El Chalten, Argentina
Pudu Lodge, named for a small deer native to Patagonia, is a small country hotel established by a group of mountaineers in the El Chalten region as a comfortable base for hiking, climbing and exploring this wild region. The hotel enjoys a privileged location just outside town at the foot of the main trail into Los Glaciares National Park leading to Mt. Fitz Roy. Its 12 spacious rooms feature clean-lined contemporary decor, floors with radiant heating, individual temperature regulation, en suite baths and wireless Internet. La Eulogia is the hotel's convivial restaurant and bar, featuring ample homemade dishes showcasing regional specialties, including grilled lamb.