Internationally renowed artist Virginia Neary Carrithers is offering her artist retreat to rent in the majestic canyons of the Cordillera in Northern Patagonia, Argentina...
On the banks of the Rio Trocoman engulfed by the imposing landscape of northern Patagonia, Ginny built her studio. This enchanting 3,000 acre property where she resided for many years helped her heal and inspired her to continue painting. Now no longer able to enter the property because of health reasons and its remoteness, this rustic yet elegant home is for lease short or long term...
Take a step back in time and be inspired by experincing life completely off the grid. Horses are a way of life here and the primary means of transport. Live and cook by fires (gas stove available), hot showers by wood burners, candlelight only. Enjoy the natural world with local trekking to the high mountain lakes bordering Chile, pick up a paint brush, pen those awe inspiring thoughts, or just snuggle in with your loved ones and share this humbling opportunity...
Click to read full story on Gin Getz's blog about her time at Ginny's place in Patagonia:
"Now I’m sitting here warming up with the dogs and a mate and today’s big blue and thinking of yesterday’s heavy layered grey. Hopes of rain and sound of wind through the willows and river rushing over the rapids. Bundled under a borrowed shawl of Ginny’s, almost like having her hands wrapped around me. Encouraging me. Write, sister, write… Let’s get this story out there. So much to share!"
FEES: Please write to Virginia Neary.
Fully furnished 2 bedroom/studio, 1 bathroom home
Solar panel available
2 horses and tack (Reservations for horse mountain trekking with guide extra cost, depending on trip.)
Please notify us in advance along with your riding ability so we can arrange this.
Clients please communicate with email@example.com for rental arrangements. There is excellent bus service to Zapala and then on to El Huecu, where a pick up can be arranged to get to the trailhead and the horses. The bus from Zapala to El Huecu leaves daily at 13:30 (1:30pm) and arrives at 17:00 (5pm)
Photos by Golde Wallingford
Also offered for lease - a close neighboring property called CHACRA NUESTRA
In the Andes, Province of Neuquen, Northern Patagonia, there is a special place out of time in today's world. With limited access (mainly horse), it is a small part of Estancia Ranquilco - a meadow (mellin) of 100 acres with many tall trees and lush pasture.
The offering is a 2 bedroom house with bathroom and separate bath house. Indoor and outdoor oven as well as gas stove and fireplace. Electric light, music, radio, via solar panel. Two gardens & green house (for greens all season) fresh eggs. Trout ponds.
There is a full time gaucho living at the chacra, whose house is out of sight at 250 meters away. This fellow will gather the horses and put them out, help with saddling and some guiding.
Included in the offering of rental are horses and saddles and basic food, garden produce, sheets and towels. Full kitchen.
This would be an excellent place for a family of three or four to really get away from it all and see how to live in horseback culture. Enjoy pristine open country with endless miles of riding. Also experience great rainbow trout fly-fishing close and available with permission. (added fee for fishing)
We recommend 3 weeks to one month for the ideal stay (longer term upon request and approval of Ranquilco directors).
Horses: Horses are included. Horses will be matched to your level of experience from expert to novice (all levels are welcome).
Additional Activities: include but are not limited to 1) an Asado (Patagonia BBQ) at the Casco at Ranquilco (15 minute walk from chacra) 2) cattle work 3) pack trips to high mountain lakes with overnight camping 4) help with the training & handling of the colts 5) gardening.
Season: From November thru April. Summer months mostly sunny with rare rain showers.
Access: Via Airport Neuquen then bus or taxi to Zapala where guests will be picked up and driven to the trail head where guide, horses and pack mule will be waiting for 2 ½ hour ride to CHACRA NUESTRA.
See www.ranquilco.com for photos & read about the neighboring community. Write firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and availability.