Patios de Cafayate Wine Lodge, Argentina

Walk through the wrought iron gateway to Patios de Cafayate and you will be confronted with a superb example of a traditional, colonial-built Argentine estancia. You’ll find a charming, colonnaded courtyard with a floodlit central fountain, shaded by fruit trees. Inside the décor is traditional and elegant, matching the period of the estate – established in 1740 – perfectly.

Stroll through the spectacular gardens of the estancia and you’ll find yourself surrounded by acres of dense green grapevines. As well as being a wonderful resort and spa, Patios de Cafayete is a renowned vineyard with a history stretching back to the 1870s. And beyond the vines lies the astounding scenery of the Calchaquies Valleys. Expect red, wind-carved boulders the size of hotels and endless, panoramic vistas.

Patios de Cafayate, at a glance

  • Traditional vineyard in a wonderful Calchaquies Valleys setting
  • Just two kilometres from central Cafayate
  • Choice of 32 guest rooms and suites
  • Antique furniture, artisan carpets, ceramic floors
  • Elegant lounge and dining room serving regional specialities

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb swimming pool
  • Spa with local speciality treatments and therapies
  • Horse riding
  • Wine and vineyard tours
  • Cycle tours and mountain trekking
  • 18 hole golf course just five minutes away
  • Cultural excursions and visits to the cathedral archeological site
  • Neil understood our brief completely and put together an ideal and comprehensive program. He was a joy to deal with.

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    AS, Thailand, 2013