La Fortuna is the ideal place for an exclusive, luxurious holiday with friends or family. This stunning estate combines traditional argentine culture with sophisticated luxury and the utmost in personalized service to create an amazing experience for all.
Located just a 2 hours drive from Buenos Aires, and surrounded by Argentina’s famous rural countryside, La Fortuna provides a perfect year a round destination with an array of activities for both the adventuresome and those who seek to bask in the magnificence of this palace built at the height of Argentina’s golden age of opulence and wealth. The house boasts a grand marble staircase, a collection of argentine paintings and antiques, as well as a working 1920 Model T car, for touring around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Completely renovated in 2008, this “Palacio de las Pampas” does not lack for modern comforts or attention to detail; it is equipped with air conditioning, floor heating and wifi.
One of the highlights of La Fortuna is our friendly and experienced staff of 8. The team led by the House Concierge, includes a Chef, housekeeping staff, gardener, laundress, and our very own Gaucho “Don Chasa” who trains our horses and drives any of our 6 antique carriages. Our stables are home to Creole horses, Hackneys for pulling the carriages and Arabians. Each member of our Staff is genuinely dedicated to making every guest have a unique and memorable experience at La Fortuna.
Estate with 3 levels
7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 13000 square feet
King, King, Queen, King, Queen, King, and King
16 guests maximum
Aeroparque Buenos Aires
By car 2 hours or 25 minutes by helycopter
We offer the following packages for exchange guests:
1. Basic package (minimum mandatory charges) $30 USD per day per person. This includes: continental breakfast, our gauchos services that can provide riding and carriage excursions and twice a week housekeeping - The entire estate is maintained/cleaned on a daily basis. The suites are serviced including the change of linens and towels twice a week.
2. $120 USD per person per day, 4 meals, all nonalcoholic beverage and twice weekly housekeeping. Same package half board, for $80 USD per person.
3. $45 USD per person for our chef to cook the ingredients purchased by our guests and our staff to serve, plus twice weekly housekeeping.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Live Music: The music scene in Buenos Aires is very much alive and there are many pubs and clubs, called "boliches", where local and international rock, jazz, reggae, punk, techno, dance, hip-hop, electronica or Caribbean bands perform. Shows usually sta
- Tango!Most experts coincide that Buenos Aires, during the decade of 1880 marked the starting point of the music and the dance.
- Boxing: This sport has many fans that cheer and support local boxers. The main places where fights take place are the Luna Park Stadium and the Argentine Boxing Federation.
Places of Interest
- The city of Luján lies 67 km (41 miles) west of the City of Buenos Aires and houses this impressive temple.
- Parque de la Costa: This amusement park was inaugurated in 1997, and is located next to the Delta Station. It is entertaining for kids and adults with rides, mimes, clowns, dancers and laser shows.
- Casino de Tigre Trilenium: This casino is located between the Parque de la Costa and the fruit market, only 30 minutes away from the City of Buenos Aires. It has more than 60 gaming tables, roulettes, black jack, slots and a VIP lounge.
Our family's stay at La Fortuna was magical! It was one of the best weeks I have had the pleasure to be a part of. This home is magnificent, incredibly designed. And the service matched. It was Downton Abbey on steroids. We dined on stunning crystal and woke up to horses grazing outside our bedroom window. We were a family of 15 which included 4 children under the age of three that wore smiles the entire week. Maybe you have to love horses and the dream of riding around a magnificent tree lined estate each morning and during magnificent sunsets. By the end of the week the once skittish adults were cantering around the grounds. It is a long way to travel but well worth the opportunity to live in a dream world and have all your family think the same. Thank you for the love you have put into this property and most of all for sharing it with others! We can't wait to return.”
A most extraordinary week! We give it 10 stars! Which would be only a tiny fraction of the lights in the night sky by as we sipped wine by the Ring of Fire privately serenaded by a guitarist. The estancia is beautiful; the art and architecture alone are worth the trip. However, there is much more - the staff was exceptional and the available activities a delight. Do not miss the Argentine barbecue served at the pool house, or the horseback riding through the many picturesque arbors, or a tour of the property in one of the many beautiful carriages or the impressive gaucho riding demonstration,... Our stay at La Fortuna will always be a treasured memory. Note: We were fortunate that one of our group was fluent in Spanish as the on site staff spoke little English. ”
BETTER THAN AWESOME
Estancia La Fortuna will forever hold a special place in our hearts. The week we spent there was extremely special. The property and grounds are outstanding, over-the-top beautiful. Flocks of wild parakeets nest in the 150 foot trees that surround the home. It is simultaneously exotic, classical, and comfortable. For those who watch PBS, we felt like we were at Downton Abbey. All of the staff were attentive to our every need. Thank you Massimo for having this property available on 3rd Home. If you want a week of pure relaxation in an AMAZING setting, just go. The Estancia is just 2 or 2.5 hours driving from Buenos Aires. We had never been to Argentina, so the biggest impediment for us were the details of how to make it all happen. So, in the spirit of sharing, here is what worked for us: First, we always felt safe in Argentina. The Argentine people were more than gracious and always helpful. The food and drink were excellent (best beef in the world and several amazing restaurants). We drank the water out of the tap. Everything we worry about when traveling was not a concern in Argentina. We flew to Bueno Aires (EZE) airport. We took a taxi ($40 US) to our hotel the amazing Park Hyatt Duhau Palace (booked online AARP rate if you are over 50). Upon arrival they offered suite upgrades at much less than the online price. Next, we went to a "casa de cambio" near what is called the Travel Bank (not really a bank) on Posada street a short walking distance from hotel, rang a buzzer to get in, and safely and privately exchanged U.S. dollars for Argentina pesos. This was an important step because the official and "casa de cambio" exchange rates are very different. Official rate was 8.5 pesos for $1 and "casa de cambio" rate was nearly 13 pesos for $1. So, if you do this with dollars or euros, everything in Argentina is about 40% off. The hotel allowed us to pay our final bill in pesos so a $600 suite cost us $360. If you use a credit card, the offical rate applies. We stayed a few days in Buenos Aires and toured the beautiful european style city. Took a Taxi back to the airport (EZE) for 350 pesos to pick a up the rental car at the airport (EZE) and drove to La Fortuna. We had an international drivers' license from AAA, but it was not needed as long as we had a valid drivers' license. The roads were good and it was a relatively easy drive using Google maps on our cell phone. The town of Salto is 10 minutes from La Fortuna and it has a lively downtown. There is a european class bakery (confectioneria) there in the downtown (centro). Well, there you are, a road map on how we made La Fortuna become a reality for us and our family. Like the previous reviewer, we would give it 10 stars if we could. We hope that one day we can return.”
Some places have a surrounding natural atmosphere: Venice, Tahiti, Porto Fino .... Estancia La Fortuna is one of them. From the entrance with more then four humdred lined up centennial mapple trees to every restored detail masterfully done of the main house the guest excells himself in the feelings of joy and serenity. The staff is at the same time conveniently handy or invisible depending of your needs. Anyone can try to describe the qualities of La Fortuna but none can describe the sensation of being there. Larissa and Ronaldo Predebon Vanzo . ”
I would give it 10 stars!
LaFortuna is spectacular. We were a group of 8 friends who spent a week at this beautiful estancia. Although it is palatial, we found it very intimate with lots of personal attention from the dedicated and gracious staff, led by Ivan, the best concierge i have ever met. We had the most delicious food served in different, beautiful locations all over the property. We rode horses, took carriage and antique car rides, played golf and spent lovely evenings where singers and dancers performed -- several times outside around a roaring fire. Truly a magical, extraordinary experience. Pat Magdol ”
La Fortuna, the best.
I don't have words to explain the explended days I past in La Fortuna. The place is all equiped and there is personal that receive you, cook for you and so on, in the best way anybody can imagine. The place is excellent. 5 stars is not enough to represent for all what you get. Robert ”
Exceptional in every way!!!!!!
We so enjoyed everything about La Fortuna. The staff was extremely warm, friendly and efficient. We were deeply moved by the opportunity to share time with the Gauchos who live on the property and immerse ourselves in the Argentine culture through the Pop Up festivities. The food and wine was wonderful and plentiful. Matias, the house concierge was magnificent and professional in every way. His long hours and tireless devotion to assisting us was truly remarkable. We thank the owner for his vision of La Fortuna, his team's hospitality and a delightfully memorable adventure. As well, thank you 3rd Home for creating this magnificent platform from which to experience the world in comfort and style. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet