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.

Three horses graze on a grassy hillside above a bright blue lake and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

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.

The estancia at Nibepo Aike includes hundreds of sheep, a grassy hill and a large dark sky.

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).

Accommodations

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.

The Nibepo Aike superior room has read walls, red couches and a king bed with paintings and lamp shades.This Nibepo Aike suite features two double beds, red walls, paintings, wood floors and a charming curtained window.

Amenities

Lodge Amenities include:

  • Dining room and living room with wood stove
  • Games and reading room
  • Boutique
  • 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
the Nibepo Aike living room features a fireplace, chairs, table and windows.The restaurant at Nipepo Aike looks out onto a grassy field, mountains.

Activities 

Included activities at Estancia Nibepo Aike include:

  • Riding
  • Trekking
  • 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.

A man on a brown horse is atop a snowy hill overlooking a blue lake.

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