I spent 10 days in Ranquilco in April 2009 and I wished I planned to stay longer. The location is amazing, you reach the estancia only on horse back. It is a four-hour riding and you immediately feel you are leaving the world behind. The landscape is breathtaking: hills, spring waters, the peak of the mountains, the blue sky all around you. If you love nature, horse, animals, that's your heaven. You wake up in the morning and you arrange your horse track, you choose with the staff your horse and he becomes your companion for the whole time. The atmosphere is laid back, relaxed, you can take part to the estancia's activities or relax in the garden with a good book. You can have a chat in the kitchen, maybe cooking bread with chef, or just sipping a glass of wine. You leave behind the rest of the world and the nature, the warmth of the staff and the beauty of the animal will overwhelm you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the real Patagonia… its landscape, animals and people. Estancia Ranquilco is a remote family-owned horse and cattle ranch nestled in the foothills of the Andes. It’s a vast expanse of land in Patagonia, stretching across leagues of high steppes, river valleys, grazing meadows, and jagged cliffs, into the very heart of the Argentine cordillera. Ranquilco’s western boundary is Chile – the high country - graced with lakes, waterfalls, condors, hot springs, and weeks of wandering. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Estancia Ranquilco Argentina/Province Of Neuquen, Patagonia