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Puema Hue Autumn

Peuma Hue, The Lake District and Bariloche

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In a stunning lake setting, Peuma Hue has a cosy home-from-home appeal. The owners and staff do everything they can to ensure guests leave with wonderful memories of this special place. With riding, kayaking and hiking on tap, a stay here is all about getting close to nature, relaxing and switching off from modern life. The rustically styled accommodation is sympathetic to the local landscape and history of this estancia. Whilst there is plenty to keep you busy around the lodge it is also the perfect base from which to explore.

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Puema Hue Autumn
  • rooms

    The rustic Poplar Lodge offers guests a cosy, comfortable base from which to enjoy this wonderful setting. The owners endeavour to offer a home-from-home atmosphere and there are lots of little touches to make your stay extra special. With a total capacity of 9 people the lodge is designed to make the most of the wonderful 360º views.

    Located on the top floor of Poplar Lodge, the Master Suite with super-king size bed offers a balcony with incredible views over the lake, the bay and the mountains, a double Jacuzzi, glassed ceiling and a dressing room. In addition there are two double superior rooms on the ground floor, each with a private bathroom and beautiful views of the lake. Rooms can be made up with a king-size bed or twin beds and one of the rooms can further accommodate an extra bed if needed. Finally, the spacious Junior Suite is located on the upper floor. It offers a super-king size bed and an extra twin bed or sofa, so it can sleep up to three people. With a glassed ceiling in the bathroom and superb views over the lake and the mountains behind, peace and relaxation are assured.

    Just 100 yards from Poplar Lodge, across a hanging bridge, is Radal Lodge. Offering the same level of comfort as Poplar Lodge, it is slightly smaller with capacity for 8 guests in 4 rooms. The entire lodge can be booked, making it a wonderful option for families or groups looking for extra privacy and space.

    The cosy upper floor superior room is one of the smaller rooms, overlooking the valley and mountains behind. It is configured as a twin rooms with private bathroom. The spacious Junior Suite is located on the upper floor and enjoys superb views over the lake. It offers a charming sitting area with fireplace, king-sized bed and a separate dressing room. The two double superior rooms are on the ground floor and offer private bathroom and lake views. The room can be made up as a double with King-size bed, or a twin.

    A beautiful little house, Cohiue Villa is perfect for 4- 5 guests, with stunning views to the lake and creek and a perfect location in terms of both privacy and closeness to the Main House. Rooms can be booked separately or the whole villa can be booked for families and groups. It has two en-suite double rooms - one upstairs and one downstairs, a living room with an extra bed, a cosy fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. All rooms enjoy an open view to the lake, the creek and beautiful garden.

    600 ft up the D´Agostini slope, with exhilarating views over the lake and facing mountains, the setting for the charming Mountain Villa is hard to beat. To the rear, a narrow, deep canyon boasts 5 wonderful waterfalls amid a primeval forest. With a bathroom, 2 double rooms and an open loft overlooking the living room with 3 more beds (no doors) up to 7 guests can be accommodated. Its cosy living room has a large stone fireplace. The wooden deck is the perfect spot for soaking up the amazing lake views.

    Just 80 yards from Poplar Lodge, Creek Cottage is the original building at Peuma Hue. It has been lovingly refurbished and decorated in a rustic style. This cosy log cabin has a double bedroom and a comfortable living room with a fireplace (and 2 extra twin beds if needed) with views to the creek. There is a kitchen and bathroom (with shower only).

  • facilities & activities

    Located in North Patagonia, this lovely 500 acre lodge encompasses parts of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, 2 miles of lakeshore, pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls and 120 acres of valley and forest- allowing guests to undertake all kinds of activities without leaving the property. Guests staying on a full-board basis can choose from guided horse-riding, trekking, paddling in kayaks and boat rides which are all included.

    There are plenty of bridle and walking trails (to suit all abilities) throughout the property grounds (that also link to the National Park trail network) and there are many opportunities for bird-watching. The lodge’s golden retrievers are always willing to play tour guide and show you around the various mountain trails. The border collies take care of the horses and accompany every ride. Lake options range from swimming on warm days – maybe as part of a horse ride – to paddling sea-kayaks and inflatable kayaks, combining hikes with a boat ride or fly fishing at the lake.

    In winter there is Alpine and Nordic skiing, ski tickets, special guided tours, ski lessons and equipment rental as the estancia is located just 45 minutes from the main ski resort in South America – Mt Catedral – accessed through an extremely scenic drive around Lake Gutiérrez. Horse-riding continues and is particularly beautiful in the snow and the experience of paddling on the silent silver lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks is mesmerizing. The lodge can provide snowshoes but usually good waterproof trekking boots work as well.

    Other popular options are the wine tasting evenings and cooking lessons available at the lodge for an extra charge.

    Outside the Estancia, other activities can be arranged (chargeable), such as rafting and kayaking Río Manso, fly fishing Manso and Limay rivers, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing and many scenic excursions within the National Park and neighboring Parks as well.

    Of particular mention is the horse-riding at Peuma Hue. Horses roam freely around the Lodge, and guests are thrilled not only to ride them but to pet, feed and share some time with them. The horses here are trained and cared for by the lodge’s very own horse whisperer, Chris Barrett, who has extensive knowledge of the many wonderful riding trails through Nahuel Huapi National Park and is renowned in the region for being one of the best and most safety-conscious trainers. The rides all begin at the lodge stables, where Chris and her team will select the best horse for each guest based on age, riding experience and confidence, kit you out (helmet and half chaps are provided) and provide briefing and instructions about the horses. With a maximum of 7 guests per group this is riding at its best in a stunning setting.

  • dining

    Guests can choose to stay on a Full Board basis or just opt for Bed & Breakfast. We recommend you choose the full board option as not only does this include four meals per day (including wine) but it also allows you unlimited access to the lodge based activities.

    The focus is very much on balanced, healthy and delicious meals, based on home-made products, using produce from the organic vegetable garden and fruit orchard.

    As part of the full board plan, buffet breakfast, lunch, cocktail with appetizers, dinner and an afternoon snack are provided. There is a fixed menu, and dietary restrictions and personal wishes can be accommodated, with advance notice. The highly trained chefs prepare freshly made Patagonian-style meals accompanied by top-rated wines and microbrew beers.

  • family

    The lodge is a perfect base for families. Younger children will love the animals, orchards and wide open spaces and there are endless activities for all ages, including lead-rein horse-rides for younger visitors not quite ready to saddle up on their own. The lodge staff (and animals!) are happy to accompany older children on activities if parents want to do something different - there really is so much flexibility.

    Many of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed and there are lots of options for families, including self-contained cottages.

  • location

    Located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the estancia is only 25 minutes from the town of Bariloche- gateway to the Argentine North Patagonian Andes, 35 minutes from the international airport, 35 minutes from the ski resort, and a 2 hour flight from Buenos Aires.

    For those looking to undertake the Three Lakes Crossing to Chile, you are just 45 minutes from the port.

    If you are arriving by car, drive fifteen miles south of Bariloche on Ruta 40 towards El Bolsón. Just after Km 2014, turn right at the sign for Estancia Peuma Hue. Follow the road for 1.5 miles until you arrive at the gate leading to the lakefront and the Lodge. 4WD is recommended.

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