Casa Antucura is an idyllic eight-suite wine lodge with majestic views of the Andes Mountains. Located in the heart of the Uco Valley, the farmhouse-inspired boutique hotel is a remote getaway for relaxing and contemplating Mendoza’s beauty. Characterized by elegance and refinement, the country home was built for guests to enjoy the picturesque working vineyard and its fine wines.
Peruse the lodge’s art collection and expansive second-floor library, which features more than 7,500 multilingual books amassed by the hotel’s French owner. From coffee-table books on travel to celebrated classics, the library has an eclectic collection worth exploring. Grab a book and curl up next to the fireplace in the luminous sitting room, or swim off jet lag in the large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful rose garden. For relaxation, book yourself a treatment in the spa.
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A 75-minute drive south of downtown Mendoza—at the foot of the Andes mountain range—lies the Uco Valley. The terroir of the Uco Valley is conducive to growing quality wine grapes, especially Mendoza’s flagship malbec grape, as well as merlot, cabernet sauvignon, torrontés, and chardonnay. Some of the world’s most significant winemakers have been lured to Uco Valley’s fertile soil. Tour the region’s state-of-the-art wineries, gourmet restaurants, golf courses, and iconic mountains on your own, or let one of Mendoza’s upscale tour agencies plan your wine itinerary and outdoor excursions.
Need to Know
Rooms: Eight suites, including four Master Suites and four Junior Suites; from $325, including breakfast. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining option: Casa Antucura’s intimate restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The executive chef prepares fixed three-course evening menus that guests can modify to their palate and pair with wines from Antucura winery. Only the freshest ingredients are used, showcasing the flavors, textures, and aromas of Mendoza. Reservations must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Spa and gym details: The spa offers a range of healing massages that utilize olive extracts, volcanic basalt, clay masks, wine lotions, essential oils, reflexology, and ayurvedic treatments to restore physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Who's it for: Wine lovers and bookworms craving fresh country air with memorable mountain vistas. Our favorite rooms: The 480-square-foot Master Suite with expansive windows overlooking El Cordon de Plata and El Portillo mountains. Leisure-time options: Take a horseback ride along the trails that wind through the winery and up into the mountains. Don’t miss a complimentary winetasting in the Antucura winery. If you’d rather relax in your suite, check out the hotel’s collection of 1,500 DVDs.