We love this place! We have been three times with visiting grandkids and once with a group of friends. It brings us peace ( the views and quietness are wonderful), but at the same time, we can do outdoor things, like horse ride, walk to the nearby lake to fish or use the canoes, use the pool in summer, get taken in the back of an old jeep to a beautiful waterfall, far away from anywhere, where the goats come to see who is invading their place! The food is always good, plentiful and one of the owners,Jamie, does a great job in the kitchen as he also uses vegetables from his home grown patch. You eat in the communal dining room with who ever is also staying there so you make friends with others from around the world. As it isnt a very big place, you never have too many people invading your privacy if that is what you are looking for. Jonathan, his brother, is the main face you will see there, always welcoming, willing to do things to suit you, at whatever time you want to do something. Both speak perfect English. The staff are fantastic and are very attentive when serving at the table or cleaning the rooms ((especially Mariana). Also Santiago, who looks after you when out horse riding, or when we were invited to help with farm activities, like collecting the cattle or vaccinating the sheep. The rooms are all different but comfortable and very clean.
The landscape is wonderful, appreciated by us but especially by others who come from abroad,with its undulating hills, birds and animals, including the ñandus (rheas) and carpinchos ( capybaras).
If you are looking for a typical estancia to stay in, we highly recommend this one as it has everything. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Estancia Aguila Blanca is a cattle ranch hidden in the "sierras" in Lavalleja, Uruguay. 1000 hectares of amazing landscapes, learn about tipical farm chores and working with cattle. Enjoy 4 by 4 excursions, horse-riding, kayaking, fishing and much more. You eill see all kinds of birds and animals in the wild, from capibaras to swans, "ñandú" (ostredge), armadillos, and many more. Feel the warm welcome of the estancia´s owners and feel at home in Aguila Blanca. ... more less
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