The elegant Hosteria Alta Vista is located about 30 minutes from El Calafate, amidst the 165,000-acre historical Estancia Anita, a working ranch with over 30,000 head of sheep. Built by Yugoslav pioneers in the 1930s, the farmhouse has been carefully restored to its original charm and offers just seven en suite rooms (6 with fixed twin beds) complete with claw-footed tubs and wrought iron beds. Every afternoon guests take tea in the parlor and evening cocktails are served at the cozy bar. Service and cuisine at Alta Vista are exceptional, truly some of the best in Patagonia. Estancia Anita affords a prime location between the town of El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Guests have full use of the facilities and can join welcoming hosts Tamera and Federico on a hike or horseback ride around the property, fly fish or explore the nearby Los Glaciares National Park. On a clear day Perito Moreno Glacier can be viewed from a lookout point on the ranch's property. Stay in December and you'll be treated to the annual sheep shearing, when the herds are brought down for the high pasture for their annual bath and haircut!