Overlooking the valley, the traditional wood and stone built houses are set in beautifully landscaped gardens with mature trees, shrubs and colourful borders. There are several outside seating areas to enjoy a drink before lunch or to watch the sunset.
In the main house, the sun-lounge, bar, living-room and dining-room with their fireplaces were designed to create a cozy and relaxed atmosphere for guests. Each of the four individually decorated twin/double bedrooms has en-suite facilities and heating. In an adjacent house two other bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
About a mile and a half from the main house the cabin perches on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake commanding a magnificent view. It has a twin bedroom with bathroom, spacious living room with extra beds if needed. Deck overlooking the lake to enjoy the sunset.
The season is from November through April.
The Traful is an exclusively catch and release fly-fishing river. At the beginning of the season the river runs high and fast with the level dropping in December but usually with fast water till the beginning or middle of January (depending on weather conditions, especially the winter snows), it then runs slow till the first Autumn rains.
A typical mountain river of crystal clear water varying in width from 60 to 90 feet (20 to 30 meters) with rapids and pools throughout its 10 miles course is home to rainbow and brown trout and land-locked salmon. Although the average size of the fish is around 20 to 23 ins. for trout and 22 to 24 ins. for salmon it is not uncommon to catch 28 ins. salmon, 30 ins. rainbows and a 29 ins. browns all which have been caught recently, something to think about when you choose the tippet for your leader.
|Also take into account that sections of the riverbank are lined with trees and shrubs making casting more exciting and rather challenging!. Ernie Schwiebert loved Arroyo Verde and for over 50 years came to fish the Traful. Mel Krieger was also a fan of these waters and enjoyed spending a few days with us.|