Estancia Huechahue (pronounced “way-cha-way”!) is a working cattle and hunting ranch in Argentine Patagonia. Four generations of the Wood family have worked on the 15,000 acres of Patagonian Steppe to produce a self-sufficient oasis and thriving cattle operation. Today Jane Wood Williams runs the estancia and has been welcoming guests since 1990.
There are large numbers of Red Deer on Huechahue. Please contact us if you would like information on the stalking and culling programs.
There are large numbers of wild boar on Huechahue. Please contact us if you would like information on our affordable stalking and culling programs.
Huechahue is located at the heart of some of the finest fly fishing in South America and the world. Incredible rivers such as the Chimehuin, Alumine, Malleo, Quilquihue and Collon Cura are all easily fished whilst enjoying our warm welcome and comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
Prolific hatches of great yellow mayflies, caddis and willow worms provide exciting fishing. The trout also feed on pancora crabs and minnows.
Guests can choose to float and fish from drift boats or wade on stretches of river with private access.
The fishing season runs from 1st November through to the end of May.
The lodge has ten double or twin-bedded guest rooms all with bathrooms en-suite. Four are on the first floor of the lodge and the others are in two chalets a short stroll across the lawn. Each chalet includes a communal sitting room area. All of the rooms have Wi-Fi.
Whilst staying at Huechahue, meals are usually served in the dining room of the main house and guests gather for drinks in front of the fire in the living room or watching the sunset on the terrace. Alternatively we make use of the ‘quincho’, our barbecue room, with an open fire pit perfect for ‘asados’ and celebrations.
We are 200 kms north east of Bariloche, 70 kms east of San Martin de los Andes, and 30 kms east of Junin de los Andes – where the national road RN40 crosses the Collon Cura River.
Patagonia is unfeasibly beautiful, rugged and wild. Life is always an adventure, whether you are out on the hills on horseback or on the river with fly rod in hand. Huechahue maintains traditional values and customs whilst welcoming visitors into a unique world where horses and cattle still roam free and food is home grown.
Huechahue is in northern Patagonia in Argentina. It is in the foothills of the Andes mountains close to the Argentina / Chile border. 1,600 km south west of Buenos Aires.