The lodge’s respect for the land and commitment to the environment is central to the guest experience. It was constructed following the style of the old English houses imported in the late 19th century and so common to find in the traditional Patagonian ranches, with a surrounding gallery, a large deck on the front and decorated with original photography of local ancient culture which provide a uniquely Patagonian experience. Only 30 meters away, and with the same architectural line, is located one of the first houses on the property that was brought by boat directly from England in 1897.
Rincón Chico stands out as the only property in the area where the proper owners of the estancia are the hosts and where all the services offered are exclusively for the people who stay at the ranch, so that our guests are the only ones who have access to them; in this way we guarantee a personalized service, of high quality and for very few people.
To respect the privacy of the lodge’s guests we do not offer the option of “visit for the day” and we do not receive big groups.
It has 8 comfortable rooms with a private bathroom with bathtub in each, and can be assembled as needed to accommodate individual parties. The living room with its overstuffed sofas is the ideal place for resting after a long day of exploration, it has a varied library of books about the fauna of the Península Valdés, renowned authors photo books, various publications of scientists who work at the ranch, and a DVD player to watch documentaries including highlights made on the property by film crews as National Geographic and BBC.
The daily menus are a combination of family recipes along with typical Patagonian dishes which are homemade created with organic ingredients and served in the dining room -where the regional wine bar is also located-, which is adjacent to the living room and is decorated with antique furniture that belonged to the family. The house’s outside gallery is the perfect place to venture by night and view the endless spread of stars so typical of the remote Patagonian nights.
Native wildlife roams through the gardens of the homestead and the vast grassland in front of the lodge, so its possible to see and enjoy most of the Patagonian steppe’s species directly through expansive paned windows of the living, dinning room or from the bedrooms.