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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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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


Fantastic Views

The hotel is right on the lakeside and has the most superb views that you never tire of.
Right from our arrival the staff were really good helping us with our bags and giving us tips on where to go and what to do locally. Although there is no restaurant the bar snacks and wine menu is ample and we enjoyed a late super on the balcony enjoying the sunset.
The buffet breakfast with choice of eggs sets you up for the day and there is a good spa facility where we were able to soak our aching muscles after a good day of hiking.
Definitely worth a visit.

Beautiful Italian style villa with fantastic views over the lake.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Casa Luma and it remains a highlight as an idyllic, relaxing interlude in our travels in Argentina. The villa feels as if it belongs in Tuscany but has a view over one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. We were looked after really well by the owners. Special thanks also to Sergio who served amazing cocktails and gave great restaurant recommendations. and Sandra, who anticipated our every need at breakfast. We felt like very special house guests in a beautiful home. The sundeck around the pool was a super place to relax after a day out. To be honest, we took the day trip around the seven lakes in the region and decided that we had the best vista to return to at Luma Casa! The hotel also arranged a boat trip for us so that we could walk the12km trail through the Arrayanes National Park peninsular and helped us do our flight check-ins. Although there is no restaurant in the villa, there are several within walking distance (or a short taxi ride) - Chop Chop serves excellent steaks, cooked to perfection and is one of closest. There is a room service menu at the villa, so there is no need to go hungry if you want to laze around the pool during the day. Also they have lovely spa facilities. We really recommend this place for an indulgent, relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

Very grand, we felt spoilt.
Sue H

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.