Estancia Arroyo Verde, Argentina

Arroyo Verde Lodge

Estancia Arroyo Verde, Argentina

Arroyo Verde Lodge

Why We Like It

Visiting Arroyo Verde Lodge is truly a singular angling experience. This historic family-run lodge combines the class and elegance of a traditional Argentine estancia with some of the best fishing in Northern Argentina. Guests enjoy exclusive access on the world-famous Trafúl River, which is well known for producing brown trout over 30 inches as well as enormous landlocked salmon.


November - April


Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Rainbow Trout


Elegant, old-world style wood and stone lodge


10 Guests

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Lodge Features & Amenities

Amazing Food

Couples Friendly

High Value

Non-Angler Friendly


The Arroyo Verde Lodge Experience

Nestled in a breathtaking volcanic valley in Northern Patagonia, Arroyo Verde is one of the most exquisite lodges in Argentina. Guests enjoy old-world service and hospitality as well as exclusive fishing access to the world-famous Trafúl River and its enormous brown trout.

The Trafúl River flows out of Trafúl Lake just below Arroyo Verde’s magnificent lakefront cabin. From there it meanders through ancient forests and along striking volcanic cliffs before joining the equally-famous Limay River. Fishing on the Trafúl is strictly limited to guests of Arroyo Verde. Even the guides and staff don’t fish its turquoise waters. With so little fishing pressure, you might expect the fishing to be easy. However, the giant brown trout and landlocked salmon are notoriously picky, only heightening the experience for serious anglers.

Fishing the Trafúl is reminiscent of stalking wary trout in remote New Zealand. Clear water, long leaders, and spooky fish are the norm. The challenge of landing one of the Trafúl’s trophy fish doesn’t land there, however. Since much of the river flows through old-growth forest and only wade fishing is permitted, there is often little room for backcasts. Despite all the challenges, those anglers dedicated enough to spend time on this magnificent river are handsomely rewarded.  

Guests may also choose to spend a day floating the nearby Limay. Well known for prolific insect hatches and plentiful pancora crabs, the Limay supports a very healthy trout population as well.

The main lodge building is situated in a lush valley surrounded by striking volcanic features. The traditional wood and stone building features elegant but cozy rooms that will house up to 10 guests. The numerous, handsomely decorated living areas are a testament to the history and tradition of the lodge. Countless pictures of giant trout and salmon decorate the walls. After a day of fishing, guests can relax on the lawn and admire the unmatched beauty of the valley or enjoy a glass of Argentine wine in the magnificent great room as the sun sets behind the mountains. 

Meals at Arroyo Verde are elegant affairs. The service and food are impeccable, making guests feel like royalty during their stay. Visitors are encouraged to wear collared shirts and leave their hats in their rooms.

Arroyo Verde is also a working ranch and, as such, has extensive equestrian activities available to non-fishing guests.  Additionally, shopping in town, bird watching, and hiking are available upon request.

Several airlines offer daily flights from the U.S. to Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza). These are typically overnight flights, arriving in BA early in the morning. Guests often choose to spend a day or two enjoying the wonderful food and culture of BA before continuing to their destination.   

From Buenos Aires, guests depart from the domestic airport, Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), via Aerolineas Argentinas to Bariloche (BRC). Midcurrent will help you arrange a transfer from the airport directly to the lodge (about 1.5 hours from Bariloche). At the end of your stay, you will be transferred back to Bariloche for your return flight to BA.

IMPORTANTThere are two major airports in Buenos Aires. Domestic flights typically leave from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) which is located on the other end of BA from the international airport, Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza). Make sure to allow plenty of time between flights for the transfer. Please allow us to help you with any transfers in and around Buenos Aires.

Midcurrent’s services are completely free, so you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter. Guests may choose any number of days/nights for their stay. All rates are per person and listed in U.S. dollars. 

2023 Rates

Single room, double Occupancy: $950


  • Accommodations at the lodge
  • Daily guided fishing
  • All flies and terminal tackle
  • All meals, fine Argentine wines, and open bar

Not Included:

  • International airfare to Buenos Aires and domestic airfare to Esquel 
  • Transfers, hotels, and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Fishing license
  • Travel insurance
  • Fishing gear

Bookings are confirmed with a 50% deposit, made no later than five days after booking a trip. Balance must be received no later than 90 days prior to the first day of the trip. Notification of cancellation must be received 90 days prior to the first day of the trip in order to receive partial or full credit for an alternate date. All payments are final and nonrefundable Trip insurance is highly recommended and, in our minds, essential.

Booking a trip or making a deposit represents that the client accepts all terms and conditions. Midcurrent’s terms are in addition to any terms and conditions of each individual lodge that Midcurrent represents. Please read those terms carefully—lodge terms, which may differ from Midcurrent’s terms, supersede any agreements between Midcurrent and a client.

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