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Once home to Salta’s last colonial governor, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi, the restored 18th century Hacienda de Molinos is now a luxury boutique hotel.
Located on the banks of the Calchaqui River, all of the 18 rooms have stunning views of the surrounding Calchaqui Valley. As with the rest of the hotel, the rooms retain a rustic charm with many original features still in place, and are decorated with antique and local craft furnishings.
At the restaurant, the chefs use local ingredients to recreate classic Andean recipes such as the legendary empanadas that are still baked in a mud oven. Eat in the restaurant or soak up the surroundings on the pepper tree shaded patio.
There is a swimming pool with views of the snow-capped Cachi mountains, and activities such as riding and trekking can also be arranged. For a little something different the hotel also hosts Indian style dressage courses.
Why we love it
Salta's last governor was born, lived and died at Hacienda de Molinos, so the place is brimming with history.