Estancia Nibepo Aike – Authentic Patagonia Ranch
Set on an intimate stretch of remote Patagonian countryside, this family-owned Argentine estancia is home to a warm and embracing staff, friendly and docile horses, and breathtaking scenery. A working cattle and sheep farm since the turn of the twentieth century, Estancia Nibepo Aike presents guests with a unique gaucho cultural experience on an authentic Patagonia ranch.
Founded by a Croatian pioneer in the early 20th century, Estancia Nibepo Aike was originally a cattle farm for several decades before it began opening its doors to guests. This unique Argentine estancia now offers one of the best cultural experiences in Patagonia.
The main cabin features 10 cozy Patagonian cottages built to capture the historical essence of this spectacular Patagonia ranch. The grill in the main dining area, or quincho as they say in Patagonia, is the ideal place to enjoy a plate of traditional asado. Many of home-style dishes served at the Argentine estancia feature grass fed meats and locally grown produce.
While the main house is cozy, the surrounding property is the true draw. Here visitors can immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a working Patagonia ranch. These rural tasks include sheep shearing with hand shears, herding, milking the cows, and breaking in wild criollo horses. After a long day exploring, overnight guests can enjoy Argentine malbecs by the fire and grill traditional lamb Patagónica with the local gauchos.
Estancia Nibepo Aike is also home to some of the best horseback riding in Patagonia. There are a variety of Patagonia horseback riding excursions offered through the lodge. Upon arrival at this Argentine estancia, guests can choose the perfect horse ride based on their desired length and level of expertise. Regardless of which ride you choose, beautiful surrounding scenery is a guarantee.
Whether you’re interested in visiting this fascinating Argentine estancia on a day trip from El Calafate or looking to relax for a few nights, we highly recommend you visit Estancia Nibepo Aike on your next trip to southern Patagonia.