Our hotel, built at the shore of Mascardi lake, has many facilities that will make your stay unforgettable.
Taste the fine flavours of our exquisite Patagonian and central European cuisine
The hotel Tronador has a main building and two annexes, and is built in the typical Patagonian - Andean style, combining local stone and wood.
At Hotel Tronador we have 3 lounges, a bar, play room, video room, covered barbecue area, pier with docking facilities, boating ramp, beach and extensive gardens.
All our rooms are nicely, cozy decorated with wood and warm colours. The rooms have big wide windows so you may enjoy panoramic views to the Mascardi lake and the surrounding mountains.
We have some rooms with balcony which are bigger rooms. The balcony is nicely made in wood and has amazing panoramic view where you may comfortably sunbathe or just enjoy peacefully gazing the mountains and lake. Also we have family rooms like apartment with two double bedrooms and one bathroom and an inner hall connecting both rooms.
All our bedrooms have central heating, phone with IDD/NDD, private bathroom with bath tub and WC. The bathrooms are very large, comfortable and well lighted.
Our menu consists mainly in homemade meals and patisseries which includes home grown vegetables and fruits from our ecological, organic garden.
In Hotel Tronador from San Carlos de Bariloche the main entertainment are the outdoor sports and activities that you can enjoy right from the Hotel. Nevertheless we have also entertainment activities at the hotel such as play room (with table tennis, pool and billiard table), reading room, video room, barbecue room, solarium and private beach.
Hotel Tronador has its own organic kitchen garden growing fine fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries and gooseberries; some vegetables and aromatic herbs. This are all ecologically grown products which we use at our kitchen for preparing a wide variety of dishes served in our restaurant and tea saloon.
The amazing natural landscapes and the isolated location make the Hotel Tronador the perfect spot for exclusive & unforgettable events.
Discover more than ten amazing horse riding trails, from two hours to full day excursions.
Our local guides will take you to the best spots in the area, including five lakes within the Nahuel Huapi National Park
Three different sections of Manso River are available to experience a full day of white water sports.
In the beggining of the hotel when it still worked as an estancia, the first tourist groups came to the area lured by the amazing landscape and untainted nature wanting to explore it the way the first settlers unveiled it. These were the first horse riding tours in the surroundings of Mount Tronador, using old cattle trails and opening new to reach different panoramic view points, summits and lagoons. Nowadays we continue ours ancestors traditions guiding horseback riding tours through this trails
It is a easy level circuit-like route along both margins of Upper Río Manso. The path crosses grassland clearings and ñire (high birtch) groves near two lagoons that make the home of countless birds. In December and January, horseriding take place among large extensions of lupin in full bloom.
A longer option of this same guided horseback riding tour is to ride through the valley uphill arriving to the Cretón outpost, where we have our milking facilities. This is a beautiful spot to take a break and have a snack
We call "Pozones" (pools) the spots in the stream where rock gorges form quiet places and small rapids, surrounded by coihue trees (evergreen birtches) and caña colihue. The route may be traveled as a circuiiting on the lakeshore and returning on the Laguna Callvú (also Laguna Azul- Blue Lagoon) trail..
Heading to the "Pozones" and continuing towards Arroyo Casalata, the path joins the trail starting at the lake and leading to Castillo Rojo (Redcastle) The trail raises through a thick forest featuring stretches of steep incline. Being close to and above the lake, this is the lookout in the area offering the best view.
The trail goes along the Upper Río Manso and among meadows, ñire groves and thick forest of caña colihue, as you approach your destination, Pampa Linda, you will enjoy the view of the imposing mount Tronador.
Fishing Season: Starts at 1st of November and ends the 1st of May.
The great success that followed the seeding of salmons and trouts at the early 20th century in Patagonian lakes attract many fishing enthusiast to the region. Many people start fly fishing lured by the great quantity of trouts. So the great majority of our guest are fishers. At Hotel Tronador we offer fly casting classes, fly tying classes and the following fishing excursions.
The lake is in front of the hotel, usually when the fish are biting, early morning or in the late afternoon, is when professional guides take you out fishing on motorboats. These short trips are charged by the hour and fishing gear may be provided as needed.
This lake presents the U shape with two quite definite branches. One it called branch Catedral and the other Tronador. It has a single island of importance called Piuque Huapi (Heart Island) The Hotel Tronador is located at the same name branch. Flow toward this branch, the Upper Manso river and the Claro streams and Casalata, the ones that drain in front of the Hotel. This area has beaches and shoals with adequate reeds beds for fly fishing. Toward the sector of the Heart Island the coasts are more abrupt. The lake Mascardi is suitable for the three modalities of fishing. Spinning, trolling and fly casting.
The lagoon is located at 1200 m. above sea level, and can be reached only by trail. Here one of its charms resides since is little visited. It surrounded by forests of lenga and ñires, with deep little edges with abundant aquatic vegetation. There is abundant brook trout population. Three alternatives are offered to get to the lagoon, to walked uphill and to fish from the coast (approximately 6 Km), To Rent the horses for the ascent only (that is it more advisable) or to take the complete excursion, ascent and return with horse and embarked fishing with guide.
Is formed by two lakes called Fonck Small and Fonck Large, communicated by a short channel. The access is for a 2WD vehicles (4WD vehicle at the beginning of season)
As these lakes are glacial origin glacier there is almost no beaches, so is mainly for embarked fishing. It is very productive with an abundant rainbow trout population and brook trout and in smaller quantities brown trout. This sector receives abundant rains, as consequence the two lakes are found surrounded in its totality by an exuberant Andean forest. This excursion offers optimal conditions for the fly fishing, as well as to combine fishing and walking.
Lago Mascardi - Lago Fonck y Río Limay
There are many and varied trails and excursions starting right from the Hotel, and if you are an avid hiker we are only 17 kilometres away from Pampa Linda and the base of Mount Tronador, where you can find even more trails and climbing spots.
Also known as Blue Lagoon it is located between Cerro Bonete and Cerro Punta Negra mountain tops, this 100-meter deep circular-shape lagoon resembles the mouth of a volcano. Extremely deep for its size, it is precisely the depth what gives its crystal clear waters an intense blue color. The adventure trip combines in a multisport tour with a 2-hour horseback ride plus 1 ½ hour of rock climbing, including a picnic on the shore of the lagoon. Being physically fit is a requirement and only children over 10 years with good horse riding ability are allowed to take this multisport trip.
This trekking route climbs some 800 meters. No technical difficulty will be encountered but physical condition should be good. There are two options: climbing up to the summit, which is recommended as a full-day excursion, or trekking to the lookout point on the way to the top from where scenic views are superb!
(Red Castle viewpoint) this is a unique rock formation with an easily distinguishable red hue, due to the very high iron content in the rock. From this point there is a spectacular view of the Western branch of Mascardi lake and the Vuriloche Valley. From a distance this rock looks like a castle, as the name suggests..
(Claro stream Water Holes), these are found along a section of the Claro stream, made up of a serie of rapids and pools. The waters are crystal clear and the setting within a southern beech forest with Colihue cane (autochthonous bamboo like trees) undergrowth is beautiful. You can reach there in two ways; either walking via the Hanging Bridge (approx. one and a half hour) or by crossing the lake by boat first and then walking the last part (a walk of approx. half an hour) .
This mountain hut belongs to Club Andino Bariloche and it is located on mount Tronador at 2000 m.a.s.l., Between the Castaño Overa and Alerce glaciers. It has 60 beds, dinning room, kitchen, bathrooms (restrooms) food service and drugstore. From here you may enjoy an amazing view of the Tronador summit and the surrounding glaciers.
There are two options either go by horse plus trekking in the last rocky section or hike all the trail up to the mountain hut.
The "path of the clouds" it is a trail from Pampa Linda to Lago Frias. It usually takes two days to complete the journey, spending one night in the mountain hut called Las Nubes.
Las Nubes mountain hut was built in 2011 and it is the most modern mountain hut in Argentina. Hiking from Pampa Linda takes from two to four hours walk according to the hiker's fitness. paso de las Nubes mountain hut offer one of the most beautiful views: on the west side the snow capped mount Tronador, Cerro Constitución on the East side, Frías valley to the North and Alerce valley to the South.
It belongs to Club Andino Bariloche and it was built in 1938. At that time it was frequently visited by mountaineers and climbers that attempted the Tronador summit. It is located at 2870 m. above sea level at the ridge between Manso and Rio Blanco Grande glacier. Nowadays it is almost abandoned with almost no facilities, just like a bivouac. This is a long trekking you have to walk 24 km climb up 1300 m trails. It is advisable to combine it with horseback riding.
White water rafting is one of the most complete excursions that you can experience, discover the amazing landscapes and wildlife from an unique perspective, taste the adrenaline and enjoy with your friends or family.
It is a smooth rafting excursion, fit for all and ideal for beginners in raft and paddle techniques. Upper Rio Manso stream stems from Tronador glaciers and melt, waters are cloudy, heavily loaded with mineral sediment. The trip starts about 7 km away from the Hotel, on the road to Cerro Tronador, where the river comes close to the road. Let the stream take you through still waters and some small rapids, just a slow paddle is needed and then is all you have to do to stir the boat. The rest is enjoying the landscape, the silence, and the stories from the guide.
This river drains all lakes on this part of the Park. It flows into the Pacific Ocean carrying a large volume of water, which translates into a more exciting rafting. Lago Steffen lies 57 km south of Hotel Tronador. The raft sets out at the point where the river flows from the lake. The boat travels some 12 kilometers and a picnic lunch is carried on board. Clear water with an emerald hue and exciting white waters will make it a great day. A lunch break on a riverside beach halfway of the trip and (weather permitting) a quick swim in the river will make it unforgettable.
This section of the river is a class III / IV rapids (in a scale I to VI), so it is a real white water rafting. To take part in this adventure it is mandatory to swim, have fare physical training and you have to be older than 14 years old. To do this excursion from Hotel Tronador you should book with a local company which offers this excursion from downtown Bariloche, joining the group at Villa Mascardi (35 km away from Bariloche on road to Lower Manso river section).
You can visit our cattleman outpost called Puesto Cretón; located at the Vuriloches Valley 7 kilometers from Hotel Tronador, heading toward Pampa Linda. This outpost is surrounded by untamed wildlife, over there is located our traditional milking facility which supplies the hotel with milk and dairy products (cheese, butter, cream) during the summer season.
Horseback ride all the way up to Puesto Creton outpost, enjoy a traditional lamb asado (barbecue) and spend the night in a traditional tipie tent. The next day after a delicious breakfast watch how our cattleman's milk the cows in the traditional way, then go back to the hotel by horse or take a raft down the Manso Superior river.
Hotel Tronador is located at the northwest of Patagonia, in Nahuel Huapí national park, in Argentina. It is located by the Mascardi lake shore, at the foot of the cordillera just by mount Tronador of 3454 m.a.s.l, the highest mountain of northern Patagonia.
The airport and nearest city is San Carlos de Bariloche which is 60 km away from the Hotel, 77 km from airport