Peuma Hue is by far the most beautiful, amazing place I haver ever visited in Patagonia, and easily ranks among the top places I´ve stayed at around the world. It combines sophisticated hospitality and excellent accommodations with outdoor adventure activities, breathtaking scenery, and warm, personal service. Together with other guests, we would often joke that being in Peuma Hue felt like we had somehow lost our ways and accidentally arrived in paradise.
Every day you wake up in an environment that seems out of a fairy tale, surrounded by forests, creeks and lakes. And every day you´re given a choice of interesting things to do - hiking, horse-riding, swimming, kayaking, yoga lessons, etc. Of course, you can also opt to just relax and sit in the garden listening to the wind blowing in the poplar trees, or lie down at the shores of the lake and watch the birds -including ibises- flying by. The grounds and gardens that surround the facilities are amazing in themselves. The views from the cabins and the main house are absolutely breathtaking, the peace and tranquility are just wonderful.
Words don´t do Peuma Hue justice, it is so beautiful that it has a dreamlike quality to it. The nearby mountains change color at every hour as the sun runs its course, and even rainy days are beautiful when you see the peaks enshrouded in mists and clouds, with condors circling their peaks. There are many hikes to undertake, and both the paths and the destinations are just plain amazing. There are lookouts with sights that will literally leave you speechless.
The food was just outstanding; ingredients came from the local garden, which is fully organic and uses no preservatives or insecticides whatsoever - the raspberries offered every day for breakfast, for example, were hand picked from the organic garden by staff the day before. The chefs are pros. I mean excellent, internatlonal-quality chefs, the kind you would expect to find at the best restaurants around the world.
There are horse-riding expeditions every day. If you´re an experienced rider, there are all kinds of horses with different personalities. They have very mellow horses for beginners; but if you´re an experienced rider, you´ll also find horses to match your profile.
Since it was summertime, we were able to swim in the lake. Lake Gutierrez is like a pristine, vast swimming pool that surrounded us from every angle with views of mountains and valleys.Those sights are just impossible to forget, they will end up etched in your memory. The water is so transparent that you can see right to the bottom of the lake. It´s like swimming in crystal. You can also see the trout fish swimming by and jumping off.
The infrastructure is just excellent, the rooms are beautiful and have wonderful views. Owners Eve and Reuben give the place a personal touch and all the staff strike a perfect balance: they were constantly and invisibly paying attention to every and each of my wishes and cravings without my realizing it. Everytime they detected a preference or a liking, they would try their best to satisfy it, even if I had not explicitly mentioned it. It is an amazing level of service, close to perfect.
I saw more than one guest fall in love with the place; after a couple of days at Peuma Hue, they were scrambling to either postpone or cancel their reservations elsewhere, so as to be able to stay a few more days!
Peuma Hue is just awesome. Truly one of the most extraordinary places I have visited in the whole world, and one of the most amazing vacations I have ever experienced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This mountain ranch & lodge in Patagonia, blends in a single place a little of all that Patagonia has to offer: 500 acres of a privileged location within the Lake District and the Nahuel Huapi National Park, 2 miles of lake shore at the foot of a steep mountain, with pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls and the valley for calm wandering. Catedral ski resort is only 35’ from the Estancia through a scenic lakeside drive.Lots of Mountain and Ranch activities to do withing the property with no need for daily transfers.Our huge advantage is our location. We combine the striking beauty of our National Park, close contact with Nature, deluxe accommodations, the experience of being at home in our houses and log villas, all types of outdoor activities, exquisite home-made, healthy organic meals, and an exclusive service with a personal touch that allows our guests to live unforgettable experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estancia Peuma Hue Hotel San Carlos De Bariloche