Historically, Los Chanares was most known for the unique and convenient 5-minute drives to the field. More recently, however, our reputation for outstanding quality of food and accommodations has been a major attracting factor for our guests.
The deluxe accommodations at Los Chanares are of the highest quality. The private suites and the food, wine and service are exquisite and on par with famous, world class, five star hoteliers. Every aspect of our five star dove hunting lodge exudes the highest level of comfort and luxury while still maintaining a comfortable, familiar atmosphere.
Guests will enjoy gourmet 3-course meals, the finest selection of Argentine wines and authentic Cuban cigars. The friendly Los Chanares staff has a permanent "can-do" attitude making it a vibrant and fun place to visit.
Click here to read Los Chanares welcome brochure available in all rooms at the lodge.
This Spanish colonial-style lodge was built in 2000. Our luxurious lodge has private suites that are each furnished with two twin sized beds, a fireplace, heating system, powder room and a private bathroom.
Each room is decorated with selections from our eclectic collection of hunting and fishing scenes. An open hearth fireplace heat the outdoor dining area and keep guests warm during the mild winter months.
In 2010, Los Chanares underwent an expansion bringing number of private suites to 9. The new suites are double occupancy with private bathrooms. Consequently we developed our best special promotion for large groups. Rent the private lodge for $8,800 per day in the high season and $5,500 per day in the low season. In other words a group of 18 will pay $8,800 per day for the entire group or $489 per person per day. This is significantly less than the $790 per day rate.
In 2017, Los Chanares underwent a major "face-lift". We connected the living and dining areas and added a beautiful wine bar where guests can enjoy our extensive selection of fine Argentina wines. We redecorated all the living areas to make you feel comfortable and right at home after a fun day in the field. We understand these dove hunting trips are one of the few moments of the year where you can relax. With this "face-lift", we ensure that the setting is just right for you!
During summer afternoons, guests can cool off in our large refreshing swimming pool and enjoy or Jacuzzi. There is also a large open area with hammocks where guests can relax outdoors instead of in their rooms.
After every afternoon shoot, guests are treated to an evening cocktail and hors d’oeuvres in the lodge. It’s a time to reflect on the day by the impressive Texan fire pit or around the swimming pool. Guests really enjoy this time in the lodge to bond with family and new friends.
Food and Wine
Throughout the world, Argentina is best known for the quality beef and wine found in abundance here. Located in the heart of cattle country, Los Chanares is privy to some of the best quality beef in Argentina. At Los Chanares, guests will enjoy plentiful world class Argentine asado (barbeque) for lunch. All meals are a delicious and perfect balance of simple Argentine products mixed with a gourmet touch. Due to the large numbers of guests from Louisiana and Texas, Los Chanares proudly serves mouthwatering dove dishes including the world renowned dove pate.
Each dinner is accompanied by an impressive selection of the finest local wines from Mendoza. We also feature excellent wines from acclaimed vineyards including Catena Zapata and Andeluna. After dessert, enjoy the famous Chocolate Volcano or relax and enjoy a fine Cuban cigar with friends. Los Chanares' owner, David Perez, is of Cuban ancestry and he ensures that there is always a large selection of Cuban cigars including Cohibas, Hoyo de Monterreys, Bolivar and Partagas.
Please note we recently made 2 improvements to our food and wine offering. With the addition of our wine bar, clients can now purchase very high end wines to enjoy during their meals. This wines available for upgrade vary from year to year. If you have a particular wine you enjoy, please let us know. We have also added a healthy menu choice for all meals.
170 grams of butter
170 grams of bitter chocolate
60 grams of sugar
50 grams of flour
Melt the butter and chocolate over hot water by placing the bowl over a pot of boiling water. The indirect heat keeps the chocolate from burning.
Mix the eggs, yolks and sugar well until they form a white mixture. Mix in the chocolate and butter followed by the flour.
Separate the mixture into small individually buttered receptacles. Bake at high temperature for 4 or 5 minutes. Do not overcook or the chocolate will not be soft inside.
Dove Pate (for 20 to 30 dove breasts)
1 head of garlic
4 medium sized onions
1 sweet red pepper
1 sweet green pepper
1 glass white wine
1 glass milk
1 cup milk cream
300 grams butter
Chop the vegetables finely and lightly brown over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes. Add the wine, doves, milk and herbs and cook for about 25 minutes. Add salt, pepper and crushed garlic.
Chop and process the mixture to reach the desired consistency, and then add the butter and cream. Process again and pour the mixture into a mould. Let stand for at least 12 hours - 48 hours is recommended.