El Castillo de Piedra
Designed after a 17th-century Spanish country estate, El Castillo de Piedra looks as though it sprang straight from the pages of a storybook. Its attractive stone façade, antique furnishings, authentic architecture and 17 acres of leafy gardens along the La Banda River make it a uniquely charming and tranquil place to spend a vacation in the Tafí countryside. The grounds include a beautiful swimming pool, over 100 walnut trees and an organic kitchen garden which provides fresh produce for the restaurant. The five heated guest rooms possess the air of an old castle with their exposed stone walls, wood floors, animal skin rugs and antique furniture. There is a broad verandah with a fireplace for relaxing and enjoying the fresh air and indoors there is a satellite TV lounge. Guests also have access to a dry sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, massage and cosmetic treatments, and a wide range of excursions.
The hotel is located in Tafí del Valle along the main road leading to the center of town, which is less than a mile away. It sits on 17 acres of gardens adjacent to the La Banda River and is half a mile from the Jesuit ruins.
Food & Beverage
Advance reservations must be made for meals at the hotel's gourmet restaurant, where guests can enjoy homey and intimate dinners by a crackling fire. Prepared over a wood stove with organic produce from the hotel's kitchen garden, meals feature traditional local ingredients and authentic Andean flavors. Fine local wines, Tafí cheeses, llama meat, lamb, trout, Andean potatoes, walnuts, corn, quinoa, kiwicha (amaranth), blueberry and raspberry chutneys, and algarroba and chañar arropes delight the senses.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from central Tafí del Valle, take Perón Ave. south across the river, then take a right onto Silva Ave. Continue past the Jesuit ruins (on your left) along De Los Jesuitas Ave. and less than half a mile later you'll arrive at the hotel.
Amenities & Services
General:Ground-Floor Terrace, Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Restaurant, Garden, Parking (free), Welcome Drink.
Services:Computers with Internet Connection, Tours and Excursions, Laundry Service.
On-Site Activities:Hot Tub, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Beauty Parlor, Massage Service, Sauna.
Nearby Attractions:Trekking, Horseback Riding, Vineyards and Wineries, Mountaineering, Cycling, Museum, Plantation, Hiking.
Pick-up and Drop-off
A transfer from and to the airport can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 90.00 each way.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 6 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Extra beds for children under 18 years of age are available at a surcharge of USD 29.
Extra beds for adults are available at a surcharge of USD 29.
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