A charming estancia set in the rolling Pampas
Doubles from $300 pppn
Best for: Horse riding
Why stay here: To enjoy an active stay on a typical family run estancia
- A working 2100 hectares cattle, horse and agricultural farm
- Year built: At end of the 19th Century
- The history of the hacienda: La Escondida was founded by John Brown who arrived in Argentina from the Isle of Man. It has remained in his family ever since and now belongs to his great great grandchildren
- 6 bedrooms
- Room details: 4 of the rooms are en-suite while the other 2 share a bathroom. All the guest rooms have 2 double beds
Food and Drink
- Dining: The rate is full board – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner plus alcoholic drinks
- Bar: Drinks available but no specific bar area
Activities at the hotel
- Horse riding
- Gaucho activities
- Bird watching
- Swimming pool
Local area attractions
- Local fort in General Pinto
Amenities and Facilities
- Gardens and outdoor space
- Extra beds available
Need to know
- Open all year: From September to April
- Best time to visit: October to April as they are the warmest months
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Languages: English and Spanish spoken
- Eco credentials: Locally sourced food, invest in local community and employ local staff
- Special offers: Yes for big groups and long stays
- Check in/out policies: 1pm/11am
- From $300 pppn
- Credit cards are not accepted
- Booking and cancellation: To secure your booking you need to pay a deposit of 50%. Full amount of stay must be paid 2 weeks prior to stay. If you cancel 30 days before arrival you will be given a redeemable voucher valid for a year and 2 weeks prior to arrival the deposit will not be refunded
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- Address: Pazos Kanki, General Pinto, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
- Transfers available: Yes they are happy to organise transfers
La Escondida is a traditional Argentine estancia set in the heart of the Pampas. Surrounded by a beautiful park in the expansive countryside, it’s a great pleasure spending time with the welcoming family who run this lovely estancia.
The estancia was founded at the end of the 19th Century by John Brown, who came from the Isle of Man. It has been passed down the generations ever since and now belongs to his great great grandchildren. When the indigenous population still lived in the Pampas the lake here was used as their base before being taken over by soldiers. It opened its doors to paying guests back in the 1980s, being one of the first estancias to do so.
There are 6 guest rooms in total, 4 of which are en-suite while the other 2 share a bathroom. They all have 2 large beds and are comfortably furnished. There is both air conditioning and heating throughout.
The estancia is very geared toward those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. They breed horses so it makes an excellent place for riding particularly so for learners as the horses are calm and well behaved. There is lots to do while here – taking part in gaucho activities, swimming, canoeing and trekking to name a few.
The rate is full board – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and all alcoholic drinks are included. All the food is fresh, delicious and home cooked - serving both local and international dishes. Meat eaters, as usual on an estancia, are better off but they are happy to prepare vegetarian options if requested in advance.
Estancia La Escondida is an authentic estate set about 3.5 hours from the city of Buenos Aires. A large and wonderfully set estancia, it’s a great place to spend a few days experiencing real life on an Argentine farm. Family run and very welcoming, you feel like guests staying in their home. It provides a welcome change of pace after a few hectic days in Buenos Aires and also makes you appreciate the vastness of the Argentinian countryside.