Challhuaquen Lodge

Trevelin - PN Los Alerces, Chubut

About Challhuaquen Lodge

Challhuaquen Lodge means "the place to fish" in Mapuche, a local indian language. It has been designed to give pleasure to nature lovers and ambitiuos, demanding fishers. It is located in the heart of Patagonia Argentina, a privileged place for fly-fishing and other typical activities of the area . Elegance and comfort have been combined to provide an excellent and personalized service.

Challhuaquen Lodge opened its doors to the public in the year 2004. It is in the valley of Trevelin, Province of Chubut on the river bank of Rio Futaleufu or Grande, in front of Parque Nacional Los Alerces. This lodge stands on a ravine thus, it offers a magnificent view of the river and the snow-covered, wooded mountains.

This lodge has only six spacious and comfortable double rooms to fulfill the need of the guests to find a place to relax in full privacy. All rooms have a bathroom and a wonderful view of river Futaleufu and Parque Nacional Los Alerces. There is also a living-room, a restaurant and a bar where you can share a drink with your friends. Last but not least the lodge has a SPA to relax after a tiring fishing day in the sauna or jacuzzi while you contemplate the river, the mountains and the irresistible sunsets. 

Challhuaquen Lodge is framed by nature. It offers a top-quality service to fishermen and guests who come with them, giving the chance to the latter to enjoy different activities such as: visiting Parque Nacional Los Alerces, horse-riding, trekking, bird-watching and mountain bike. There are some nice combined outings such as overland 4x4, trekking, mountain bike and horse -riding. You can also visit the falls or travel by"La Trochita", a very old train, or have some Welsh tea. If you like water you cannot miss travelling by ship and seeing Glaciar Torrecillas and Bosque de Alerces. Go rafting or on a safari along Futaleufú river and visit Lago Rosario, Esquel and Trevelín.

The fishing area called Comarca de los Alerces, is internationally known as one of the most important Salmonidal fishing places in the world. It is characterized by a big number of original glaciar lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams, with a variety of truots as well as salmons, wich were introduced in this territory 100 years ago. Challhuaquen is placed at the north shore of de Futaleufu river, considered itself one of the greastest fishing spots in the Patagonia. The trout of Patagonia (brown, rainbow, and brook trout) averages 12-20 inch. Intermediate fly fishermen can expect to land trouts of over 20 inches and experienced anglers have a good chance of landing 5-15 pund trouts. Many rivers also contain landlocked salmon, which can exceed 10 pounds.

Challhuaquen and Patagonia offers a first class "off-season" fishing (November thru mid April), in a scenery very similar to the western states in the US, particularly Montana and Wyoming some 50 or more years ago. Good fishing in crystal-clear waters, surrounded by glacial lakes, millenarian trees, and magnificent landscapes is combined in Challhuaquen Lodge with the elegance and comfort that could make such experience unique.


  • • 6 double-rooms
  • • Living-room with a fire place
  • • SPA
  • • Dry sauna and acuzzi
  • • Scotish shower
  • • Massage room
  • • Open Bar
  • • Internet
  • • Restaurant - Cava
  • • English spoken
  • • Laundry service
  • • Touristic Information
  • • Fly fishing*
  • • Outdoors activities*
  • * (on demand)



From November 1st , 2017 to March 31st, 2018

Acommodation Double Room Single Room
Breakfast U$D 250 U$D 170
Breakfast and Dinner (*) U$D 330 U$D 210
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (*) U$D 380 U$D 240

(*) NO included beverage

Fly Fishing and Activities Outdoors

From November 1st , 2016 to April 30th, 2017

Per Person per night in Double Room U$D 400
Per night NO Fishing with activities outdoors U$D 280
Aditional per night per fly fisherman in Base SGL U$D 200

* Request Detailed Program

Food and wine

Challhuaquen lodge offer their guests home-made food, well prepared with fresh farm vegetables that are the starting point for the delicious food which is healthy and perfectly balanced by our chef. Excellent meet and wines accopained the menu.


There are flights to Esquel city, close 1-hour drive from the lodge. Bariloche airport also serves the Challhuaquen lodge, located 280km far, but with many daily flights.

Booking and Information

Buenos Aires Office:

From others countries
Phome: (54 11) 5368-9086
Phone / Fax: (54 11) 4522-7754
Mobile (54 911) 5471-1420

From Argentina
Phone: (54 11) 5368-9086
Phone / Fax: (011) 4522-7754
Movile (011) 15 5471-1420

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