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A Paradise in

the Andes

Our commitment is to make your stay at Rancho ‘e Cuero the highlight of your trip to Argentina!

Estancia Rancho ´e Cuero is a family-run 3000 hectares guest ranch, located deep inside the Andes Mountains 2500 m high, in Mendoza, Argentina.
This ranch, has belonged to the Palma family for over 250 years, and now opens its doors to offer a one of a kind experience. Enjoy horse riding, fly fishing and trekking in a vast and remote land surrounded by river valleys, meadows, and jagged cliffs.
Exclusiveness, comfortable accommodation, home-style meals, breathtaking landscape together with a wide array of outdoor activities, will for sure, make your stay at Rancho ´e Cuero the perfect getaway you were looking for.






An Andean mountain oasis of peace, beauty and hospitality.


We are the Palma family.

We have been hosting guests from all over the world for more than 20 years and now we´ll be happy to host you, making every effort for you to have a memorable stay offering friendly, discreet and professional attention.

Ricardo & Analicia together with our grown up children, Agustina, Paula, Juan Ricardo, Analicia, Clara and Maria.

The adventure starts now

We offer a wide array of activities and all of them are included in the daily rate. Unlimited horse riding, trekking and fishing will make you unplug and rediscover nature, finding the peace you were looking for.

Read our FAQ's

Our FAQ section is a valuable resource where you can find information about our lodge, amenities, policies, and more. Save time and gain valuable insights by browsing through our frequently asked questions.

How to get to the ranch?

Fly into Mendoza directly from Santiago de Chile, Sao Paolo (Brasil) or Buenos Aires and other provinces in Argentina.
Hire a Car: We set a Meeting Point, located just 6 km away from the ranch. Until this point it’s possible to get with a regular car. A family member will be waiting for you at a previously combined time, normally in the morning.
We provide a safe place where to leave your car (in case you have one). Continue with us up to the ranch, on our pickup trucks. Getting to the ranch takes 20 more minutes, driving between mountains, rivers and green valleys. An adventure itself. Hire a Transfer service from Mendoza: We can suggest some on demand.
Hire our transfer service: Some family member will pick you up on your arrival to the airport or from your hotel and drive you to the ranch.
Helicopter transfers are available on demand.

How long will it take to get there?

By car, it will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to get to the Meeting Point. Add 20 minutes more to get to the ranch in our pickups!

What to expect at Estancia Rancho ´e Cuero?

While we pride ourselves on hosting a unique experience with nice rooms, great food and excellent service, we are not a 5-star hotel, and do not pretend to be. Here, luxury is expressed differently. Estancia Rancho ´e Cuero is rustic but charming, remote but easy to get, mind-blowing, and adventurous. If this is what you’re looking for, look no further!

How does the “All Inclusive” system works?

All meals, unlimited wine and activities are included in the daily rate. It’s important for you to know that while you are staying at the ranch, you won’t be going out for excursions, wine tours or restaurants as we are located deep inside the Andes and that’s why we include all meals and activities in our rates.
The idea is for you to feel at home, not having to worry about extra costs, measuring what you eat or what you do. There´s no extra costs once you are in the ranch.

How do I organize my trip to Mendoza?

Our recommendation is for you to leave you stay with us for the last part of your days in Mendoza. Experience first nice hotels, wine tours, fancy restaurants and then come to us!

What should I pack?

You are coming to the mountain! Don’t forget to pack comfortable trekking shoes, long trousers, lightweight rain/wind jacket, gloves, long socks, hat, sunscreen & lip balm and many layers of coat, including a heavy one. Even if you are coming in summer season, besides you swimming suit, you´ll need a heavy coat as soon as the sun goes out!
We´ll provide riding helmets and chaps for you! If interested in Fly Fishing, bring your own fishing rod and flies. Waders are not necessary.

Are kids welcome at the ranch?

Of course!! Rancho ´e Cuero is family friendly. It’s a perfect place to enjoy with your beloved ones. All activities can be done by kids, even horse ridings. We´ll be happy to teach and assist! In case you prefer them not to ride, they can stay at the lodge and someone from our staff will take care of them. Our aim is that the whole family can enjoy all the activities!

Are you open all year long?

Yes indeed! Our highest season is from October until April (spring – summer for us down here!), but we are happy to receive you during our winter time as well! Snow and wine make a perfect match!

How´s the weather like?

Expect mountain weather. Usually we are blessed with warm sunny days but even in summer, whenever the sun is gone, the temperature comes immediately down. Mendoza is famous for the wide range of temperatures between day and night!

Do I need a fishing permit?

Estancia Rancho ´e Cuero is an allowed Fishing Lodge in Mendoza since 2003. We´ll be providing the permits you need, in case you are interested in this activity.

Is there Wi Fi or phone connection?

If you are looking for unplug, Rancho ´e Cuero is the right place. We do have Wi Fi, inside the lodges and in the surrounding garden area. As there is no phone connection, whenever you are out there riding, fishing or trekking, take your phone just to capture the moment in a nice shot!

What should I expect in terms of sustainability?

We do all our efforts to minimize our impact through practices in self-sufficiency.
Most of the vegetables we offer are grown by local farmers in their organic farms.
We use grass fed meat, which besides of being more sustainable is much savorier than the one produced in feedlots! Solar power is used to supply the lodges and we consume the water right from the river!

Exclusiveness, comfortable accommodation, home-style meals and breathtaking landscape.