Estancia Peuma Hue is an enchanting eco-lodge nestled within the grounds of the first and largest national park in Argentina, Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the Northern Patagonia Lake District.
Peuma Hue´s 500 acres of wilderness are located at the southern end of Lake Gutiérrez, only 25 minutes south from the town of Bariloche and 45 minutes from its international airport. Bariloche is the gateway to the northern Patagonian Andes and an internationally renowned mountain resort, famous for its wonderful skiing in winter and its unique beauty in spring, summer and fall.
Estancia Peuma Hue is easily accessible, but still maintains a peacefulness and majestic nature found in few other locations. Our Estancia provides a gorgeous setting to explore this slice of heaven on earth. Explore the impressive mountain scenery on horseback, or hiking on one of our numerous mountain trails that rise high above the estancia into the mountain, creeks, waterfalls, majestic forests, meeting a variety of fauna that call our estancia home!
The Estancia comprises 2 houses with 4 independent rooms each and 3 private villas, a boardroom, an organic farm, a non-denominational Temple, a stable, a boathouse, stables and pastures for the horses and cabins for our wonderful staff. With a capacity of only 28 and staff living on-site, our eco-lodge offers a highly personalized experience and an inviting atmosphere for all.
Estancia Peuma Hue, meaning “the place of dreams” in the native Mapuche language, is the incarnation of a dream. The owner, Evelyn Hoter, had always believed that she would find a place bringing together an inspiring natural environment and the tools needed to enhance one’s health, peaceful existence, and meaning of life. Upon discovering the land that was to become Peuma Hue she was overcome with a deep bodily truth confirming that she had found her inspiration.
Building our “place of dreams”
With a history of abuse and abandonment, the amazing property was now given the tools needed to return to its organic roots. Evelyn and her team of fellow environmentally-friendly-minded staff took to removing the non-native rosa mosqueta (rose hip) plant that was attempting to take over the previously degraded valley within the estate. It was understood that to help the land, flora and fauna return to its natural state, all of the rehabilitation needed to be done by hand. The team went to work removing the thorny bush inch by inch, eventually providing a place of rejuvenation and growth for the native plants. Fast-forward to today and the property is a lush landscape of indigenous plants such as coihue, lenga and ñire trees, and a place of serenity 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.
In addition to supporting the natural habitat, Evelyn and her staff also promoted the local handcrafted specialty of log and stone architecture into the atmosphere of Estancia Peuma Hue. 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 remodeling of a forgotten shack, construction of the well-thought out luxurious villas and creation of a stone non-denominational Temple brought the initial dream to fruition.
With the flourishing landscape and impressive accommodations ready for guests, Evelyn and the staff of Estancia Peuma Hue turned their attention to creating a personalized unforgettable experience for each visitor. From the flavorful organic meals to 5-star quality rooms, from guided horseback trips that take you into the gardens of paradise to lush forests that provide an awe-inspiring landscape for hiking. From kayaking the turquoise water of Lake Gutiérrez to an atmosphere that promotes love, friendship and great times, Estancia Peuma Hue is our slice of heaven on earth and the perfect place to experience the joys of Patagonia!
And yet there is more to it – intangible – that has to do with warmth, sharing, thoughtfulness, Beauty, Peacefulness, Joy and Spiritual aspects. For each person it is different and this is something we respect the most. We try to tap into what each one needs, trying to provide a meaningful time and making a little difference. So many guests and visitors refer to this place as “being in another world”.