Kau Tapen Lodge is located on the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The exposed, sparsely populated landscape is reminiscent of windswept Wyoming or the Scottish low country. Kau Tapen Lodge began life here in the early ’80s, just around the time the Rio Grande turned the corner, becoming the most productive Sea-Run Brown Trout fishery on the planet allowing for seasonal fluctuations.
Built in 1983, Kau Tapen Lodge was designed to offer rods maximum comfort during their fishing trip, as well as easy accessibility to the pools. It accommodates up to twelve guests in ten en-suite bedrooms, five of them with two queen-size beds and the other five with king-size beds. A large living room area opens up to vistas of the Menendez Valley and Rio Grande valley.
Kau Tapen offers wonderful cuisine, featuring local meats, fresh vegetables, and delicious deserts. A traditional Asado (BBQ) will be held once during your stay to give you the chance of sampling different cuts of meat and wonderful salads. A full cooked breakfast is available, together with fresh fruit, yogurts, home-baked breads and jams, and a selection of cereals. Kau Tapen's cellars feature a wonderful selection of fine wines served during lunch and dinner.
The lodge has a tackle shop with a good selection of Sage rods, good quality reels, flies, lines, and clothing equipment, especially selected to suit the needs of your trip. In addition, guests have the full use of the lodge’s fly tying table and equipment. A large roaring fire and well stocked bar will welcome you after every fishing session. The lodge also has two wading gear rooms, a sauna, Finnish steam bath, and a massage room.
There is a landline and WIFI is available in the lodge but bring your own laptop or tablet.