Cattle ranch Estancia Huechahue (pronounced "way-cha-way") nestles amongst the foothills of the Andes, east of San Martín. With just 10 rooms enjoy the best of Argentine hospitality and experience life on a real working farm in Northern Patagonia; superb horse riding and fishing and opportunities for rafting, bird watching and exploring the history of the Mapuche Indians. Ride out daily from the Estancia, galloping across water meadows and rocky rolling hills to indian burial caves and up to eagle and condor lookouts or try Cross the Andes and Estancia to Estancia trips.
4 generations of the Wood family have worked on the 15,000 acres of Patagonian Steppe to produce a self-sufficient oasis and thriving cattle operation. Today Jane Wood Williams runs the estancia and has been welcoming guests since 1990.
Life at Huechahue is always an adventure. Patagonia is unfeasibly beautiful, rugged and wild. Huechahue maintains traditional values and customs whilst welcoming visitors into a unique world where horses and cattle still roam free and food is home grown.
NEW "Across the Andes to Chile" trip (15 - 25th Jan. 2019) for experienced riders, who are fit enough to canter for extended periods and spend 5-8 hours in the saddle each day). See the programme here (login* as per intro), along with all rates for stays at Huechahue next season
9th February 2017
Check out the new and much improved Estancia Huechaue website http://www.huechahue.com/en/
Chapelco airport in San Martín de los Andes has improved tremendously. It will reopen soon with a renewed runway, full instrumentation, be open 24 hours a day, providing reliable flights for guests at Estancia Huechahue.
As part of Estancia Huechahue’s self sufficiency strategy, a new Jersey cow has arrived at the estancia. Her milk is being made in to cream and butter for the lodge, in addition to the yoghurt and halloumi cheese that has always been made on site. The Huechahue team are also having fun producing different coloured eggs!