What it is like to stay at the Patagonia Villa

Imagine yourself sleeping in a cozy wooden cabin at the edge of a small Patagonian forest at the end of the world, in Ushuaia, Argentina. Nestled in a small hill forest, 10min away from downtown Ushuaia, you will find a small cabin complex, Patagonia Villa . Let’s jump in my review of the cabins and spark your wanderlust!

Our experience at the Patagonia Villa

Cabins at Patagonia villa

The cabins

The complex has 5 different cabins of different sizes and the biggest one can accommodate groups up to 6 persons. The cabins are all made of wood pillars and are tastefully decorated with rustic and vintage elements. Every piece is carefully selected by the owners to keep a unique charming feeling to the cabins. The cabins are made with materials from the area with huge trunks of woods from Patagonian trees and stones from the nearby mountains. The complex also has 2 rooms available but they are not in a stand alone cabin.

Since we were 4 travelers, we stayed in the suite lodge. The cabin was designed in an open space concept, so no closed rooms, except for the bathroom. Our cabin had 2 floors with the upper floor being semi-open for the room. The upstairs room had a king size bed with a wardrobe and a balcony with a view of the forest. On the first floor, there was a small bed and the futon sofa was big enough for two people to sleep.

The cabins have a very complete kitchen, with a mini bar fridge, stove as well as all kitchen utensils that you will need. The kitchen is perfect for you to cook at night and to eat the complimentary breakfast in the morning. The room price included daily baked bread, jam and dulce de leche, yogurt and coffee or tea. Perfect to start your day before visiting beautiful Patagonia.

To enjoy the scenery, you can sit by the tall windows on the sofa in the living room or next to the chimney during winter months. The huge windows let beautiful daylight enter in the cabins. You will want to stay looking through the windows every morning and listening to the sound of nature and birds.

All cabins come with a TV, a phone, safety boxes and complimentary toiletries such as shampoo, hair conditioner, and soap.

Psst: There is also a cabin for 2 which is very romantic and includes a Jacuzzi. This is the cabin if you are looking for for the perfect couple’s getaway!

Services

Cabins are cleaned daily by the cleaning staff. The staff is completely trilingual in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. There are laundry and babysitter services.

The cabins also have a selection of fine Patagonian wine (these come at an extra cost). The hosts offer a list of restaurants that deliver if you don’t want to go to the restaurant or cook.

The check out is at 10 am. If your plane is later you can leave your luggage at the reception.

A big plus: you can easily park your car at the entrance of the complex. If you are a big group spread out in different cabins there is also a common area where everyone on the group can hang out around the big communal table or even do an traditional Argentinean asado in the built in barbecue.

The complex is owned by a family and they are extremely friendly! They will make you feel like you are right at home. They are at your disposition to help you with recommendations, or to call a taxi and they will help you with any other questions.

Location

Patagonia Villa is located in the forest, Bosque del Faldeo. It is a 25min walking distance or 10min driving from the city center.  The cabins are also a short drive from the many treks and national parks such as the Glacial Martial and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Very convenient if you have a car. If not, the cabins are so well located that taking a cab will be very affordable.

Due to the location, the cabins are very close to all the action and restaurants. However, staying in your beautiful cabin will offer you a relaxing and nature refuge. Such a good contrast if you usually live in the city.

What we liked

I loved the cabins with all the wooden pillars and the huge windows. I found that the closeness to nature and to the city was perfect. In Ushuaia, you will find accommodations that are right downtown or very secluded. However, I liked the fact that we were in the forest away from civilization and be able to enjoy a real Patagonia experience!

The owner, Luciana, was great at helping us during our stay. She was very friendly and recommended us to go to Playa Larga, a unique place that is often off the radar of many travelers. We were so grateful for this recommendation!

Verdict?

The charming cabins are the perfect nature getaway close to civilization in Ushuaia.

  • How to book? You can book directly on the hotel site or you can use my booking widget (see below)

  • Price? Around $250 USD per night for the suite lodge. The price fluctuates a little depending on the season and the type of cabin that you rent.

  • What’s Included? The price of the room includes breakfast.

Practical information for Argentina

TAP WATER

You can drink tap water so ditch your plastic bottle and fill your reusable bottle at the hotel.

WHEN TO GO

Ushuaia is located at the southern tip of South America and the temperatures are on the colder side. Argentina has 4 seasons, so it all depends of which season you prefer to travel. When we went to Ushuaia it was summer and the temperatures were around 5°C. The region has a lot of wind so do come with the right clothing for your trip at the end of the world.

CURRENCY

The currency of the country is the Argentinian Peso. The sign is $ (so don’t get mixed up with USD or CAD). Due to the monetary crises that have constantly beat Argentina in the past decades, it is very hard to find pesos outside of the country since they need to stabilize their monetary reserves. I would suggest exchanging money upon arrival. You can also pay with credit card in most of the places.

power

In Argentina the power plugs and sockets are of type C (characterized by 2 pins) and I (characterized by 3 pins, it kind of looks like a crying smiley face). The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Disclaimer: We enjoyed our stay at Patagonia Villa with a discount in exchange for visibility. A big thank you! All opinions are my own


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