New Lodge at Estancia Rio Pelke
Jake Crawford August 03, 2023
Estancia Rio Pelke has long been a favorite Fly Water Travel destination and offers guests an authentic Patagonian experience and stay on a classic Argentine estancia deep in the sparsely populated Santa Cruz Province. The new lodge serves as a comfortable location to venture out and explore seldom-fished spring creeks, where anglers walk and wade with beetles, hoppers, and small dries on waters that hold solid numbers of sizable brook and brown trout.
This spring the Biott Ariztizabal family, which has managed Estancia Pelke since the 1920s, converted a historic gaucho building on the property into a newly remodeled lodge.
The original structure served as a gathering space for gauchos who would live and eat while they were on the estancia shearing sheep. While renovating the lodge, they committed to maintaining the essence of the gaucho lifestyle for their guests in the design and build by keeping the original walls, windows, and shape of the historic structure. This lodging experience defines the gaucho lifestyle in southern Patagonia, yet now offers simple upgrades and a modern twist that is specifically designed for anglers. Each guest will have single room accommodations with en suite bathrooms and the lodge has a comfortable gathering space with a fireplace and bar, which sits just a short walk through the poplar trees from the historic main estancia house.
During the week-long stay, guests still get to enjoy a magical night of camping at the domes strategically placed on a unique volcanic geologic feature, while spending the majority of the fishing week in the comforts of the new lodge.
We invite you to come experience the warmth and hospitality of the Biott family and their knowledgeable guides at Estancia Rio Pelke.
Casa de Pescadores at Estancia Rio Pelke, Argentina
Enjoy the warm hospitality of a true Patagonian pioneer family