Travel around two hours on from Cachi, which itself is 3.5 hours’ drive from Salta, arriving in Molinos. The mostly unpaved Ruta 40 which stretches from north to south through Argentina runs further along the Calchaqui Valley with its grassy riverbanks. Along the way it is well worth making the detour to seek out the superb Bodega Colome, the highest winery in the world.
A charming 18th century colonial mansion, Hacienda Molinos, is the former home of Salta’s last colonial governor, it is all adobe white washed adobe walls and wooden beams. Located on the banks of the Calchaqui River on the edge of Molinos town, perfect to break the journey for a night or two when on holiday in North West Argentina. The 18 rooms, arranged round pretty patios, are all spacious and comfortable if a little simple with antique furniture and unique artisanal handicrafts to brighten them up. The cuisine is based around local Andean recipes made using regional ingredients.
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Hacienda Molinos Information
- Location & Getting There
Located on the banks of the Calchaqui River on the edge of Molinos town, Hacienda Molinos is a rough 2.5-hour drive away from Martin Miguel de Güemes Airport.
The 18 rooms are arranged round pretty patios, all spacious and comfortable with simple antique furnishings and handicrafts. Standard Rooms are located around the pepper tree patio, with views of the Calchaquí River and the imposing reddish mountains in a distance to be enjoyed. In Superior Rooms, the rustic decor is in sharp contrast to design details, also providing fantastic vistas of the mountaineous region.
- Living areas
- Swimming pool
- Dining: 1 restaurant
There is a wealth of activities on offer. Visit the local villages, go horse riding, trek, explore the area on 4×4 vehicles or with private guides, visit Los Cardones, Bodega Colome, the fascinating James Turrell Museu and many more.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.