Argentina

The River House

THE FISHING

The River House can differ from some of the other lodges in the area in that the angling program has the ability to place a great deal of emphasis and priority on walk and wade fishing. The house is beautifully positioned with a large portion of the estancia property fronting the Chimihuin River. This private wade access water is broken down in to numerous beats or stretches of the river that guests will rotate through during the course of their stay. There is also the option to float this part of the Chimihuin River but priority is always given to wade fishing. Both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout are plentiful and fish over 25 inches are caught every week during the season.

Within the private walk and wade stretches of the Chimihuin River, right behind the house, there are some excellent braided sections of the river that hold large Brown Trout and the odd Rainbow Trout. Most of the fishing in the Chimihuin’s braids and channels is dry fly. The River House is really well positioned, just north of Hunin de los Andes and within an easy drive of multiple blue ribbon trout streams, including the Alumine, Malleo and Collon Cura.

 

A typical day fishing day consists of a morning walk and wade session of fly fishing that will run from around 9:30 am until about 1:30-2 pm. The morning session is followed by a lunch back at the house. Many anglers chose to rest for an hour or so before the late afternoon/early evening fishing session takes place. Guests will generally fish until about 8 pm.

This is an excellent location for non anglers, with a full list of quality options for those who don’t fish but want to accompany friends and family who do. Please contact us for non angling options at The river House.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

Walk n’ wade . Some float options are available.

GETTING THERE

Guests usually arrive at Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires. To get to The River House you have to take a two-hour flight from the downtown airport ( Aeroparque), to the San Martin de los Andes airport (Chapelco). You will be met by a member of the house staff who will assist you and drive you right to the house.

Another alternative is to fly from Aeroparque to the Bariloche airport (2 hrs flight) where you will also be met by a transfer service. This however will involve a 3 hour drive through the scenic Patagonian roads.and these transfers are not included in the trip.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

RATES FOR 2024

Please contact our office directly for 2024 rates and availability on this special property and experience.

  • EZE - Argentina
  • November through May
  • Rainbow / Brown Trout
  • 4-8 Anglers guests
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Language: English/Spanish
  • Physicality: Low
  • CC Payment at Facility : Yes
Argentina

The River House

Tour Location

LOCATION

Beside the Chimehuin river, approximately a 20 minute drive from San Martin de Los Andes airport, in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

PRIMARY SPECIES

Rainbow and Brown Trout

SEASON OF OPERATION

November through May

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS

There are no set arrival and departure dates. So long as there’s space, guests may arrival and depart at their convenience.

ACCOMMODATIONS

This beautiful, one of a kind lodge, holds fantastic, panoramic views over the Chimehuin River. The first floor features a very comfortable master suite with a double bathroom, dressing room, fireplace and a large terrace. Also located on the main floor is a full secondary suite. At the foot of the stairs, you will find a third room used as a study and rest area. A bright and spacious living room is connected to the elegant dining hall. Both, the dining hall and the reading rooms, have a verandah to the garden. A lobby and reception area is also part of the house as well. The kitchen with its own dining space and toilette are located on the main floor. The second floor is where guests enjoy congregating in the game room, or relax watching television.

DESTINATION CAPACITY

4 - 8 anglers
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INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Transfers to/from Chapelco airport in San Martin de los Andes
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Alcohol
  • Wine tasting
  • Guided fishing

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Fishing gear
  • Fishing License
  • Phone Calls
  • Laundry

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

American, Canadian, British, EU and Australian guests will need a valid passport and return plane ticket to enter Argentina. Visas for these nationalities are not required.