River & lake
Built with oak and local timber, Rio Quillen Lodge is located on a 45,000 acres cattle ranch, about 2 and 1/2 hours North from San Martin de los Andes Airport.
The beautiful and unique house overlooks the Quillen River valley, offering amazing views from most of the rooms, dining room and living room with an incredible balcony & deck!
The main house offers 6 cozy bedrooms with private bathrooms, plus 2 log cabins with extra space for 6 guests. Common spaces are very functional and nicely decorated. The wooden floors and a big fire place in the living room add extra coziness and charm.
All inclusive style service, offering excellent cuisine with a nice home made touch served with nice Argentine wines, buffet style breakfast, after fishing snacks and bar, and more.
The Quillen is a very wader friendly River in its upper section and offers pocket water conditions on the lower reaches. Both areas hold beautiful resident rainbow and brown trout surface feeding.
The Malalco stream is a tributary to the Quillen coming off the Andes mountain range, it runs cold and flat at the top, where wading is as easy as walking on a rug then drops fast as it flows into the Quillen over huge boulders on the lower section where you will enjoy some of the most exiting pocket water fishing you have ever experienced, sight fishing for 18 plus inch rainbows and browns with light rods and tackle.
The Quillen valley also offers a unique spring creek system where you can expect to sight fish for 22 plus inch Browns on dry flies during the morning hours and prospect for rising fish in the evenings with hoppers and beetles.
Fly fishermen for the most part don’t enjoy fishing on lakes; well here is a lake everybody will certainly enjoy. During the early season, December and January when the dragonfly hatch comes off, the fish go on a feeding frenzy, so we row the reed lines at the end of the lake throwing dragonfly imitations at rainbows and browns. This is some of the most exiting fly fishing you will see anywhere, imagine fish coming 3 feet out of the water with your fly in their mouth before you even have a chance to set the hook.