Estancia Peuma Hue
Bariloche & the Lake District, Lake District, Argentina
At a Glance
Excellent outdoor activities on offer - riding, kayaking, fishing and hiking
Small family-run lodge with really friendly service
Beautiful lakeside location
Wonderful atmosphere for adventurous families and couples alike
Only 40 minutes away from Bariloche but feels a million miles away
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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The best time to visit the Lake District is between November and April when temperatures are at their warmest. December through February is peak summer and when the region is at its busiest. For those keen to ski then Argentina's winter from July to September is the best time. Temperatures are much colder. The Lake District is particularly beautiful in spring (October) and autumn (March. These months tend to be milder than during the height of summer and quieter.
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Estancia Peuma Hue is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurous travelers, with 200 hectares of dramatic surrounding mountains, verdant forests and waterfalls, all at the heart of Argentina's beautiful Lake District in northern Patagonia.
The lakeside retreat of Estancia Peuma Hue literally translates as ’Place of Dreams’ in the native Mapuche language. Set amidst dramatic scenery in the Nahuel Huapi National Park one can understand where it gets its namesake.
Peuma Hue has just fourteen guest rooms, spread across two houses and three cabins with stunning views across the lake, forest or mountains. All rooms are decorated in an elegant, rustic style with log clad interiors, cosy fabrics, huge windows and hand-built furniture.
The lodge is beautifully designed, combining great comfort and roaring fires along with personal, attentive service and unforgettable views. Additionally, the Estancia is home to literally dozens of domesticated horses, dogs, cats and other endemic wildlife and is a true retreat for animal lovers.
Puema Hue is an excellent base for trekking, horseback riding, boating and kayaking. The more adventurous can also opt for experiences beyond the property such as white water rafting, rock climbing, or rappelling. The estancia is also close to a number of trails that connect to the Nahuel Haupi National Park, one of the largest national parks in Argentina. Dining is a special treat at Peuma Hue, featuring delicious, homemade meals prepared using organic vegetables straight from the estancia's own garden. In this friendly family-style atmosphere, meals are eaten at a communal table. After a full day of exploring the mountains, you can enjoy yoga, a massage or unwinding in the outdoor wooden hot tub as you overlook the beautiful Andean peaks.
Accommodation at Peuma Hue comprises fourteen homely guest rooms, split between four well designed houses adorned with rustic furniture, home-made tiles and colorful local textiles. The Poplar House has two double bedrooms, a Junior suite and Master Suite. The Radal House has four rooms, Creek Cabin has a double room and two beds in the living room and the Mountain Cabin offers two double bedrooms and three extra beds in the loft.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Peuma Hue however, the hotel is better suited for children 12 years and over. Extra beds and cots are available but there are no specific facilities for children.
Estancia Peuma Hue features a cosy communal dining, a bar, garden, bicycles for guest use, a business center and in-room massage service.
Estancia Peuma Hue offers an extensive list of activities in and around the property. These include bird watching, boat trips, nature trails, cycling, cooking lessons, tango lessons, fishing, golf, hiking, horse riding, kayak, canoeing, rafting, snow sports (in season Jun to Sep) at Bariloche’s resort on Cerro Catedral, trekking, yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.
Alison Carey (Staff)
This incredible, authentic estancia located in Argentina's lakes district neat Bariloche will truly make you feel at home. The staff and warm and inviting, as is the setting itself. A cozy log cabin aesthetic encourages with enormous panoramic windows encourages you to enjoy the pristine outdoors during the day, and get cozy by a warm fire in the evenings. The property's domesticated animals are not to be overlooked and horses, dogs and cats all roam the property freely. Offering one of the most intimate and peaceful settings available in all of Bariloche, Estancia Peuma Hue is a paradise for people who love to trek and hike, horseback ride, and spend time on the water.
Ali Andino (Staff)
Off the main road and down a dirt road you will come upon Estancia Peuma Hue. The staff is very welcoming and wants you to feel like you are at home. My room, the Master Suite, was in the main building upstairs. The room had large windows to enjoy the view and a spacious bedroom and bathroom with jacuzzi tub. The views surrounding the property are stunning with the snowcapped mountains and blue lake as a backdrop. You can choose from a variety of excursions like trekking, horseback riding, biking, kayaking and a boat ride on the lake. There is a happy hour in the main lodge where the guests can come and mingle over snacks and a drink. I took the kayak out when I arrived and went for a gorgeous hike the following day. The rooms are not overly luxurious, think 'nicely furnished log cabin'.
After years of searching northern Patagonia's lake district, Evelyn Hoter—then a psychologist in Buenos Aires—chose a 500-acre lot inside Nahuel Huapi National Park on which to construct her estancia, whose name means place of dreams in the Mapuche language. Originally she and her ex-husband used it as a private home, but now 27 guests can stay here, in luxurious log cabins filled with handmade rugs, furniture, and crafts by local Indians. In the main house, multicourse organic meals are served, and there's a large public living room facing Lake Gutiérrez. Ask at the front desk where to hike in the surrounding Andean foothills and you'll get a hand-drawn map of trails. Horseback riding, biking, and kayaking can be arranged too, as well as off-property fly-fishing, rafting, and skiing, and Peuma Hue's own tai chi classes and massage treatments make it an estancia for the New Age.
The service at Peuma Hue is among the best I’ve encountered anywhere in the world. Evelyn’s love for the place is infectious, and the 20 staff members (including her 25-year-old daughter Sofia), treat one other like family. The fine attention to detail manifests itself in melt-in-your-mouth pillow chocolates, calmly facilitated vegetarian substitutions and discreetly refilled wineglasses.
Outdoor activities at Peuma Hue include trekking, kayaking, fly-fishing, rafting, tai chi and riding in summer, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, snow shoeing and ice climbing in winter.
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Location & directions
Bariloche & the Lake District, Lake District, Argentina
Peuma Hue is located at the heart of Argentina's Lake District, within the stunning Nahuel Huapi National Park and just 25 minutes by road from Bariloche.
How to get there
13-hour 40-minute flight to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, from there it's a 2-hour 20-minute flight to San Carlos de Bariloche and a 40-minute road transfer.