Challhuaquen in Mapuche language means “Fishing place”. And this is the spirit that those who imagined this Lodge in Patagonia Argentina had. A place designed to give maximum pleasure to both nature lovers and the most ambitious and demanding fishermen. Located in the heart of Patagonia Argentina, it combines the elegance and comfort of its facilities, the quality of service and personalized attention, with a privileged location for the development of both fly fishing and the typical activities of northern Patagonia.
Challhuaquen Lodge opened in 2004 and is located in the Trevelin Valley, Chubut Province, on the banks of the Futaleufu or Grande River, opposite Los Alerces National Park. The cottage has been built on a ravine that acts as a balcony and viewpoint towards the river, giving you a magnificent view not only of it but also of the forested and snowy mountains that surround the place and has been designed in such a way that each and every room has an open view of both the river and the national park.
The Lodge understands and respects the need to relax in privacy and has only 6 spacious and very comfortable double rooms en suite with views of the Futaleufu River and Los Alerces National Park. Similarly, and given the fraternal aspect of the activities carried out in the area, Challhuaquen Lodge has common areas such as lounge, restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy tying a bow tie in the company of friends and good drinks. To qualify for sports hours with the rest at the end of the day, the hostel has a SPA, equipped with sauna, hot tubs, Scottish shower and massage room, all with fantastic views of the river and mountains, making the view irresistible.
In an imposing natural setting, the establishment offers a choice of the highest standard. Here the fisherman's companion or the occasional passenger can enjoy various activities during their stay, such as: Visit the Los Alerces National Park. Do horseback riding, hiking and bird watching in mountain areas. Combine combined terrestrial excursions in 4x4 with trekking, boating, mountain biking. Visit the waterfall of Nant. Even take a trip with the “La Trochita”. Visit a Welsh tea house. Take a boat ride through the National Park with a unique view of the Torrecillas Glacier and the Forest of the Millenarian Alerces. For the most daring are activities such as Rafting, nautical safari in Futaleufu. And of course the classic visits to Lake Rosario, Esquel and Trevelín.
In terms of fishing, this area known as Alerces County is internationally recognized as one of the most important salmonid settlements in the world due to the confluence of a large number of glacial lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams of great variety and quality of trout. Salmon was introduced into these habitats 100 years ago. The rivers: Futaleufu, Corinto, Rivadavia, Carrileufu, Arrayanes, Menéndez, Frey, Desaguadero, Nant and Fall, Corcovado and Pico. Added to the lakes: Menéndez, Verde, Futalaufquen, Krugger and Vinter. In addition to the lagoons: Willmanco, Baguilt, Larga and La Zeta, along with the famous Fish Creek stream, frames this place for the ideal place for sport fishing.
Among the types of salmonids are: brown trout, rainbow, fontanilis, Pacific salmon, closed salmon. This great selection of fishing waters amidst the beautiful mountain landscape guarantees the visitor the peace and loneliness that are necessary for the development of beautiful fishing days. The hostel is in a privileged location as all these targets can be covered within a radius of not more than 80 kilometers
The establishment has six spacious suites. Each with its own style and incredible views of the Futaleufu River and the mountains of the Alerces National Park. They are equipped with two Twin Beds, bathroom with hairdryer, heating by radiators, soft bathrobes and amenities.Within a simple, cheerful and relaxed environment Challhauquen invites you to live a culinary experience as unique as the surroundings. Patagonian flavours combine with elegance, offering guests an exquisite tour integrating aromas, textures, flavors and fragrances, with the most careful of international cuisine, and undisputed Argentine wines. Finally, the place offers a SPA strategically oriented to the Futaleufu River and the mountains, offering maximum relaxation after extensive fishing days. This mountain SPA has modern facilities benefiting from magnificent views which transforms into irresistible every sunset.
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