Estancia Despedida is a warm and comfortable log-style lodge located in the middle of the Tierra Del Fuego wilderness in the heart of the best sea-run brown trout fishing on the planet. The lodge is located in a scenic location within minutes of both the Rio Grande and Menendez Rivers. The small and intimate lodge has three-bedroom suites, each outfitted with two beds, plenty of space, and private heated bathrooms. The suites feature two double beds, nightstands, dressers, and a full closet. Rooms are spacious with ample room for all gear, equipment, and belongings.
This is very much a “fishing-focused” lodge that prides itself on the quality of its guide staff and the quality of the lodge’s waters and beats. After long morning and evening sessions on the water, anglers enjoy relaxing in the lodge’s main living room and bar area. This large and spacious great room is tastefully decorated and furnished with lounging in mind; with comfortable couches and chairs, a full bar, and big-screen satellite television and sound system, relaxation comes easy.
Food and Beverages
Estancia Despedida serves a variety of classic Argentine dishes, primarily excellent meat cuts paired with fine Argentine wines. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the lodge’s main dining room. Guests typically return to the lodge after a four or five-hour morning session on the water for lunch and a ‘siesta’ (the obligatory time of rest in Argentina). After lunch and a brief nap, anglers are back on the water for a long afternoon and evening, almost always fishing until dark.
Typical Length of Stay
Seven (7) nights / six (6) days of fishing. Most packages run Saturday through Saturday. Please contact Yellow Dog for more details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
This destination is not the ideal option for non-anglers, as the program and focus is all about fishing on the Rio Grande. While the lodge is very comfortable and the food and wines are fantastic, Estancia Despedida does not offer guided non-angling activities.
Internet / Communications
The lodge currently has limited Wi-Fi. Each room is equipped with a phone and guests are welcome to call home for a fee of $3.00 per minute.