Estancia Nibepo Aike
Nibepo Aike is a historic, 12,000-hectare ranch on the south shore of Lago Argentino, now within the limits of Los Glaciares National Park.
The gabled, main house was constructed more than 100 year ago by Croatian immigrant Santiago Peso. The name “Nibepo” is a contraction of the nicknames of three Peso children: Nini, Bebe, and Porota. Aike is a Tehuelche word meaning “place” or “home”.
Guests can explore the estancia’s hiking trails. Loaner bicycles are available, and horseback rides can be arranged.
Nibepo Aike is a working ranch, with more than 200 Herefords, as well as sheep and horses. Sheep shearing and cow milking demonstrations are offered, and gaucho horse-training techniques can be observed Seasonally.
Meals are prepared with family recipies using fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meat produced on the ranch. Traditional Patagonian barbeque (asado) is offered regularly.
The full-board program includes three meals daily (alcohol not included).
The 10 guest rooms consist of 8 standard rooms and 2 superior rooms. Each room is cozy and unfussy, with natural wood floors, rustic furniture, and warm textiles. Total capacity is 22 people.
Lodge Amenities include:
- Dining room and living room with wood stove
- Games and reading room
- Quincho, where guests can indulge in roast lamb on the stick; capacity: 50 people
- Regular transfer in / out included in the rate for guests
- Internet is not available
Included activities at Estancia Nibepo Aike include:
- Farming activities
- Cattle branding, dressage or milking
- Sheep shearing and herding and demonstrations
Another popular activity is hiking or navigating through Los Glaciares National Park.