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– TIPILIUKE LODGE –

oNE OF THE NICEST LODGES IN THE WHOLE OF patagonia. Fly fishing for wild trout on WORLD FAMOUNS RIVERS SUCH AS THE CHIMEHUIN. NON-FISHING OPTIONS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL LODGE. 

Factfile

Tipiliuke lodge and estancia is regarded as one of the nicest lodges in the whole of Argentina. A superb place for anglers and non-anglers, with plenty to keep both parties entertained.

Remote and private, with a homely feel. Tipiliuke is a gem and a perfect place to explore the surrounding fishing from – including some private water within the estancia itself.

Lots of non-angling options available. No set length of stay.

Overview

Voted as one of the top boutique hotels in the world by Taschens, the world’s top fishing Lodge by Sporting Classics, and Lodge of the Year by Anglers Choice Awards. Tipiliuke certainly has a fine pedigree and has been providing exceptional service for years. 

Tipiliuke was discovered as one of the world’s premier fly fishing operations in Patagonia over twenty years ago. Since then, it has become famous for its incredible service, attention to the smallest of details, and luxury in a breath-taking setting. It is worth visiting the lodge for the scenery alone – you can’t help but feel relaxed in such a setting.

Located just minutes from the airport of San Martín De Los Andes, Tipiliuke Lodge is located within the heart of a 50,000 acre working cattle ranch – there are still 4,000 head of cattle on the Estancia.

Tipiliuke is framed by the Chimehuin and Quilquihue rivers, known worldwide for their magnificent gin clear waters and exceptional trout fishing, which is the primary focus at the lodge. 

The Estancia at Tipiliuke is a sanctuary for both fauna and flora in the heart of Patagonia due to its ideal habitat and large volume of water.

Fishing

Fly fishing is what put Tipiliuke Lodge on the map more than 20 years ago. Considered by many to be one of the worlds’ top fly fishing destinations, Tipiliuke, in Northern Patagonia, is home to more than 17 miles of the finest trout waters on the planet (including 9 miles of the well known Chimehuín river). The guides at Tipiliuke are among the best in the business and can be found working all over the world after the local season closes in Argentina.

The fishing season runs from early November through to May. A typical day of fishing begins with a made to order breakfast before heading to the river around 0930. Anglers head to the wading room at the lodge before driving to their selected water for the morning. Tipiliuke has access to two very different, but equally impressive rivers, the Chimehuín and Quilquihue, running through the heart of the 50,000 acre Estancia, known worldwide for their crystal clear waters and legendary trout fishing. In addition, they have 3 miles of private spring creek fishing for the exclusive use of our guests. While the vast majority of the fish at Tipiliuke are caught on dry flies, they will occasionally use a nymph in conjunction with the dries. You will return to the lodge around 1430 for a delicious lunch, usually served outside under the shade of 100 year old trees. All meals are paired with the finest Argentine wines.

In the afternoon, anglers usually return to the river around 1800, depending on the time of year, and fish until dusk. It is during the last 30 minutes of light that you may use a large streamer to coax out one of the monster browns the Chimehuín is famous for. Whilst the typical fish would average 14-20 inches, each season they catch monster browns approaching the 30 inch mark. For the more adventurous, Tipiliuke can also offer fishing on the upper and lower Chimehuín from one of their custom drift boats. After a great day on the water, you will return to the lodge for cocktails and dinner.

accommodation and pricing

Tipiliuke Lodge is situated in the north west of Argentinean Patagonia and in the south west corner of the Neuquén province, some 1000 miles southwest of Buenos Aires. It is located in the lower Chimehuín river valley, which is just a 10 minute drive from the Chapelco airport, near San Martín de los Andes.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge as well as at the outdoor sitting areas where one can take in the incredible views that make Patagonia famous. In the evenings, while enjoying one of Argentina’s famous malbecs, guests can gather around the fire under the Southern Cross.

Guests can enjoy the large wood burning sauna, massage room, yoga room and hot tub to enhance their relaxing holidays. Luxuriously appointed rooms and refined authentic cuisine round up the Tipiliuke experience.

Tipiliuke offers just nine en-suite rooms to a maximum of eighteen guests, allowing for the staff to provide very personalized service with exceptional attention to detail.

The cost per night per person is US$1,050. For a more detailed costing including single supplements please make contact; FishTravel is here to help.

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