We have been wanting to write a review about Peuma Hue since we left but I guess it has taken awhile because everything at Peuma Hue was so wonderful, I do not know where to start! We went to Peuma Hue in late March, which is late fall in southern Argentina. We had already spent nearly a week in Argentina already before arriving at Peuma Hue and the three days we spent there were the highlight of the trip. The scenery, the people, the rooms, the food, the animals, the activities .. all were amazing. We really had planned to explore the town of Bariloche during our visit, but everything was so wonderful at the hotel, we never left. There was just no reason to leave.
The first thing to know about Peuma Hue is its location is amazing. The hotel has a main cabin where breakfast is served every morning and happy hour is held every night. There are some rooms in this main house. Then there are several cabins on the grounds surrounding the main house. But all are set right on a beautiful natural lake surrounded by mountains. On the grounds are just about every animal you can imagine - horses, sheep, dogs, cats, birds, geese, parrots. Also beautiful gardens and trees and landscaping.
A full horse stable is on the grounds with at least 10 horses. The horses are all friendly - there are large apple trees on the grounds and you can pick up apples and feed them to the horses (the horses LOVE this, needless to say). Chris, who takes care of the horses and runs the stable is so nice and a wonderful rider/teacher. You can have riding excursions as much as you want during your stay (included in your room price), you just have to sign up and get a spot.
We also went on a hike directly from Peuma Hue into the mountains. Evelyn, who runs the resort, gives perfect directions to navigate through the trail. The hike is wonderful and the views are breathtaking as you go through a waterfall and can see 360 degrees over the mountains and the valley. Peuma Hue packed a delicious to-go lunch for us to eat at the top of the hike.
The food at all meals was great, the pastries and deserts were amazing. Peuma Hue is more of a bed and breakfast for all meals, so this is nothing like the Parillas that are throughout Argentina, but more of a farm-to-table restaurant with outstanding fish, steak, pork, soups, breads, and vegetables.
Peuma Hue is just truly a special place. This is not a large corporate resort; this is a personally owned and operated location and it feels this way. The scenery is hard to describe with words. It is just 100% nature, total relaxation. There is no TV (the internet is ok, not great). Peuma Hue is just great food, great service, great interaction with fascinating other guests, and really getting away from it all. We have been to beautiful places and great hotels all over the world, and it safe to say we have never been to a place like Peuma Hue.
- 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