Built in 1830, Estancia La Bamba de Areco is one of the oldest colonial estates in Argentina and is now an oasis of luxury just north of Buenos Aires. Guests are surrounded by history and peace, with the beauty of the pampas and the traditions of the gaucho all waiting to be explored at this fantastic estate.

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Arrive at a path lined with century-old plane trees and leading to the master house, the anchor of the estate. Of the 11 rooms at La Bamba, three are located on the second floor of the main house, with the remainder found at ground level in separate buildings original to the estate. Each room takes its name from a famous polo horse and exhibits its own unique artwork and décor inspired by gaucho and polo themes. Constants in design include the rich wood floors, antique furnishings, and the simplicity of crisp white linens atop king or twin beds. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning to ensure comfort, but are absent of telephones or televisions to allow for full enjoyment of the beautiful surrounds.

La Bamba’s main house is built around a serene courtyard, with an ornate living and dining room on the ground floor and a library tucked high in the home’s guard tower. Enjoy cuisine that is at once rustic and elegant, true to Argentine standards with ample selections of grilled meats and poultry, fresh garden vegetables, and tempting sweet desserts. Next to the main house find an open-air dining area with a wood fire grill and panoramic view of the swimming pool, stables, and undulating pampas beyond. Enjoy wine, tea, or a quiet moment inside The Pulperia, the oldest building at the estate that was once an inn for traveling gauchos to rest and imbibe after a day’s work. The stunning photography and artifacts in this unique lounge pay homage to the traditions of the noble gaucho. Guests who simply must remain “plugged in” can take advantage of the wireless Internet access in the game room, along with the huge flat-screen television and library of DVDs.

Polo enthusiasts and lovers of equestrian activities will feel right at home at La Bamba. Horseback rides led by local gauchos unveil all the beauty of the pampas, and gauchos show off their skills with captivating horse demonstrations. Meet the polo ponies who live and train at the estate, and watch professionals practice during polo season. Guests may also explore the countryside in a traditional horse-drawn carriage or by mountain bike. Indulge in a lazy afternoon at the pool or a hot stone massage in the private treatment room. Day trips can be arranged to the nearby town of San Antonio de Areco, where the gaucho traditions remain alive and well.

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