Neuquén · Argentina

The Lodge

Traful River

Estancia Arroyo Verde is one of the most unique experiences in all of Patagonia.

Estancia Arroyo Verde is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park in northern Patagonia, near the town of Bariloche. The estancia has a deep history, family-owned and operated by the Lariviere family for over 35 years. Arroyo Verde allows guests exclusive access to the Traful River, first made famous by pioneers of fly fishing in Patagonia like Joe Brooks, Mel Krieger, Ernest Schwiebert, and Jorge Trucco.

The Traful River flows between two lakes, through a secluded, spectacularly scenic valley of wind-and-water sculpted rock formations punctuated by breath-taking views of the crystal clear Lake Traful with the backdrop of the white-capped Andes and lush forests. Giant brown trout, huge rainbow trout, and even landlocked Atlantic Salmon migrate through the river between the two lakes, making Estancia Arroyo Verde one of the best rivers in all of Patagonia for catching trophy-sized trout on a fly. The fishing can be technical, and it is a quality over quantity fishery; perfect for intermediate to advanced anglers searching for a true fish of a lifetime.

The traditional wood and stone built lodge overlooks the beautiful river valley and gin-clear Traful River. The buildings are surrounded by landscaped gardens, tactfully adorned with outside seating areas to enjoy the colorful sunsets over the valley. The main lodge features a sun-lounge, bar, living-room and dining-room, all with fireplaces designed to create a cozy, relaxed atmosphere for guests. There are six spacious, comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms, each with private en suite bath.

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Neuquen - Argentina

Custom Itineraries
Every Patagonia Outfitters Itinerary is fully customize-able. Our team has been organizing memorable fishing adventures in Argentina for nearly 40 years, and will work with you to build the perfect itinerary. Some guests choose to spend a full week at Estancia Pilolil, taking advantage of its ideal location. Other guests will often begin or end their trip here, combining Pilolil with a stay at one (or more) of our other partner lodges and estancias, overnight camping trips, or other non-angling travel in Argentina such as wine-tasting in Mendoza or touring the famous Iguazu Falls.
All of our trips begin or end with domestic flights from Buenos Aires to either Bariloche or San Martin de los Andes. We will meet you at the airport and take care of you for the duration of your stay with us in northern Patagonia.
  • The countryside is absolutely captivating, the estancia nestled in a secluded, magical valley with breathtaking scenery.
  • Exclusive access to the Traful River, first made famous by the pioneers of Patagonia fly fishing: Joe Brooks, Mel Krieger, Ernest Schwiebert, and Jorge Trucco.
  • The Traful is unique, flowing between two lakes and receiving runs of giant brown and rainbow trout as well as landlocked Atlantic salmon.
  • The historic lodge is defined by graceful, elegant accommodations and sophisticated service punctuated by 5-star dining experience.
  • Sizeable fish
  • Spectacular landscapes
  • Historic, elegant lodge
  • Family owned and operated
  • Fine cuisine and wines

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The six bedrooms all en-suite, the bathrooms are bright and like the bedrooms with their distinctive decoration create a homely environment. All the rooms are suitable for single, twin or double occupation.