Estancia Los Potreros is a family-run, working cattle ranch in the Sierras Chicas hills, north-west of Cordoba in the heart Argentina. It is a superb destination for horse riding, farm experiences and polo and offers a truly authentic estancia experience.
6,000 acre working cattle farm that has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations
Great for families looking for a horse riding adventure; whether complete beginners or experienced riders
Because of its remote location, perched atop the sierras, the views are spectacular
The stables have over 50 well-trained horses and you can enjoy riding trails through the meadows and sierras
Estancia Los Potreros is a 6,000-acre working cattle ranch and has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations. Steeped in family history and Argentine culture, this charming estancia can accommodate horseback riders of all abilities and will give you a peek into the real gaucho lifestyle. The estancia is very secluded at an altitude of 3000ft in a vast private estate, nestled between the Pampas and the towering Andes. In fact, the estancia runs on 100% wind power and the property has no signage on the road so as to ensure their guest’s complete privacy.
Accommodation is simple yet comfortable and cosy. En-suite rooms are all individually furnished with gorgeous antique art and furniture, and there are fireplaces to help combat cold winter evenings creating a cosy atmosphere. Interiors showcase original stone walls, exposed wooden beams in the ceilings as well as rich locally made textiles. The chef at Estancia Los Potreros will spoil you with delicious cuisine using home grown organic vegetables and fruit, and evening cocktails on the porch are sure to be a highlight.
With riding such a focus at the estancia, guests can rest assured that the horses are sure footed, of good temperament and in excellent condition. Polo lessons can be combined with long or short distance horseback rides, offering guests the unique opportunity to live and breathe the gaucho culture. With both Argentine and British style tackle rooms and 2 breeds of horse on offer it is truly a paradise for horse lovers. Other activities include helping with estancia farm work like herding cattle, feeding foals and rounding up the horses. Additionally you can enjoy charming walks in the surrounding countryside, visits to local wineries and bird watching. At the end of the day enjoy fabulous food and conversation under candle light back at the farm, accompanied by the other guests at the estancia.
When to visit
As a working cattle ranch and horse breeding farm, there is always plenty going on at Los Potreros. Guests are welcome to watch the gauchos at work, try their hand at lassoing and generally gain a first-hand experience of estancia life and the rural traditions of Argentina.
Estancia Los Potreros is located in the Sierras Chicas north-west of Cordoba city, in the heart of Argentina.
1-hour 20-minute flight from Buenos Aires. Estancia Los Potreros is 1-hour from Córdoba's Pajas Blancas International Airport, which accommodates flights from Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo.
Packed full of personally curated experiences and utterly luxurious properties in wilder than wild locations, this epic Argentina itinerary will push the limits of your imagination. Our expert local guides will unlock secret boltholes known only to a few, to take you on an ultra-exclusive journey through Argentina.
With the vast grasslands of the Pampas and the rugged trails of Patagonia, Argentina is rich in riding country. Saddle up and launch yourself into this enchanting wilderness on your trusty steed. Soak up the wide-open landscapes, breathe in the fresh country air and prepare for well-earned gourmet fare when you return to your hotel each evening. This itinerary provides a dynamic perspective on some of Argentina’s most revered destinations.