Cafayate, Salta and Jujuy, Argentina
At a Glance
A stylish retreat located in the heart of an area famed for its incredible natural beauty and outstanding wines
The dramatic Calchaqui Valley offers spectacular walking excursions and horse-back rides with the vines backed by mountainous landscapes
Join a wine tour, rent a bicycle and visit the nearby town of Cafayate, or try your hand at making empanadas (delicious local pasties)
There is also a prestigious golf course and a tempting spa with an array of treatments to help you unwind
Savour tasting menus and wine pairings at the gourmet restaurant or relax at the more traditional open-air Argentinean barbecue
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The weather is good almost all year round in the north west in general. It’s warm and dry in winter (June to September) though it gets cold at night. Summer (December to February) is hot but all the rooms have air conditioning. Avoid the rainy season of February to March, when many of the roads to places you'll want to explore may be impassable due to flooding.
To start planning your holiday to Grace Cafayate
Grace Cafayate is located in the Calchaquí Valley, in rugged northern Argentina. This luxury hotel and spa offers great horse riding, wine and food options, as well as access to explore the stunning Calchaqui Valley.
Secluded in a 1,360 acre residential and sporting estate, one kilometre away from Cafayate, this property is a soothing oasis amidst the rugged San Isidro Hills and Calchaquí Valley. Grace Cafayate comprises a main hotel building and a further 20 residential villas, some of which are offered to guests.
The architecture at this luxury retreat embodies the usual discreet charm of Grace Hotels, taking great care at picking up design cues from local traditions that echo the dramatic surroundings of Cafayate's green vineyards backed by soaring mountains.
Guests are spoiled for choice when is comes to food and wine. The hotel features a restaurant, wine bar and cigar lounge. There is also a swimming pool and a luxurious Grace Spa.
Access to all the superb facilities at La Estancia de Cafayate is also possible. It contains one of the most prestigious golf courses in South America, polo fields and a lively clubhouse as well as the famous estate's vineyards.
Grace Cafayate is perfect for anyone looking for a spa hotel in Argentina set amid awe-inspiring scenery.
There are 10 Deluxe Rooms and two Luxury Suites located in the main building, as well as a variety of self-contained 2-Bedroom Villas. All rooms, suites and villas feature elegant decoration, combined with breathtaking views of the Calchaquí Valley. They all offer a pillow menu for maximum comfort and are equipped with air conditioning, 42' HD LCD television, iPod/iPhone docking, Nespresso coffee machine and oversized bath and walk-in rain shower.
Located on both floors of the hotel building, these 40 to 42 m2 rooms enjoy sweeping views of the Calchaquí valley and vineyards of the Estancia. There are both twin and king-bedded doubles, with space to accommodate an additional guest if necessary.
Two Deluxe rooms are connected to a Grace Suite. They are categorised as east-facing sunrise, with uninterrupted views of the vineyards and mountains and west-facing Sunset, with views of the resort and mountains.
Both Grace Suites are 79 m2 with an 18 m2 terrace to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the soaring peaks and the Calchaquí valley. There is a king-sized bed in this stylish bedroom and the suite is spacious enough to accommodate an additional guest if required. Grace suites are inter-connected to Deluxe rooms, an ideal option to accommodate families.
|2-Bedroom Villas (One level)||
One level Villas (157m2) include a Deluxe room, a Master suite, a spacious living room, wine cellar, open fireplace and kitchen equipped with microwave, electric oven cooker, sink, refrigerator and Nespresso coffee machine. The terrace (72m2) features breathtaking views of the vineyards and mountains and is equipped with sun loungers, a hot tub and barbecue.
|2-Bedroom Villa (duplex)||
Duplex Villas (170m2) include a Deluxe room on the ground floor, a Master suite on the first floor, a spacious living room, wine cellar, open fireplace and kitchen equipped with microwave, electric oven cooker, sink, refrigerator and Nespresso coffee machine. The terrace (61m2) features breathtaking views of the vineyards and mountains and is equipped with sun lounges, a hot tub and barbecue.
Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at Grace Cafayate however, there are no specific facilities available for children. Childcare can be arranged by the concierge team.
There is a restaurant, wine bar and cigar lounge at Grace Cafayate. Breakfast and lunch are served in the restaurant. With an open-kitchen plan, it offers international and Argentinean favourites prepared with the best local ingredients.
The restaurant features a mixture of modern European and traditional Argentinean cuisine featuring the country’s finest beef, lamb, goat and llama. There is also a select wine menu with the best locally sourced varieties. Enjoy dining at the spacious terrace, offering the perfect spot to witness the spectacular sunset colours over the Calchaquí Valley.
The Wine Bar offers a wide array of the well-known Cafayate wines, which you can enjoy sitting by the fireplace or on the terrace on warmer evenings. Adjacent to the Wine Bar is the Cigar Lounge which offers an exclusive selection of cigars that will please any connoisseur.
The Pool Bar & Grill is a great option to enjoy northern Argentina's mild weather. Traditionally barbecue-grilled meats in a relaxed environment are a real treat here. There is also a variety of classic and contemporary cocktails served at the bar.
The spa offers a variety of treatments incorporating local ingredients known for their healing and detoxifying properties. The gym is fully equipped with the latest technology, perfect for an early morning workout while the sunrise light up the beautiful scenery. Valet parking, laundry and dry cleaning services are also available at your convenience.
You can spend a day being spoiled at the spa or just relaxing by the heated swimming pool overlooking the vineyards. Keen golfers are close to La Estancia de Cafayate, with one of the most prestigious championship courses in Argentina. Polo and squash facilities are also available there. The most adventurous will enjoy excursions of different durations to the rugged Calchaqui Valley. They can be arranged by the hotel's concierge team, as well as car and motorbike rental, wine tasting tours, cooking classes and horse-back riding.
Karen Chapman (Staff)
A short drive out of Cafayate takes you to the and very modern Grace Cafayate, set amongst acres on vineyards on a vast estate. Some may find it a little on the large size and the style a bit at odds with the character of the region but I have to say that it is an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area - or to relax at after spending long days on the road travelling down from Salta. The rooms, suites and in villas and in particular the bathrooms are the most deluxe that I came across at any of the properties here - and there's a modern spa as well as both indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel has a good restaurant but I'd also recommend venturing out into town on at least one of your evenings, where you can explore the local market stalls and sit outside at one of the many restaurants overlooking the central plaza and soak up the atmosphere.
El Esteco Winery Tour & Tasting
Visit El Esteco, one of the most traditional wineries in the Cafayate region, famous for its distinctive Torrontés wines. Accompanied by a private guide you will explore the vineyards, learning about the history, as well as its production processes.
Full day Horseback riding in the Calchaqui Valley
This full day horseback riding adventure takes in the stunning landscapes of the highest part of the Colchaqui Valleys, surrounding the picturesque wine region of Cafayate. Enjoy lunch at a local winery, paired with the region's famous Torrontes wines.
Location & directions
Cafayate, Salta and Jujuy, Argentina
Grace Cafate is located one kilometre away from Cafayate in the remote North West region of Argentina close to the impressive Calchaqui Valley.
How to get there
Salta is the nearest airport and is served by domestic airlines from Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery Airport, a 2-hour 15-minute flight. From Salta to Cafayate it is an approximately 3 hours drive (189 km).
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