Historically, the vast amount of canyons, valleys and prairies of Estancia Huemules have been “summer places for stock”, that is, high areas with lots of grass and water for cattle. The cattle used to be herded during the summer months over 150 years ago, before the Welsh immigrants arrived in the area circa 1886. Later on, these settlers followed this practice for their cattle production and still continues until today. Estancia Huemules used this area for pasture until two years ago.
It was precisely at that time when the current owners began pondering the idea they had when they first saw this land: preserving the territory’s Nature to show it to XXI century world travelers.
Some decades ago, in one of the numerous existing hillsides, mining activities boomed and many of the forest trees were actually used for wood. Nowadays, the area’s magnificent natural resources are preserved solely for contemplation and enjoyment of our guests.
All our actions have a single goal: To do what we believe in, and we believe in sustainability. We have converted the six thousand hectares into a Mountain Reserve, we have selected geodesic domes to lodge our privileged visitors because their structure is strong and resists the harsh Patagonian climate, but at the same time, because it is more gracious and has lower impact on the natural environment. We have used recycled wood in our furniture, we have hired 100% local personnel and companies, we have carefully trained our people in the environmental management of our services, we have created an advanced sewage treatment system that sterilizes waste in a clean and odorless way, we have designed an energy system based on the eternal hydrological cycle. This way, we are paying tribute and honoring Patagonia and its people.