Concierge.com's insider take:
It's difficult to conceive of a property more defined by desolation than Eolo, a rustic, 12,300-acre lodge in the windswept La Anita valley, 18 miles west of El Calafate. Modeled on a traditional sheep farm, the lodge's corrugated zinc walls and gabled roofs protect a central courtyard from the ever-present elements. A homely rusticity pervades the interior, with carved woods, refurbished antiques, and leather- and corduroy-upholstered furniture to immediately set guests at ease. The lodge is close enough to the landmark Perito Moreno glacier to justify a visit, but a simple hike or bike ride across the property can be just as compelling. Entranced by the setting, many guests are content to squint for hours at the peaks of Torres del Paine darkening the distant horizon or to peer through picture windows as icebergs float through an otherwise parched landscape on glacier-fed Lake Argentina.