WELCOME TO QUEMQUEMTREU
Estancia Quemquemtreu is one of the largest estancias (ranch) in northern Patagonia encompassing close to 200,000 acres. At over 100 years old, this estancia is the original headquarters of a once million acre ranch. The estancia has over 3000 mother cows and a total of more than 5000 head of Hereford cattle. This place is quite literally living off the land. A nearby river powers a turbine, solar energy is gathered through solar panels and the energy is stored in batteries. This energy powers all the electricity for the lodge. Your hosts, Paula and Martín Zimmermann, make you feel at home the moment you arrive and their incredible service and laid-back attitudes provide for a very casual and satisfying experience. This lodge has a total of nine rooms. Five spacious and very comfortable double rooms located in a wing off the dining room as well as four additional rooms in the hunters lodge, just 150 yards from the main lodge. The hunters lodge is a new addition giving more possibilities for single rooming if desired- without going over the 12 rod capacity per day. The main lodge features a cozy sitting room centered around a rock fireplace. The bar is located in a separate building (there are over 30 buildings at the estancia headquarters) where you will enjoy a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, wine, or the drink of your choice before heading for dinner.
From Quemquemtreu, PRG North has private access to more than thirty miles of the Collón Cura River, one of the most productive fishing rivers in Argentina. With ideal walk wading access, more sloughs and back channels than you can imagine and the best floats you’ll ever experience, this river is a world-class fishing destination. You will not be disappointed. Lodging at this ranch also gives exclusive access to the Quemquemtreu Creek, an intimate walk wading stream, which fishes best in the months of November, December, early January, and also during the month of May.
Variety / Private
Throughout the hour and a half drive to Quemquemtreu, a sense of remoteness begins to build. One truly begins to feel like they are traveling back in time. Occasional wildlife sightings will keep you on your toes and as you enter the ranch, the feeling of an authenic Patagonia comes over you. Buildings and structures that were first built 100 years ago are still used today. Around every corner a gaucho is working on something, riding his horse, working the cattle, or tending to an asado. The rooms, food, smells, family and sights are as traditional as it gets. Without question, this is our most raved about lodge for the pure authentic experience and amazing fishing.
“If an authentic Argentine experience is on your bucket list, Quemquemtreu is where it’s at.”
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Ideal Combo Options
The combo options below are PRG’s recommendations based on popularity. You may choose any of the North lodging options to create your custom trip. Please contact us to learn more about customizing your PRG North experience.