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Locally known as Estancia Cerro de los Pinos, Tipiliuke is located in the Chimehuin valley, just 10 minutes away from Chapelco airport, 15 minutes from the new Golf course and about 30 minutes from San Martin de los Andes town.

The Lodge is placed in the middle of a gorgeous garden, surrounded by hundreds of different tree species and bushes planted in 1909; when the family established the cattle ranch. The huge estancia (Cerro de los Pinos) covers more than 40,000 acres of mountains and valleys where the Chimehuin and the Quilquihue rivers run.

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and hundreds of different tree species, the main house combines a magnificent 90 year old original stone-wood architecture with a modern, warm and cozy setup. Nine fully remodeled bedrooms with private bathroom, a big dinning room with fire place, living room, sauna and a beautiful wood bar are part of the elegant enviroment Tipiliuke offers.

Excellent chef style cuisine is handed out with exquisite wines. The hospitality and great service the bilingual staff offers makes this Lodge in one of the most popular options.

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The Chimehuin River is considered one of the most famous rivers in Patagonia. The perfect structure of this mid size gin clear river is the ideal home to a good number of rainbow and brown trout, making the Chimehuin a world-wide renowed fly fishing destination....

Average trout run 16" to 20", while 21" to 24" fish are often taken. A Majority of trout are rainbows, followed by browns but occasionally Land-lock salmon can be also found.

Banks covered by willow trees lines provide shade and also shelter in those early season windy days helping both, anglers and hatches, to stay around. And as a big bonus, some seasons (this hatch is hard to predict, it usually happens at some point between late December and Early March) we have the green worms taking over some willows, and this is for sure, something unique to enjoy!

Hatches are predictable through most of the season. Caddiss flies, hexagenias, mayflies, baetis, ..... Hoppers season.....

Trouble-free and fast access to the fishing areas through internal estancia roads makes it very easy. You'll be fishing in 5 to 15 minutes.....

Of course, lunch is also 5 minutes away. With good weather we usually enjoy lunch outside.

Two great floats are available from Tipiliuke, offering the chance to drift through some water out from the ranch limits, making it a great alternative for those who prefer to float fishing!

This Lodge offers great options for non-anglers. Horse-back-riding, hiking and golfing are very easy to arrange

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Tipiliuke Lodge Overview

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Private access to
  Chimehuin River
(10+ miles)
  Quilquihue River
Number of Rods
  14 max
  9 rooms with private bathroom + Pablo's House
  On mid size boulders, still OK
  2 different floats on the Chimehuin River
Suggested tackle
  3wt - 6wt rods, WF-F lines & shooting heads or combined lines (Teeny Style)
  Beginners through experts will take pleasure and have a great time fishing this waters.
Access to river
  Very Fast and easy using internal roads (from 5 to 15 minutes)
  10 minutes away from Chapelco airport accessible through paved road
      30' hour from San Martin de los Andes
      3 hours from Bariloche
      15 minutes from a GOLF Course (Jack Nicklaus 18 holes, par 72)
Suggested Nights
  from 3 to 5 nights
  220 v
  Laundry, telephone, fax, internet WI-FI
  Sauna, massage
Other Activities
  Trekking, bird watching, horse back riding, guided tours to town, 7 lakes road and more..... (please inquire,
      not all are included and some have to be programmed before your arrival)
  6 to 12 months ahead !
      Busier time goes from December 24 until late March
      Low season rates: from Mid April and May (please check this might have some changes every season)