Founded in 1902, the town of Bariloche is known as Argentina’s chocolate capital. In Rio Negro Province in the heart of Patagonia, Arelauquen Lodge sits at the base of Mount Otto on the shores of the picturesque Lake Gutierrez. This alpine gem is 26 kilometers from San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport (BRC). Only 16 kilometers from our lodge is Cerro Catedral, a prestigious ski resort with more than 600 hectares of terrain. Several onsite facilities perfectly complement the Bariloche experience. Après-ski relaxation awaits in the heated indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and saunas. Maintain your workout regimen in the fitness center. The hotel is located inside the Arelauquen Golf and Polo Country Club, home to one of Patagonia’s best golf courses and a well-appointed polo club. At EPIC, Executive Chef Julian del Pino’s international cuisine includes visionary presentations with carefully selected local ingredients and regional inspirations. The lodge is also ideal for distinctive retreats, visionary meetings, and special events. The hotel’s 28 guest rooms and suites showcase Bariloche’s majestic beauty with views of mountains, the golf course, or Lake Gutiérrez through large windows. Some include private balcony access. Stay connected via wireless High Speed Internet Access and an LED television, and enjoy the convenience of an in-room refrigerator and coffeemaker. Get cozy in a plush bathrobe and slippers, then sleep soundly beneath 450-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and down bedding. Every suite is distinguished by a kitchenette equipped with dishes, utensils, and stainless-steel appliances.