Lago Argentino, Argentina
Founded in 1914 as a sheep ranch and surrounded by the wild mountain and glacier scenery of Los Glaciares National Park, Estancia Cristina is accessible only by a boat ride across vast Lago Argentino. This charming place is the last estancia before one reaches the great icefields of the hielo continental. Its utterly remote setting truly makes you feel at the ends of the earth, but the comfortable accommodations make you feel right at home. Each of the 20 rooms (spread out in five casitas across the grounds) offer spectacular views of the mountains.