With nature in mind, the Lodge has an eco-friendly architecture where many precautions to protect and preserve the natural environment have been taken.
The Lodge is a mountain cabin with a rustic style, made entirely of wood, using mostly recycled logs from a burn forest from northern Patagonia.
This rustic style, is expressed in the walls and beams where you can see the grain and the imperfections of the wood, and how it respectfully blends with the essence of the environment. Wide open views.
There are six rooms in the lodge. Total capacity: 13 people. Ask for other optios in Patagonia for more people.
Fitz Roy: 2 corner Premium Suites rooms southwest oriented, with spectacular views of Mt. Fitz Roy towards the north, and the Vespignani glacier & Lago del Desierto towards the west. (20 to 27m2)..
Glacier: 3 front-lake view Premium suites rooms located on the first floor of the lodge, west oriented, with stunning views of the Lago del Desierto and Vespignani Glacier. (From 17 to 24 m2).
Forest: 1 North oriented room with views to the Nothofagus forest. Two separate spaces that are join together by an interior door, one of the rooms can be arranged either as a cozy living room or as an extra bedroom (single/double).
All rooms have maid service included in the rate, and private bathroom.
Fresh, natural, local. Grandma’s recipes. Together we can visit the veggie garden and why not, learn how to make some of the home made recipes?
Enjoy the meals in the dinning room with ample windows or in the living room next to the chimney or on the deck overseeing the lake with amazing views of the glaciers and Mt. Fitz Roy.
For those who are in shape, the first proposal would be to reach de Lodge following a trail from the southern point of the Lago del Desierto , with one of our guides ( 3 hs trek ), while your luggage would be taken by boat.
Several options of treks may be considered: basically those than can take a couple of hours to treks that can be as long as one desires, that’s up to you.
Every evening before dinner we get together to plan the following day activities , which can combine either treks or boat trips.
A dream place for the fly fisherman who wants to be left on an isolated shore ready for the challenging trout
Guides can be hired for the day.
What to wear
The weather can change abruptly and the air is dry. We recommend to use various layers.
Suggested items include:
Fishing Permit: can be get in El Chalten or at the Lodge.
Fly Fishing season: from November to May.
LAGO DEL DESIERTO
The lake, it is 12 km long, surrounded by natural forest all the way to the edge of the water. It offers a variety of beaches and wide bays for long and short casting.
Along the whole way you will have the view of the Mt. Fitz Roy and Vespiganani Glacier.
The options of different bays permits to choose the right spot depending on the wind conditions.
It is recommended to use fishing pole of 4/5, floating lines, long tappered leader of 9' for better results.
We use dry flies and nymphs, the ones that will work the best are the “prince”, “zug bug”, the “green machine” and to have fun the “chernobill”
There is good fishing in the lake. You can catch the rainbow trout or the brown trout of 1 to 2 kg average.
Big cliffs can be found in the lake shore, offering deepwater, a perfect spot to use sinking line that might give you a nice surprise.
After a great fishing day you will have a cozy and comfortable place with good wine, delicious meals and great company waiting for you.
Las Vueltas River
The road goes 35 km along the river. You can find rainbow trouts.
From the beginning of the river in the Lago del Desierto to the confluence with the Toro river must catch and release and only one hook without barb must be used.
From Toro river till the river mouth in the Lago Viedma please check on the current regulation in the Lodge.
It's a 5 km from the North point of the lake, there are rainbow trouts, and is accessible by foot.
The River mouth in the North point of the Lake is accessible by boat, 7 km.
The wheather changes constantly. It can rain, be sunny, snows at the same day. Temperature is between 5 and 25 grades centigrades in summer time and between 0 and 15º in winter. The zone in very windy, specially during the summer. We recomend to dress in capes and be ready for any wheather condition. Please bring:
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