This lodge combines Argentinian red stag, mouflon, blackbuck, wild boar, water buffalo, duck and Himalayan tahr hunting with accommodations that will make you feel right at home. The 18,000-acre property is made up of lush fields, brush-filled areas, and creek beds. The lodge is in the heart of the property where there is 120 acres of manicured green grass. This area sits on the northern slopes of the Pillahuinco Sierras which are part of the Sierra de la Ventana mountain range, so you have beautiful distant views of the mountains when the weather permits.
Your hosts are funny, laid back, and speak English. They will welcome you into their family home with open arms and great food! Built fifty+ years ago, your home during your stay is a charming lodge filled with rich woods, comfortable furniture, and the family’s memories. Enjoy coming back each day to a large fire with appetizers and snacks laid out in front of it as you recount the morning or afternoon’s adventures before you indulge in a home-cooked, family-style meal. If the weather permits, take a plunge in the pool only a few steps away from the lodge.
Accommodations & Meals
This lodge has been passed down through this family for generations and is kept in wonderful condition. You will experience the hand-crafted mastery that was needed to build this home by your host’s grandfather. It is incredibly comfortable with everything you need to feel at home and be well taken care of.
The comfortable living spaces include a living room with two seating areas, a large dining room, breakfast room, office, and the bedrooms. Throughout the lodge there are dark, notched hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and antique furniture which add wonderful character to each room.
- 1-king bedroom with ensuite bathroom and large sitting area (Master)
- 2-twins bedroom with the bathroom across the hall
- 1-queen bedroom with private bath
- 1-queen bedroom and 1-king bedroom have a connecting door and share the bathroom across the hall
Your meals will be made by the in-house cook who makes hearty dishes to be shared by the group. This includes steaks, potatoes, lamb, game, rice, other veggies, and excellent desserts. You will have appetizers and snacks paired with your drink of choice set up for you in front of the fire whenever you return from outings.
Big Game Hunting:
The adventure unravels in a setting of hills, ravines, rocky sierras, deep valleys and crystal water creeks, 2300 ft. above sea level, in the heart of the humid Pampa region. This lodge’s peculiar geography demands the use of effective ambushing techniques. The landscape offers no shelter for the game and the hunter has nowhere to hide, resulting in long silent prying as well as long distance shooting.
The free range hunting experience here is superb due to the stringent management the owners have put into practice for years. They have an abundance of high-scoring free range red stag trophies that can range from 240-340 SCI points and high fence red stags ranging from 350-450+. You will enjoy a challenging hunt as the terrain does not provide coverage for the hunter or the animals. This means you will experience stealthy stalks and long-distance shooting as you trek over the hills, ravines, rocky sierras, valleys, and creeks. Depending on the hunt and your preference, you may even take the horses for a turn and spend your day hunting on horseback.
In May through August, the heart of the winter, it is cold and with an average amount of snowfall. Nevertheless, the reward for enduring such harsh terrain and adverse weather conditions is majestic red stags of the highest scores, exceptional Fallow and Axis deer, Blackbuck, Himalayan Tahrs, Wild boars, Mouflon sheep, four horned sheep, wild goats and rams.
Duck hunting over decoys, morning and afternoons. Morning hunts depart the lodge in the dark but after a hearty breakfast.
Drives vary depending on water conditions but range from ten to forty-five minutes.
Hunters are placed in dry blinds, or large dry, sunken “buckets” of the style of an individual pit blind, or on platform-pallet blinds.
Shooting over decoys starts at first light and continues until around 10am. Most days, duck hunters return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta before afternoon departures at about 3 pm for evening duck hunts. Evening hunts last until dark.
The hunting is the primary focus at this lodge. Depending on the weather, non-hunters or hunters who want to take some time off can enjoy the pool and horseback riding.
Massages can be arranged at the lodge or at a nice spa in town less than 30 minutes away.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
This trip needs to be a minimum of three days for the best chance of success shooting one species. More days need to be added based on the number of species desired.
Travel Details & Location
This lodge is located near Santa Rosa in the La Pampa province.
You will fly into Buenos Aires then take a connecting flight to Bahía Blanca. From there you will be picked up at the airport and be driven 2.5 hours to the lodge.
Internet & Communications
Cell service is spotty but Wi-Fi is available.
Please call us for the most updated pricing for 2023 and beyond.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!