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To visit Huechahue is to experience rural Argentine life and spectacular Patagonian scenery. It is a working cattle estancia, set amidst 15,000 acres of ground in the foothills of the beautiful Andes.
There are ten comfortable bedrooms, and a tennis court for those with any energy left at the end of the day. Delicious homemade meals are served in the dining room of the main house and guests can enjoy drinks by the fire in the communal living room. Estancia Huechahue also has its own 'quinco' BBQ, with an open fire pit perfect for 'asados'. Limited to just ten cosy rooms - four rooms in the main house, and six rooms in the two chalets - Estancia Huechahue has a real family feel to it, and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a few days in the Argentinean countryside. Huechahue is also completely self-sufficient, from the tree planting project which now provides firewood for heating, to the water supply which is gravity fed from natural springs - so you can wear your eco-halo with pride.
Guests are even offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to sample the real 'gaucho' lifestyle, by taking part in the estancia's farming activities such as cattle herding on horseback, while more leisurely activities include rafting, river swimming, walking and bird watching, all amidst beautiful terrain. This region offers some of South America's best fly fishing, as well as incredible horse riding opportunities, exploring the vast wilderness, and the Indian burial caves, with ancient paintings on the cave walls. The adventurous can undertake longer camping expeditions into the Andes and even ride out with the gauchos.
Why we love it
Because of the all but unpronouncable name. Huechahue is pronounced 'wh-chow-we'.