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Uman Lodge


Set within a 1,200-acre working farm, Uman Lodge overlooks the turquoise-hued Futaleufu and Espolon rivers. This Chilean hotel’s ridgetop location is an excellent base for exploring the region’s forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains.

Carefully designed and furnished by its French owners, the lodge features warm woodwork, natural stone, original artwork, leather, and plush textiles. Panoramic windows look out on the river and the Andes.

The 15 spacious suites at Uman Lodge have private terraces, living rooms, and large windows. The master suite adds a jetted tub, second bathroom, and seating space.

The Uman Restaurant is another highlight that emphasizes local ingredients, many of which are sourced from on-property.


The Uman lodge is located on the 1,200-acre La Confluencia farm, which is the first farm in Patagonia with a luxury hotel on its property. The field has 5 kilometers of river and the confluence of the Futaleufu and Espolón rivers. About 200 acres are reserved for agro-tourism production and another 1,000 acres are designated to the conservation of forests. In addition to the sandy beaches on the banks of the rivers, there are also two lagoons that complete the magnificent environment.


Each guestroom is furnished with:

  • Satellite TV
  • Bathtub and shower (separate)
  • Private balcony
  • River valley view from each room (through forest)
  • Robes and slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet and bidet
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate seating area from bed
  • King bed
  • Good WiFi


The lodge amenities include:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Barbeque Dining Pavilion
  • Library Lounge with fire place
  • Fitness Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


Guests can explore the nearby hiking trails and river beaches, kayak, and paddle board. LANDED can also arrange fishing, riding, biking, and rafting excursions.


Melimoyu Lodge

Melimoyu Lodge

Melimoyu Lodge is Chilean Patagonia’s premier fishing lodge. Inside, the lodge is warm and filled with light. The inviting central room features a high, beamed ceiling; natural wood floors and accents; and large windows.

Meals are something to look forward to at Melimoyu Lodge, with an emphasis on local organic ingredients. Dinners are multi-course and served at a communal table. A riverside quincho (barbeque pavilion) is used to prepare traditional Patagonian asados.

Service is another highlight at Melimoyu Lodge. The house staff and adventure guides are genuinely kind and attentive.

Eames lounge chairs face a wood-burning fireplace, and original artwork highlights the region’s wildlife. Chilean wines and spirits line the shelves of the game room. Under the suspended staircase, an alcove library serves as the planning station for each day’s excursions.

Melimoyu Lodge Location

Located 22 miles (45 minutes) from the Route 7 village of La Junta, the lodge is surrounded by Patagonian forest and just steps from the Melimoyu River. Guests arrive by road, or land at the lodge’s helipad.

Melimoyu Lodge Accommodations

The four comfortable guestrooms have an understated elegance, featuring natural wood, wicker, and artisanal textiles handmade in the lakeside village of Puyuhuapi.

Each guestroom is furnished with king bed, private balcony, radiant heat, satellite television, bathrobes, slippers, jetted bathtub, and hairdryer. Due to terrain conditions, Wi-Fi and mobile phone service are not available at the lodge; however, a satellite phone can be accessed.

Melimoyu Lodge Amenities

The chefs at Melimoyu Lodge emphasize local ingredients and flavors. They produce a menu that includes roasted lamb, fresh salads, and a variety of homemade desserts, cakes, kuchens, and pies.

All meals are paired with drinks and juices, locally crafted beers a range of high quality Chilean wines.

Melimoyu Lodge Activities

Guests at Melimoyu Lodge usually stay three or four nights, fly fishing, kayaking or rafting, mountain bike and horseback riding, hiking the forest and glacier-view trails, and relaxing in the nearby hot springs. Four-wheel-drive buggies are also available.

The lodge’s on-staff fishing guides are true experts, passionate about their craft. They lead guests to pristine rivers and streams by 4WD, or to secluded lakes and lagoons by helicopter. Fly fishing instruction and equipment are available at Melimoyu Lodge. At the end of the day, the riverside hot-tub is an ideal location for cocktails.


Awasi Iguazu


Awasi Iguazu is our favorite hotel in Argentina and is located within a private Atlantic Rainforest reserve in Misiones, Argentina, approximately 30 minutes by car from the Iguazu National Park gate.

Each of the 14 villas is surrounded by jungle foliage, and each has its own plunge pool and sundeck.

Each villa receives a private guide and 4WD vehicle allowing guests to explore whenever and however they want.


Just 20 minutes from the Puerto Iguazu Airport and the Argentinian entrance to the Iguazu National Park, Awasi Iguazu occupies a large private plot of rainforest. The main attraction of the park is undoubtedly the Iguazu Falls, the largest falls in the world in terms of volume.

Depending on the season and water flow, Iguazu has as many as 275 distinct cascades within its two-mile wide, horseshoe-shaped curve.

Thundering Iguazu Waterfall in Argentina pouring over lush green cliffsiide

But perhaps the most spectacular section of the falls is known as La Garganta del Diablo, or “The Devil’s Throat.” There, the Iguazu River crashes 240 feet to its lower course.

The Iguazu National Park is also home to over 2,000 species of plants and indigenous wildlife of the region including howler monkeys, jaguars, and giant anteaters.


Awasi Iguazu’s 13 standard villas and 1 master villa are planted within a thick rainforest with nothing but open sky and buzzing branches waiting outside the doors.

Each cozy villa is built on stilts for minimal environmental impact and the interiors are accented with traditional baskets woven by the indigenous Guarani people, who still inhabit the region.

Warmly lit pool deck with lounge chairs in the back of a Villa at Awasi Iguazu

Each villa is fitted with a mini-bar, bathtub, robes, slippers, ambient-temperature plunge pool, sundeck, and Wi-Fi. In-room massages can also be arranged for an additional fee.

Two white lounge chairs sitting on deck of a private Villa at Awasi Iguazu with a private plunge pool overlooking the rainforest

Standard Villas

Measuring 1,076 square feet, each of the 13 standard villas has a coffee corner and large living room, as well as a large deck, lounge chairs and a plunge pool. These villas are primarily designed for couples or two friends.

Interior of a Villa at Awasi Iguazu Argentina, showing white wooden accents and modern furniture in a high ceiling bedroom

Master Villa

Measuring 1,614 square feet, this exclusive master villa has a spacious living area and a larger plunge pool allowing plenty of space for two couples or families.

Large bed with gray and white luxury linens in a white wood room with high ceiling and fan in the Master Villa of Awasi Iguazu in Argentina


Resident chef, Aarón Castillo Tellería characterizes his meals as rich in flavor, with seasonal produce, local inspiration and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The Awasi recipe is a mix of sophistication and simplicity, witch each meal catered to guests’ needs.

Artfully arranged tasting plate at Awasi Iguazu with a variety of fruits, cheese and elaborate colorful garnishes


Awasi Iguazu has worked with renowned biologists to create a series of adventures that go beyond the falls. From its landscape to its history, the Misiones Province is a melting pot of diversity.

The Iguazu Falls are part of the Atlantic rainforest which is home to more than 400 species of birds. Orchids and ferns are unique to the rainforest, as well as tapirs, monkeys and puma. Excursions through the rainforest involve hiking jungle trails, visiting crystal pools, archaeological ruins and local Guarani who practice ancient artisan crafts.

A couple on their honeymoon at Awasi Iguazu, each in a separate orange kayak, exploring the lake on the property surrounded by lush green forest.

Privately-guided, tailor-made touring is also included. Upon arrival, you’ll meet with your guides to choose your excursions. Choose from one full-day (approximately 6 to 8 hours) or two half-day (2 to 4 hours) excursions per day.

Airport transfers to either airport (IGR or IGU) are also included. Advance visas are required for entrance to Brazil.

Elegant dark wood al fresco dining area of a Suite at Awasi Iguazu with chairs and a bar


The Best Places to Stay in Belize

Where to Stay in Belize

Known as “The Jewel” by local Belizeans, Belize is one of a kind among Central American countries – it’s English-speaking, small, and uncrowded.

From beachfront resorts to riverside lodges, this list of the top ten places to stay in Belize will help you find somewhere that is tailored to your needs and enable you to maximize your experience there.

Aerial view of waves and sandy beach of the tropical coast of Mozambique, one of the best places to stay in Belize for a beach vacation

Known for warm waters, laid-back style, and lush jungles, Belize is also recognized for its commitment to environmental conservation and eco-tourism.

Shortly after gaining independence in 1981, Belize’s new government designated 40 percent of the total territory as protected land.

Since that original commitment to sustainability, protection of pristine forest and marine habitats has continued, marked by the subsequent establishment of numerous additional public and private reserves.

Here’s a look at our top 10 recommendations for places to stay in Belize:

10. Hidden Valley Inn

Uniquely-shaped blue pool ringed by palms and backed by a villa at Hidden Valley Inn Belize

Hidden Valley Inn is situated inside a 7,200-acre private nature reserve, exclusive to hotel guests.  That reserve is contiguous with the the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District in Belize’s western mountains.

Amenities include a mahogany bar room, pool terrace, and hotel gardens.

Red hammock and two gray loungers on the large tiled porch of the Estate Suite at Hidden Valley Inn, Belize

Guests at Hidden Valley Inn can hike through the surrounding forest, zip-line, explore the underground cave systems, and explore ancient Maya cities.

The estate lodge is surrounded by six cottages, each with two suites. These guest rooms are furnished with fireside seating, full bath and shower, writing desk, closets, and a queen or king beds.

The cottages are finished in mahogany and leather, terra cotta, and artisanal textiles.

Estate Room at Hidden Valley Inn a LANDED top 10 places to stay in Belize finalist. Warm lighting with brown tile floor and large king bed with luxury linens

The restaurant at Hidden Valley Inn is reserved for hotel guests only. Their in-house chef combines the authentic Mayan and Mestizo flavors.

Elegant plating of two lobster tails on a white ceramic plate at Hidden Valley Inn in Belize

9. Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas is a beachfront boutique resort located on the eastern shore of Ambergris Caye. The heart the resort is a 70’ swimming pool, surrounded by sun loungers and the O Restaurant.

Among the other amenities at Las Terrazas are:

  • Dive Shop
  • Dock
  • Bar
  • Spa

Las Terrazas offers complimentary-use kayaks, SUPs, water bikes, Hobie Cats, and bicycles.

Bicycle leaned up against a colorful picket fence

The front desk can also arrange rentals of golf-carts, wave runners, and fishing gear.

Las Terrazas has 34 contemporary rooms and suites, each with air conditioning, television, ceiling fans, security box, kitchenette, and hairdryer.

Some upper category rooms add ocean views, washer/dryer, and private terraces. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

Aerial view of some villas at Chan Chich Lodge, one of the best places to stay in Belize, ringed by dense green forest

Located within the 30,000-acre Gallon Jug private reserve, Chan Chich Lodge rests within a 3,000-year-old Maya settlement. Led by resident guides, guests can explore the ancient plazas, partially-excavated temples, and a ritual ball court.

Gallon Jug is contiguous to additional conservation areas—a combined half-million acres of protected habitat for more than 500 species of birds.

The Yellow Lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora) is native to Belize, Honduras, and Mexico.

The jungle is also home to howler monkeys, colorful frogs, deer, pumas, and jaguars. Over nine miles of trails surround the lodge. Guided forest walks, canoe excursions, and horseback rides can be arranged.

Chan Chich has a farm-to-table restaurant, featuring fresh ingredients from farms in Gallon Jug and Spanish Lookout.

Roughly 60% of the ingredients (including shade-grown coffee) are sourced on site.

King bed with luxury linens inside a room at Chan Chich lodge, adorned with wooden accents and open shutters in Belize

Among the other lodge amenities are:

  • Screened-In Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Gardens
  • Library

The 15 rustic guestrooms at this Belize resort feature thatched roofs, tile floors, and fully-screened windows. Some higher category rooms have hardwood floors, air conditioning, and private porches.

Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge building common areas.

Four wicker chairs arranged around a round glass top table under the straw roof of the outdoor dining area at Chan Which Lodge, Belize

Victoria House is one of the top boutique beachfront resorts in Belize. It is located on the eastern shore of Ambergris Caye, a short drive by golf-cart south of San Pedro town.

Among the resort’s amenities are:

  • Two Swimming Pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Dive Shop
  • Bar
  • Spa

Complimentary-use kayaks and bicycles are available.

King bed with luxury linens in wood accented room at Victoria House, one of the best places to stay in Belize

The resort has 42 rooms, suites, and villas—something for everyone.

Each guestroom at Victoria House is equipped with air conditioning, security box, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

Sunrise over the private white sand beach at Victoria House Belize Resort

Chaa Creek is a riverfront lodge located outside the town of San Ignacio, in the Maya Mountains of western Belize.

Created by Lucy and Mick Fleming in 1981, Chaa Creek is one of Central America’s pioneering eco-resorts; answering the question of “where to stay in Belize?” for travelers prioritizing environmental sustainability.

Around the lodge grounds and gardens, 400 acres of protected jungle are yours to explore.

Interior of an open-air luxury villa at Chaa Creek showing a luxury queen bed and modern furniture looking out over vast jungle landscape

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, butterfly garden, canoes, natural history center, and medicinal plant garden. Massages and horseback rides can be arranged for an additional fee.

Chaa Creek has 23 guestrooms, suites, and villas—something for everyone. Each type of accommodation is equipped with security box, bathrobes, slippers, and hair-dryer.

The Ix Chel Luxury Villas and Spa Villas are the only accommodations at Chaa Creek with air conditioning. All other rooms do not have air conditioning, and none have television. Wi-Fi is available.

Luxurious blue lounge chairs under white umbrellas lining the white marble deck of the infinity pool at Chaa Creek Belize Boutique Hotel

5. Matachica

Matachica is a boutique beachfront resort on the eastern shore of Ambergris Caye. The resort is a mix of the laid-back and the design-forward.

The resort’s restaurant, Mambo, is one of the island’s best. Among the hotel’s other amenities are a swimming pool, hot tub, sundeck, dock, library, and bar. Loaner bicycles, kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards, and Sunfish are available through the front desk.

A sea turtle photographed on a Scuba expedition at Turtle Inn Belize Luxury Resort

The project has 31 vibrantly colored, thatched-roof rooms and suites. Some upper category rooms include sitting rooms and ocean views.

Each guestroom is equipped with:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Linens
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Bathrobes
  • hairdryer

Rooms do not have televisions. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

Bedroom inside luxury villa at Turtle Inn Belize resort

Turtle Inn is director Francis Ford Coppola’s beachfront resort on the Central Coast of Belize. Located just outside the town of Placencia, this is a perfect base for exploring the region’s white-sand cayes, atolls, and reef.

Turtle Inn’s gardens and guestrooms have a Balinese feel; Mr. Coppola fell in love with Southeast Asia while filming there in the 1970’s. He imported the resort’s hand-carved pavement stones, wall decorations, and furnishings from Bali.

Large bamboo living space in luxury villa at Turtle Inn Belize, showing white chairs and couch under unique bamboo chandelier

Guest cabanas at Turtle Inn were designed with thatched roofs and outdoor showers. Guestrooms are fully screened and shuttered but dispense with window glass or air conditioning—another reflection of Bali’s open-air style of living.

Guestrooms at Turtle Inn are furnished with a security box, mini-bar, ceiling fans, cookie jars, bathrobes, and beach sandals.

The rooms do not have television or telephone; reception can be reached via “shellphone” intercom. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Turtle Inn has three restaurants, a bar, two swimming pools, a spa (specializing in Thai massage), and a dive shop. Service is warm and genuine; many of the hotel staff have worked at the property for more than a decade.

View of the Caribbean ocean from a private villa at Turtle Inn Belize

Coral Caye

Ever dreamed of staying on a private island in Belize?

Coral Caye is the private island retreat of the Francis Ford Coppola family. This low-lying coral islet is located eight miles (approximately 25 minutes) east of the Belizean beach town of Placencia.

Sheltered by the Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a rustic sanctuary of palms, clear water, powdery sand, and starry nights. The island is an excellent base for snorkeling, diving, fishing, and beach-hopping excursions.

TAerial view of Coral Caye private island owned by Francis Coppela and offered at Turtle Inn Belize

Among the island’s uncomplicated amenities are a dock, fire pit, lobster pen, hammocks, kayaks, musical instruments, fishing rods, and game collection.

Meals are served al fresco, or in the “Great House”—a sand-floored living room and bar. During your stay, you’ll be cared for by a staff of six—guides. caretakers, housekeepers, and cooks.

The resident retriever, Goldie, is also an excellent host. Massage services can be arranged.

View from a villa on Turtle Inn Belize private island, Coral Caye

Coral Caye has three guestrooms:

  • Coral Cottage – one bedroom (king bed) and living room with sleeper sofa.
  • Seahorse Cottage – two bedrooms (two queen beds and two single beds).
  • Great House – the indoor-outdoor living room, with bar, games, and sand floor. Meals can be prepared and served here, and a day bed (queen) can be converted for overnight use.

The simple, airy guestrooms are furnished with en suite bathrooms (sink, shower, WC), Haiku ceiling fans, electrical sockets (110v / 60Hz), bathrobes, beach sandals, coffee service, and cookie jar. Hot water and electricity are provided by solar systems.

The guestrooms at Coral Caye do not have air conditioning, television, bathtub, or mini-bar.

The rooms are fully screened, but porches are open-air. Wi-Fi and mobile phone service are available on the island, although weather disruptions are possible.

Social area in private island villa Coral Caye, part of Francis Coppola's Turtle Inn BelizeSmall thatched roof cabana overlooking waterfall and river at Blancaneaux Lodge Belize Luxury Boutique Hotel

Blancaneaux Lodge is one of our favorite places to stay in Belize. This Coppola family riverside lodge is set within the Maya Mountains of western Belize.

Francis Ford Coppola purchased the property in the 1980s as a private family retreat. Today, 20 guestrooms are set among the flowers and palms of Blancaneaux’s creekside gardens.

The guestrooms feature thatched roofs, outdoor showers, and fully-screened windows without glass.

Each guestroom at Blancaneaux is furnished with:

  • Security Box
  • Hammock
  • bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-Bar
  • Sandals

Guestrooms at Blancaneaux do not have air conditioning, television, or telephone.

The warmly lit, rich wood-accented bedroom of the Enchanted Cottage at Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize

The Mountain Pine Ridge is generally cool, and reception can be reached via “shellphone” intercom. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Food is a highlight at Blancaneaux; the lodge has three restaurants (Italian, Guatemalan, and garden) many of the ingredients are grown on property.

Other hotel amenities include:

  • Spa Pavilion (Specializing in Thai massage)
  • Riverside Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking Trails
  • Gardens
  • Stables

Birding, hiking, and river tubing excursions are available to guests at no charge. Riding and massages can be arranged for an additional fee.

Service is warm and genuine; the hotel staff treats guests and each other like family.

A woman in a white dress performing a Thai massage on a guest of Blancaneaux Lodge Belize in its Waterfall SpaWalkway leading up to large white modern two-story house with wooden column accent in middle front. Rectangular shapes and glass throughout, palm trees lining front.

With contemporary design and built-in privacy, The Beach House is one of our favorite private villas in Central America.

The Beach House is located on the Placencia Peninsula, on the central Caribbean Coast of Belize.  The barrier reef lies just a few miles offshore, along with dozens of islands and atolls.

This private beachfront villa (4,000 sq.ft.) features five bedrooms, an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Large, wrap-around white couch in front of white walpaper with artistic bamboo patern. Facing a glass wall that overlooks an infinity pool and private beach, lined with palms

The state-of-the-art kitchen, imported from Italy, is complete with high-end appliances and a wine chiller.

Other amenities at the Beach House include a 50-foot mosaic infinity pool, walled private garden, roof deck, and trellised outdoor dining area with barbecue kitchen.

Rear view of private beach house in Belize showing blue infinity pool and large white house with wraparound patio, modern glass railing

1. Gladden Private Island

Gladden Private Island is the creation of Chris Krolow, host of HGTV’s Island Hunters. For those looking to find the pinnacle of luxury and privacy, this is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Belize.

Sheltered by the Belize Barrier Reef, Gladden is an intimate sanctuary of palms, powdery sand, and starry nights.

The low-lying coral islet rests in clear blue waters 20 miles (approximately one hour) east of the Belizean beach town of Placencia. It’s an excellent base for snorkeling, diving, fishing, and beach-hopping excursions.

The Gladden Spit, famous for its whale sharks diving, is just a few miles away.

whale shark swimming in deep blue water

Gladden is an intimate private islad retreat—one suite, just for you. Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom.

The suite is equipped with air conditioning, television, ceiling fans, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi (with Internet reception subject to weather conditions).

Other amenities include a swimming pool, sundeck, roof deck, living room, al-fresco dining palapa, and pool table.


Large sea turtle photographed underwater on a scuba diving expedition off the coast of Belize

Support buildings and staff quarters are located on a second, smaller island; indicator lights let guests know when staff members are on the island. Staff includes a chef and concierge. The full-board package includes meals and massage.

Flights from the United States to Belize typically route through Houston (2.5 Hours). Flights to Belize from Miami (two hours), Dallas (three hours), and San Salvador (60 minutes) are also available.

Now that you know where to stay in Belize, LANDED is here to help answer your other questions.

Feel free to give us a call at (801) 582-2100. We’ve got you.


Sunset over the private beach behind the Beach House Belize



10 Best Hotels in Argentina

The Best Hotels in Argentina

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and the second largest nation in South America. Argentina’s landscapes range from the glaciers of Tierra del Fuego to the rainforests of Iguazu.

Through our travels, we’ve become familiar with hundreds of hotels, estancias, and lodges throughout Argentina’s diverse regions.

These 10 hotels stand out for their locations, services, originality, and welcoming spirit.

Large white main house of Estancia Los Potreros, glowing in the morning light, shaded by trees

Estancia Los Potreros is a family-owned, 600-acre ranch is the rolling sierra outside Cordoba city.  The estancia dates back to the 16th century and has been farmed by the Anglo-Argentine Begg family for more than a century.

Los Potreros offers solitude, peace, and luxury of experience.  The main house is filled with warmth and charm.  The guest rooms are rustic, cozy, and unfussy, with accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests.

People on a private horseback tour of an estancia in Cordoba, Argentina.

Meals at Estancia Los Potreros are served at a family table, with fresh bread and vegetables, grass-fed beef, and local wines.

The horses and riding guides here are unmatched, with options for all skill levels.  Owners Louisa and Kevin Begg make it a point to have each guest riding every day.

Guests can also observe gaucho horse-training techniques, visit nearby waterfalls, and learn the essentials of Argentine cooking.  Los Potreros is an example of the axiom: properties with heart have friendly dogs.

White lodge at El Pedral Patagonia, with red-brown accents, and a unique pointed conical-roofed tower. Surrounded by scrubby green vegetation of Patagonia

El Pedral is an Argentinian boutique hotel contained within a working sheep ranch (estancia) in the Chubut province. The surrounding Patagonian Steppe stretches hundreds of miles from the Andes to the Atlantic., with El Pedral resting at the eastern end of it’s expanse.

On the eastern reaches of the estancia’s land, you’ll find eastern tip of Mermaid Point, otherwise-known as Punta Ninfas.


A seasonal home to Magellanic penguins, sea lions and elephant seals, Punta Ninfas’ pebbly shores are protected by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.

The guest house at El Pedral consists of the Arbeletche family home (completed in 1923), alongside two neighboring row houses with four rooms each.

In the main house, you’ll find the hotel’s dining room, kitchen, sunroom, lounge, and one additional guest room.

Just a short walk from the main house, El Pedral’s “quincho” is equipped with a ping pong table, pool, foosball table, and an outdoor barbecue area.

Antique record player on a wooden table with two empty wine bottles in the dining room at El Pedral, backed by a wooden table and window with mustard yellow curtains

Rooms at this hotel lack security boxes, and room keys are left in the main house while you’re away.  The property is powered by a combination of solar panels, windmills and a generator. Lights go out at 10:30PM and come on at 7:30AM.

Cell service is difficult to find. Rooms at El Pedral do not have television. Wi-Fi is available only in the main house, and the connection is slow.

This Argentinian boutique hotel was designed as a place to slow down and unwind.


8. Tipiliuke

This nine-room county lodge is located in northern Argentine Patagonia, tucked into a beech grove in the heart of a 50,000-acre working cattle ranch—Cerro de los Pinos—founded in 1909.

Gauchos still work the land here today, as their families have for three generations. The Chimehuin and Quilquihue rivers frame the Tipiliuke property with 17 miles of frontage; their crystal-clear waters are renowned for trout pools—home to monstrous browns up to 30 inches.

A fly fishermans spinner - Focus on spinner and line in gloved hand with picturesque lake in background

Guides, gear, and drift boats are available for any level of expertise; even beginners can hit it big here. Tipiliuke also offers Riding, biking, hiking, and wing shooting excursions.

This Argentinian hotel features:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas
  • Wood-Fired Sauna
  • Massage Room
  • Honor Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge

Tipiliuke’s nine cozy guest rooms are furnished with artisanal textiles, ceiling fans, and radiant heat.  Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge as well as at the outdoor sitting areas.

Located just outside of Salta, House of Jasmines is surrounded by gardens, pasture, and sunflowers. This Argentine hotel was once the country estate of American actor Robert Duvall.

Guests arrive by a eucalyptus-lined driveway to the century-old mansion house. The main house is constructed in the Spanish colonial style, with whitewashed walls and a red-tiled roof. Inside, hotel guests can enjoy the lounge, bar, restaurant, fireplace

Elegant lounge and bar area outfitted with white and tan furniture and a victorian feel. Found in the House of Jasmines, a luxury boutique hotel in Salta, Argentina

Large trees shade House of Jasmines’ outdoor dining space. The swimming pool and gardens look out on fields and the distant Andes Mountains.  Massage services are available.

Each of this Argentinian hotel’s 14 guest rooms features tiled or hardwood floors and artisanal textiles.

In-room amenities include radiant heat, air-conditioning, television, security box, hair dryer, mini-bar, robe, slippers, and Wi-Fi.

The vineyards of Argentina Luxury boutique hotel House of Jasmines, backed by the majestic Andes mountains

6. Alvear Icon Hotel

Alvear Icon Hotel, in Buenos Aires, offers cosmopolitan luxury and comfort. Alvear Icon Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World — a community of independent luxury hotels dedicated to superior service.

The newest addition to the Alvear family of hotels, Alvear Icon is a high-rise hotel with clean, modern lines. Sharing the same spirit and attention to service as the Alvear Palace, the Icon is a showcase for the Sutton family’s contemporary art collection.

Located in the upscale, metropolitan neighborhood of Puerto Madero, Alvear Icon is flanked by parks, the historic waterfront, pedestrian streets, shops, and cafes.

On property, guests of Alvear Icon can enjoy:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine Cellar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Rooftop
  • Spa

The 159 guestrooms and suites feature warm fabrics, natural woods, Carrara marble bathrooms, and double-glazed windows.

In-room amenities: security box, television, turndown service, hair dryer, robes, slippers, mini-bar, and Wi-Fi.

Two couples enjoying a picnic in the vineyard at Casa de Uco, one man leaning on a horse, the others sitting at a table with wine glasses. Tree lit by sun shading the table.

Casa de Uco is a boutique wine lodge located in the Uco Valley, 90 minutes by road from the Mendoza airport, near the  foothills of the Andes.

The ambitious Argentine hotel is surrounded by a 320-hectare estate featuring a winery, swimming pool, tennis court, pond, and picnic areas.

Loaner bicycles are available, and horseback riding can be arranged.

Luxurious bed under a painting in a room at Casa de Uco, one of the best hotels in Argentina

Inside, guests of Casa de Uco can enjoy the restaurant and wine bar, fitness room, spa, sauna, and game room.

This hotel’s 16 guest rooms and villas are finished in local wood, stone, and traditional textiles.

In-room amenities include:

  • Security Box
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Mini-Bar
  • Robes

Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

4. The Vines of Mendoza

Main lodge at The Vines Argentina, photographed over l-shaped pool lined with lounge chairs

A short drive from Casa de Uco, The Vines is one of the best wine lodges in Argentina, and among our favorites in South America.

This Mendoza region boutique hotel is surrounded by vineyards, which are under cultivation by more than 130 small-batch winemakers.

The main building at The Vines houses the Siete Fuegos Restaurant (by famed Argentine chef Francis Mallmann), a lounge, fireplace, wine bar, outdoor swimming pool, and sundeck.

Nearby is one of South America’s best hotel gyms–an elevated glass rectangle looking out on the vineyards and the Andes.

This Argentinian hotel’s 21 spacious villas have a contemporary finish, featuring panoramic windows, natural stone, terraces and lounge chairs.

In-room amenities include security box, robes, slippers, and hairdryer.  Wi-Fi is available in the main building and the guestrooms. The Vines is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

Guests of The Vines can enjoy winery tours and tastings, or create their own wine blends. Picnics, bicycle rides, fly fishing, and horseback excursions can be arranged.

In-room massages are available for an additional fee.

Pink and purple sunset over the Andes mountains as seen from the pool of The Vines, a luxury boutique hotel in Argentina

3. Colome

Another one of our favorite wine lodges in Argentina is Estancia Colome, located near the high-desert town of Molinos—a five-hour drive from Salta.

This boutique hotel is located at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. The Colome wine estate surrounds the lodge, wrapping it in more than 25 acres of Malbec vines and lavender.

The Colome wine lodge is constructed in the Spanish Colonial style, with candle-lit covered porches, adobe-hued walls, and red-tiled roof.

Among the hotel’s amenities are:

  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Billiards Room
  • Desert Garden
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Court
  • Sundeck

Guests of the hotel can also enjoy winery tours, hikes, and use of bicycles.

The nine guest suites at Colome feature natural wood, leather armchairs, artisanal textiles, double vanities, separate shower and bath.

Guestrooms at Estancia Colome do not have televisions. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge’s public spaces.

A bushel of Malbec grapes, grown in the popular Argentinian wine region of Mendoza.

Adjacent to the main house is the James Turrell Museum. Opened in 2009 by collectors Ursula and Donald Hess, this museum is dedicated to the work of Mr. Turrell—one of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists.

His work focused on light and space, and the museum is a collection of rooms exploring dimension, depth, light, and color.

Shoes are removed, and guests enter the exhibits. For many visitors, the impression is lasting and powerful.

2. Eolo Patagonia’s Spirit

Private ranch land of EOLO Patagonia, a large golden field surrounding the luxury hotel with the mountains of Patagonia in the background

Eolo is a 17-room Relais & Chateaux lodge overlooking the Patagonian Steppe, with distant glimpses of ice-blue of Lago Argentino.

Tucked into a hillside on Estancia Alice, a 4,000-hectare private ranch, Eolo rests roughly half way between the gateway city of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park—the location of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Eolo is a place of profound peace. Outside, the wind carries the sound of lowing cattle and the plaintive calls of lonely birds.

Expansive living room of an accommodation at EOLO Argentina, a luxury hotel in Patagonia

Food is a highlight at Eolo; most guests choose the full-board option, with meals and select beverages included.

Among the hotel’s amenities are a hot tub, bar, library, lounge, restaurant, bicycles, and video library. Massages and riding tours are available for an additional fee.

In room amenities include a security box, hair dryer, minibar, robes, slippers, and Wi-Fi.

1. Awasi Iguazu

For active adventure seekers, Awasi Iguazu may be the best hotel in Argentina.

This Relais & Chateaux lodge is located within a private Atlantic Rainforest reserve, approximately 30 minutes by car from the Iguazu National Park gate.

Each of the 14 villas at this Argentinian luxury lodge is surrounded by jungle foliage, and each has its own plunge pool and sundeck.

Two white loungers behind a private plunge pool overlooking the rainforest at Awasi Iguazu luxury Argentina lodge

Other in-room amenities at Awasi include:

  • Ambient-Temperature Plunge Pool
  • Mini-Bar
  • Sundeck
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Robes
  • Wi-Fi

In-room massages can be arranged for an additional fee.

King bed with luxury linens in upstairs bedroom of private villa at Awasi Iguazu, surrounded by bamboo furniture and flanked by large window overlooking the jungle

Privately-guided, tailor-made touring is also included.  Upon arrival, you’ll meet with your guides to choose your excursions.

Guests can choose from one full-day (approximately 6 to 8 hours) or two half-day (2 to 4 hours) excursions per day.  Airport transfers to either airport (IGR or IGU) are also included.

Advance visas are required for entrance to Brazil.

Woman in white shirt and brown pants standing at the rocky edge of a jade colored pool, admiring a large waterfall near the Awasi luxury Lodge at Iguazu Falls, Argentina