Estancia Huechahue


  • A stable of fine horse riders of all abilities
  • Longer rides and cattle working for experienced riders
  • Tasty farm-fresh food
  • Follow waymarked walking trails
  • Opportunities for fishing and river rafting
  • Experience life on a traditional estancia

Open: Estancia Huechahue is open all year.

Location: The hotel is in the Lake District, 70kms east of San Martin de Los Andes. The nearest airport is Chapelco 50kms away, with the larger Bariloche airport 200kms (a two hour drive) away. The estancia has an estate 6,000 hectares and is a working cattle ranch.

Rooms: There are 10 guest rooms. A mix of twins and doubles. Four rooms are on the first floor of the main house and the remainder are in two chalets in the grounds. All rooms are en-suite and have wifi. Each of the chalets has a communal siting room.

Activities: Horse riding is one of the main activities, with a large stable of horses meaning riders of all abilities can find a suitable match. Rides range from a few hours to several days, the latter being the speciality of the estancia. Experienced riders are welcome to take part in working cattle. River fishing (catch and release) is available from November to May. Bird watching is popular with around 200 species present and there are plenty of hiking trails to follow, independently or with a guide. Half day rafting trips on the Chimehuin River can be arranged, as can shopping trips to the local town of Junin de los Andes (30kms away) and to San Martin de los Andes and Lanin National Park. There is an 18 hole gold course about a 45 minute drive from the hotel.

Facilities: These include a bar, restaurant and a barbecue area (details below). There is a heated outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna and a cold plunge pool. Massages can be arranged on request. The hotel provides a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are served in the dining room in the main house and outdoors in the quincho, the barbecue room near the fire pit where asados are created. Almost all ingredients come from the estancia. There is a wine menu.

Children: Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

Health: This is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is free wifi internet access.

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