Why We Like This Lodge

  • A tranquil setting located only 25 minutes from Bariloche, the gateway to the North Patagonia Andes with its year-round offering of activities.
  • Roam 500 acres of the Nahuel Huapi National Park's wilderness on the grounds of the lodge, with its pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls.
  • Marvel in the stunning scenery surrounding the estancia while enjoying kayaking on Lago Gutierrez, rafting on the Río Manso, hiking through ancient forests and horse-riding through mountain terrain.
  • Peuma Hue's commitment to sustainability is in line with Swoop's – resource use is minimised and the team are working on producing hydroelectric power and a recycling water system.
  • The property is a fusion of a luxury lodge with a warm, homely feel, which makes Peuma Hue truly unique. Run by it's owners, the customer's experience and guiding standards have a relaxed feel, but run to a high-standard.
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What Our Customers Think of Estancia Peuma Hue

Nothing was ever a problem and there were endless activities in a stunning location. The accomodation was very comfortable and felt like I was staying in my own beautiful home! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2020

Anousha Fluck - Canada

We loved Estancia Peuma Hue, just outside of Bariloche. Kayaking, horseback riding and hiking. Beautiful estate. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2019

Grover Meyrose - United States Of America

Excursions

Get acquainted with the wonders of North Patagonia through a variety of activities and excursions that showcase the privileged location of the estancia. Hike the forest and mountain trails into canyons, ascending hilltops alongside waterfalls, or horseback ride with a horse whisperer. Kayak through the peaceful sunken forests or fish in the lake's crystal clear waters and see some of the 57 bird species recorded in the area.

Excursions generally run from October through to April, inviting trekkers, horse-riders and rafters to experience the joys of the summer months. However, for groups of more than eight people, winter stays can also be arranged during which you can ski at nearby Cerro Catedral, just 35mins from the estancia.

Treks

Those who love hiking and trekking are spoilt for choice here. A large variety of trails will see you cross pristine forest, ancient rocks, ledges, canyons, landslides, gorges, hilltops and stunning waterfalls with beautiful views over the Gutiérrez and Mascardi lakes.

Trek as you enjoy most – with 500 acres to explore you can walk for as long or short as you like and easily link to the largest trekking network in Argentina (within the National Park) with no need for transfers. Peuma Hue is also strategically located on the Huella Andina long distance trail, a chain of trekking paths, shelters and a myriad of services on the backbone of the North Patagonian Andes. Take a more peaceful walk through the ancient valley, or follow the sound of gushing water as you trek towards different waterfalls which are so pure that you can drink the water.

There are several guided hikes that you can book onto, with 10 main trails meeting different interests, levels of difficulty and of varying lengths. From gentle 30-min walks to 6-hr treks. You can also hike self-guided if you prefer; you'll be provided with sketches and details of different highlights along the way, whilst trails are also marked with coloured ribbons to make them easier to follow.

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Horseback Riding

Stunning views and rides of different levels of expertise are offered within 500 acres of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Rides begin at the stables, where your guide selects a horse for you and provides the necessary equipment – helmet and half chaps. After checking expertise and providing instructions, set off on your chosen trail. Rides cover flat terrain within the valley, mountain terrain up the surrounding slopes and through forest. The horses, incredibly trained by a horse-whisperer, even swim in the lake with guests.

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Kayaking

The location of Peuma Hue sitting east from the D'Agostini Peak means that prevailing winds come from the west for most of the year. This provides calm waters for kayaking, protected by the mountain. The lakeside is surrounded by native forest, with huge coihue trees extending their arms into the waters, waterfalls running into the lake, sunken trees seen through crystal clear waters and fuchsias and other wild flowers growing along the shore.

Paddling on the lake is magical. The views are amazing; the peace strikes your soul. You can paddle as long as you wish, perhaps to the facing beaches at the peninsula at Bahía Muñoz, while watching trout jumping in front of your kayak. Fishing is also offered, either from the beach, lakeside or at the mouth of creeks running into the lake.

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Kayaking at Peuma Hue

Fishing

Fishing is offered either from the beach, lakeside, or at the mouth of creeks running into the lake.

Bring your own rods and fish at our lake, from the shore, with no extra cost other than the required fishing permit. This should be purchased at the airport. Please wash your equipment with chlorine before arrival to avoid spreading invasive species.

We offer half-day fishing from a private boat with a guide at different spots on our lake. You catch brown, rainbow and brook trouts in this area.

We can also organize full-day guided fishing tours to prime river spots. This includes transportation to/from the river, specially designed boats for two anglers to cast, an expert guide, equipment rental and wonderful barbecues or picnics at the riverside.

Fishing at Peuma Hue, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina

Fishing at Peuma Hue

Rafting

Two fantastic full-day rafting excursions are offered, with all river gear provided as well as transfers, guides and lunch. Experience the currents of the Lower Manso, traversing Class II and III rapids such as the Uvasal, Banda de Billar (Billard edge) and Montaña Rusa (Rollercoaster), seeing the local flora, birds and fish as you navigate the surroundings of high peaks and lush forest. You'll have lunch on a sandy beach and be able to swim in the crystal clear waters if the weather is warm. 

The Class III and IV option will have you travel to the southern edge of the Nahuel Hupai National Park to arrive at John's Ranch, from where you will begin sailing down the last section of the Manso in Argentina. At first you'll be struck by the quietness of the river, then its more impetuous nature will set in as you take on a host of thrilling rapids, crossing through narrow canyons to reach the likes of the Agujero de Ozono (Ozone hole), Garganta Profound (Deep gorge) and Huevo Revuelto (Scrambled egg).

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Wellbeing

When we allow ourselves to pause, we can reflect and connect with ourselves and our surroundings with a more conscious, authentic approach.

This full-day experience helps to achieve this goal. We start with an introductory talk, shared reflections, meditation and a short yoga practice.

We then take a mindful walk through the forest, stopping at different points amongst by mountains, creeks and waterfalls and at a hilltop with 360° views. All the while engaging in contemplation and connecting with ourselves and nature.

A massage session is also included in this wellbeing package.

Yoga at Peuma Hue, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina

Yoga at Peuma Hue

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Swoop says

The main house of the estancia is just a stone’s throw from the beach which sweeps for two miles in front of the property. The water is icy cold so swimming is only for the bravest, but once you’ve taken the plunge it is a refreshing and invigorating experience.

About Peuma Hue

Setting

Located in North Patagonia, Peuma Hue embeds in one place all of the natural environments that the region has to offer: 500 acres of land within the Nahuel Huapi National Park in the Lake District, two miles of coastline on Lake Gutierrez and 25 miles of local hiking trails home to Mt Catedral, pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls.

Peuma Hue is well connected and easily accessible. It's just a 35-min drive from the international airport, 25mins from downtown San Carlos de Bariloche, and 35mins from Mt Catedral ski resort.

Transfers can be provided to most of these places and other surrounding areas. The flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche is 2hrs.

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Food & Drink

Peuma Hue prides itself on providing an unforgettable dining experience. There is a varied gourmet offering, from typical Argentine and regional Patagonian dishes, to international cuisine. The focus is on balanced, healthy and delicious meals, prepared at home and using produce grown in the organic garden, greenhouse and orchard. Other produce tends to be sourced from local farmer's markets, supporting the community. Meals are accompanied with top-rated regional wines and microbrew beers.

Guests with all-inclusive itineraries can look forward to buffet breakfasts, lunches, afternoon snacks and dinners. The lodge operates a fixed menu, carefully designed for each season and according to available produce. Dietary restrictions and personal wishes can be accommodated where requested in advance.

Bookings for wine tasting evenings can also be made. In addition, cooking lessons and cooking retreats are offered (retreats require a minimum of six guests).

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Animals

The animals of Peuma Hue are an important aspect of the true essence of life throughout the property; sharing their unconditional love and easy-going attitude. Horses, dogs, cats and the Patagonian wildlife roam freely around the land. The golden retriever 'boys' are always willing to play tour guide and join you on the various mountain trails, whilst the border collies take care of the horses and accompany every ride.

Whether it is a giant condor landing on a ledge to say hello and then soaring into the thermals of the Andes winds, a silver-tailed fox peaking from behind the 'colihue' bamboo, or a European hare whizzing by, the serene atmosphere of the lodge supports the interaction and harmony of the animals in their natural habitat.

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Sustainability

The lodge was created in line with a vision to restore the land, support the natural habitat and strengthen community development. Acres of thorny bush were removed to give way to a lush landscape of indigenous plants such as coihue, lenga and ñire trees, and a home for native animals like the Andean condor, cauquén goose or black faced ibis. A large organic garden was also created to provide guests with vibrant meals freshly harvested from the Patagonian soil.

The local handcrafted specialty of log and stone architecture is celebrated in the construction of the lodge. With the help of local artisans, each log came from local sustainable forestry plantations and was carved by hand; the wrought iron used for interior decoration was molded by hand and each stone was hand-picked and came mostly from local slides.

The owner's huge passion for sustainability influences the everyday operations at Peuma Hue. In addition to recycling, composting, organic gardening, 'meat-free' Mondays and Fridays, and avoiding plastic use, the team are currently developing a mini-hydroelectric project and a recycling water system.

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David says

Peuma Hue's privileged location means you can hike the self-guided trails at your own pace, when you desire and probably not see another person during the whole time. This is a unique feature compared with other lake-district lodges and hotels. I was lucky enough to sit and watch Magellanic woodpeckers at work (the world's largest woodpecker) on my recent visit there. What a privilege!

David Hilton Patagonia Product & Partnership Manager

Dates & Rates

Estancia Peuma Hue is open all year round.

You can stay at the estancia from USD $480, then pay for any activities as you do them. Or you can book an Adventure or Wellbeing package from USD $599. Prices are per person per night for full-board (drinks not included), based on double-occupancy in a yurt or a room in one of the lodges.

Adventure packages at the Peuma Hue include access to the lodge's 500 acres of surrounding land and two miles of lake shore, guided horse-riding, trekking, river rafting and kayaking.

Wellbeing packages rates include access to the private grounds and an itinerary with yoga, massage and mindful walks.

Whole villas are also available for groups – please enquire for more information.

Room Types

Two houses and three villas offer 14 individual rooms between them, each decorated in an elegant rustic style, with a homely feel and superb views. Particular room categories cannot be booked so the sooner you book, the better your room.

For guests wanting a constant connection to nature without compromising on comfort and amenities, a selection of new yurts are also available, nestled in the midst of the forest and on the shores of Lake Gutierrez.

The Poplar House

The Poplar House is the main building of the Estancia, where all the guests gather and meals are served.

It has two double rooms on the ground floor, both with lake views. On the upper floor there is another spacious double room with impressive lake views and the Master Suite, with its own balcony, a double jacuzzi and large windows overlooking the lake, bay and mountain.

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The Radal House

Located 150m from the Poplar House, across a creek with a hanging bridge, the Radal House has a beautiful shared living room with a fireplace, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, all featuring lake views. It has four private rooms (though the house can be requested as a whole): two on the upper floor and two on the ground floor, each with a private bathroom.

The double room on the upper floor is one of the most beautiful rooms, with its own fireplace and a spectacular view of the lake. Facing it is the Establo room, with mountains and valley views and twin beds. The lower floor has two double rooms with lake and mountain views, as well as a roofed garage with a grill.

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The Coihue Villa

The Coihue Villa has two double rooms (one upstairs and one downstairs), each with a full bathroom, a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove, a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.

It is located 50m from the Poplar House, in front of the organic orchard and framed by the creek. It has a big park, a roofed garage with a grill and lake views from all rooms.

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The Creek Cabin

The Creek Cabin can lodge between two and four guests. It has a double room and a living room with two additional beds, a cozy fireplace, fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom (shower, no bathtub) and views to the creek and the mountain.

It’s located 100m from the Poplar House, in front of the organic orchard and a small creek.

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Yurts

Hear the birds sing and feel the breeze dance as you sit beneath ancient trees in the midst of the forest, from the comfort of your own yurt. Peuma Hue's newest accommodation allows guests to blend two worlds: full immersion in nature and the luxury and sophistication of a lodge room.

There are two yurts on the property, located about 200m from the main lodge. They share a deck overlooking the lake's beach and are natural in style and designed to be in keeping with the surroundings. Both are 16ft in diameter and include king-size beds, sofas and bathrooms, as well as Wi-Fi, heating and electricity.

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