Nibepo Aike

Location: Argentinian Patagonia | Argentina

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Nibepo Aike is a boutique hotel in Argentina’s stunning Los Glaciares National Park, set on an authentic sheep and cattle ranch. Housed in a traditional Patagonian farm building of wood and corrugated tin, the hotel offers comfortable and traditionally designed accommodations, and a chance to experience ranch life as it has existed for a century in this beautiful corner of the world.
Perfect forExperiencing rural Patagonian life.
In the know
  • Stay on a genuine sheep and cattle ranch
  • Experience daily ranch activities such as shearing, milking and dressage
  • Hearty dinners of home-reared, barbecued lamb

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Riding
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The estancia was founded by a Croatian pioneer almost 100 years ago, and has remained in the same family ever since; current owner Adolfo has been in charge for over 35 years, and the place has the feeling of a convivial family home.

Rooms at Nibepo Aike

The hostelry’s humble wood-and-metal exterior belies the elegance of its rooms, which feature wooden floors, carved pine furniture, and big, cosy beds. The hotel has ten generously sized guest rooms, which sleep a total of 22 people. All have en-suite bathrooms, and views over the ranch and the beauty of Los Glaciares beyond.

Food & Drink

In keeping with the rest of the ranch, food and drink is hearty, homely and traditional; most of the vegetables are grown on-site. The star of the show, though, is the ranch’s famous lamb, grilled on a traditional Patagonian cross stake. Food is prepared and enjoyed in a quinto, a traditional Argentinean barbeque area.


The guest hostelry features a playroom, perfect for keeping kids occupied, and a cosy reading room next to a fireplace – great for curling up with a good book after a day’s hiking or riding out on the ranch.

Activities at Nibepo Aike

Nibepo Aike offers guests a rare chance to experience traditional rural life on a Patagonian estancia. From cattle branding and milking to sheep shearing, you’ll have the chance to get involved with every aspect, but of course there’s no obligation to be put to work. Various hiking and riding paths wait to be explored, leading to sites of great natural beauty such as the valley of the Cachorro River, the shores of the Argentino Lake, and the hillsides of Cerro Cristal.

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Hotel location

Nibepo Aike is around 90 minutes’ drive from the nearest airport at El Calafate.

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