Villa Llanquin (40°52'S, 71°3'W) is a small rural community on the river Limay, between Neuquen (400km) and Bariloche (35km). Entry is by bridge (pedestrians and bikes only) and by a manually operated ferry ( for 3 cars, between 7am- 9pm).
Bright spacey house + terrace on big plot.
Busses (co ViaBariloche) 2 x day from Bariloche, or S. M. de los Andes (87km). Wifi free on centre streets. Hiking, biking,swimming,fishing, and rockclimbing. Rafting&horseriding can be arranged, under guidance.
House on its own in Villa Llanquin. Bedroom (1.90x1.90m bed) and bathroom ensuite (bath/shower). Kitchen (gas) is well equipped with lots of (working) space, double sink, and enough room to keep your (personal) things, tables & chairs for in- and outside.
There is a simple parilla in the garden.Neighbours are around but at a distance and not visible.
House is protected by high poplars (alamos), so tipical for this region, great for shade and coolness in summer. There is an untamed backyard with lots of fruittrees.
No telephonesignal in the village. Wifi roams free in the villagecenter, but signal only sometimes reaches the house. At the fence or when you approach the main square (max.1-2 minutes walk) wifi-signal will be encountered. Nightlife limits itself to starry nights.
House is all yours: kitchen/living/bedroom/bathroom/terrace/garden
Interaction with guests
I will accompany you to my place in Villa Llanquin after your arrival in Bariloche. (Villa Llanquin has no streetnames). If you happen to arrive on bike or by car I will meet you at the entrance of the bridge/village om route 237.
Other things to note
Pedestrians/bikes enter village from route 237 over the suspensionbridge and 24 hrs.
Next to the bridge functions the free and manually operated ferry for cars (3) and the ferry has a limited operating time: 7am-9pm.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
I was born in the Netherlands and left that wet and flat country all grown up, and have been living between mountains and lakes, canyons and rivers, in and around Bariloche, for the past 17 years now.
I take great pleasure in meeting travellers from all over the world here in Patagonia, and like to give tips if needed, about travelling in this vast, unpopulated and much unspoiled and beautiful part of Argentina.
My house is in Villa LLanquin, a small rural village, untouched by international tourism. The village was founded by ancestors of the mapuche family Llanquin. Their sheep, goats, horses and cows can often be seen wandering around freely.
Nothing is to be taken for granted on this side of the river, time is not standing still here but progress is definitely slow.
If you are looking to disconnect for a while this is certainly a good place to be. This is a great area for fishing trout (with a permit) and swimming (in the calm branches that flow away from the main river) When temperatures are soaring, a plunge in that cool and cristalclear water is highly enjoyable and at a 5-7 minutes walk through the village from the house.
The red rocks in Villa Llanquin are more and more popular with climbers, partly due to Llanquin´s climate: more warm and dry than Bariloche´s.
There are trips to recommend for hikers, bikers and offroad vehicles.
One can take the road that passes my house eastwards, going up high and deeper inlands. There are trails north-and southbound along the river. You will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the area, its rocky formations, with the Andes and Bariloche in the distance. Small producing farms can be visited.
You can get homemade or -grown products from the neighbors (bread, eggs, vegetables, empanadas,etc) and typical handcraft of the area (leather and wool products) My advice is to do grocery-shopping in a supermarket in Bariloche: more choice + it might save you some money.
Wifi is roaming for free in the center of the village, in and around the main square, but just! doesn´t get to my house.
There is no telephonesignal in the village.
Other activities that can be organized for guests are rafting and horseriding.
Nightlife in Villa Llanquin limits itself to bright and amazing starry nights.
Public transport passes by at the entrance of the village, on the other side of the river, on Route 237. The company Via Bariloche/Koko stops 2 or 3 times a day. You can also hitchhike with one of the villagers waiting in line to cross the river with the ferry (between 7am to 9pm).
The ferry is manually operated by people of the community, and does only operate at night in case of an emergency. Limited vehicle access makes life quiet and peaceful in Villa Llanquin (which doesn´t exclude the possibility of seeing the Queen and King of Holland, and/or their family, walking the bridge before stepping back in their luxury cars and following route to their property deeper inlands.