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Best Estancias in Patagonia

The estancia, or guest ranches, listed below offer the best in comfort and tranquility as you embark on your trip to the end of the world. Each one is set amongst stunning natural landscape maximizing the highlights of each destination. These hotels and working ranches are situated in different parts of Patagonia, from nearby Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine National Park, to the Perito Moreno Glacier, to Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Arroyo Verde - Lake Region

A gaucho in the early morning in Argentina Situated about one hour from Bariloche in the unspoiled Lake District, the Arroyo Verde is a great place to discover this beautiful region. The main house is located in the Traful Valley, with snow-capped peaks in the distance and the pristine stream of the Traful River. The surrounding Andes Mountains are a perfect place for horseback riding and trekking excursions.
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Bariloche and Lake Region Information

Eolo - Glacier Region

Glacier park in Argentina Eolo is a unique Patagonian accommodation in many ways. An estancia, lodge, luxury hotel, and eco hotel, ideal for couples and retirees yet less so for families, and as much active as it is contemplative. It is all of this and more, and guests continue to rave about it as its reputation grows. If you want to be immersed in a mesmerizing Patagonian landscape (perfect for accessing Glacier National Park), enjoy views for miles over snow-capped mountains and the aquamarine Lago Argentino, and fall sleep in a calm, silent room filled with natural textures then Eolo is a must. Every comfort has been considered with creating an atmosphere of retreat without ostentation in mind.
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El Calafate and Glacier Region Information

Hosteria Alta Vista - Glacier Region

Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentina The Hosteria Alta Vista offers seven guest rooms in the midst of an enormous 165,000 acre ranch known as Estancia Anita. The property has sweeping views of the Patagonian countryside and beautifully landscaped fruit gardens. Guests have the option of exploring the premises on horseback, hiking or mountain biking. Amenities include a humble yet cozy dining facility, welcoming lounge and casual bar overlooking a well kept garden. The hospitality provided is noted as "second-to-none" and visitors consistently report favorably on the customer service and comfort that they receive during their stays.
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El Calafate and Glacier Region Information

Estancia Alice - Glacier Region

Just fifteen minutes outside of El Calafate, the Estancia Alice is both picturesque and warm, with sixteen private rooms. As it is located on the shores of the Lago Argentino, the views of the lake are unbeatable. Don't miss the spectacularly unique El Galpon Ranch Show. This expedition explores all of the history and culture that the farm has to offer, through sheep shearing demonstrations, trekking along the Laguna de los Pajaros, and exploring ancient Indian campgrounds. The trip concludes with a traditional Patagonia lamb barbeque overlooking the Lago Argentino.
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El Calafate and Glacier Region Information

Estancia Harberton - Tierra del Fuego

Views of far Patagonia in Argentina There are few places on earth offering anything even remotely close to the famous Estancia Harberton. Tierra del Fuego's oldest estancia, founded in 1886, is located 37 miles (60 kilometers) east of Ushuaia. The staff work hard to preserve the original simple wooden buildings, gardens, stone piers, and terraces. Visitors can tour the grounds, outbuildings, gardens, cemetery, and a botantical garden with replica Yamana Indian huts (the tribe was offered refuge here by the estancia's original owners). Nearby is the Acatushun Museum of Southern Marine Birds and Mammals, showcasing the natural history of the region's marine wildlife. It is also possible to visit Magellanic penguin rookeries at Isla Martillo not far away. The estancia is open from mid-April through mid-October.
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Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia Information

Tepi - Tierra del Fuego

Views of far Patagonia in Argentina With just five rooms but more than 24,711 acres (10,000) hectares of forests and pristine grazing pastures, crossed by creeks and rivers, this estancia 92 miles (148 kms) north of Ushuaia stands out for its cattle raising and agricultural tourism activities. The residence, a typical Tierra del Fuego building from the 1920s, gives shelter to those who wish to rest and experience life in the country. At Tepi, multiple rural activities are complemented by folkloric shows, games and dances, as well as by authentic Patagonian gastronomy.
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Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia Information

Estancia Faro Punta Delgada - Peninsula Valdes

Situated in a truly amazing setting next to a lighthouse on the scenic Peninsula Valdes, Faro Punta Delgada is one of the most charming spots on the coast. Surrounded by protected wilderness on three sides and the ocean on the other, the scenery is second to none and the options for flora and fauna sightings, on land, sea, and air, are innumerable. The views and outside activities are complemented by outstanding service and wonderful meals. Highly recommended as being both very friendly and helpful.
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Peninsula Valdes Information

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