EOLO was conceived as a place of quiet charm; no excesses, no stridencies... an understated elegance. It is a starting point and a destination. Inspired in the historic estancias of the area, the entire hotel - from its furniture to its dishware - combines the simple structure of the creole houses with hints of the area's original people and vanguard aspects of modern architecture.
The 10,000 acres property is a paradise for horseback riding, mountain bike rides, trekking, bird watching and, of course, to fully enjoy the subtle elegance of the installations.
It stretches over a 3,000 hectare property. From Eolo's ample and comfortable facilities, which evoke an authentic Patagonian "estancia", one can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south.
From anywhere on the property, and from all of its 17 rooms, guests can witness the magnificence of a scenery that exposes its soul to the privileged eyes that contemplate it and to the hearts that wish to feel its true essence.
Facilities include 17 suites with different views of the Lago Argentino, La Anita Valley, the Torres del Paine or the Rico branch; main living room, overlooking La Anita Valley; bar and restaurant overlooking Lago Argentino; library overlooking Torres del Paine; TV room overlooking Lago Argentino; indoor swimming pool and sauna.
The guest rooms have telephone, WiFi, central heating - which may be set at individual preference - and a full set of amenities. The rooms do not have a TV. Eolo Lodge aims to foment a dialogue between visitors and their surroundings so instead of a TV screen, guests will find cozy couches set in front of large windows with a view that is a true feast for the eyes.
Lake, steppe and/or cordillera views. Twelve rooms, each with its unique decoration, of which 2 allow an extra bed and triple occupancy. The average surface of each room is 400 square feet.
In addition to the outside window - also present in the Superior category - these rooms have a second window with a view to the hotel's garden. There are three of these, each decorated differently.
These rooms have a double window in the corner which allows the immensity of the scenery to subtly become part of the room. It is the highest category and there are only two of these rooms in the hotel.
We suggest guests reserve at least one day for touring EOLO and its surroundings. There are many activities that are exclusively available to our guests. The hotel has its own guide who coordinates all of the outdoor experiences: trekking, mountain bike, bird watching, four wheel drive outings, canopy and horseback riding tours.
Perito Moreno Glacier
The greatest attraction in the area and only a 50 minute ride from the hotel. Once inside the National Park, one or more of these options may be chosen: a) main viewpoint plus walkways in front of the glacier b) short duration boat cruise along the glacier's front wall c) trekking or walk on the ice using crampons. The latter alternative may be of a short or long duration, depending on preferences.
Upsala Glacier and Lago Argentino
The Upsala glacier is the largest glacier that flows from the Lago Argentino and the Spegazzini is one of the most impactful. Access to these is only a 30 minute ride from EOLO to Puerto Punta Bandera. Once in Punta Bandera, there are many options: a choice of boats allow for the possibility of navigating Lago Argentino through its icebergs, you can also visit old, traditional estancias; ride on four wheel drive vehicles through the area, kayak on the lake or trek in this beautiful setting.
El Chaltén and Others
El Chalten is the national trekking capital and the perfect destination from which to see - and admire - Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Viedma Glacier and Lago del Desierto. The town is two and a half hours away. Those who wish to experience this adventure but prefer not to stay overnight in El Chaltén have the option of doing it as a daylong excursion.
Guests who have more time may add other alternatives like four wheel drive tours, a visit to the Ice Museum (Glaciarium), hikking in the Roca Lake area, fly fishing or a city tour of El Calafate.