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ACTIVITIES AND HISTORY AT CORRENTOSO HOTEL IN PATAGONIA

The oldest hotel in Patagonia provides an upgraded guest experience including some activities during the travelers stay. 


Founded in 1917 by Primo Capraro and Rosa Maier, one of the first pioneer couple of Patagonia, Correntoso Lake & River Hotel was born as a fishermen refuge and grew to become a perfect exponent of the hospitality industry. 

Today, being part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it complies with all the standards of international excellence without losing the essence of those adventurers who came to the region so many years ago.

Located in Villa La Angostura at the mouth of Correntoso River in its union with Nahuel Huapi Lake, the hotel offers amazing views of the Andes Mountain Range and the National Park Nahuel Huapi.

Included with the accommodation rate, there is a wide range of tours and activities between historic and virgin places to enjoy the lake, mountain and forest through outdoor activities that respect nature, and indoor ones to relax on the premises. 

All of them are supervised by the hotel staff and are organized on a daily basis subject to weather conditions. Guests should enroll at the reception desk the previous day and may also be coordinated privately in the surroundings.

These are the activities included to improve the passenger experience:

Hike to the old bridge: A very easy trek. We meet at the lobby and start hiking, observing the ornamental species of the gardens, matched with the local flora in the neighborhood of Villa Correntoso, which is also part of the tour, eventually reaching a lookout point with great views of the two lakes that surround the hotel.

Ayur yoga class: An activity based on an open system that matches the lessons learned from the most ancient yogic tradition, the Nathas Siddhas, with the principles of Ayurveda, a traditional medical science from India.

Wine tasting: Thanks to the expertise of Mercedes, Correntoso’s sommelier and local host, you will taste various grape wine varieties, from diverse regions and for all tastes, in a cozy environment. You don’t need to be an expert in wines; it is just a space to know a little bit more about an icon of our culture.

Sailing on Doña Emma: We depart from the dock of the hotel towards Brazo Rincón, Última Esperanza and Machete. Sailing on Inalco and Arauco bays, Paradón de las Gaviotas and Menéndez Island.

100 years hike: The history of Correntoso is very rich and interesting. Joined by a host, go across the gardens and saloons of the most ancient hotel of Patagonia, observing the details and anecdotes of the first settlers. Learn about the different building stages and the challenges faced by the hotel during more than a hundred years of history.

Besides, short sailings to Fray Menendez Island, guided treks to the river, painting demonstrations, talks about the local flora and fauna, are some of the activities that will be included in the accommodation rate at Correntoso Lake & River Hotel.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Guests at Correntoso may request any activity at the front desk, free of charge. There are also other activities upon request, with an extra charge.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions and may vary without notice.
  • All activities are available in English and Spanish.

 

Patagonia Eco Domes

El Chaltén is one of the destinations that watched us grow and became a sort of a cornerstone to our Travellers´culture. Those of us, who had the possibility of marvelling at its landscapes, know that along the way there are lodgings for every need and taste, that range from the most basic to the most sophisticated. Adding good experiences and new things we gave this place to: Patagonia Eco Domes.


patagonia-eco-domes-5Patagonia Eco Domes is located 16kms from El Chalten on route 23 to Lago del Desierto, surrounded by Nature and Mountains. This Eco Glamping is in a beautiful 3 hectares garden whose main attraction are the panoramic views to Cerro Fitz Roy.

patagonia-eco-domes-3It has 7 domes en-suite for 2 people with a private hallway and a “salamandra”(wood-burning stove), all of them with a view to Cerro Fitz Roy, 1 restaurant dome, 1 reception area dome + a living -room and a “Wellness Dome” where our Kallpa girls enjoyed a massage session and yoga lessons at an extra cost since they are not included in the rate. The domes have an alpine and geodesic style. All the domes have a stove to keep the rooms warm which beckons to us every time we come back from any activity in Chaltén . They also have a living-room and a private bathroom with Scottish shower.

patagonia-eco-domesEvery morning we start our day enjoying a gourmet breakfast before starting on our walks. From Patagonia Eco Domes we have free access to a private trail that takes us to Laguna de los Tres. One of the most attractive trails due to the views it offers. You can also reach Piedras Blancas Glacier and others.

patagonia-eco-domes-2Patagonia Eco Domes has a bar and a restaurant with a varied cuisine and a good list of wines. They also have a garden and a solarium. They have no cellphone reception or internet at the premises. The idea is to break away from everyday life and enjoy El Chaltén. One of its most important aspects is the sustainability of electric energy which is provided by solar screens with an independent circuit per dome with a 12 volts power supply.
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We highly recommend the Patagonia Eco Domes as a travel sales offer. It´s new and original and it´s different to other lodgings as well as being the only Glamping Camp in this area.


Important factors to take into account:

Mínimum of pax required: 1

Every dome has a 12 volts independent energy. They have no 220 volts wall sockets. In every dome you´ll find USB plugs to recharge your devices. Should you need a 220 volts recharge you can ask for it at the front desk. Community Domes have solar energy and a 220 volts circuit.

They also have free shuttle services to and from El Chaltén at: 9:30hs and 13hs for Check Out time and at: 12hs and 17hs for Check In time.

The restaurant is available for the guests. If they have any special diets they must inform it in advance.

Patagonia Eco Domes is located in a faraway area. There is no public transport and they do not take Credit Cards, that´s why we recommend to bring enough cash when checking in.

Inn Hosteria Senderos

We are now a few minutes away from El Chaltén where we’ll be staying at Inn Hosteria Senderos. After making a stop at La Leona (next to its river, which has the same name) and driving through the emblematic Route Nro 40 we reach Route Nro 23, which allows us to observe from the distance how we are getting closer to the stunning Mt. Fitz Roy.


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Before the official arrival at the Bus Terminal it is necessary to make a stop at the National Parks Administration´s Office, where you will receive a briefing on the location and the different activities available, as well as recommendations for your visit to the National Park. This briefing is given to every visitor before they enter at El Chaltén.

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Finally we arrived at Inn Hostería Senderos, located in front of the Bus Terminal at El Chaltén. It is a cabin made of wood and stone with a typical Patagonian style, designed in the fashion of old estancias of the 1920s

We were warmly welcomed by the owners, who treated us with utter kindness. The lobby area instantly caught our attention with its beautiful fireplace. Passing through a large corridor lies the Restaurant which serves author cuisine´s courses with a Patagonian touch, from Tuesdays to Sundays, and every morning delights their guests with a delicious buffet breakfast.

inn-hosteria-senderos-1After making the check in at the front desk we were escorted to our rooms.Hosteriaa Senderos has a total of 21 rooms. We were provided with rooms which have views to Mt. Fitz Roy (Senderos is one of the few Hosterías at El Chaltén that has rooms with view to Mt. Fitz Roy, allowing travellers to  enjoy the view of a unique and beautiful sunrise). There are no televisions in the rooms: the exquisite views are a show on themselves, as every true lover of nature will surely appreciate. However there is no reason to panic: there is a room for multiple uses where guests will find a 32 inch LCD Tv and a computer with access to internet. Moreover, Senderos has free wifi access in the hole building. Some times there were interruptions with the internet service due to the fact that El Chaltés is a remote location which does not always have good internet connection, but most of the time we did not even notice since we were spending a wonderful time outdoors, walking along the trails that lead to different highlights of El Chalén.

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From Hostería Senderos we are really close to the meeting point where most of the treks begin. We highly recommend the Lago Torre Trek or the “Laguna de Los Tres” Trek, of which we will tell you more about in the Newsletters to come.

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Hostería Senderos is without doubt the point of departure and arrival for your stay at El Chaltén. It is a place which you cannot miss the opportunity of staying during your passing through this beautiful village of the Argentine Patagonia.


FACT SHEET

Senderos Inn has 20 double bed-rooms and one Family Suite that can acommodate 4 guests.

The Inn was totally made of wood, with many warm details in Lenga wood and white furniture of excellent quality.
The main goal of the Inn is to treat every guest as unique, because as well as having a nice place we also have a very professional and friendly staff. We put an extra effort into that.
Senderos Inn has 3 different room categories: CLASSIC, PREMIUN and SUITE, according to the views from their windows to the Fitz Roy Mountain and the Torre Mountain.
The 9 Classic rooms have inner views, the Premiun rooms have a  view to the Fitz Roy and the Torre Mountains.
In both room categories you´ll have the same furniture, the same size and the “same quality in white”.
Our 2 Suites “Senderos Suites” have the best views and are bigger in size with full amenities. They are both located on the second floor.
Senderos Inn will remain closed:
2015: May 1st to September 21st
2016: May 1st to September 21st
The reopening of the Inn will take place on September the 21st 2015 and will stay opened until May 1st 2016.
Buffet Continental Breakfast is included in the rate.
These rates will be valid from November 1st 2015 until October 31st 2016