Founded in 1976 by dear Carlos (Carlitos) and Carmen Olsen, San Huberto Lodge boasts the undeniable title of pioneer in ranch lodging in Northern Patagonia. Now managed by Ronnie Olsen, his devotion to guests honours Carlos and Carmen´s legacy
San Huberto Lodge and our Olsen Family are known for our sophisticated and warm hospitality, since 1976.
We celebrate our 40 years with pride and devotion to our work & lifestyle
Located in northern Patagonia, at the foothills of the Andes, San Huberto Lodge is located on a 24,000 acres cattle ranch homesteaded by the Olsen family since the 1890s. While maintaining their ranching tradition, the Olsens have developed the lodge to offer access to some of Argentina’s finest trout fishing, while also providing other activities such as bird watching, hiking and horse riding.
San Huberto’s location along the route crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile through the Tramen Pass, once made it an important outpost for those early travelers expanding the frontiers. The Olsen family tradition of hospitality spans over a century of originally hosting travelers and later adventure lovers in search of unique fishing and hunting experience.
In 1976, Carlos and Carmen Olsen built San Huberto Lodge. San Huberto was first established as a destination for red stag hunters, but because of the Olsen´s fine hospitality and its location on the Malleo River, it soon became one of Patagonia’s most distinguished fishing lodges.
A classic fishing package includes a 6 days/night stay at San Huberto Lodge, with all meals and beverages, open bar, transportation in and out of the local airport and full guiding services.
Day 1: Pick up at local airport (Chapelco - San Martín de los Andes). Transfer to lodge. Lunch. Check fishing gear and first afternoon/evening fishing, if schedules allow. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres at the lodge, dinner.
Days 2 through 6: Have a healthy breakfast to get ready for exceptional fishing journeys. Lunch can be taken at the lodge or brought along in a picnic basket allowing clients to stay in the open air all day long. In the summertime, temperatures often reach their high in the early afternoon, and clients are encouraged to return to the lodge for a nice nap ("siesta"!!!) before returning to the river.
Day 7: Last chance to fish after breakfast before checking out of lodge. Transfer to airport.
Note: We are happy to organize floating journeys, lake fishing excursions and other activities upon request.
Fishing season is open in Patagonia from early November to late May. San Huberto Lodge opens the second Saturday of November and closes the last Sunday of April.
HOW TO GET TO SAN HUBERTO:
* Fly overnight to Argentina - Buenos Aires
* Fly to San Martin de los Andes (Chapelco airport), 50 minutes drive from lodge (alternative airport Bariloche, 3 hour drive from lodge)
* We will pick you up at the airport to transfer you to the lodge.
San Huberto can accommodate up to 16 guests in its spacious 4 single and 6 double rooms, with one room outfitted for handicap accessibility.
Under the lodge’s reservations policy, there are generally no more than twelve anglers at a time, the remaining spaces can accommodate up to 4 non-angler guests. This policy ensures a high-quality fishing experience for everyone visiting San Huberto Lodge. Services and facilities available are:
IDD & NDD telephone service
High speed WIFI throughout the lodge
Full board with beverages
Assortment of upgrade wines
Organic vegetable garden
Registered private runway
Massage & Spa service, jacuzzi & sauna
Barbecue house for our traditional Sunday evening asados
Outdoor deck with a fire pit
Independent power generator as back up for eventual rural power line interruptions
Fire prevention, detection and extinguising system
First aids with AED available with trained staff for use
A tradition of distinguished gastronomy at San Huberto Lodge is central to our operation. Authentic recipes, expert staff and the finest local ingredients are key in our special devotion to cooking, which is grounded in the legacy developed Mrs. Carmen Olsen.
San Huberto´s kitchen has become world famous for its succulent and delicious homemade dishes, focused on finely crafted Patagonian & Argentine specialties using the Olsen Family´s traditional recipes. Carmen and Carlos Olsen have bestowed a delicious legacy to their children Gustavo, Karin and Ronnie, who work directly with our cook staff, under the kind watching of Doña Carmen. Our cuisine is built around the ranch’s own ingredients from our organic vegetable garden and the free-range beef and lamb we raise on the land. House specialties include the traditional Sunday evening asado, with beef, lamb, the most delicious empanadas, salads from the garden and Argentine Malbec wines. In fact, many of our guests plan their stay to include a Sunday at San Huberto Lodge to enjoy our special argentine style culinary party!
The surroundings of San Huberto offer a complete adventure for nature lovers. Over 20 thousand acres of own land have been carefully preserved for environmental purposes. Our herds are carefully managed under strict sanitary conditions, and graze in open fields of natural grass for fully organic beef. Our cattle share these lands with red deer and wild boar, giving scenes of splendor along meadows and hillsides.
The extremely diverse topography and landscapes supports many outdoor activities including birdwatching, trekking, mountain biking, running, photography, etc... for the enjoyment of anglers and non anglers alike. Please see the "activities" section for more information.