Estancia Huechahue

Location: Argentinian Lake District | Argentina

Horse riding, adventure, beautiful scenery – three simple reasons why Exsus recommends the rewarding experience of staying at Estancia Huechahue. Pronounced "way-cha-way", Estancia Huechahue is a working cattle ranch in northern Argentine Patagonia, run by Jane Wood Williams who has been welcoming guests to her traditional, self-sufficient home since 1990.
Perfect forCouples, singles or anyone intrigued to experience the wide open hospitality of a traditional, authentic, Argentine estancia. Perfect for horse riders of all abilities, but there are many other things to do as well from fishing to hiking.
In the knowYes Huechahue is rightly famous for its superb riding but non-riders shouldn’t be put off. As well as learning how a traditional and entirely self-sufficient estancia is run, there is a huge amount to do in spectacular surroundings. The hospitality here is second to none and a holiday here will provide you with an unforgettable Argentine adventure.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Lodge
  • Riding
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Estancia Huechahue is located near Junin de los Andes, just a couple of hours north of Bariloche in northern Argentine Patagonia.

Rooms at Estancia Huechahue

There are eight comfortable double and twin en suite rooms at Estancia Huechahue, split between three separate guest lodges. Each cabin also has a communal sitting room area.

Food and Drink

Delicious home-cooked meals, using home-grown ingredients, are usually served in the dining room of the main house and guests gather for drinks and to swap stories in front of the fire in the living room. 


Make use of the 'quincho', with its open fire, perfect for 'asados', as well as music and dancing if the occasion arises!

Activities at Estancia Huechahue

Huechahue is home to around 80 horses, catering for all abilities from total beginners to expert riders. Riding trails here take in the spectacular Patagonian scenery which is unfeasibly beautiful, rugged and wild. Jane also runs other specialist riding trips including legendary rides across the Andes and from Estancia to Estancia. Please enquire for more information. In addition to horse riding, Estancia Huechahue also offers other activities including fishing, river floats, visits to Indian burial caves and hiking on stunning trails. This area is also one of the best places in South America to see condors.

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