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TIPILIUKE

World renowned for both its 5 star fishing and hospitality, Tipiliuke is the ultimate luxurious yet authentic estancia experience.

Attention to detail at the very highest level.

Tipiliuke Lodge is truly one of the best in the business, a place so enchanting it keeps guests coming back year after year. Located at the heart of a 50,000 acre cattle estancia, little has changed since the property was founded in 1909 by the French family who still own it today, the de Larminats. While enjoying your riverside picnic or floating down the river, there’s every chance you’ll come across some gauchos driving cattle across the same water. The lodge itself has been running for over 25 years, and it shows: the service – whether you’re enjoying a lunchtime asado, hiking the estancia with a guide, or exploring on horseback with a gaucho – is top notch to go along with the fishing.

Fishing

Over 9 miles of the charming Chimehuin River run through the property, which also boasts a shorter stretch of the Quilquihue. This gives Tipiliuke access to some of the best wading fishing around, along with some excellent floating opportunities. The lodge’s proximity to the river means guests spend as little as 5, and never more than 15, minutes in the truck to fish within the property. This makes returning back to the lodge for one of famed chef Eva’s lunches a very popular option.

In addition to the waters within its borders, Tipiliuke is well located to fish many other rivers and lakes in the area for the day, including the Collón Curá, Malleo, Aluminé or Falkner.

Accommodation

Tipiliuke Lodge itself is comfort defined. Redecorated in part for season 22/23, it’s looking better than ever. Sleeping up to 16, guest suites are spacious and immaculate, and the communal lounge, well-stocked bar and dining room are tastefully modern yet relaxed and welcoming. 

Guests have access to a hot tub, wood-burning sauna, yoga studio, spa treatment rooms and exceptionally landscaped gardens with plenty shady spots to snooze an afternoon siesta in peace, while the outdoor fire is a favourite for stargazing after dinner on a clear night. For those looking to actually get in the water rather than fish it, a short walk or drive away from the lodge guests can access a beautifully private channel of the river from a purpose built river deck.

Hosts Kevin and Mary Jo are beloved by all for their wonderful hospitality and welcoming nature, setting the tone for their whole team. 

lounge area tipiliuke lodge

Dining

It is impossible to go hungry at Tipiliuke. Local chef Eva has been cooking for the family who own the estancia since her youth, and at the lodge since it opened. She is an institution: guests come back to Tipiliuke for Eva just as much as for the fishing. Nearly everything is made in-house, from the yoghurt at breakfast to the bread that comes with your three course riverside picnic. 

The menu is simple and authentic, with a focus on seasonal availability. Tipiliuke does its best to ensure every guest has the opportunity to sample one of their asados, an indulgent multi-course meat banquet served at lunchtime and an Argentine classic.

Lunches and dinners are accompanied by an assortment of quality Argentine beers and wines, regularly changing throughout your stay.

Off the water

Tipiliuke is a great choice for those looking to experience something other than fishing on their trip. The lodge offers horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and bird watching across the estancia while the river itself has some lovely swimming spots. Our manager Holly also lives on the estancia and is one of the gauchos who manage the resident 4,000 cattle, so is always happy to guide our guests on horseback when she’s finished with the morning’s herding.

The lodge can also organise massages, physical therapy sessions, yoga classes, wine tasting, tango classes, cooking sessions with Eva…the list goes on. Tipiliuke’s location close to town means trips into San Martín for the afternoon can be easily organised, which is a lovely way to get a feel for the area.

The lodge is a mere 20 minutes from the Jack Nicklaus golf course Chapelco, which offers an additional form of sport off the water.

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