House of Jasmines

Salta, Salta and Jujuy, Argentina

At a Glance

  • An oasis in the countryside but conveniently only a 20 minute drive from the colonial heart of Salta

  • The century-old estancia building with luxurious touches creates a peaceful, romantic and friendly atmosphere

  • The beautiful grounds have uninterrupted views of the mountains and the pool is perfect after a dusty day of adventure

  • Absolutely divine food and a varied menu, with a great selection of local wines

  • Superb little spa - a real treat, designed to keep you in the best possible shape for your travels

  • A stay here is certain to be a real highlight of your visit to the area and a perfect base from which to explore

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The weather is good almost all year round in Salta and 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 and there’s no air conditioning in most rooms. 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.

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The gardens here are magical, sitting outside in the early evening sharing a bottle of Malbec is bliss.

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Description

The House of Jasmines is a lovely boutique countryside retreat set within beautiful gardens outside of the colonial city of Salta in Argentina's rugged north-west. The House of Jasmines is the sister hotel to the superb Estancia El Colibri near Cordoba.

House of Jasmines is owned by a French family and has been converted into an intimate luxury boutique hotel set in sprawling orchards and stunning gardens of roses and jasmine. The ranch covers a total of 100 hectares which guests are free to explore, and the hotel itself has beautifully decorated guest room and suites. Each of the rooms are different and in keeping with the colonial feel of the house, with beautiful beds with hand-embroidered sheets, antique furniture and plenty of rustic charm. Fresh roses, and jasmines in season, will fill your room with a glorious scent.

The restaurant, La Table de House of Jasmines, serves excellent local dishes and the well-equipped spa offers the perfect place to relax and unwind. Go mountain biking, horse riding or simply walk the miles of trails along the beautiful landscapes of the estancia. There is also a wonderful outdoor swimming pool and rose garden surrounded by open fields. Activities on offer in the area include cultural visits to Salta and other towns in the area or why not journey to Cafayate to sample some of the delectable local wines.

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Accommodation

Accommodation at House of Jasmines comprises Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. Guest rooms are elegantly decorated, with gorgeous beds, hand-embroidered sheets and antique furniture. The Junior Suites feature a separate sitting area and a terrace overlooking the beautiful countryside. A few metres from the main house is a separate house with three exquisite Suites and a Superior Room, each with an independent entrance and private terrace. The Superior Room here can connect with one of the Suites, making ideal accommodation for a family.

Childcare

Children are welcomed at House of Jasmines. There is a heated outdoor pool that children can enjoy and plenty of outdoor space for them to explore.

Facilities

The House of Jasmines has a lovely outdoor swimming pool surrounded by beautiful countryside, two dining rooms, a living room and winter garden, library snug with TV, sitting room and small spa.

Activities

Activities on offer at the House of Jasmines include bird watching, cycling, cooking classes, food and wine, swimming, hiking, horse riding at San Lorenzo 25 mins away, city tours of Salta, visits to museums and galleries, rafting and trekking. Excursions can also be arranged further afield, to the colonial town of Cachi, via the dramatic Cuesta del Obispo, and the stunning giant cactus national park.

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In the tradition of great plantation houses, a grand avenue of trees brings guests to this 120-year-old estancia, in Argentina's northwest province of Salta. A seven-suite Spanish colonial inn sits at the heart of this 300-acre ranch at the foot of the Andes... decorated with subtle cream furnishings and contrasting colourful local art and antiques. The grounds, planted with a heady mix of orchids, roses and jasmine can be explored on foot or horseback. A pool and spa are on hand, as is a restaurant serving regional food and wine.

Experiences

  • Full day visit to Salinas Grandes

    An adventurous day exploring the region with your guide in a 4x4 vehicle, you'll visit the incredible salt flats, crossing the dramatic Cuesta de Lipan mountain range (more than 4000m above sea level) on the way.

  • Walking Tour of Salta

    Discover the very best of Salta on this wonderful walking tour. Explore the colonial architecture, monumental statues and cultural museums such as the famous MAAM (Museum of High Altitude Archaeology) whilst surrounded by a stunning mountainous backdrop.

Holiday Ideas

  • Highlights of Northern Argentina and Chile

    Buenos Aires, Salta, Tilcara, Atacama & Santiago

    from SGD $12300 pp 11 nights

    • Experience jaw-dropping scenery on the mountain road from Salta to the Atacama Desert, passing striking rock formations, salt pans and rugged desert scenery
    • Explore the historic streets of Salta and travel to nearby Andean villages, brimming with culture
    • Tuck into delicious local cuisine in Buenos Aires on a bespoke foodie tour, sampling some traditional favourites and unique creations by renowned local chefs

Location & directions

Salta, Salta and Jujuy, Argentina

House of Jasmines is located 11 km (20 minutes' drive) south of the colonial city of Salta along Route 51, in the northwest of Argentina.

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