What a fantastic place to stay! During our 10 day trip to BA, we knew we wanted to visit the countryside for a couple of nights. After reading a little about El Galope we booked two nights, which ended up being the highlight of our entire trip. We wish we could have stayed longer. Monica and Miguel were perfect hosts--very warm and attentive and offered lots of information about the local area. The food served at the hostel is hearty and satisfying and the local wine available is also very good. The rooms and common areas are very clean and comfortable with lots of places to sit/lounge outdoors while sipping wine and enjoying the beautiful views. We rode bikes to the goat farm nearby for a short tour and cheese tasting and we ended up buying a small block to take back to enjoy with our wine. Horseback riding wasn't available on site during our stay (due to owner's hand injury), but Miguel arranged a trail ride with a nearby ranch and we still had a great time riding. (We were still able to feed and interact with the horses on site at El Galope.) Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend a stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy Hostel Horse Farm with green fields and relaxation Get away from it all. A RESTFUL STOPOVER. Small Hostel Farm Located in Colonia. Green fields, peace, tranquility,horses, bikes, books, and good wine. Ecological sun water heaters. In winter fondue, fireplace and sauna. We speak German, French, English and Spanish. Traveling is in our souls! We know how important it is to have a rest in your trip. Monica and Miguel ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Galope Farm & Hostel Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento