With this exclusive Argentina Travel Package, live the life of an Argentine aristocrat at a carefully restored Norman-Tudor mansion named Estanzia Villa Maria.
The Estanzia Villa Maria is located just 45 minutes from buzzing Buenos Aires. During your Vacation in Argentina, spend the daytime exploring the 180 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on a guided walk, in a carriage or on horseback, which is possibly the most appropriate choice in Argentina. From polo and tennis to yoga and nature walks, Estancia Villa Maria is a haven of outdoor pursuits during your vacation — though sipping a glass of wine from the wine cellar on a vine-covered veranda is just as appropriate at this unique location.
The Argentina Travel Package to Estanzia Villa Maria will make you feel like travelling back in time to the late 1890s, when enormous estancias were a common sight across the Argentine pampas as international aristocrats bought sprawling ranches and constructed European-style mansions. Estancia Villa Maria is one such manor: a stately three-story retreat just 45 minutes away from buzzing Buenos Aires, but making you feel like you left the world behind.
With its Norman-Tudor facade, horse-drawn carriages and more than 180 acres of landscaped gardens, Villa Maria wouldn’t be out of place in a historic novel — save the towering palm trees. Today, however, the property is a fully restored and modernized destination offering travellers in Argentina all comfort of the 21st century, though the other-era atmosphere is present in the wood-paneled billiard room (where you can smoke Cuban cigars), colonial-style dining room, reading rooms and vine-covered verandas.
Tranquil, vine-covered verandas provide a welcome spot for afternoon tea or cocktails. The 11 large and light-filled bedrooms also retain their Old World character, with romantic four-poster beds, windowside chaise lounges and 19th-century antiques. Bright area rugs, flower arrangements and champagne-colored curtains add a feminine and homey feel, and all rooms have Egyptian cotton sheets, a pillow menu and, as in the rest of the property, complimentary WiFi guests may use during their Argentina Countryside Vacation.
Surrounding the great house of the Estanzia Villa Maria is the great park — all 180 pristine acres of it. Stone statues, flower beds and 300 species of tree dot the grounds, and guests are encouraged to explore them with a guide, on a bicycle, in a carriage or, most appropriately, on horseback.
Villa Maria is home to the G. Morris Equestrian Centre, run by renowned horse trainer George Morris. The Black Watch Polo Club trains there, and during their stay, guests can watch the members practice — and there’s also the elegant Club House. A ride across the Argentine pampas is not to be missed, but for non-equine pursuits, there is one tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool, yoga and gymnastics.
Though the retreat feels far removed from city life, this Argentina Travel Package to Estancia Villa Maria can easily be combined with a stay in Buenos Aires and other Argentina Travel Destinations such as Patagonia, Bariloche in the Lake Region or a Wine Tour to Mendonça.