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, witnessing pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls
  • Marvel in the stunning scenery surrounding the estancia by enjoying kayaking on Lago Gutierrez, rafting on the Rio 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
  • With a recent change in leadership, the property has a renewed sense of vigour; really focussing on the complete experience from guiding standards, to excursion variety, balanced and hearty meals, and comfortable accommodation
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What Our Customers Think

So very peaceful and beautiful. We loved our yurt and being able to stay among the trees. I did a kayak trip across the lake, and the guides were so much fun. The lake is beautiful, and the water blue and clear.

Jim Russell United States Of America December 2019

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Excursions

Get acquainted with the wonders of North Patagonia through a variety of 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 peacefulness of sunken forests or fish in the lake's crystal clear waters and see some of the 57 bird species recorded in the area.

Operations generally run from October through to April, inviting trekkers, horse-riders and rafters to experience the joys of the summer months, however, for large groups above 8 winter stays can also be arranged, during which you can ski at nearby Cerro Catedral, just 35 minutes 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 and facing ancient mountain fold.

Make your tracks as you desire; with 500 acres to explore you can walk for as long or as little 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 lengths – from gentle 30 minute walks to 6 hour treks. You can also hike self-guided if you prefer; you will 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 different levels of expertise for riders 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 onto your determined trail. Rides cover flat terrain within the valley, mountain terrain up the surrounding slopes, forest, and the horses – incredibly trained by a horsewhisperer – even swim in the lake with guests.

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Kayaking & Fishing

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, providing calm waters for kayaking and fishing, 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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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 sail in 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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Swoop says

The main house of the estancia is just a stone’s throw from the beach which sweeps for 2 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, invigorating satisfaction.

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, 2 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 is a 35 minute drive from the international airport, 25 minutes from downtown San Carlos de Bariloche, and 35 minutes from the 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 2 hours.

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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 to cooking lessons and cooking retreats (retreats require a minimum of 6 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 that came from local sustainable forestry plantations 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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Sally says

You are unlikely to meet other hikers on the trails which gives you a definite sense of being ‘off the beaten track’ and makes for some excellent bird watching. Whilst out on the trails myself, I was able to get extremely close to a family of magellanic woodpeckers who continued their work totally undisturbed as I sat filming them.

Sally Dodge Patagonia Specialist

Dates & Rates

Open from mid-October to mid-April, there are a range of options for staying at Peuma Hue. You can book a room or yurt from USD $299 / USD $199 inclusive of meals and pay for any activities as you do them, or book onto a package. Package rates for the 2019–2020 season start from USD $399 per person per night based on double occupancy in the main lodge.

Adventure package rates at the Peuma Hue include meals and beverages; access to the lodge's 500 acres of surrounding land and 2 miles of lake shore; and guided horse-riding, trekking, river rafting, kayaking, and use of the sauna. Wellness package rates include all meals and beverages, 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 about these.

Room Types

Two houses and three villas host 14 individual rooms between them, eachdecorated 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

This is the main house of the Estancia, where all the guests gather and meals are served. It has two double rooms in the ground floor, both with lake views. In the upper floor there is another double room which is very ample and has 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, this 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 in the upper floor and two in the ground floor, each with a private bathroom.

The double room in the upper floor is one of the most beautiful rooms, with its own fireplace and a spectacular view of the lake. Facing it is Establo room, with mountains and valley views, set with 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

This villa has 2 double rooms (one upstairs and one downstairs), each with full bathrooms, 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 2 and 4 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.

Yurts are natural in style and designed to be in keeping with the surroundings. They are 16 ft in diameter and include king size beds, sofas and bathrooms, as well as Wi-Fi, heating and electricity.

Lodging and meal, adventure and wellness packages are offered for yurts. Rates for lodging and meals start from USD $199 per person per night, while adventure and wellness packages start from USD $299 per person per night.

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