Estancia la Candelaria is not your typical South American ranch. Located in the pampas of Argentina just an hour outside Buenos Aires, this estate is home to a French-style castle. Inspired by a royal château in Normandy, the building now serves as a hotel with ten rooms and suites decorated in historic style. These accommodations complement hacienda guest rooms, charming freestanding studio cabins and a private two-story suite in a unique circular brick windmill. The interior design ranges from rustic to ornate, with an emphasis on original details such as oak floors and a marble fireplace. Incorporating more than 240 species of trees, the surrounding 100-hectare grounds were designed by French landscape artist Carlos Thays and now accommodate polo, horseback riding and weekly gaucho festivals with traditional folk dancing. Meals showcase Argentine classics, including asados and empanadas you'll not soon forget.