Friday, January 8, 2010

Let's Chip In And Get Away From The Cold! Happy Weekend!

Looking for a warm place to go? Even here in New Orleans we are suffering record breaking freezing weather.

I like the sound of this place:

Estancia El Colibri Cordoba in Argentina! Cordoba is about 400 miles from Buenos Aires. And it's Summer now in Argentina.

The brochure says: Charming colonial-style ranch set in beautiful countryside, an excellent horse riding destination. Explore the vast gaucho lands on horseback, play polo (all abilities welcomed) or indulge in a variety of spa treatments whilst staying at this fabulous estancia surrounded by stunning mountain views. The 9 guest rooms encourage an intimate atmosphere where one can completely relax and unwind. The estancia boasts 2 majestic polo fields and offers a number of activities including horse riding on the vast pampas, hiking and golf. Guests are also given the chance to learn how to prepare an authentic Argentinean “asado” (world famous barbeque).
Mmmmm nine guest rooms! Who wants to chip in and stay in this house?!

Here's our formal living room

Glass of wine anyone? Here's the wine cellar

An informal living room overlooking the property - don't you love the arches?

Here's an informal dining room

One of the nine guest rooms - I love the headboards

What a great bathroom - love the antique chest used for the double sinks

Another pretty fabulous bedroom

The entrance to the estancia (Argentines call a ranch an estancia)


A pretty patio - we can teach you how to dance tango here!

And don't forget polo for all levels ha ha
Maybe we'll meet some guys like Ignacio (Nacho) Figueras!

  • Estancia El Colibri accommodation 9 guest rooms with open fire, living rooms, mini bar, in room safe, internet connection, satellite tv, hair dryer.
  • Location of Estancia El Colibri 45min drive from Cordoba International Airport.
  • Getting to Estancia El Colibri 16hr international flight to Buenos Aires, 1hr 15min domestic flight to Cordoba and 45min car transfer.
  • Children at Estancia El Colibri Are welcomed. Specific activities include tree top adventure trails, survival courses, treasure hunts, horse riding and lessons.
  • Facilities Spa, sauna, turkish bath, swimming pool, jacuzzi, 10km of contained trails for walking, horse riding or mountain biking, 2 polo fields, saddlery, 45 polo ponies, 12 Criollo horses for horseback riding, bowling green and massage cabin.
  • Free activities Horseback riding, polo - stick and ball (not lessons), hiking, birdwatching, gaucho and farm works.
  • Paid activities Dove shooting, golf and visits to local Jesuit Missions.
  • Weather - A year round destination but Oct to Apr is the best time to visit.
Guide price £1570 (about $2513 US with today's exchange rate) Per person based on two people sharing for 7 nights on a Full Board basis. Includes flights, transfers and horse riding.

Mmmmm. Or maybe we can curl up in our Snuggie with this book, a huge glass of Malbec, and kick up the thermostat. Happy Weekend!

You can get this beautiful book all about estancias HERE


Amy said...

Nacho, a glass of white, and that spa? Hell yes. (Can we request Nacho in a loincloth?)

It was 32 here in San Antonio yesterday. Crimeny.

lisa golightly said...

Amy, you said it better than I ( switch white for red ) ;)

lisa said...

I do, I do..I want to go!! Horseback riding, great wine...polo players;) And seeing as flying into Buenos Aires is a must, perhaps you could teach me a bit of tango at the same time;)

Thanks for the lil vaca,

Cristin said...

Oh my gosh, you are too funny! What a great post. Loved the informal living area and the headboards in the bedrooms.


Diane Dorrans Saeks said...


Summer in Argentina.
Sounds wonderful, polo and all that.

Colibri is hummingbird?

Wishing you safe travels this year--and lots of tango!

cheers, DIANE

Renae said... it!

Can we squeeze a few more in to defray the cost a bit?

I'm game, when do we book?


my favorite and my best said...

umm...let's go for your birthday!!

J. M. Hunter said...

I can't believe that price is flight included! It's pretty reasonable, but I think the closest I'm going to get this winter is drinking mate while watching a DVD of Evita.

"Don't cry for me, Argentina!"

Thanks for sharing :) The pictures are enough inspiration on their own.

The 8th picture down of the bedroom is lovely.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what tempation! You could teach us to dance in that big living room, and I want to dance with "Nacho"! Beautiful post. laurie

Visual Vamp said...

Yes colibri is hummingbird...
I hope you all feel warmer now :-)
xo xo

2 Hounds Design said...

Oh, I'm in!

Carey said...

Silly me, I thought I wasn't interested in polo.

NYCLQ said...

Book It Baby!!
Lovin' the wine and informal living rooms.....

What a nice escape from todays COLD and rainy morning (expected to drop to 20s-30s down here in FLORIDA!!)

:D Lynda

Jan said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous (and I don't mean just the polo playing guy)

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