Whatever peaches, plums, apricots, and nuts the birds don't take from the trees are used in cooking, one of the many strengths of La Constancia, an idyllic retreat cut off from the world by a bumpy dirt road that winds up the side of Mount Champaqui, the highest in the Sierras Grandes. A clear mountain stream provides water and electricity, fills the natural swimming pool, and provides 5 km (3 mi) of fly-fishing opportunities. The buildings are furnished with old restored
furniture, hand-knitted woolen blankets warm the beds, and there's a huge private chapel with a belfry overlooking everything. Included in the price are horseback rides to the top of the mountain, full board (except cold drinks), and free roam of the 3,000-acre estate. Don Luis, your cordial host, will even throw in cooking lessons.
Ruta a Champaqui, Km 7, San Javier, Córdoba, 5875, Argentina