You will find Estancia Cristina at one end of the Cristina Channel, in a remote, almost forgotten corner of the Los Glaciares National Park. The lodge was built by a pioneer family in 1914, and for more than a century those fortunate enough to visit have been awed by views of the lake as well as the Upsala Glacier and mountains beyond.
Estancia Cristina is built of five separate lodge buildings, each of which has four guest rooms and a shared living room. Rooms are comfortable with large bay windows to make the most of the scenery, en suite bathrooms, and central heating to ensure you feel cosy even in chillier weather. The lodge offers the blissful opportunity to disconnect from the outside world: you won’t have WiFi, a phone, or a TV in the bedrooms.
The main lodge is known as The Octagon on account of its shape. It’s a great space for relaxing in the evenings, with large, squashy sofas and a huge open fireplace. Eating and drinking is an important part of any stay, and the sumptuous afternoon tea is a popular addition to the regular meals. The menu is strongly influenced by regional flavours, and you must try the asado (traditional barbecue) at least once during your stay.