A peaceful and beautifully rebuilt estancia in the pine forest
Doubles from $150 per room excluding taxes
Best for: Escape / r&r
Why stay here: For a truly relaxing stay far away from hectic modern life
- A working farm of 444 hectares
- Year built: Unknown
- The history of the hacienda: The Panizza family bought the property back in 2001 and the house was very run down, they then set about restoring and rebuilding the house as close to the original as possible
- 6 bedrooms
- Room details: They are all doubles but 3 people can comfortably share as the rooms are large
Food and Drink
- Dining: Breakfast is included in the rate. Lunch and dinner are available at an extra cost
- Bar: Yes
Activities at the hotel
- Horse riding
- Bird watching
- Swimming pool
Local area attractions
- Natural protected area, “La Quebrada de los Cuervos”. Boating – rivers and lagoons
Amenities and Facilities
- Wifi in the common areas
- Gardens, terraces and outdoor space
- Disabled access (limited) – 2 rooms on ground floor
Need to know
- Open all year: Yes
- Best time to visit: From August to May
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese spoken
- Eco credentials: Organic produce used as much as possible, build with natural or locally sourced materials, participate in recycling schemes, employ local staff and invest in the local community
- Check in/out policies: They are flexible unless they need the room back
- From $150 to $200 per room excluding taxes
- Credit cards not accepted
- Booking and cancellation: Cancellation must be made 5 days prior to arrival for 100% refund of deposit
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- Address: Ruta 8, Km. 316, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
- Transfers available: No
Estancia Pinos de la Quebrada is a sympathetically rebuilt estancia set in the heart of the Uruguayan countryside. The emphasis here is on escape from busy life and total relaxation. Run by a very welcoming family, it’s the place to take some time out, enjoy the tranquility and get to know your hosts and fellow guests. A large property found in the pine forest, hence the name, this working farm is more focused on wood production rather than the standard agriculture and livestock, making it different from the typical Uruguayan estancia.
The estancia was bought by the Panizza family back in 2001 and they then set about restoring it to its former glory. It was very run down and needed to be almost rebuilt but they did this while trying to keep it as close to the original as possible. Little is known about the history of the estancia before this.
There are 6 spacious guest rooms at Pinos de la Quebrada. All are doubles but given their size they can easily accommodate 3 people. The large, airy rooms with high ceilings are decorated in the style of the estancia with wooden furniture and local textiles. As you would expect not too many mod cons but for the hotter weather they all have fans and a/c. The bathrooms are also well sized and of a decent standard.
Although it is possible to go horse riding, hiking, boating and bird watching from the estancia (they work with their neighbours to provide some of these activities) the emphasis here is firmly on relaxation. There is a swimming pool to go and sun yourself around or take a dip in, beautiful surroundings to savour and numerous quiet places to just and go read a book. The vibe is very easy going and they like to encourage guests to just enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Breakfast is included in the rate, however, lunch and dinner are extra. Given your remoteness it’s unlikely that you will head out in the evenings for dinner and the estancia is by far your best option locally. The family are in charge of all the cooking and they work hard to provide their guests with plenty of delicious home style food. Breakfast is a buffet, lots of fresh produce is used and although meat is very much on the menu, they are happy to cook vegetarian options if requested in advance. There is also a bar, which gives the guests a good opportunity to get to know their hosts and fellow travellers.
Estancia Pinos de la Quebrada is a beautiful, white-washed, well restored estancia in the evergreen countryside of Uruguay. Belonging to a welcoming family (and some pets) you will be made to feel at home immediately. It’s an excellent option for those who are just looking for some peace and quiet. Slightly different from your usual Uruguayan estancia, it’s a special place to spend a few calm and restorative days.