About Torres del Paine Estancias
The estancias (working farms) that border the Torres del Paine National Park are included in many of the multiple day horse riding trips and are also a great option on a guided wildlife experience where you'll be staying in different locations throughout the park.
As many of the estancias offer a bed and breakfast option, they also work as an interesting overnight stop on a self-drive itinerary in the park.
If you are looking to experience and learn a little about the history, culture and harsh realities of day to day life in Patagonia, then these working farms are a great way to include this as part of your trip.
Estancias of Torres del Paine
Estancia Cerro Guido
Estancia Cerro Guido is the biggest in Torres del Paine with 101,000 hectares of land. This working estancia has the peace and comfort of a hotel, but with the character of a traditional estancia. You will sleep in houses that display their heritage of the chilean farmers who once lived in them. A beautiful location on the border of the national park, where you can enjoy horse-riding, a Patagonian BBQ or simply explore the grounds of the estancia.
Estancia Tercera Barranca
This is a family run, 6,500 hectare working estancia with breathtaking views of the Towers and Paine Massif from the East. It continues to function as a sheep farm. It's seven rooms are all in the reconverted farmhouse and are simple but comfortable.
Estancia Lazo (Mirador Del Payne)
Estancia Lazo is situated just on the border of the national park and is part of a huge cattle ranch dating from the last century currently with 13,000 hectares. It boasts magnificent views over the Laguna Verde as well as the Paine Massif. The rooms are simple yet comfortable and the main estancia house and dining room come bar are great to relax in after a day riding in the park.
Estancia Las Chinas
A recently converted old-fashioned ranch house, Las Chinas acts as an annex to the Cerro Guido lodge. Rooms have 2-4 bunk beds and shared bathrooms with hot water and modern facilities, but the real adventure begins outside in the Las Chinas valley, where you can explore the surroundings right from the estancia. After your Torres del Paine trek, this is the perfect place to do a bit of exploring and also rest your legs in front of the fireplace.
Estancia Laguna Sofia
When it comes to horse riding, this cosy guest house has a huge amount to offer. With over 5000 hectares, there are numerous stunning landscapes to explore, and as it only sleeps 8 people, you really will feel like you're escaping the beaten track. It is found on the shore of Lake Sofia and is near a lovely waterfall. A very comfortable place to relax with a Pisco Sour after your day on horse-back in the National Park.
There are still some proper, working estancias in the park, like Cerro Guido. It's got 100 years plus of history and you're sitting with the pampas all around and the Paine massif lit up by the sunset and you feel so much a part of the place.
Luke Errington Founder, Swoop Patagonia
Torres del Paine Hotels
Torres del Paine National Park has a large range of accommodation to choose from. Stay at a refugios or campsites for a fun and traditional trek experience. Escape to a luxury lodge for tranquillity and incredible views across the park or gaze up at the stars from your yurt/dome.
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