House in Patagonia region of Argentina

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We are an Argentine/US family living in Patagonia for the last 25 years. My husband and I are conservation biologists. We have a grown daughter who lives in the US and we spend at least a month there every year. We also have an 11-year-old son.


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Junin de los Andes, Neuquen, Argentina

We live on the Chimehuin River in Junin de los Andes, in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The Chimehuin, as well as many lakes and rivers within an hour, is world famous for trout fishing. We are a half-hour drive from the Lanin National Park, and 1 1/2 hours from the Chapelco Ski resort and 2 1/2 hours from Batea Mahuida, the only ski-resort operated by a Mapuche community.

Junin is a small Patagonian city in the shadow of the Volcan Lanin. You will frequently see people riding along the highway through town on horseback. The Sociedad Rural holds an annual fair here at the end of every January, and in mid-February is the Fiesta del Puestero, a sort of Patagonian rodeo, and the Traum Kezau festival of Mapuche culture is in July.

There are a few restaurants in town, and a “Feria Franca” where you can get empanadas from stands owned by local people. For more cosmopolitan dining options, you can go to San Martin de los Andes, just 40 km away.

Our home has views of the river and the Andes mountains. The large yard has a couple of swings for children (but strong enough for adults!) and a chair swing. Bandurrias (buff-necked ibises) and tero teros (Southern lapwings) and many other birds frequent the yard at different times of year. The house has 3 bedrooms and two open areas (living room/den) and 2 bathrooms.

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Address Junin de los Andes, Neuquen, Argentina
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