake Nahuel Huapi, deep in the forest, the Hosteria La Escondida is a charming, boutique hotel and country lodge in the neighbouring village of Villa Angostura, around 1½ hours’ drive from the regional capital Bariloche.
Small and intimate, La Escondida exudes rustic elegance throughout with exposed stone cladding and wooden beams reflecting the traditional “alpine” architecture favoured throughout the Lake District. Inside, the spaces are warm and light, tastefully decorated with wooden floorboards and homely, snug furniture. The pretty gardens lead straight down to the water’s edge offering wonderful, panoramic views complemented by an attractive pool, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun.
There are 12 cosy, modern rooms and one suite, all individually decorated and overlooking the lake (though not all with uncluttered views). In addition, there is an apartment comprising of 2 rooms interconnected via a private lounge, perfect for families.
Guests are treated to delicious home-made breads, cakes and regional marmalades in the hotel’s El Bistro breakfast bar while La Delfina restaurant delivers regional favourites such as salmon and trout and focuses on fresh, home-grown products.
La Escondida lives up to its namesake “the hidden one”, and is a delightful, mid-range lodge ideal for those looking for peace and tranquillity amidst spectacular scenery. It would particularly suit those travelling with a hire-car.
This is just one of the hotels that we recommend in this area. If your favourite is not featured just let your consultant know - we will be happy to book it for you!