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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Twenty kilometers outside El Calafate on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier you really need a car to stay here. It would be possible without one, but you will likely spend more on taxis than the rental. El Galpon is a working sheep ranch that is an interesting agritourism stop even if you do not stay here. The grounds are... More 

Thank CharlieOrlando
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived at El Galpon del Glaciar we were treated with such kindness and respect. The 3 young ladies who are here to work during the summer from Buenos Aires were an absolute delight and so very helpful. The room was cozy and warm with a beautiful view of Lago Argentino, and the horses and sheep from... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

El galpon is almost in between El Calafate and glaciar national park. You can get in the national park with 40 min driving in nice landscape. Also 35 min driving to El Calafate. El galpon has really nice view. They offer other excursions in the ranch that I can recommand. Breakfast and dine was very enough. Hotel location is really... More 

Thank Cenk K
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great place to stay. Best food we had in Argentina. Great service. This is an older ranch with a lot of character. Fun sheep shearing show and Tango show with dinner. Very quiet and comfortable. It's a few miles from El Calafate but a taxi is very affordable. Do not miss Perito Moreno Glacier.

Thank kwaAlaska
Leonardo, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Absolutely fabulous experience at this quaint ranch 20 km from Glacier Morano. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the staff second to none. They offer several horseback riding treks which would satisfy riders of all abilities. Imagine riding horseback to the glacier or riding to the top of a mountain which gives panoramic views for miles including the Glacier, Largo... More 

Thank 60MD
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The ranch is beautiful and the staff is excellent! A quiet and peaceful ranch. Food is great... No need to leave the grounds to go into town! Nor will you want to with the views. Can go horseback riding, head to see the glacier, or just relax. Could not ask for a more beautiful place to end our trip to... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay. The rooms were cozy and warm, the food was the best we had on our trip, and the staff was incredible. Everyone was so friendly and happy. We highly recommend this place for anyone staying in El Calafate that wants a piece of nature near the city. The panoramic views are gorgeous. We enjoyed a... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights to tour the glacier and really enjoyed the ranch itself. Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Jamaica. Took the evening tour which included shepherding, shearing, bbq, and tango show. The outdoor experiences were interesting and fun. The tango show was very short and only part of it was tango. Also enjoyed walking around and horseback... More 

Thank maapar
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The individual rooms are a bit outdated, and the bathrooms are cramped, BUT the property is so beautiful that it doesn't matter. We spent our first day just wandering around the grounds, watching all the animals and wildlife and petting the horses. We saw all kinds of animals - flamingos, ducks, some sort of ibis-looking bird, big hawks, some other... More 

Thank allison d
New York, NY
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Surrounded by kilometers of shore by both Lago Argentino and the Centinela River, this lodge is a wonderful base to explore the Patagonia wilderness. We came here after weeks of trekking Torres del Paine and El Calafate, so it was nice to just unwind. The beds were rather old, but we enjoyed that over our sleeping bags and refugio bunk... More 

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Only 20 kilometers away from El Calafate, on the same way to the Perito Moreno Glacier, is an old sheep farm named "El Galpon del Glaciar". The establishment is surrounded by 3,5 kilometers of shore of the Lago Argentino and by 1,5 kilometers of riverbank of the Centinela River: both offer an ideal environment to enjoy activities in contact with nature. Welcome. We will be waiting for you to know and to enjoy Patagonia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Galpon del Glaciar

Address: Ruta Provincial 11 Km. 22, El Calafate Z9405DHC, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $194 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Galpon del Glaciar 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Second floor, Lake View”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieOrlando, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the back, facing the garden and the lake. Wifi in the dining area, not in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles kwaAlaska, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Look out over the lake or the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles KayMarco, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Pick a hotel in El Calafate and take a taxi if you want to see the lake.”
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“Free wifi is provided in the lobby/”
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