Ski + Snowboard

The World's Sexiest Winter Lodges

by Jason H. Harper

The lodge: Correntoso Lake & River Hotel, Argentine Patagonia

Perfect for you and: The man you'd go to the ends of the earth for

Isolation index: 9 out of 10. It isn't as distant as Tierra del Fuego, but the natural splendors of Argentina's Lake District are still far afield. From Buenos Aires, you'll fly two hours to San Carlos de Bariloche, then drive another 60 miles through the Andean forests and flatlands along the Seven Lakes Drive—and every inch of those 60 miles is spectacularly scenic.

Cold comfort: Your guy is an outdoors kind of fellow, and you want to take him where he can fish for trout on icy-blue lakes by day (while you're getting spa treatments), and both of you can dine on chef-prepared delights and quaff robust Argentinean reds by night. Correntoso (view slideshow) will satisfy all those wishes. The lodge sits on a bluff overlooking the Correntoso River as it empties into the lake of Nahuel Huapi—offering prime fishing and unbelievable views. The only question is whether to visit now (during their summer), or wait till July so you can escape the heat in the States.

The aphrodisiac: The lodge's hammam and spa, which is heated by burning wood gathered locally, and uses mountain herbs for the full body wrap. After your treatment, lounge on a wooden chaise by the indoor/outdoor infinity pool and take in vistas of the lake and snow-tipped mountains beyond.

Correntoso Lake & River Hotel
Tel: 54 9 2944 619728
Doubles from $244

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