Patios de Cafayate
Surrounded by the rocky, red mountain views of the Calchaquíes Valley, this historic, elegantly restored colonial hacienda feels like it’s been frozen in time—yet modernized. Recapturing the importance of Salta’s colonial era, period art, antique furniture, the rambling patios, pristine grounds, and white-washed adobe, give the place romantic charm.
The rooms cluster around the traditional Spanish-style villa and El Esteco winery. Spacious with tall ceiling, they open onto the vineyards or gardens. Relax in their spa with a bath in Cabernet Sauvignon, or goat milk, to soften your skin from the dry desert. Melt under a hot stone massage with stones recovered straight from the Andes.
Only a mile from Cafayate, go in town to gobble up the addictive wine ice cream from Helados Miranda, shop, or dine in one of the local restaurants. Or settle outside in the near perfect, sunshiny weather to absorb the silence of this historical oasis.