Estancia Cristina - El Calafate

National Park Los Glaciares - El Calafate


Founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, estancia Cristina stands out for its beauty and isolation. Amidst the National Park Los Glaciares and with an exclusive access to the most important view of the Upsala glacier, the estancia ensures an unforgettable stay in the country of glaciers.

Cristina is the name of the wife of the English emigrant who came in the search of a prosperous future in Patagonia, in 1900. This family has succeeded in breeding 12.000 heads of sheep, 30 heads of cattle and 50 horses.

This unique estancia today hosts guests in its 12 comfortable rooms distributed in its 3 cabins. With a view to the mountains and the glaciers, the rooms have a simple and warm decoration and keep the spirit of history and an impressive landscape.

Guests will taste the delicious Patagonic gastronomy and particularly the lamb, fresh vegetables and “homemade” breads, paired with one of the best Argentine wines.

You will discover Cristina’s favorites: Upsala glacier and Lake Argentino. Upsala glacier is one of the most important in National Park Los Glaciares. It is 60-kilometres long and 60 metres high over the level of Argentino Lake. This lake is the biggest lake in Argentina and it is unique for the color of its waters, the result of glacier erosion.

Other natural monuments and numerous activities await: a visit to the Cañadon de los Fósiles (fossils canyon) with its vestiges of the last sea encroachment, fishing at Laguna de la Pesca, bird watching, trekking to Cerro Carnero with its magmatic rock which dates back to the Jurasic age…

Hotel services

  • Transport service
  • Quiet location
  • Lake and mountains view
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Bar and private bodega
  • Garden
  • Internet Wifi

Room services

  • Internet Wifi
  • Baby crib

Booking Conditions

Prices per room and per night. VAT taxes (21%) included.
30% guarantee deposit upon reservation. Balance must be paid 30 days prior to arrival.


Between 44 and 30 days before arrival, 30% of the full amount as cancellation fee.
Between 29 and 15 days before arrival, 60% of the full amount as cancellation fee.
Less than 15 days before arrival, 100% of the full amount as cancellation fee.
All cancellation or modification requests must be sent by e-mail to

Estancia Cristina

Room category Rate conditions Low season High season
Standard room 1 person, full board USD 805 USD 884
Standard room 2 persons, full board USD 1426 USD 1570
Standard room 3 persons, full board USD 2073 USD 2280

Validity: from 15/10/2015 to 15/04/2016.
Low season: from 15/10/2015 to 30/11/2015 and from 01/03/2016 to 15/04/2016.
High season: from 01/12/2015 to 29/02/2016.

The rate include the price of Los Glaciares Park entrance, 2 activities by day, transferts from Punta Bandera, navigation Glaciar Upsala.

Prices per room and per night. VAT taxes (21%) included.
30% guarantee deposit upon reservation. Balance must be paid 30 days prior to arrival.


Check-in: 14hs. Check-out: 10hs. Child between 3 and 5: 50% du tarif Child between 6 and 12: 70% du tarif

Child between 0 and 2: gratuit