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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I stayed here for two nights as part of a Wilderness Travel group. The grounds, rooms, and common and dining areas all are charming. The first night we had a great lamb roast over an open fire with dining al fresco. The second night we had a lovely four course meal in the dining room, my only complaint would be the most costly wine list of our entire tour by far. Appetizers and pisco sours in front of the fireplace were especially memorable after a beautiful (but wet and chilly) hike to Laguna Azul. Staff are warm and professional and will do their best to help you feel at home. Internet was available, although slow (as might be expected given the location). I had room 5 which was darling, although somewhat small and without great privacy given the main window onto the front walkway from the bedroom. Due to the location (80 km down a gravel road), be sure to stay for at least two nights to make it worthwhile and to soak up the charm of the place.

Room Tip: Room 5 was darling but small and without the greatest privacy
  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank CourtneyMD
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

My wife and I traveled Argentina for 20 days on our honeymoon, and our three nights at Helsingfors were the highlight of our trip.

We organized a transfer directly with Helsingfors to get us to the location. I would not recommend renting a car to try to reach the lodge, as you definitely need a 4x4 to cross some of gravel road that you travel for over 70km. As you arrive at Helsingfors, you are immediately stunned by the untouched beauty of the surroundings. Horses run free in the surrounding hills, which added to its charm.

The food was the best we had in all of Argentina, and that is after dining at some of the finest restaurants in Buenos Aires and Mendoza. You will not go hungry either, as they make sure to feed you well as there are no alternative options around for 80km.

The staff was so engaging, and sought to make our stay the most memorable as possible.
This included a room upgrade, champagne surprise....really special thoughts at all times of our trip.

The excursion to the blue lagoon cannot be missed. I suggest taking the horses the first 5km, and finish the last 2k hiking.

It was also so nice to know that almost everything (except alcohol) was included in the price: excursions, food and guides. It really let you relax and enjoy the beauty and helsingfors experience.

Thank you to the entire team that works so hard to make Helsingfors an incredibly special place. Not to be missed.

Stayed: December 2017
1  Thank Tiny T
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a fascinating, beautiful place especially if you like hiking or riding in stunning country for a day or more at a time. Managed by an outstanding young man who knows how to select staff whether gauchos or chefs. Exceptional food in a setting which was the home of successful, well-to-do landowners. Interesting architecture. You will get picked up by the ranch staff from whatever town you fly or travel to and driven to the property since the ranch itself is out by itself in nature. The will also get you to El Calafante or wherever you next travel point is. All English speaking. You will have a unique experience.

Stayed: December 2016
5  Thank faorban
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Helsingfors is a small Estancia bordered by Lake Viedma and associated fjords and beautiful mountains and small glaciers behind. The activities especially the horseback and trek to the Blue Lagoon was the best activity we had during our 5 week trip to Patagonia and South America. On a good weather day the view across the lake and Fitz Roy is none better. There are only 9 rooms which makes for a very cozy environment with a fireplace and relaxing area in the main lodge. The meals are first class. If you go say hello to the great manager Nick and Tobiano my favorite horse.

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank trgoben1
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Everything about my trip to Helsingfors was amazing, from the staff, service, horseback riding, beautiful surroundings, treking, and of course the food. I'm still dreaming about the roasted lamb done over the open fire for the opening lunch. The staff was professional and accommodating and very personable. It is well worth the long trek to get there. It is a trip I will never forget.

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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1  Thank cmartella5
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