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What We Love

  • The view of Lago Nahuel Huapi, framed by the snowcapped Andean cordillera and a big Patagonian sky
  • The affable staff delights in the surroundings, entertaining guests with tales of the Patagonian outdoors
  • The Celeste Room with its rose-fringed wooden deck and path that winds down to the lake
  • Nighttime dips in the heated indoor/outdoor pool, with moonlit views of Lago Nahuel Huapi

What To Know

  • Luma works equally well as a multiday Patagonia base or overnight stop between Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes
  • Ideal for couples, families or small groups
  • With its land sloping sharply to the lake shore, guests are transported to the hotel in a four-wheel-drive Polaris, akin to a souped-up golf cart
  • The restaurant’s dishes are tasty, fresh and expertly executed, but the menu is limited
  • The Cerro Bayo Ski Boutique is a short drive from Villa la Angostura
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Overview

The Review

Eight-room family-run Luma Casa de Montaña sits on a two-acre forested lot a mile northwest of Patagonia’s Villa la Angostura village. The 90-minute drive from Bariloche airport edges the eastern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, where clouds of broom and ñire beech rise from glacier-fed waters to the Andean foothills.

Built in a Tuscan style, the sandstone house overlooks some of Patagonia’s most compelling scenery, a bewitching natural composition of lake, mountain and forest. In the densest thicket, there’s even a venerable 600-year-old arrayán, a cinnamon-barked tree that thrives in Patagonia and nowhere else on earth. Known to scientists as Luma apiculata, it gives the guesthouse its name.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3033/prop-18163-1343679272-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Built in a Tuscan style, the sandstone house overlooks Patagonia’s breathtaking scenery.”}

Luma’s eight spacious rooms share the same rural view and feminine, yet decidedly unfrilly, decorative style. Each room is painted in a pastel shade, from sand to mustard yellow, and the ceiling beams, hewn from cypress tree trunks, offset walls of distressed plaster. Bathrooms have two-tone tile floors and are outfitted in old-fashioned country style, with iron radiators and lion-paw bathtubs that make for a restorative soak after a muscle-cramping day in the great Patagonian outdoors.

In the December to February summer, guests set off each morning to tramp the trails in nearby Nahuel Huapi National Park, saddle up for a cross-country gallop or cast for record-breaking trout on Lago Nahuel Huapi. In the June to September winter, Luma provides an excellent base for the 27-piste Cerro Bayo Ski Boutique, just a short drive from town. Whatever the season, guests return at dusk to doze by the stone fireplace in a sitting room decorated with antique mirrors and sepia-hued family photos or dine by candlelight on fresh, local dishes. I loved mushroom and eggplant salad sprinkled with chive flowers picked that very morning.

For relaxation seekers, Luma’s sun-filled, north-facing terraces are perfectly positioned for admiring Patagonia’s natural splendor. Settle in here with a book and a Patagonian pinot noir, but keep your eyes peeled for a chance sighting of a Nahuelito — a Loch Ness–type monster that would be right at home in this fairytale setting.

How to Get There

LUMA Casa de Montaña
Avda. Siete Lagos 2369
Villa La Angostura, 08407 Argentina

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 254 Reviews
Very grand, we felt spoilt.
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel was small and private enough to make you feel like exclusive guests but big enough to know you are staying in a very sophisticated and grand villa. We liked the fact that there were only a few couples staying due to the size of the hotel.
When we parked our car they must have seen or heard us as the baggage cart arrived immediately to take our bags - due to the terrain of the land and steepness, this was the only way to get the bags to the hotel. The staff were delightful, warm and very friendly, professional and helpful.
We had something that required refrigeration and as there was no fridge in our room, they were happy to put it in their kitchen fridge for us.
When we asked for recommendations for dinner, they suggested The Social Club. Don’t be put off by the boring name, what an amazing setting with the most spectacular view of the lake. It is very close, fantastic food as well. We went back for a second night.
The hotel is tastefully decorated with the most divine sitting rooms and of course the view of the lake. We felt very spoilt enjoying a gin and tonic late one afternoon, sitting on our balcony admiring the view. Breakfast had a good selection of continental plus we could order eggs. A most memorable and enjoyable stay.
If I had to find fault, a fridge in our room would have been great. Our two deck chairs could not be used due to the canvas coming away at the sides. When we brought this to their attention, the chairs were replaced promptly.

Quite a deception
Reviewed 1 month ago

Great rooms and decor, very nice views. Understaffed (needed to talk with cook, usually no waiter for breakfast), “waiter” and reception same person (Elizabeth) with poor skills (defiant), no help with luggage when we decided to leave one night ahead due to service, light seeking insects in kids room, no hot water 1/2 nights, terrible wifi (they say is due to Apple) and no cel phone connection, no blender for a shake, very little food (“tomorrow at 3 pm” for a veggie). Is very strange...hotels tend to start decline with maintenance (it was very well maintained) but seems almost abandoned. Asked to talk to owners (I used to own a luxury hotel and thought advice was needed) but never return my request

Quite hotel boutique in Angostura
Reviewed 2 months ago

Very near to the Corretoso River you will find this hotel with only 8 rooms and marvelous views of the lake
The staff is great, breakfast was ver good and we stayed at Galletita room which is great
The staff will give you ideas to do and where to dine, I recomen Tinto Bistro, you must reserve

An amazing hotel in a wonderful position
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel is built to resemble an Italian Villa and is in the most amazing position overlooking Lago Nahuelhuapi in Argentina. The view from the hotel is one of the best in the world and the bedrooms sumptuous. Although the hotel has no restaurant, there are some very good ones in the nearby town of Villa La Angostura.

Spectacular
Reviewed 2 months ago

From our initial reservation I couldn’t have asked for better service. Marcos was excellent and so helpful and pleasant on email and in person! Excellent location and the views and attention to detail with the interiors and the Individual rooms makes you feel you’re in a personalised cabin with Tuscan decor. 5*!