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El Huecu, 8349 Argentina
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#25 of 492 Specialty lodging in Province of Neuquen
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Estancia Ranquilco is a family-owned 100,000 acre working ranch and adventure vacation destination nestled in the Andean foothills of Northern Patagonia. A refuge in deep nature, guests come from around the world to experience miles of unfenced horseback riding, world class fly fishing, and a cultural experience unlike anywhere else. Ranquilco is remote and vast, stretching across leagues of high steppe, river valleys, meadows, and jagged cliffs into the heart of the Argentine cordillera. The western property boundary abuts the Chilean border - sitting atop a horse on one of the mountain passes affords sweeping views of active volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, and weeks of wandering potential. Vacations at Ranquilco are a unique and magical combination of fun, adventure and tranquility, blending authentic Argentine ranch culture with high-quality and familial service, ruggedly beautiful landscape, off-the-grid living, and topnotch horseback riding. The lodge is open from December 1 to April 1. Shoulder season visits are possible by special arrangement.
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Samuel B wrote a review Jan 2020
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My family recently spent 3 weeks travelling the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile. Balancing a fine line of fishing and the typical tourist experience we travelled the countryside to see everything we could. The last week we finally reached the Trocoman house at Ranquilco. Upon arrival we were greeted by Jen and Ashley and our horses. After explaining everything we needed to hear before entering the ranch, we were each given our horses for the week and road in. Being an outdoorsmen and fond of nature i was blown away by what the beautiful oasis of Ranquilco had to offer. Everyday was spent fishing, exploring the ranch, and horseback riding. The time just seemed to fly by with a never ending flow of adventure and beauty tucked behind every hill and river bend. The fishing was amazing and after a week of steady fishing we left with epic memories of Rainbows, Browns, and Perca that didn't fit in the net! The guides, Selvanna, Alejandro, Manuel, and Martin, were cheerful, entertaining, and would help you catch your horse in the morning if you forgot your apple. Altogether after spending our final week of vacation on the ranch it was both the highlight of the trip and first place I would return on my next trip. They did and amazing job of coordinating, explaining all of the options for us, and listening to individual group needs to give us the most enjoyable vacation possible. The food was fresh daily with the vegetables, bread, and meat all coming from the ranch itself( tasted amazing). Would recommend to everyone! My family and I will have memories for life and hopefully you will too.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Angie R wrote a review Dec 2019
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This beautiful ranch in the remote areas of Northern Patagonia is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. Unspoiled nature for endless horse riding, clear rivers for swimming and fishing. Beautifully decorated houses and guestrooms, amazing food. And a community of great people who will make sure you enjoy every second of your stay. If you are looking to get away from modern life with all its stress this is the place to go.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Angela P wrote a review Dec 2019
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We visited with a group during the shoulder season hosted by Jen and Ash. We were the first group of the upcoming season so staffing was limited as they were just ramping up. The people there went ABOVE and BEYOND to accommodate our evolving plans. The horses were sure-footed and responsive to my riding skill level. The accommodations were rustic but super clean, comfortable and beautiful and it was amazing to discover all the intricacies of the antiques and decorations throughout the ranch. We can't say enough about the beautiful landscapes and experiences which remind us to thank and take care of Mother Earth. I would suggest to leave your tiara and beer pong table at home :)
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Date of stay: November 2019
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John wrote a review Aug 2019
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I've been in search of a pack trip for a long time and was always trying to find the right balance of being able to learn as much as possible when riding a horse and being as exposed as possible to the open land. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and balance. I received professional level horse riding training to get comfortable with the horses before heading on the pack trip, incredible exposure to the local culture (Argentinian Gauchos), more than comfortable accommodations both at the ranch and while in the mountains. The staff takes their time to make sure everyone is well taken care of, so everyone can enjoy their experience for what they want to make of it. Also the food is unbelievable and one of the most memorable experiences at the ranch outside of the views/pack trip! Make sure you stay long enough for a proper Argentinian Asado and enjoy the mate breaks!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Adam Bittner wrote a review Aug 2019
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I came here as an intern January - March looking to take a gap semester from college, and left with a deeper understanding of life and what it should represent. The scenery will make your jaw drop, the asados will leave you stuffed, the people will enchant you, and the journey will change your life. I can't think of a more unique place to spend your time, and think everyone should experience what Ranquilco has to offer. The services they offer are tailored to each guest, and sure to please people of any background/interest. I think about my time at Ranquilco nearly every day, and how I can come back to experience more of it. My love for the people, horses, and scenery at Ranquilco have enlightened me. Book your stay before they are sold out! 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Estancia Ranquilco
What are some of the property amenities at Estancia Ranquilco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, kids activities, and horseback riding.
What food & drink options are available at Estancia Ranquilco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Does Estancia Ranquilco have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.