Estancia Vik José Ignacio, is romantic, rustic and traditional, and pays homage to Uruguay’s nature, architecture, art and design. Situated on 4,000 acres, the Estancia is a classic Spanish colonial structure featuring white adobe walls and a red tin roof.
Within the walls of the 50,000 square foot Estancia structure, more than half is made up of interior patios of outdoor space – courtyards, gardens, covered walkways and an herb garden.
Estancia Vik is a haven of art, nature and high design. It was a collaboration between the creators’, Carrie and Alex Vik, and Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio as a traditional Spanish style estancia, featuring white adobe walls and red tin roofs with covered walkways linking multiple outdoor courtyards and idyllic gardens.
The expansive patios feature outdoor seating areas, sculpture installations, respites from the sun and a large organic herb garden.
The south side of the Estancia boasts a large grass covered garden and 20-meter pool made of Absolute Nero stone. The bottom of the pool is dotted with fiber optic lights, which mirror the constellations above.
Estancia Vik José Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres in the rolling countryside of José Ignacio, Uruguay. The Estancia borders the Arroyo and the Laguna José Ignacio, which meet the Southern Atlantic just a mile away as the crow flies.
ROOMS & SUITES
Estancia Vik’s private living space is separated into two wings, each containing six luxurious bedroom Suites. Of the six suites in each wing, there are four 500 square-foot Suites on the ground level and two 900 square-foot Master Suites on the second floor.
The Suites all feature full bathrooms with separate bath tubs and rain showers, with the Master Suites also including outdoor showers on the patios overlooking the bucolic landscape.
Each suite also has private access to the exterior patios surrounding the Estancia. All twelve private Suites have a unique design and display and integrate original art by leading contemporary Uruguayan artists conceived for that particular space.
EL ASADOR AT ESTANCIA VIK
Experience the most authentic Uruguayan BBQ, delicious family style or three course meals in fantastic settings where gaucho tradition goes hand in hand with contemporary Uruguayan art in this newly public restaurant.
Lunch and dinner are served daily in the art infused Parrillero, the beautiful brick vaulted dining room, or by the Absolute Nero pool overlooking the pastoral landscape, the river and Laguna José Ignacio.
Chef Marcelo Betancourt and his team pride themselves on celebrating Uruguayan tradition, always serving the freshest foods from the market and our gardens! Ask for the iconic VIK wine from the Millahue Valley or “Place of Gold!”
LA SUSANA BEACH RESTAURANT
Sitting in the shade of the bamboo pergolas with feet in the sand, with the sun coming lightly through capturing the scene around you and enjoying the spectacular views of the sea from Punta del Este to the Faro José Ignacio village with the sound of the Atlantic ocean surf, guests enjoy Executive Chef Marcelo Betancourt’s flavors of the southern Atlantic and surrounding farm and ranch lands through his creative and delicious food and the delicious exceptional VIK wines.
As the afternoon fades into sunset stay to enjoy La Susana’s specialty drink – Christiania Caipiroskas or La Susana’s Clerico and more of the world renowned VIK wines. Take in the music and experience nature’s perfect art in the ever changing sunset that has been described as the best on the planet.
CORPORATE AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Host a social or corporate event at Vik Retreats and experience the beauty of Uruguayan culture! All of our retreats offer superb art filled luxury in the exceptional location of José Ignacio.
With a total of 68 luxurious suites, various meeting /event spaces and 10 distinct dining experiences, Vik Retreats offers the flexibility to host whatever type of event is desired. Working in unison, all of our retreats together provide an unparalleled, unique and diverse experience.