Why we like this estancia
- Experience an authentic working estancia with sheep, cattle and horses all managed on the grounds
- The family history brings a charming, laid-back feel
- With only 10 rooms, you will have the perfect chance to relax in peace in your surroundings
- Enjoy their famous Patagonian lamb and homegrown vegetables
- Explore the valley by foot, horseback or bike
About Nibepo Aike
The building is original and the rooms have a certain quaint hotel feel to them. The reception, lounge and dining area are in the main house, built in 1912. More recently, they added the other rooms, all decorated in the original wooden style.
The rooms are all spacious but simple, though when your surroundings are this spectacular, you'll be spending most of your time out and about anyway, enjoying the beautiful landscapes on your doorstep, or taking part in the many excursions.
Nibepo Aike is especially good for families, with horseback riding, sheep shearing and a traditional asado all part of the experience.
There are a few trails which you can do self-guided, which can take anything from 30 mins to three hours, or you can ask a guide to show you the best of the nearby sights.
Nibepo Aike is a one hour drive from El Calafate, 1.5hrs from the airport. Once you leave El Calafate you are on a gravel road, but the condition is good. The drive is really beautiful, and for those interested in their Patagonian history, it goes past the memorial to the1921 rural strikes, when hundreds of workers died.
Dates & rates
The Estancia is open from October through to March, and prices in the high season start from USD $220 per person per night, based on twin occupancy in a standard room. Rates include full board accommodation, activities run within the ground, and transfers in/out of Calafate.
Standard Room: $290 Single, $220 Double/Triple
Superior Room: $315 Single $230 Double/Triple
All prices are per person, in USD including VAT
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