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Hosteria El Pilar Nov 29, 2007
After two days of camping out in Los Glaciares NP, walking in to El Pilar was a bit like finding an oasis in a desert. Hosteria El Pilar is located about 17 km (10 miles) north of El Chalten on the road to Lago del Desierto. El Pilar sits by itself off this road with essentially nothing else around between there and El Chalten (and who knows how far north before you find something).
A dining room serves an excellent dinner (however there is no real menu to speak of rather a different limited selection each evening) and a small variety of wines for selection. A small sitting area and a common room/library allows one to decompress. Only 10 rooms means a very quiet and comfortable stay.
The hosteria is off the main electric grid. Heat (for the guest rooms) and hot water are provided with propane heaters and wood burning stoves heat the common areas. Electricity is generated on site (and only available at select hours in the evening). Rooms are very nice and comfortable although spartan.
If you want to find yourself in a comfortable, yet out of the way location, El Pilar is an excellent place to find.
Part of the Nov/Dec 2007 - Southern Patagonia (Chile and Argentina) travel blog
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