Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate $$$$
Tel: 54 3868 421 747
Fax: 54 3868 422 753
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Surrounded by trestled vineyards outside this wine-producing town in the province of Salta, Patios de Cafayate is in a former colonial mansion. Behind the grand facade of this 1892 propertynow owned by Bodega El Esteco (producer of premium Michel Torino and Don David wines)is a labyrinthine interior of vaulted corridors, shadowed courtyards, jasmine-draped gardens, and stone fountains. The 29 ample rooms are decorated with dark wood furniture, alpaca-metal fittings, and Andean tapestries. Quinoa, llama, and goat are restaurant specialties, while the wines are produced at the bodega next door. 2006 Hot List
When to go: Avoid only the sizzling heat of January and February.
Which room to book: Three second-floor suites have double whirlpools and vineyard views (doubles, $229–$259).
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›