Hacienda de MolinosSalta, Argentina
Dating back to the 18th century, and originally home to the last governor of Salta Province under Spanish colonial rule, Hacienda de Molinos has been restored with an exceptional eye to historical detail and is now a serene and tranquil place to stay.
The original buildings are arranged around a central courtyard where a huge spreading pepper tree provides much needed shade from the Salta sun. The thick adobe walls, carob tree and reed ceilings and stone floors in all 18 rooms of the building give a sense of the history of this building. They are decorated with antique and local craft furnishings. The restaurant still uses original Andean cooking techniques for their recipes, such as baking empanadas in a mud-oven.
The hotel is located in the beautiful mountain setting of the Calchaqui Valley (the swimming pool has great views of the snow-capped Calchi mountains.) This is an ideal base for visiting the Colome vineyard and modern art gallery and the historic town of Cachi. But above all it is a wonderful place to relax.